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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hi,

I got discharged from hospital on 10th december after being diagnosed with acute vestibular neuropathy. During my hospitalisation, I was treated with Vertin and Inderal. Post hospitalisation I was prescribed vertin for a week..and then SOS. I had severe headaches everyday post hospitalisation, and when I went for my follow up check up last week, I was prescribed Tryptomer 10 mg for a week and then tryptomer 25 mg for 3 weeks. Dolo to be used as SOS.
Since yesterday, I have extreme giddiness and today I have slight tremors and nausea as well. I am aware that giddiness etc are side effects of tryptomer. Should I be worried since I was admitted for exactly the same symptoms- giddiness, vomiting and tremors..or are they expected as side effects of Tryptomer? This is my 5th day of tryptomer 10 mg.
Doctor :   Let me read it
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Now as you are aware of Amitryptiline
Doctor :  
which has been prescribed has certain side effects
Doctor :  
and the treatment you are on is not treating the cause
Doctor :  
and the neuropathy symptoms will subside in 1-2 months
Doctor :  
Are you getting it?
User :   i am aware that it has side effects
Doctor :   the tablets are given in order to ease your symptoms
Doctor :  
and you should take it as per the advise
User :   of tremors etc?
Doctor :   Sorry?

User :   the tablets are given in order to ease my symptoms of tremors etc?
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
Basically it is given to ease the symptoms in general
Doctor :  
But a side effect , tremor would be there
User :   so i should not be worried if i get tremors/giddiness etc?
Doctor :   Yes you should not
Doctor :  
Be calm
User :   alright..thank you
Doctor :  
If the symptoms are not improving and/or becoming worse
Doctor :  
report to your treating doctor
Doctor :  
He would change the medication for betterment
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User : long should i wait to verify if symptoms are improving or not?
Doctor :   When is your next follow up scheduled?
User :   i don't have a next followup schedule
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i wasn't told anything
Doctor :  
You can wait for a week from the day 1 of taking the new dosage
User :   ok doctor....
User :   just one last question
Doctor :   Sure

User :   the side effects will they be severe? or mild
User :   the thing is i just joined a new job and have taken a long sick leave already,,,
Doctor :   It is a purely subjective issue

User :   so i need to get a clear idea of whether i will need ot take off from work or not
Doctor :  
That is what a doctor has to observe whether that particular drug is suited or not to the individual
Doctor :   For now, you can continue with your job

Doctor :  
No problem with it
User :   ok...thank you
Doctor :  
If it worsens, do report back to your doctor
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   i dnt have any other questions
User :   i will do that
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