This is for Menieres disease. I did not get here overnight, it was in steps first 2mgs, then 2.5mgs, then 5 mgs, then 10 mgs 3 times a day now 10 mgs 4 times per day. I have at least 1 really bad dizzy attack a day which is of course not normal. The doctor also added 10mgs a day of Buspar to aid with anxiety. Unfortunately I still get the attacks everyday. They have had me measure my blood glucose 3 times a day to see if this is the issue, it is not. They also have me check my blood pressure which sometimes drops to low side but not alarmingly low 108/58 and such is about as low as I see. My question is that a lot of people with Menieres tell me that Xanax or Klonopin would be a better choice, but would I have to gradually come off the valium first or could I just switch. The drugs seem to be in the same class so if they would help me more but with less I would be happy. I would be happy to not have a dizzy spell everyday. The doctor has me currently taking another round of Decadron injections but after the second injection, I am not seeing any relief. Any ideas or thoughts.
Hi Papasam, I did not know too much about your condtion until I just read up on it, but fear I am of no help to you. I will give you the link I read. You have probably already seen it, but it's worth the read. I wish you the best & hope you can get this under control... Mary
So sorry to hear that you have Menieres Disease. What an awful disease. Unfortunately, not a whole lot is understood about the disease, and there are very few treatments. I can only wish you the best, as I had seen my grandmother struggle with the disease for years, before there was any treatments. You shouldn't have too much of a problem switching over from valium to klonopin. You are correct that they are in the same category, so there should be very little side effects from switching. Your doctor is the best person to ask this question, and I hope that you are seeing a specialist in Menieres Disease.
I wonder if you have tried betahistine or dexamethazone injections? I have had menieres for 40 years. I've lost one ear entirely; but when it showed up in the other ear I used betahistine and experienced a remission for 8 years. When it came back last year, I would have been disabled, but the injections worked. I have a series of 3 or 4 shots whenever it gets bad.
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