Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
130 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest remedy for light headedness and dizziness?

For 2 I i have been having problems with my ears pain in jaw lightheaded dizzy nausea. Have been givin several meds. Recently diagnosed with tmj and was proscribed ibuprofen for inflammation. I am nursing my baby. My light headedness/dizzyness is getting worse. Could u please give me some kind of in site of what u feel. I just feel so aweful I have 3little boys and its hard to function . I need some one to help me so I can get better and be 100% for them.
Fri, 13 Nov 2020
Report Abuse
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

My best thought regarding your symptoms is that the TMJ dysfunction is causing some problems with your inner ear. Part of the temporal-mandibular joint is located right next to the balance center in your inner ear and when you are having dizziness caused by a problem with your inner ear it is often referred to as vertigo. TMJ can cause a number of problems with this structure and can worsen these symptoms. One option is to look into purchasing a TMJ mouth brace to wear at night.

These are usually found at any local pharmacy and not a prescription. This will help to re-align you jaw bone and reduce the severity of any effects caused by TMJ. This is really a shot in the dark as to whether it will help or not but it is worth an attempt. Another option, in addition to this would be to purchase over-the-counter Dramamine. This is, generally speaking, what we use in the hospital for dizziness caused by inner ear problems. It usually takes several doses to get ahead of the symptoms but it is effective at reducing these symptoms.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. David Girardi, Internal Medicine Specialist
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Lightheadedness


Suggest remedy for light headedness and dizziness?

Hi, My best thought regarding your symptoms is that the TMJ dysfunction is causing some problems with your inner ear. Part of the temporal-mandibular joint is located right next to the balance center in your inner ear and when you are having dizziness caused by a problem with your inner ear it is often referred to as vertigo. TMJ can cause a number of problems with this structure and can worsen these symptoms. One option is to look into purchasing a TMJ mouth brace to wear at night. These are usually found at any local pharmacy and not a prescription. This will help to re-align you jaw bone and reduce the severity of any effects caused by TMJ. This is really a shot in the dark as to whether it will help or not but it is worth an attempt. Another option, in addition to this would be to purchase over-the-counter Dramamine. This is, generally speaking, what we use in the hospital for dizziness caused by inner ear problems. It usually takes several doses to get ahead of the symptoms but it is effective at reducing these symptoms. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. David Girardi, Internal Medicine Specialist