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What causes severe vertigo?

female, 46, slightly over weight 255lbs, 6ft. have had cronic back, neck issues since MVA s in 2002 and 2004. before Nov 2011 i had severe low L sciatic pains; shooting pains, instant and or continuing numbing of left left leg to big toe. Nov 3rd started day off with severe virtigo. could not even turn my head in bed with out my eyes acting like a pingball game. could not stand, move my eyes or head. started vomiting later that night; possibly bad pizza previous night. vomiting stopped in 2 hrs. Emergency gave me antibiotics and nose spray. Didn t help much. BETAHISTINE 16mg(only last 2 hrs). Vertigo continued. except- sciatic pain was now gone. felling has now returned to big toe. was treated for possible sinus infec from the vomitting. Along with the spins I am also smelling cigerette smoke everywhere. No fever, no nausea, bowels, urine, fine. Have had issues with my ears/sinuses since I was born but never vertigo. Any ideas?
Mon, 14 Jan 2019
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Hello,

Your symptoms seem to be related to Meniere's disease which is an inner ear issue.

I recommend using Meclizine Hydrochloride medication to treat vertigo.

I also recommend reducing salt in the diet.

If the symptoms continue I recommend visiting an ENT specialist for further evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi,
General & Family Physician
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What causes severe vertigo?

Hello, Your symptoms seem to be related to Meniere s disease which is an inner ear issue. I recommend using Meclizine Hydrochloride medication to treat vertigo. I also recommend reducing salt in the diet. If the symptoms continue I recommend visiting an ENT specialist for further evaluation. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician