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Have dizziness, ringing ears, headaches. What can I do?

I have symptoms of positional vertigo and tinnitus (dizziness, ears ringing, occasional headaches). Eating any high- sodium foods makes them worse, but ginger capsules and coffee help me feel better temporarily. I tried the Epley maneuver but it doesn t really help. I saw an ENT for initial screening who found nothing physically wrong with my ears and wants me to take an expensive balance test which I cannot afford. I don t know how much more of this I can take. What else can I do about this?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Your problem has its origin in the malfunction of inner ear. Inner ear assists our body in keeping balance and is in close proximity to our hearing apparatus.Your symptoms are suggestive of Meniere's disease. Tests of hearing also are part of the work up. Unfortunately there are not many good tests of balance which definitely assist in the treatment. You can discuss with your ENT specialist regarding the utility of the tests that he wants to do.
As for as treatment is concerned, avoid triggers which you already have realized. During periods of dizziness many medications can help. If problems persist in spite of that then there are surgical options available.
Good luck.
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