• miamigirl miamigirl
    October 01, 2008
    how long do episodes of vertigo last usually
    miamigirl miamigirl
    October 01, 2008

    i was diagnosed 6 months ago withh MS, i thought i was responding well to copaxone(my right sided weakness and numbness was much better, then 1 week ago i awoke to find objects moving and bobbing across acround (I had been very , very stressed at work in the previous week). It's very frightening, I have to limit my driving, I'm wondering if I will be able to continue working as it's difficult to read. does vertigo improve? how long usually before there is improvement?

    Thank you

     

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  • Glenn klug September 11, 2009
    Glenn klug
    September 11, 2009

    I was diagnosed in 2004 with M.S. With  my first episode I experienced vertigo. I awoke about 5 in the morning by my room spinning to the point of vomiting . Thinking i had come down with something i just sat on the bathroom floor for 2 hours hugging the porcelin king. But after 3 hours I started to get worried because it hadn't let up any. I then woke up my wife who is a nurse and she took me to the hospital. The doctors after many tests and MRIs told me I had ms. Now 5 years later I am still dizzy 24/7 bad weather makes it worse but I have learned to live with it and the ms although sometimes it's challenging. I have my own auto repair business and no-one except my son working for me. Hopefully your vertigo will subside but is something you can live with it, just takes some getting use to. Best of luck to you and God bless

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    • miamigirl
      September 12, 2009
      miamigirl
      September 12, 2009

      my vertigo started improving within an hour of starting intravenous steroids, and improved progressively then completely resolved around 3 weeks later, thank God. it represented a brain stem exacerbation of the MS. i am sorry to hear that your vertigo has persisted. have you tried a customized program of vestibular exercises by a physical therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation?   

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    • Glenn klug
      September 12, 2009
      Glenn klug
      September 12, 2009

      I've tried all kinds of drugs nothing helps. I finally asked my neurologist about it, who then looked at my first MRI and told me I have 2 black holes where vertigo and balance is controled and there is nothing that they can do' so I live with it. But it's o.k. I'm still living and that's all that counts  thanx

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