Vertigo

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning/ rotatory movement, mainly caused due to any pathology in the Vestibular system in the inner ear (it maintains the posture & body balance) Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms & Vestibular function tests. Management involves treatment of underlying cause, Vestibular sedatives & Vestibular habituation therapy.

Questions and answers on "Vertigo"

i have been treated for vertigo (bppv) for the past 2 weeks and it is still symptomatic. Today I feel soreness
behind my left eye, could this be of an indication of something other than vertigo? I am frustrated because the
vertigo has gone on for so long. I have had vertigo 3 times before and the incidents
have come on quickly and were gone in a very short time 1=2 days. I have been to Urgent Care twice in the past week.

doctor1 MD

Hello!

Welcome on Healthcaremagic!

Your symptoms do not seem to be related to the BPPV. The soreness behind the left eye could be related to a viral infection or an eye local infection.
For this reason, I would recommend consulting with a ophthalmologist for a physical exam.

Hope you will find...

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I ve been treated for a vertigo attack which still makes me feel dizzy sometimes. My question is: I have a wedding party to go tonight and am afraid that the loud music at the party could make me feel worst, can you advise me what to do?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
There are 2 measures which can help prevent vertigo in this situation. Avoid bending down to pick up things and avoid extending your neck as such. also stay away from the speakers. I am afraid that there is no drugs as such which can effectively prevent a vertigo...

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For the last yer I have had periods of vertigo lasting various days or weeks. Currently I am now in my fourth week of debilitating vertigo. Another symptom has been odd smells ie burnt popcorn. Over the last 43 years I have suffered 8 concussions. Could this be the cause of my vertigo? I am scheduled for an MRI tomorrow.

doctor1 MD

Hi, as you have concusions, previously, it must be the cause of the vertigo you are experiencing these days. Other causes could be infection of the internal ear, or ischemia of the brain, or anemia.
I advise you to consult a neuro physician for diagnosis and treatment. Thank you....

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My Mother is Suffering from vertigo from past 4 years.She has vertigo attack 3 times in 4 years and has been dignosed with vertigo last year.She is taking vertin regularly from last 1 year and now the dose has been reduced to 24 mg.The doctor is now advising her to stop taking vertin.Please let me know if there are any side effects if we immediately stop taking vertin?Will she get another vertigo attack if she stops vertin?She has vertigo attack after viral infection and she is also suffering from Thyroid and High BP

doctor1 MD

Hello,
I have gone through your query and understand your concern.

As you have said the vertigo after viral infection, probably she was suffered from Labrynthitis or Vestibular Neurronitis.
It is possibly a Vestibular neuronitis.
Because in Labrynthitis, vertigo or dizziness will go away once the...

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Enquiring about my mother. Has been diagnosed by her doctor as having vertigo. She had an episode yesterday whereby her arms felt heavy & broke out in a sweat - generally weak. This evening she has been vomiting small amounts. She is 67 years old. Should I be concerned there is something more going on than vertigo?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Nothing to worry, all these symptoms are associated with vertigo.
find out the cause of vertigo and go for its treatment.
Take enough liquids and light diet.
Ok and take care.

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I am suffering from vertigo since last 15 years. I m 31 years of old.Vertigo occur when I change my position specially when I move my head. I feel stroke on back of my head for a few seconds. When I want to sleep in night or get out of bed on morning, I also feel diziness which lasts for 5 to 10 minutes. My hearing ability is very poor by birth. It worth mentioning here that situation got worse when I do some work or exercise (either heavy or low). Please suggest what should I do?

doctor1 MD

plese take medication

tab stugeron 25 mg BID

tan Vertin 16 mg BID
tab emset 4 mg tds

most probably u have BPPV OR vestibular neurosnitis

APlys manure is helpful

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can vertigo be from eyesights,too or just inner ear problems?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Vertigo can be from inner ear and brain

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have not heard of vertigo because of eye sights alone. They may be rare. We generally evaluate vertigo because of inner ear and middle ear, the vestibular nerve that connect this with brain. The brain problems can result...

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Recent questions on  Vertigo

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my name is mr. mukul kanti halder age 45 resident west bengal i am suffering arachnoid cyst in left temporal are with vertigo,nauses and vomiting besides above pain in right aside of belly and pain in left side of chest and pain in spinal cord. please advised

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Hi I am a 33 yr old male; I had an attack of vertigo almost three weeks back. I went to ER where they said it s Vestibular neuritis and I was put on 8mg Serc and 5mg Stematil. I took the meds for 5 days and was apparently fine. On the 8th day had this nausea with a little wobbly feeling; consulted a local doc and he started me on 16mg Serc for 5 days. The moment I took 16mg my head had this fullness feeling and my head was almost always wobbly. 5 days after I went to Neurology and they said my neurological exam was fine but I should take 5mg stem and 8mg serc for 7 days. The next day I consulted an ENT Surgeon and he said it s Viral Labyrinthitis and that I should be fine by the end of the present medicinal course. But even though I am taking the meds, my head still feels wobbly and have this occasional nauseated feeling. I am very concerned as I have to travel in a month and my symptoms does not seem to be getting any better. An advice is much appreciated.

doctor1 MD

Hello, I m a 24 year old female. I have been experiencing vertigo for the past week. If I move my head up down left right I have vertigo, feels like the environment hasn t caught up to me yet as I turn my head. It is not associated with any nausea vomiting no ringing in my ears. I have also never had any significant medical history. This past month I have had headaches on and off but they subside with medication. A few days ago I had stabbing pain behind my right eye which lasted a few hours. I don t have medical insurance yet so I ve been hesistant to see a doctor but would like to know what the cause of this vertigo could be.

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I have neck pain on my left side for the last 7 months when I turn especially to my left side, feels like a muscle pain because sometimes travels to my left shoulder , I also had vertigo for 4 months and after x rays , an MRI , physical terapy they tell me I have osteoartrithis but my neck still hurts ..

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My obese 41 year old daughter woke up the last two mornings with severe vertigo and loss of sight/impaired vision. Eventually the symptoms subside. She is being treated for extreme high blood pressure and enlarged heart and claims to not be...

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I have been feeling dizzy ( vertigo ), nauseaous and very fatigued since Thursday. I feel ok when laying down. I measured my bloodpressure this morning (86/59).

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Hello Doctor ! Today I went to my Hot Yoga class...and half way through the class i felt i was hyper ventilating ..so i stepped out of the hot room and my left side went kinda numb and my left eye was only open half way for about a minute , i have...

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