I was diagnosed in July of 1996 with MS due to bad case of recurrent vertigo and was on Avonex for 12 years before being removed and since on no recurring meds. For the last two years I have been having prolonged periods of dizziness to vertigo and have been put through couple of IV steroid treatments but recently been diagnosed with vestibular migraines and told change several things in my diet and start taking a drug topiramate and that it may take 2 months for it to clear up the dizziness. Since I know from the 9 MRIs I have had and the 4 different. Does this make sense?
Paroxysmal vertigo is a symptom that is often not due to MS, even in patients known to have MS. Vestibular migraine is very common and the vertigo/dizziness usually occurs independent from the headache. The recommended treatment sounds reasonable. Good luck
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego