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How effective is taking vertin 16mg for vertigo and labrynth?

Hi i am 29yrs old married with a son aged 5 yrs. i am having severe giddiness problem for the past 5 years. i consulted a ent surgeon took few tests and diagonised with hyper active labrynth and positional vertigo problem and was under medication stemetil 5 mg for 3 months. but still the problem persisted and i consulted a neuro surgeon took an mri brain scan and result was normal. he has asked to take vertin 16 mg which i am taking twice daily. but still i am feeling very much giddi and loosing my balance. even while sleeping i can feel the dizziness. pls advice as i cant do my normal work
Tue, 1 Oct 2019
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Hi,

First of all, you should measure your blood pressure and if it was high,you would take anti-hypertensive drug and do an ECHO on your heart to assess the ejection fraction of the heart.

Second, if you take oral contraceptive pills,you should know that some pills can cause vertigo such as progesterone and salt and water retention such as estrogen. So, you can ask your doctor for another method for birth control. When you stop oral contraceptive pills you can take Vertin 16 mg twice per day. Semetil 5 mg is not suitable for your case.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mustafa, Neurologist
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