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Experiencing head reeling, took medicines, problem recurred. Heaviness in head. Cause and treatment?

I have experienced head reeling i.e. I feel like falling after waking up from sleep. I have the experience twice and I have consulted a doctor. He advised me to take vertigon and also antacids and take rest. I got cured after 10 days, but after one month, now I am suffereing from the same problem. I feel heaviness in my head, I am also taking vertigon since last 3 days. Can I know what may be the possible causes for this? Shall I continue with the present treatment of consult a speacialist?
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Reeling is sense of rotation - it is vertigo.
If it is from getting up from bed, it may be from postural hypo-tension.. Did you check your BP?
It can be from anaemia – what is your haemoglobin?
Has an ECG been done?
Hopefully, blood counts and other investigations have been done and are normal?

The body's balancing mechanism is in the inner ear. An ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist is the one to see - especially in the presence of tinnitus. They have special tests to confirm or exclude the contribution of the ear - which probably is the case with you.

If there are no clues, you have to be followed up by a neurologist. MRI / MRA may be needed.

In the mean time, continue betahistine. Flunarazine also could help

Take care
Wishing you speedy recovery
Good luck
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