A 46-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

allergy, intolerance, or viral? i get vertigo when i eat nuts, chocolate and caffeine, and basic dizziness from other foods. started after shingles.

2 doctor answers
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Labyrinthitis: Depending on which nerve root was affected by your shingles outbreak, you may have "irritated" nerves that innervate the labyrinth, or balance centers of the ears. If shingles was not a case of the head and neck area, then i recommend a simple blood test such as imunocap, which tests for food allergies, thus helping you identify allergies directly and minimize your exposure to them.
Answered on Aug 14, 2013
3
3 thanks
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Inner ear issues?: If the nerves related to your inner ear get swollen they could easily result in feelings of vertigo/dizziness. Perhaps the foods are causing the nerves to swell? Post nasal drip and eustachian tube dysfunction might do it. Chinese medicine or cranial osteopathy might help. Diazepam is a western medication that would effectively treat symptoms.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Berg
41 years experience Neurosurgery
Perhaps the caffeine: is causing you anxiety. Some people experience this and it's not a true allergy, but the response of being overstimulated from the Caffeine. Try and ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Diuretic effect: As a result you experience increased water and electrolyte loss which then leads to decreased blood volume leads to dehydration , or hypovolemia, can ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes too much caffeine can cause your heart to beat faster and can make you feel this.
1
1 comment
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Individual sensitivi: The only answer this would be the you have individual sensitivity or susceptibility to this caused by the caffeine. It is well-known that caffeine wor ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month