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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had headaches,pressure in my ears and head also I have ring,buzzing and like a whooshing sound along with dizzinees and light headedness and see like stripes of light for 2 months. I have had a CT done and its normal and also seen a ENT who said everything is normal and that I just have to live with it, I refuse to believe that. I have no idea where to go from here
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   alright
Doctor :   i guess your doctor has considered it to be positional vertigo
User :   No we dicussed that and he said its not that
User :   He said he has no idea
Doctor :   what was his opinion and diagnosis
User :   Nothing he said ithat was that he sees nothing wrong and sent me on my way but I know there is
Doctor :   the symptoms u ahve described could be due to BPPV or menieres disease
User :   And what are those
Doctor :   but Since CT is normal, it means menieres disease is ruled out
User :   and what is bppv ?
Doctor :   you are surely having benign positional paroxysmal vertigo BPPV
User :   So what do I do abotu that
User :   Sorry meant about
Doctor :   THIS presents as dizziness that is recurrent, and tinnitus, loss of imbalance occasionally
Doctor :   this needs medications to control the symptoms
User :   So who would I go see about this
Doctor :   and a few days of treatment will helps o control it
Doctor :   you can see your gp and ask him about the treatment and he will prescribe the needed medications
User :   And how long do you have to take the medication
Doctor :   along with that , practice postional neck excercises , that will also help
Doctor :   less than a week
User :   And does it come back
Doctor :   or as needed
Doctor :   it can be recurrent on and off
Doctor :   but will go away soon with prophylactic medications
User :   So what is it caused from
Doctor :   it could be due to a viral infection or a eletrolyte imbalance as well
User :   Well I really appreciate you pointing me in a good direction. You were a big help. I have dealing with doctors for 2 months know and this is the most info I have got.
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   Have a good night
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now and hope u have a good health
User :   No problem and thank you
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