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How do you cope with vertigo?

JenCoJenCo Member Posts: 122 Pioneering
edited October 2020 in Invisible impairments
Hi all, 

I have vestibular disorder and I'm up most days at 5am doing various exercises to make sure I'm ready and able to take on the day. 
It works! I haven't had an episode in over a year now but I always have my Betaserc close by just in case. 

It's been so long I'm worried I'm not up to date on the best ways to cope with vertigo. 
Any links or recommendation on coping with vertigo when it strikes would be much appreciated. 

Just because it hasn't happened recently doesn't mean it never will again.
Good to be prepared.

Thanks in advance!

Here is an artistic interpretation of how my disorder used to be ;)


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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome, I suffered from vertigo which used to come and go. I was given anti sickness tablets which did help but not cure.

     I also used to make sure I stood up slowly and avoided looking up or down. It is also common to get an episode in a supermarket due to the cons0asnt looking up and down and the rows of food lined up. 

    I also had a procedure completed by my GP which they take you off medication so the symptoms come on and then they lay you on the table/bed and move you head in different directions, this moves the dust inside the ear which is causing the vertigo.

    I did also find that I suffered from vertigo as a result of low blood pressure (there is a name for it) so it may be worth getting it checked out

    I hope you find some of this useful

  • JenCoJenCo Member Posts: 122 Pioneering
    I have, thanks Adrian. There's lots online as far as advice goes, what I'm really after is feedback from the kind folks here on what's worked best for them. Like I say, so far so good but I'm researching to make sure it stays that way.
    Thanks for the link, this is useful and I'd recommend this site to any vertigo sufferers.
  • alex72alex72 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    hi i am a new member and have been looking through some posts i know its a bit late i also suffer from vertigo i have done for many years nothing i do does not help mine comes on without warning just walking along and suddenly it hits me i have fallen a few times hospital cant help they think its because i had a couple of strokes  so i just live with it now
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome glad you have joined 

    Have you seen your GP 

    I suffered for a few years took some prescribed anti sickness tablets and also if it got really bad my gp did a sort of head movement procedure sorry dint know the official name for it 

    However there are different types of vertigo so it should be checked out by a specialist if persistent 
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