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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: I started feeling dizzy last night around 5pm, It has gotten progressively worse over the night. I called the 24hr nurse line provided through my insurance and she told me if it goes on another hour to go to the ER, then I paid 20 dollars for a doctor to call me for a couple minutes and prescribe medicine, then the vomiting began. I went to the ER hoping they would find out what was going on and the doctor told me I had chronic vertigo. I have never had vertigo until last night. He prescribed some medicines and told me to visit my primary physician for a follow up. I took the one for the dizziness hoping the dizziness would subside but it hasn't. My sister mentioned going to a chiropractor and so I made and appointment and went. He told me that I probably tweaked a nerve last night, but that it would fix itself within a week or two. Now, I'm usually a patient person but I can't sleep, I get dizzy if i lay down in any position, I get bloated and burp up a storm every time I eat anything, no matter how small. My primary physician cant see me until Friday so now I wait. I work from 4am-12pm everyday and I commute so I just need to know what i can do to subside the dizziness and bloating or if anything serious is going on with me.
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possible inner ear problems,betahistin to start....

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and am sorry for the health problems you are currently going through.

From what you are reporting, it seems that you are having problems with inner ear causing vertigo with vomiting. Although you might not have any such problems so far, it can appear anytime.

Meclizine and ondasentron both will help ease vertigo and related nausea and vomiting.

I usually recommend my patients to rest more during the acute episodes, so try to ask for a medical leave during these days.

Avoid quick movements of the head and body. Have more light meald, ginger tea or lemon juice can help also.

When you see your primary on Friday, please ask him/her to:
- get a good ENT check up especially when it comes to examining inner ear
- get x-ray of neck to exclude spondyloarthrosis
- monitor blood pressure
- prescribe betahistin for vertigo

Wish fast recovery!
Dr.Albana

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Suggest remedies for dizziness and bloating

Brief Answer: Possible inner ear problems,betahistin to start.... Detailed Answer: Hi my dear, I have gone through your medical history carefully and am sorry for the health problems you are currently going through. From what you are reporting, it seems that you are having problems with inner ear causing vertigo with vomiting. Although you might not have any such problems so far, it can appear anytime. Meclizine and ondasentron both will help ease vertigo and related nausea and vomiting. I usually recommend my patients to rest more during the acute episodes, so try to ask for a medical leave during these days. Avoid quick movements of the head and body. Have more light meald, ginger tea or lemon juice can help also. When you see your primary on Friday, please ask him/her to: - get a good ENT check up especially when it comes to examining inner ear - get x-ray of neck to exclude spondyloarthrosis - monitor blood pressure - prescribe betahistin for vertigo Wish fast recovery! Dr.Albana