Prochlorperazine Maleate - How long does it take to work?

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Hello!

I have been suffering with Vertigo (thankfully without any sickness) for a couple of days now...apparently due to labryinthitis.  I was given Prochlorperazine Maleate yesterday and have taken 4 tablets so far but they don't seem to have made much difference.  I know they dont work for everyone but for those of you where it has, how long did it take for them to work?

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    Hi Sarah yes I was given it on the onset of my labyrinthitis 4weeks ago by an on call doctor, my own GP advised to stop once the sickness had gone (?!) it's got better loads on its own with out medication, but still find it hard to go out at all, so disorientating. Asked GP again yesterday about taking it and she said it only helps the symptoms not the underlying virus. It seems it's more for vertigo than labyrinthitis- there seem to be different opinions, so am taking it today to see if it helps going out but so far is making me very sleepy! It's a long haul but we will get there, a very weird feeling hard to explain to people and think folks can get it in varying degrees. Be interesting to hear others opinions/experiences on the med.

    take care-lots of rest!

    Maggie

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    Be careful taking them as I'm sure they are a vestibular suppresant. Which means your brain won't be able to compensate for how u r feeing

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      Thanks Melody that's helpful. I found they make me very sleepy too. Am progressing slowly without them- think my GP was right to stop them! Other people love to tell u what they were on I find but every case seems different. Thanks!

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      I think they help initially to get over the "worst of it" but if u stay on them too long it will slow ur recovery down. The best thing I have found is try stay positive and keep moving!

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      Melody, that is the best advice. I wish I would have known this when my doctor kept giving me meclizine for months.  By the time I finally made it to a specialist, my vestibular system was so out of wack from all the pills. supressing my balance centers.  The specialist  had me stop the meclizine immediately.  Now I have been in vestibular therapy for 6 months to regain my balance and get rid of the rocking and bouncing.  I have improved greatly, but still feel off balance a lot.  Really gets me mad that my doctor didn't have a clue about the mecliine delaying recovery.  

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