VNG/ENG vertigo test

So I had my long-awaited test to vertigo. To just see if it is an inner ear abnormality. And if it is not, then it is the brain and vestibular migraine. He basically wanted to rule other things out. ENG (Electronystagmography) and VNG (Videonystagmography). I really wanted this test because of the fact I wonder … Continue reading VNG/ENG vertigo test

Vertigo and Ativan treatment

So I was having a weird reaction to my sleeping pill Zopiclone. As in, when I took it, it dampened the vertigo. And this seemed weird. But when you look it up this is what you will find: "Chemically, zopiclone is a cyclopyrrolone.3 It is a type A γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor agonist and therefore enhances … Continue reading Vertigo and Ativan treatment

Aimovig (erenumab) for migraine

I have posted about the CGRP blocking medication research in the past: CGRP: New frontiers in migraine prevention "CGRP targeted treatment is the first migraine preventative for migraines ever. Ever. The research suggests targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a protein that helps with triggering, sending, and heightening sensitivity to the migraine pain, can help improve migraine … Continue reading Aimovig (erenumab) for migraine

Opioid Pain Meds and higher prescribing rates of NSAIDs with chronic pain

According to a study published in The Journal of Pain negative doctor attitudes about opiate medications are closely linked with lower rates of prescribing them and more favourable attitudes linked with higher levels of prescription levels. "In 1994, Dennis C. Turk, PhD and colleagues at the University of Washington conducted a survey of physician attitudes … Continue reading Opioid Pain Meds and higher prescribing rates of NSAIDs with chronic pain