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Recurring labrynthitis, have nausea, dizziness, had gall bladder removed. Could it be due to intolerance to some foods?

My doctor told me 18 months ago that I had labrynthitis - I was nauseous and dizzy, and he gave me some medication which worked. I have had the condition twice since then - each time lasting a couple of weeks. I am now experiencing nausea with only very slight dizziness , and my GP thinks it may be my stomach being sluggish. I am 66 years of age. The medication he gave me for this on Monday made me have headaches and I could not sleep at all! Apparently these are side effects of the medication he gave me, which is metoclopramide, so I have stopped taking the tablets. I probably won t be able to gt an appointment to see him until the middle of the week. What do you think? I wondered if it could be a food intolerance , but my GP didn t seem to think it was that. Sorry if the above clear. I suppose what I am asking is could food intolerance cause a nauseous feeling, without me actually being sick? I did have my gall bladder removed 5 years ago, and wondered if that would make me intolerant to some foods.
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding recurrent labyrinthitis as you faced two episodes of nausea & dizziness.

As you said your gall bladder had been removed about 5 years back, but i think this will not be the reasion of your dizziness. Considering your age of 66 years and the way nausea and dizziness appeared and responded to treatment it appears you are suffering from BPPV. Second possibility is of senile vertigo.

My suggestion is that you should consult ENT / NEUROLOGIST for thorough examination and necessary investigations to confirm the diagnosis and treatment.

Answered: Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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