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Suggest treatment for benign vertigo while on Nasacort and Meclizine

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Posted on Sat, 21 May 2016
Question: I have been diagnosed with Benign Vertigo. I had a severe episode on Sat. Mar.5, and was hospitalized overnight.
A CAT scan, blood test, heart evaluations, plus carotid artery tests were run.
I am taking meclazine, Nasacort and an antihistamine.
I am still dizzy, esp. when first standing and walking without any support.
My age is 75, weight 139lbs, and height is 5'53/4 inches.
I havw never had this before!
Any suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
canalith repositioning

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) has various treatments. None of them is effective in all patients. The usual first choice is canalith repositioning, which is a series of head maneuvers that end up in less (or no) vertigo. An ENT specialist is the right person to perform these maneuvers. Drugs are unlikely to be effective, although they're commonly prescribed.

So you'd better talk with an ENT specialist and discuss the maneuvers.

Kind Regards!
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Brief Answer: canalith repositioning Detailed Answer: Hello, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) has various treatments. None of them is effective in all patients. The usual first choice is canalith repositioning, which is a series of head maneuvers that end up in less (or no) vertigo. An ENT specialist is the right person to perform these maneuvers. Drugs are unlikely to be effective, although they're commonly prescribed. So you'd better talk with an ENT specialist and discuss the maneuvers. Kind Regards!