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Quack
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   Posted 2/16/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again, is Vertigo apart of an Autoimmune problem?  I've had it on and off for the last few years and don't know how to stop them?  The Doctors are not sure either...
 
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CATZZ
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   Posted 2/16/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Quack,

I have vertigo too, its commanly associated with MS but there are many many other causes.  I have Lupus brain lesions which the doctors attribute to my memory loss, speech and cognative issues, tremor and vertigo.  Their is a medication for the vertigo i can't remember the name but i declined to take it because the side effects seemed worse than the vertigo alone.  Have you ever had a brain MRI?


 
Dx:  Lupus, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis 
Rx:  Plaquenil, Levoxyl, Lyrica, Ibuprofen, Hydrocodone, Lasix, Lunesta 


gloryroad
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   Posted 2/16/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that Meclazine is probably the drug you are referring to. It made me pretty groggy. When I was first diagnosed and was in a bad flare, weakness and dizziness were 2 of the worst symptoms I had.
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Quack
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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   

thanks for replying, I have had two brain MRI looking for MS at the time...it showed a few lesions in the corpos callosum, and tiny ones in the Sub cortical?? something like that...but they said not MS...? So, I'm waiting to have a C Spine MRI, but not till July.  I didn't realize you could have lesions with Lupus...no one mentioned that to me?  I am finding so much info on this forum, thanks to you guys...I appreciate all this help.

quack


mom46
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   Posted 2/17/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Quack,
   I have lesions in the same area you do. I was tested for MS as well. I did have 4 O-bands come back positive but, no MS dx. I was told it was Lupus CNS.
   I have had balance problems, vertigo and constant ringing in the ears for over 9 years now. I do take Antivert/meclazine when needed. I was having bad seizures at one point and was only able to walk with a walker. I'm doing so much better now but, still struggle with the balance problems a good bit. The constant ringing in the ears can really get on my nerves sometimes too... :-)    
   Take care and let us know what you find out. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                           Babs
 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.


lifesworth living
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   Posted 2/17/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
hi quack, i have had vertigo to, i was at one time getting episodes with it about every 3 mnths. i would just wake up out of focus and couldnt find my direction, i felt like i was falling and very dizzy, i went to ent. he started me on low doses of volume, he says it works sooner than adivert or the other. i had mri and it was normal, docs not sure why it happens, but i have not had a problem with it in over a year. i know its a terrible feeling hope you get to feeling better soon. sheshe

lifesworth living
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   Posted 2/17/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry i forgot something, my ent told me to stop eating salt, spicy food no chocalate, or caffene. i did this for a couple months and it did help, but also i have been eating normal and had no problems so far. sheshe

Quack
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 2/17/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the info...what is Lupus CNS...? 

mom46
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   Posted 2/18/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
 Lupus CNS is when Lupus attacks the Central Nervous System.
 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.

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