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Suggest Remedies For Abdominal Cramps, Dizziness And Loss Of Appetite

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: Hi. 5 days ago i had what I was figuring was a mild case of food poisoning. It started with naseua which led into stomach cramps, with eyes hurting and loss of appetite. I threw up a couple times. Those symptoms went away after a day and a half and my appetite slowly returned. 24 hours ago when I woke I rolled over and experienced a severe dizzy spell that lasted maybe 10 seconds. The room spinning basically. I've experienced the same dizziness when laying down and rolling over onto my right side a few times since. Any thoughts on what could be the cause?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
BPPV-benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Vertigo refers to a spinning sensation of either the room or the person spinning.

There are different possible causes but most commonly it is related to conditions of the inner ear.
The main conditions of the inner ear are--(1)BPPV- benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
(2) vestibular neuronitis
(3)meniere's disease

BPPV lasts for a few seconds and occurs with certain positions of the head. Based on what was written, you may have this type of vertigo. It is not a life threatening condition.

This condition can be diagnosed by your general doctor, an ENT specialist or neurologist.

An examination procedure called dix-hallpike, which is done in office, is used to diagnose it.

A maneuver called epley maneuver, is used to treat it. Your doctor can also show you how to do it at home.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: BPPV-benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Vertigo refers to a spinning sensation of either the room or the person spinning. There are different possible causes but most commonly it is related to conditions of the inner ear. The main conditions of the inner ear are--(1)BPPV- benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (2) vestibular neuronitis (3)meniere's disease BPPV lasts for a few seconds and occurs with certain positions of the head. Based on what was written, you may have this type of vertigo. It is not a life threatening condition. This condition can be diagnosed by your general doctor, an ENT specialist or neurologist. An examination procedure called dix-hallpike, which is done in office, is used to diagnose it. A maneuver called epley maneuver, is used to treat it. Your doctor can also show you how to do it at home. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions