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Dizziness, severe vomiting, diarrhea. Taken gravol, dizziness only on moving. Cure?

my husband has been feeling bouts of dizziness yesterday and it went away...then right after lunch he was in the shower and almost fell over with dizziness....then he layed down because he was severely dizzy..a few minutes after that he had severe vomiting and diarrhea ....what can this be? I gave him a gravol and he seems to not have as much dizziness except when moving. he is 67 years old and in excellent shape and health.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,

After going through the available details of your husband, spells of dizziness.
Common causes include ear problem like Meniere's disease, Benign Positional vertigo, even drop in blood pressure on standing (Postural hypotension), and brain issues.

Investigations like Audiometry, CT scan, and MRI brain may be required

He had episode of vomiting and diarrhea,which may cause low blood pressure and dehydration.

Dimenhydrinate (Gravol) is used for motion sickness but you may want to visit a doctor for proper assessment of cause and treatment accordingly.

In the meantime he should take rest in comfortable position avoiding frequent changes in postures and keep him well hydrated.
Hope this information is useful.

Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.
Answered: Wed, 14 Aug 2013
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