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Suggest remedy for severe vertigo

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Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Question: I am 86 years old, always active. For awhile I have had light headedness and imbalance walking. It seems to be slowly getting worse and I have to walk with a cane. I also, get nauseated after eating. I eat 3 meals a day, but not quite as much as I used to. During the last year, I have had bad reactions to about 6-7 anti-biotics and Humira compromised my immune system and I had to stop taking it last Dec. During that time I lost 20 pounds and cannot seem to gain it back. My normal weight has always been 128-132 and I was 5ft. 71/2 in. I am a little shorter now. I would appreciate any info. you could give me. XXXXXXX Maxham
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Sounds like BPPV

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr Mittal.
I think I can help you.
The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of a possible positionAl vertigo.
I think the prescription for betahistidine should helpyou.
I think it would be prudent to consider getting a MRI BRAIN TESTED.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information contained in this message will be able to help you find the best solution for your problem. Best of luck.
Dr Mittal
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Brief Answer: Sounds like BPPV Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Mittal. I think I can help you. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of a possible positionAl vertigo. I think the prescription for betahistidine should helpyou. I think it would be prudent to consider getting a MRI BRAIN TESTED. I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information contained in this message will be able to help you find the best solution for your problem. Best of luck. Dr Mittal