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Suffering with Hashimoto's, RA, OA, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, chronic vertigo, on pills, no relief. Normal MRI of head. Advice?

I am a 50 year old women with Hashimotos,RA,OA, Ostioporsis, Fibermyalgia, and cronic vertigo . I am haveing veritigo the past two weeks and cant get rid of it. Went to the er and they gave me valum and benadril thru an IV. I am also takeing pills at home and it wont go away. I have had a mri of the head and that is fine. No one can seem to help me not even my ent doctor. What is your advice to get rid of the vertigo I cant do anything.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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Hello and thanks for writing in at HCM
After reading your mail in detail, you should be investigated for cervical spondylosis. It can cause vertigo in about 90% of the patients. AS you are a patient of RA and OA, you have more chances of having Cervical Spondylosis.
To get rid from it follow some instructions:
1. Use hard bed, avoid pillow or use thin pillow.
2. Your sitting posture should be straight.
3. Avoid jerky movements of neck. Avoid riding bicycle or motorcycle.
4. You can take anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxants drugs orally or You can apply anti inflammatory and muscle relaxants gel locally.
5. Wear cervical collar for at-least 8 hours a day.
6. Regularly change the posture of the neck while working or sitting.
7. Do regular exercise as advised by your physiotherapist.
Try this and surely you will get relief. Keep me informed about the progress.
Wishing you a good health.
Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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