Niacin for vertigo

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I came out positive, and I'm presently on treatment for HSV. My Meniere's attacks have stopped. No more vertigo, ringing in the ear etc. It makes sense, because if the virus caused an infection in, or around my middle ear that explains the fight, which is Meniere's disease. And when the virus becomes inactive, Meniere's goes on remission. There for Meniere's is not a disease, but a symptom of a disease.
I start hearing the soft hissing cricket noise after I had recovered from the vertigo and it's getting louder and very annoying. I was given 250 mg niacin time-released to take once daily. I've been taking it for about a week now but my ear is still ringing. What is causing it? Please Help!!! It's driving me crazy! I am 53 yr. old female.
ordered at the ER showed no problem like stroke-but the reoccurrence of the vertigo and he prescribed it to probably an inner ear infection or something in that nature. I was prescribed Meclizine for the vertigo if it came back again, which it did (he called it positional vertigo as one position stopped the terrible spinning of the world around me-and the med with some valium did the job..until the next and then the next episode days apart.
Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe). The new labels will warn patients about: Memory loss and mental confusion. Some people taking statin drugs have experienced these brain-related effects. These effects usually have not been serious and went away when patients stopped using the drugs. Risk of high blood sugar. Risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Thanks for that Soonerman. I'll check out Raynauds and Niacin (I eat loads of mushrooms - think they may have Niacin in'em- but seems an unusual./unlikely connection). Found something earlier on line that suggested liver disease - bit worrying! Am a tad overweight but don't drink....and the weight gain is recent.
BP was about 80/50 HR 60. Ran 3-5 miles a day 6 days a week. Seem to have a cold/flu for 3 weeks so went to the doctor thinking I had an ear infection. Was told no that I had vertigo and there were exercises I could do but no cure. BP was 144/100 HR101. Was told it was because my body was stressed. Now,7 months later, still dizzy, headaches and have gained 20 lbs for no apparent reason. had a complete physical.
Thank you so much for your replies. Niacin "may be able to clean out any traces of monoxide poisoning in your blood." --Is this backed by research for CO? Or based on the notion that B3 is known to flush many toxins out of one's system, like it does with THC? I was under the assumption that CO is irrevocably bound to red blood cells. "The question is why haven't you purchased an inexpensive carbon monoxide detector instead of wildly speculating about causuality?
nearly every credible source i looked online (mayo, cleveland clinic, govt. health websites) say that less than 140 for a random sample is normal not borderline. my RBS was taken at 8 pm. i had 3 crackers with peanut butter at 5:45 and then i did a cardio workout (20 minutes) and had 2 more crackers at about 7. if it's relevant, i have hashimoto's thyroiditis. if you could please tell me if a RBS of 115 indicates Pre diabetes or not, i'd be very grateful.
This is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. I hope you find some answers soon for your aunt. It shows that you love and care for her a lot. Best wishes to you and your aunt!
Take a antihistimine and spray nose really good and it should drain soon or if you still have it after 10 days get a z pak. Thats if it is an ear ache. I finished tx about 3 wks ago and had an earache for two wekks prior to finishing. Took a z pak after 2 wks and the ear drained. Thought that was done , then a week later it came back, but not quite with the same pressure in ear.
Whites of my eyes blood red and purple/red spots all over, especially my face. Orders at the time were to be tested for HIV every 6 months for 10 years, due to blood transfusions (HIV awareness but blood screening for HIV had not yet been fully implemented.) Never tested positive. 1995 Inline skating accident, injury at lower back, disc bulge at S-1 L-5 and believed to have developed my large Tarlov Cyst at base of spinal cord during this time.
Day 1 through day 4 - 1 tablet 3 times a day for 4 days=30 mg/day Day 5 through day 8 - 1 tablet 2 times a day for 4 days= 20 mg/day Day 9 through day 12 - 1 tablet a day for 4 days=10 mg/day Day 13 1/2 tablet for 4 days=.5 mg/day Total 16 day treatment. The doctor was concerned for me to take steroids because I suffer from panic/anxiety and have a lot of digestive issues. I am wondering if this is an adequate dosage or if he gave me less than normal due to my other conditions?
If there are any suggestions or helpful advice you could offer i would appreciate it. I have recently asked for a refferal to a new neurologist and am scheduled for an appointment on July 23rd. sincerely yours Nicole This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/294022'>Migraine Syndrome, Complicated Migraine or Atypical Migraine?</a>.
Thanks for your comments. However, I'm 100% for sure it's not Lyme. They've tested me for it and there have been no documented cases of humans contracting Lyme Disease that originated in Colorado. And since I don't go anywhere - it can't be Lyme. http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05593.
He had been going through a clinical trial at some point, taking niacin trying to reduce very high cholesterol. (Not to encourage niacin usage for high cholesterol, as I think some doctor told me niacin is hard on the liver.) Don't want to forget to get your own cholesterol checked. And it might be of interest, with your inflammation of eyes and liver, etc., if you got cortisol (natural steroid your body produces) testing.
In the meantime since the original vertigo attack I was okay for about a week and then I started experiencing an equilibrium problem ever since. Everytime I turn my head I can feel the pressure affecting my eyes and ears. I went back and was prescribed the ear patch, flonaise and Astelin which don't seem to be working. Could balance or equilibrium problems be realated to sinus pressure build up?? Do you think ordering a glucose test would be benefical.
Been suffering from some dizziness/vertigo for the last year, roughly. Went to primary, then to ENT & allergist, who suggested I see a neurologist, who then informed me that most cases of vertigo w/out a "serious" cause are caused by inflammation of the 8th cranial nerve (a benign condition, other than for the symptoms it causes.
I have never gone on the computer for advice before but I am desperate for help. I am 27yrs old and I am getting married in six months. I have been on celexa for the past 5 years and have just recently started researching some strange symptoms I have, only to find out that they may be related to the medication. I am almost always tired and have not had a menstrual period in almost 2 years.
Well I have been having HA's again for the past month or so, and they have been increasing and I think I finally figured it out.... Remember I said I had symptoms of vitamin D toxicity....well that can happen with low levels of magnesium...so I figured that was the problem and have a RX for lab work and know I will soon know the answer....
Thanks for your responses for I actually feel better that I am not alone out there. Can this thyroid disease be serious in any way. As I am writing this I can actually feel the pressure in my lower neck on the left side. But this is not only it. I am constantly tired and run down. If I have a rough weekend of some partying I can get sick easily with a sinus infection. I can literally get 8 hours of sleep every night and still feel like I'm not in my body so to speak.
In fact, I'm so used to it (again, it only happens on occasion) that I've never once remembered to mention it to any doctor, including my ENT who I've seen regularly for several years for my nose. I also forgot to mention it during some very extensive hearing tests I had done at that same ENT's office a year ago, all of which turned out fine. I know what you mean...it kind of feels like a beating to certain syllables and sounds.
I've been feeling like I was going crazy for a long time. And in addition to that; the scary suicidal ideation. The suicidal ideation vanished and returns ONLY if I get a flare up of withdrawal symptoms. That happens if I get over stressed. So i need some coping mechanisms. At the moment; "I am STILL ALVE!?" Is a pretty good coping mechanism! :) Love and healing, Emily PS. No Tramadol Withdrawal symptoms today .... :) YAY!
I have been on Paxil for 10 years, doses ranging from 10-40mg per day. Went to doctor due to side effects on Paxil (Sexual disfunction, weight gain, listlessness, etc) My doctor switched me over to Wellbutrin (300mg) per day and told me to ween off the Paxil I have been taking 10mg per day and will soon be down to 5mg per day, and then every other day... Should I just quit the Paxil cold turkey? these withdrawel symptoms are not any better in the weening process... HELP!
Along with all that I had joint pain in my shoulders and hips. It was very painful for me to try and lift up my arms. After about 6 months I started to recover and get to a point where I wasn't quite as exhausted. I was 19 years old and quit going to college because of my extreme exhaustion, but my parents wouldn't have me doing nothing so the made me get a job. I think this was the turning point. I got a job November first. I was completely normal until around December.
In February of this year I got a CT scan and the ENT doctor said I have a severe deviated septum with chronic sinusitis. I was treated for a sinus infection and that was it. I still felt bad so I went to a neurologist. He wrote it off as a vestibular problem. I did vestibular therapy for 2 months with almost no relief. In May when allergy season started, everything got worse. I have had nonstop sinus pressure/pain, headache, dizziness, major eye strain, my face is sore, my teeth are sore.
For the past 4 years I have been experiencing horrible symptoms. It seemed that the whole thing started as a sinus infection but then I went for a CT scan of sinuses and they were clear. I have been having symptoms of dizziness, head pain, shakiness and a spaced out kind of foggy feeling like i am watching my life from the outside - all day every day. There are some times for a couple of hours during the day that the symptoms may lift and give me a few moments to live- but not much.
I have had exactly the same symptoms for the past several weeks. I saw my MD. He used a sort of instrument that caused me to feel vibrations. I could feel vibrations everywhere but the knee that has been bothering me. My doctor then told me to make an appointment to see a neurologist. He thought it might be caused by a small nerve but that it probably wasn't anything serious. Have you found out anything about why your knee feels wet?
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