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This is my third period of vertigo within the last year and my fourth overall. Each time I get it I have to take time off work, cant drive and am more or less housebound. For me I mostly suffer from swirling which affects everything I do. When I walk I appear drunk and I feel clumsy and unable to do very much. Today I felt unable to do very much as everything constantly moved. The symptoms for me usually last up to 6 weeks.
This time I have asked the GP for a referral as I am concerned that it keeps returning. The GP wants me to try a different drug to deal with the symptoms. Before I have been given stemetil which does stop the spinning but leaves me exhausted. The advice I have had about stemetil previously is that its better to try and not take it and allow your brain to adjust. I dont see the point in taking another medication which is the same if it is going to make me tired. If it meant I could drive and go back to work I would gladly take it but I dont want to swap one symptom for another. What are other people's experiences of this?
It would just be nice at the moment to talk to other people who know what it feels like to have vertigo.
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