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A 35-year-old female asked:

Constant dizziness & headaches for over a wk now. dizziness gets worse when i lay the back of my head against something. no fever, covid test negative and dr said ears look clear. husband had same symptoms wk ago. what could cause this? virus?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Symptoms: If your husband had the same symptoms & recovered without use of antibiotics, it makes a viral syndrome likely.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Headaches,dizziness: I've seen many cases of labyrinthitis but not with associated headaches going on for a week. Your dizziness does appear to be positional consistent with inner ear involvement which cannot be visualized with an otoscope. Migraine can be accompanied by vertigo. I'm not convinced your husband had the same disorder. If symptoms persist, I recommend consulting a neurologist for evaluation.

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