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A 37-year-old female asked:

i am 3 weeks into my vertigo episode and getting better, am able to drive etc now. dizzy spells return when i lie down. am i safe to fly?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Positional: Since the air pressure is controlled in large commercial vessels, should not be a problem. Flying in small non-pressurized planes would likely be a problem. See ENT doc if you need professional exam and advice.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Vertigo: If you are having episodes of vertigo when turning your head or changing positions you should not be driving. Flying is unlikely to make this worse unless the vertigo originated from pressure changes in the semi-circular canals in your middle ear. In the latter case it would make it worse. Discuss this with your ENT doctor. Good luck

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