Preparing For Your Vestibular Function Tests
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1. It is important that you have your ears checked for wax at your GP surgery before your appointment. Some procedures cannot be carried out if you have excessive wax in your ears.
2. Avoid make-up, especially eye make-up. This may make it more difficult for our eye measurement systems to record your eye movement.
3. Avoid alcohol or sleeping tablets the night before the test, but preferably at least 24 hours before.
4. Please try to have a light meal or breakfast and normal drinks before the test if your appointment is in the morning. If it is the afternoon please have a light lunch and normal drinks.
5. You should have been told to stop any anti-dizziness medication you may have been taking for 48 hours prior to your appointment. Most common ones prescribed are:
- STUGERON (also known as Cinnarizine)
- STEMETIL (also known as Prochlorperazine or Buccastem)
- SERC (also known as Betahistine)
- However, do not stop taking these, or any other medication, unless you have been advised to do so by your doctor.