• November 1, 2006 at 4:27 pm

      Last Friday I started feeling dizzy. I had a little stomach cramping and threw up on Saturday morning. I have been taking a medication for dizziness called Meclizine but it seems to make me tired and dizzy also. Have any of you experienced Vertigo since you had GBS?

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2006 at 5:52 pm

      yes. i take the same thing. if possible, try to either eat some dry crackers or water prior to taking the medication. i know it’s hard to do when you’re nauseated, but it works for me. hope it works for you.

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2006 at 7:20 pm

      I have not been diagnosed yet, but I get dizzy as well. Have tried several meds and found one against seasickness that helps calm down my insides. Though sometimes nothing helps. Dry crackers do help me keep the meds down, but water can do the reverse.

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2006 at 7:41 pm

      My husband had disabling vertigo for three days which was cleared up with a prescription for dramamine.

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2006 at 11:50 pm

      I also had extreme vertigo about nine months after my diagnosis. I was admitted to the hospital for three days until they got it under control and then sent home with a prescription of meclizine. I havn’t had hardly any trouble with it after about 3 weeks. but it was awful. i was fine one minute and literally unable to function the next. my son and his friends had to carry me to the bedroom until someone could take me to the hospital.

    • Anonymous
      November 2, 2006 at 1:07 pm

      I get vertigo as well and also take Meclizine. Like Deb said, try to take it with food and it will help with the nausia. It always does make me tired though.

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2007 at 11:51 am

      Found this post, and had to bump it up, b/c I am wondering if I am suffering from this. I will be sitting around or driving or something, and all of a sudden I feel like I am going to pass out, like a lightheaded feeling. Of course, my doc hasnt given me any meds, and has all kinds of test scheduled, like EEG and a stress test. Making it through the day at work has been hell. I also “fired” my neuro, and am trying to get in to a new one, and that could take a month. I would appreciate any feedback/advice.


    • June 29, 2007 at 4:21 pm

      I got relief from going to a specialist in Vertigo at the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. The medicines never helped me. The doctor put me down on a table and induced the Vertigo and said not to close my eyes. Your eyes dart back and forth when you are experiencing the Vertigo. She then tapped the crystals back into place near my ear. I had to wear a neck collar to keep from looking up and down and sleep on my back with my head elevated for three nights. I did this again several weeks later for the other side since I had it on both sides. This has eliminated the problem and I will go back and do this again if I ever experience the Vertigo again.

    • July 3, 2007 at 7:46 pm

      Cara…the exact same thing happens to me!! I get a “faraway” feeling and my head feels as if it isnt attached to my body. It has been worse lately and made the trip up to idaho interesting. Since it is hot hot hot here, driving w/o a/c is AWFUL and makes my neck/throat and head feel wierd and lightheaded! All my MRIs and CT scans were perfectly normal. Blood pressure is great, all blood work was in the normal range, and so on. Other than GBS resids I am healthy. ARGH! I try explaining the dizziness to hubby as feeling swimmy…or a bit inebriated.

      forgot to mention. My mom used to take ginger for her vertigo and nausea. Not sedative like dramamine.

    • Anonymous
      July 8, 2007 at 3:24 pm

      Ben–my fiance–gets it every so often too. He had it yesterday, so I put him to bed early. A three hour nap and then Verapamil when he woke up seemed to do the trick. He just had an MRI of his brain, and it was normal, so I’m pretty sure it’s just a GBS residual. He’s two-and-a-half years out, so I don’t know why his residuals took so long to rear their ugly heads.