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Diagnosed BPPV vertigo, treated in hospital ER. Still feeling weak, shaky, drowsy. Had Stemzine for nausea. Any advice?

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Hi, I was treated in hospital ER two nights ago, the diagnosis being BPPV vertigo. I have a history of low blood pressure, and fainted at work. I could not get up afterward, any movement of my head caused dizziness, my extremities were numb and my muscles felt swollen and heavy, and when I tried to move them I was overcome by nausea. Subsequently I saw a GP who sent me to hospital to rule out transient stroke, but the ER Dr didn't feel it was necessary to do a scan.
Now two days later I am still weak and shaky, and sleeping heavily up to 16 hours a day, also very groggy. I was given Stemzine for the nausea (and IV saline in hospital) but I don't believe it is causing the drowsiness since I had that before I took the daily dose.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
Feeling very groggy and shaky after an attack of unconciousness may be due to a brain injury or a stroke. To rule out any such cause, an MRI of the brain is required.
Your symptoms do not seem to be only related to BPPV or a side effect of Stemzine use.
This problem needs a medical attention and investigations like CT scan and MRI are entailed. I encourage you to consult a physician or a neurologist who can guide you through the tests.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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