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  • By katel

    I have been experiencing more bouts of Veritgo lately, and wondering how many others may have Vertigo? I read there may be a link between RA and Vertigo. My first attack was 3 days of vomiting and not being able to even open my eyes. As I have more, the severity is less but they last much longer – my current one is going on for a week now. I constantly feel as if I have just gotten off the Merry-Go-Round or Tilt-A-Whirl after too long of a ride. Head movement and car travel makes it worse. I take meclazine 3 times a day and it doesn’t seem to help.

  • By pearson0501

    Have you been checked for Sjogrens syndrome?

  • By stevieboy

    I have sjogens syndrome as well feel very low most of time as have very bad. Pain in spine have protruding disc

  • By hurricane06

    Yes I have vertigo . Any time I bend down I can wait.. when I stand up I inevitably have to hold on to something I’m so dizzy!! Had no idea it could be attributed to RA

  • By dbell

    I have had vertigo since 2/2019. I have been told it could be possibly from RA. In Feb. the RA began to attack my eyes and i was having a lot of inflammation in both eyes and then the vertigo started. I am currently on Orencia, prednisone and Imuran. My imuran has been increase to 150mg daily (previously 50mg daily) and I was not previously on prednisone. Has anyone else had these symptoms?

    • By stevieboy

      I suffer with very dry eyes as think sjorgeons syndrome hasn’t help and having Ra I keep drinking ginger lemon honey every day heard it’s very good for Ra but to be honest nothing seems to be helping me constantly feel low and fedup with pain take my meds daily but think after being on them I have become immune

  • By Lawrence 'rick' Phillips Moderator

    Stevieboy, – I am sorry you are suffering. A little pain can go a very long way.

    I have never heard of using ginger lemon honey to help with RA. However, I did notice that using ginger is an anti inflammatory according to the Arthritis Foundation.

    However the arthritis foundation states (and my experience tells me) that there is no substitute for consulting a doctor and using prescribed medications, especially for RA.

    Generally speaking the use of herbal supplements are in fact supposed to be supplemental, not in lieu of prescribed medication.

    I hope you will let your doctor know of your discomfort. RA is extremely difficult.

    rick – moderator