Posted by orbital on January 1, 2010, at 15:19:33
Hi everyone, delurking here :) - I'm a long time babble reader
I've been struggling with depression and anxiety for several years. Panic disorder is in complete remission, thanks to Klonopin and CBT. Currently treating depression/dysthymia with Prozac.
Anyway, my primary anxiety symptom is dizziness - it's usually very low-grade, although some days are tough. After trying a host of meds and undergoing several medical exams, I all but resigned myself to it.
Two weeks ago, my pharmacist recommended Stugeron (cinnarizine), which is OTC where I live. Although I'd never heard of it, I was extremely leery, as I'd tried many antihistamines and motion sickness pills in the past, with no effect whatsoever.
So I took the Stugeron with my pdoc's consent, and to my surprise... within a few days, not only did the dizziness vanish, but I suddenly started feeling amazingly well. Not manic/high/giddy, just a sense of wellbeing I never thought I'd experience again.
My pdoc is baffled - she looked up cinnarizine's properties, and apparently it's used as a nootropic, though the references are quite obscure. She wants me to stop taking it for a bit, to see how I respond.
I know this sounds spammish for a first post - just thought I'd throw it out there :)