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Tullio effect

Thomas E. Boismier, M.P.H. boismier at fwi.com
Thu Jun 10 12:49:13 EST 1999


I doubt that NASA's anti-nausea routines would help with the brief
vertigo that folks with the Tulio phenomenon experience. 

NASA (and the military) primarily use amphetamines, Phenergan and
scopolamine (for the 50% of space travelers who spend the first 24-48
hours in flicght sick as the proverbial dog...). Surely you aren't
suggesting taking these kinds of meds daily to avoid noise induced
vertigo?

NASA also tries to predict and weed out those most likely to get
space-sick (won't help the Tulio patient...) and uses gradually
increasing exposure to habituate the response. No research has been done
that I'm aware of to habituate vertigo in Tulio cases. True Tulio is
rare though, so it would be a difficult study to do.

Ron Blue wrote:
> 
> NASA developed procedures to reduce nausea associated with space sickness
> that may help your client.

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Thomas E. Boismier, M.P.H.
Director of The Balance Care Center,
a division of Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.C.
347 W. Berry St, Suite 102
Fort Wayne  IN  46802




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