You may have noticed that my blogging has been a bit infrequent lately. Apart from the big hurricane Ernesto scare last week and a pile of work that needs to get done at the office, I have been suffering once again from some pretty bad vertigo attacks. After months of tests and treatments, visits to specialists and so forth, I was told that there’s basically nothing that can be done. I have a perilymph fistula – a small pin hole – in the balance center of my right ear.
Ive been doing these exercises every day – basically like a field sobriety test – to help my left ear counter the right ear’s balance problem. My balance has improved but every so often I get nailed with a massive vertigo attack that just completely takes me out. After the initial vertigo attack I then spend about a week or two with major dizziness.
Ive been taking AntiVert for the dizziness but it just isnt cutting it anymore. It doesnt help much with the dizziness and makes me incredibly sleepy.
I went to the doctor on Friday and he prescribed a new medication called Serc – betahistine hydrochloride – to stop the dizzy spells. Serc has been used to calm the effects of Meniere’s disease for some time. The problem is, this medication, although it’s been around for decades and is used throughout the world, isnt available here in the US.
If anyone out there knows of a reliable and trustworthy outlet where I may fill this prescription, whether online or not, please email me or drop me a note in the comments section. Thanks.