I just took my first one about half an hour ago, scared to death of potential side effects but so far so good.
I was prescribed 120 mgs - can anyone tell me if this is a big dose? little dose? medium dose? I’m going to try it for a month and then go back to the doctor for a follow up. I hope I can tolerate this better than the nortriptylene I tried.
Does anyone take this in combination with HCTZ? Last time I cut down/stopped the HCTZ I had two severe vertigo attacks. My doctor suggested taking the HCTZ only 3 times a week instead of daily. I don’t want to stop it altogether as I believe it is helping.
What exactly is Verapamil supposed to help with - the rotational vertigo attacks? the motion sick feeling I have? the daily headache I have?
If this works for me, is it something I have to take for life or just a couple of years (or months)?
I haven’t been around for awhile. I’ve been very busy at work, working 10-11 hours a day and then so wound up I have trouble sleeping. But I have been feeling somewhat better, I think it may be because I have been eating dairy free and gluten free for a few months. I’m not feeling motion sick 100% of the time like I used to. I even have periods of time where I feel good. However I still am extremely motion intolerant, that hasn’t changed at all. One wrong movement and I feel terrible for quite a while. I still don’t have a definite diagnosis though, and that is frustrating. I haven’t taken any valium or meclizine for 2 months. Giving up these has been hard, but I felt one or the other may have been contributing to my mini-spins - the feeling I would get every once in a while as if I were being pushed a half an inch. This has been hard as there are many times when the motion sick feeling is so strong I really need something, but I’ve been getting through somehow.
Any Verapamil advice you can send this way will fall on open ears.