I was just diagnosed with PPPD at Mayo Clinic two weeks ago. I have been on Zoloft for three months, before I knew I had PPPD. I am taking 135mg daily along with .25mg of Klonipin. I have started doing vestibular physical therapy. My concern is that the Zoloft isn't working, I am still feeling anxious and dizzy most of the day. I wanted to know if anyone has taken Zoloft and how long it took to work. Im considering switching to another SSRI. TIA
It takes 8 weeks or so for the benefits of Zoloft to start working. I've heard that for some it can help to reduce the dizziness while it doesn't always in others. As long as you're tolerating the med and dosage well, and have began vestibular therapy etc. I'd suggest maybe giving it some more time and see if the combo of meds and therapy help in in time as you go. You can always talk to your doctor about how you're feeling and what you should expect from the meds. Hopefully you're seeing a reduction in anxiety symptoms, albeit I don't think you can always expect the meds to completely take away all feelings of anxiety.
Post by Understand the Frustration on Oct 8, 2018 15:06:59 GMT -5
I have been suffering chronic dizziness, imbalance, attacks of vertigo and migraines for over a year now. About 10-11 weeks ago my Dr felt this could be PPPD. I was put on Zoloft 75mg. I have started to see some improvement with the dizziness, but as stated it took about 8 weeks or so. My symptoms are decreased but not gone. I am going to ask if an increased dose might finally rid me of this. Fingers crossed. I hope you see results too, but if you read up on PPPD it does take some patients several tries to get the right fix for them. Hope you find relief soon
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ccube1234: The spinning has not stopped. I'm following up with doctor in a couple of weeks. I took 3 Zoloft today. It should take a couple of days to see if it takes effect.
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Michael T: Hi Jools, yes WAYYYYYY too quiet !!!
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jools: Does anyone know what has happened to Dizzytimes.com forums? Has the community moved somewhere else?
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Michael T: Not sure Jool, sorry, I havent looked !
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charliegirl: Hi everyone. I am so happy I have found this forum. I am a female, 56 yrs. old. I know I have BPPV, but this is a real eye opener and a real explanation for my constant feeling of unsteadiness between BPPV attacks.
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Michael T: Test Test ----- Helooooooo !! lol, lets re-energize this board !
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woodsy: Hi I'm new to this forum but have the same issues as many,
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woodsy: P my dizziness clears up if I take benzio
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woodsy: or if I drink alcohol
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woodsy: why is there not a simple explanation ? My doctor does not know the answer, how is this condition treated?
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levade: The benzos work! Oddly enough a low dose of halcion in the morning got rid of dizziness right away! ( But my Dr wouldn't give it to me because it's for sleeping.....gave me Xanax instead........which didn't work nearly as well.
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zambi: Finally a diagnostic category! New user, 10 years pppd
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zambi: Could hydrocodone for back injury cause or exacerbate pppd?
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