The spins are a real drag! If you haven’t had vertigo before, you may want to get checked out by your pcp or your neuro to determine why you are dizzy. There are a huge number of reasons why people get vertigo, some that are MS-related, and some from completely different conditions such as benign positional vertigo, an ear infection, etc.
I use antivert (meclizine) when I get the spins. It does not resolve the problem for me, but it will often take the edge off of it. It does make me feel really drowsy, but when I need it that is the last thing I care about.
Here is some information about it:
You can get meclizine HCL in OTC strength at most drug stores.
I also noticed that there are several recent forum posts on vertigo/dizziness. You might want to check these out:
1. Mom with MS having major dizziness
2. Anyone ever experience this? (this displays for me on page 2 of the forum page listings)
I hope you feel better soon!
Post Edited (Sunnycitrus) : 4/27/2007 9:55:42 PM (GMT-6)