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What causes severe dizziness along with blurred vision, weakness and confusion?

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Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

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Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Thu, 7 Mar 2019 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have had problems with dizziness most of my adult life but it was always related to my sinuses and allergies especially when I lived in MI. Since living in NM I haven't had the problem so much. I had two episode of blood in my eye, bad h/a, and ^BP. Had a blockage in one of my arteries so had a CABBAGE July 2017. After the surgery, I had night episodes of ^BP, h/a, face swelling on the left side. It past but the dizziness came back and has continued to get worst. My sinuses and ears are free of infection but the problem continues. I feel disorientated, weak, and sometimes confused Especially if to much is going on. I sleep way too much. Because of all this, they did a Caloric test on my ears. My right ear made me very dizzy. Moreso then I ever been. The right ear my vision became blurred. Is this normal? What could be wrong? It seems that my trouble remains on my left side.

I had an MRI last fall. It was OK. The dizziness is worst in the am.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Benign positional vertigo.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have read your whole history. As the MRI is normal and caloric tests show a deranged response, you are probably having vertigo due to inner ear involvement.

Any history of dizziness on head-turning?
Any history of dizziness on getting up from lying down position?

You should get pure tone audiometry done.

Take tablet betahistine and capsule vitamin B12.

Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.

Take care.

Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 6 hours later
I had several tests but they demanded that I do not blink my eyes and I tried but my eyes are always irritated and I seem to have a bad habit of blinking so none of the tests were conclusive.


yes and movement especially of the head causes dizziness, getting up does it too.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 2 days later
Brief Answer:
Benign positional vertigo.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

All the symptoms mentioned by you are suggestive of benign positional vertigo.

I suggest you try all the medicines as prescribed. You will definitely be benefited.

Avoid any alcohol intake.

Avoid driving for a few days.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care.

Thanks and regards,
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal, ENT Specialist
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