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Frequent spells of head spinning on waking up, leaning back and forward with ear pain and ringing. Vertigo or sinus?

For about a week now my head spins when I wake up, sometimes when I lean my head back and when I lean forward. My ears ache every now and then, but passes. Never know when it is really gonna hit me. Had some ringing in my ear earlier today also. Except for a mild headache , I feel pretty good. Could it be sinus related or possibly vertigo .
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Hi, you seem to be having positional vertigo which usually is because of movement of loose micro particles in the inner ear fluid. The usual cause is because of some trauma to ear or jerky movements and labrynthine sedatives and repositioning maneuvers help. But the associated symptoms in your case point to some infective cause with the inner ear and this usually is viral and self limiting. Sinus related infection can also be a cause of passed on infection to the middle ear and subsequent inner ear. Please use labrynthine sedatives for few days and take rest. if things do not improve, please see an ENT and further evaluation can be done. Regards
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