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Suffering with vertigo symptoms, difficulty in doing daily chores due to severe dizziness and sickness. Suggestion?

My nan has been suffering from symptoms which we can only link with vertigo for a month now. She has been the doctors and had 2 lots of tablets that don t work. She is now so low that she cannot get on with day to day life because of the dizziness and sickness and I don t know what to suggest as the doctors are fobbing her off
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Dizziness in elderly people is a commonest symptoms and can be attributed to numerous causes. Of all the causes, Otologic type is the most commonest which is commonly termed as BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo).

Vestibular suppressants especially MECLIZINE is very useful in acute episodes.

Brandt-daroff exercises performed over a period of 2-3 weeks will provide good response. Also, Epley's maneuver is highly effective but it has to be done by a qualified person like doctor or physiotherapist.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
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