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A 64-year-old female asked:

Every few weeks, when i wake up i'm incredibly dizzy and nauseous for the day. the only time the world stops spinning is when i'm lying down. my vision blur. it lasts a day or 2. is it a type of panic attack or diabetes?

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Dr. Evan Kardon
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Vertigo: What you are describing sounds like a type of vertigo, which is often due to an inner ear dysfunction. Ideally you should be evaluated by a neurologist Most commonly this is a disturbing, but benign condition.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Inner ear: Sounds like otolithic instability in inner ear. Less likely Meniere’s. An Epley maneuver by physical therapist might work. ENT doctor good choice
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Last updated Nov 30, 2020

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