When would one experience severe headache, extreme dizziness that persists till one gets nauseous?
Epley maneuver, meds like meclizine, benadryl or dramamine can help
The sensation that you are describing would be called vertigo. This is the feeling of either the room or person spinning.
It is most commonly due to conditions of the inner ear though there are other causes as well.
The inner ear conditions that cause vertigo are -(1) benign paroxysmal positional vertigo( BPPV)- in this condition, the vertigo lasts a few seconds and tends to occur or worsen with certain head positions
(2)Meniere's disease- this tends to be associated with hearing loss and abnormal sounds in the ear such as ringing or buzzing etc. These abnormal sounds are called tinnitus
(3)vestibular neuronitis- this is the most common of the three. In this condition, the vertigo tends to last for hours at a time. There may be a history of a recent infection
All three of these can be associated with nausea.
With the history you have given of the vertigo lasting a few seconds worse with certain head positions, it is likely BPPV.
This can be confirmed by a visit to your doctor, he or she would carry you through certain maneuver called dix hallpike, which is used to identify BPPV.
There is a maneuver called to Epley maneuver that is supposed to help persons with BPPV. Images of the steps of this maneuver are available online.
Medications such as meclizine, dramamine or benadryl (normally used for allergies), can help with the vertigo and nausea.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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