3/3/08 #8 - Medication for migraine associated vertigo?

Ask the Clinician Health Pro March 02, 2008
  • Full Question:
    I am having problems finding a medication for migraine associated vertigo. My doctor has tried 5 different beta blockers, but my body has terrible side effects. I am post graves disease too.

     

    I have had vertigo for 2yrs now and am housebound. The only thing that eases the vertigo is Dramamine, but as of yesterday...here in New Zealand....It has been removed from the market.

     

    I am pretty stressed now knowing when the Dramamine has run out, that the vertigo will get worse.

     

    Do you have an idea of the best medication to try next for vertigo? My poor doctor is scratching his head, which doesn't help me. Have tried, Sandomigran, propranolol, Nadolol, labetolol, Dramamine, ginkgo, stematil. nothing seems to help when one takes another beta blocker.

     

    I am on thyroxine, metoprolol, calcium, nortriptyline, losec.

     

    Any chance you have any options? If not, thanks anyway. Thanks, Yvonne.
     

     

     

    Answer:

     

    Dear Yvonne;

     

    I sometimes use a medication called clonazepam (Klonopin), which I believe might be available in New Zealand. It sometimes gets used for vertigo with fair success. One to 2 mg may have to be given once or twice a day. Talk to your physicians about it.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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