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kimh33 (@kimh33)

Chronic dizziness and vestibular migraines

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Mar 14, 2019 | Replies (40)

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Kim,
Vestibular migraines are real and there are medications that help! I have had them since January of 2011. I take Topimax. I began on lower doses and increased as I needed with close supervision of my neurologist. Ask about this medication! You don’t have to live feeling tipsy while you’re stone cold sober.

I say try that for a while. If that alone doesn’t help look up something called Chronic Subjective Dizziness. It’s real and it can be combined with vestibular migraines and it isn’t something too many general ENT docs know about. MAYO Clinic would be the best bet for that diagnosis. BUT REMEMBER ASK ABOUT TOMPIMAX first.

I am living proof that there is always and answer and always a way. HANG IN THERE!

Overcomer-Megan

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Hi Megan – I appreciate it was a while ago that you posted your message, but if you do see this I had a couple of questions. Before you started on Topamax did you have constant imbalance every day? Or just occasionally? If it was a daily thing did the Topamax stop all of the imbalance? And finally as this was a couple of years ago, do you still get issues now?
Many thanks for any answers you could give.

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