vestibulare rehab

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hi, I have to do vestibular rehab twice a week, I am so afraid as with vertigo I suffer panic attack..I am afraid as my muscles are tetanized each time I move my eyes..fluoxetine does not help with my panic attacks.....afraid not to cope ....

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    They usually start slowly.  They will not cross the border/threshold at least on the first day.

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      thank you for your answer eleftherio, do you think I should wait for a treatment that works for the depression first or do it even if I change treatment .....I have noticed last year as I changed the treatments while doing the rehab made the work urseless...i mean when I changed ssri's , all the rehab was made for nothing...this is a part of my interrogation and fear.....

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      Since you have this experience, perhaps you should stablize on the treatment first.

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysiologist

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      I dont know as I waited one year again to do rehab ,

      we change every two months the ssri's, I dont find one that suits me , and each one gives me dizziness,

      the doctor said it is not good for the ear to change the ssri's often...

      ?thank you

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      I also have a question, I am sorry to bother you,

      ?the doctor told me to give up medecine that are sedating, so I withdraw lamictal , benzo and z drug , to keep fluoxetine..i have noticed that i am more awake but much more dizzy as it seems that all my nerves or i don't know are excited , so it is hard to cope....is it normal? is it a good thing to have nothing that keep the brain shut down in terms of dizziness? it is hard to cope as even my eyes are excited that i cant enter a shop as when  move eyes i feel fainting as if my eyes are "in panic" and immediately the legs are tetanized....

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      To break through this cycle, I would suggest starting the vestibular rehabilitation.  The changing of SSRIs appears to take too long.

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysiologist

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      eleftherio,

      ​I had my first rehab session on the chair....

      .I remember before when I was better that mean years ago I could do the rotary platform not in a chair but I was standing up, last year I tried t d it again after 20 sessions but I could not do it as my legs were like jelly , is it normal? how to know if it anxiety or vertigo then....

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    I also have dizziness tring to get to the bottom of it. It could be from the gabapentin.  I am praying to God for direction.  I will pray for you too Anne.  I am using b-complex and magnesium.  It is helpful.  Naomi
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      Prayer is under estimated, I understand how you feel it's not easy to feel off-balance all the time. But we got to believe that God works all things together for the good. I will continue to pray for you Annie and myself. I'm seeing the ENT doctor today. My dizziness and anxiety might be from my neck issues as well. I will find out this morning. 

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    Have you tried any benzos?
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