Author Topic: BALANCE/NAUSEA  (Read 3018 times)


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« on: October 03, 2011, 12:56:34 pm »
Hi, I know balance is a problem but ,what a difference from only a week ago,I am so liteheaded and dizzy with nausea I can barely take standing anymore,and dont even ask about working at my computer.Has anyone else had this happen this fast ?I was told there is a type of medicine that can be helpful for this , anyone try this yet? Thanks for the help , Gary


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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 09:03:08 am »
I also have these symptoms occasionally,, not really daily. Some have said it can be worsened with stress, fatigue, and maybe salt/sodium use.. I have not really found a link except when I am tired.. sometimes I just want to lay down and steady my head.. eye focus may be an issue also.. I believe my vision has changed, but have not been to eye Dr.
One Dr did prescribe antivert, I believe it is,, for the dizziness, I did not take any can't say if it will help. but some days are definitely worse than others! Not much help, just wanted you to know you are not alone...
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 08:47:18 am »
When I experienced nausea, I would chew on a little raw ginger, something my doctor suggested. It helped. 



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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 04:28:39 pm »
You can take commercially available motion sickness pills but taking these long term bothered me.
There is a certain type of ginger, not any ginger which does help with the nausea.
These too are availble as a natural remidy against motion sickness.
I found if I took the maximum recommended dose that it did help.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 09:55:28 am »
hi there - sorry you are feeling rough.
balance problems can certainly come on very quickly, either before any treatment or sometimes after radiation. they can also recur like this after previous improvement during a viral or other illness for example.
and for acute severe nausea/vomiting there are drugs that can help the symptoms, though most people are not advised to take them long term as they can slow down the brain's adaptation to the loss of function of the vestibular nerve. have you an appointment with your doctor?
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