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Are there different types of vertigo?

Are there different types of vertigo?

Absolutely: Vertigo is a sensation of movement when you are not moving. It is a symptom, not a disease. The length of the spinning spells helps us figure out what the problem is. Spells lasting less than a minute could be bppv. Spells lasting less than 24 hours may be migraine or meniere's disease. Spells lasting longer may be a viral inner ear infection. See your ENT specialist to figure this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is a type of dizziness. ...Read more


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Can you get mild vertigo? What are the symptoms and is it hereditary? Can certain exercise bring it on and or what types medication? Age

 Can you get mild vertigo? What are the symptoms and is it hereditary? Can certain exercise bring it on and or what types medication? Age

Vertigo: Causes are manifold can be benign positional vertigo, Lyme disease, I have seen it with subclinical herpes I infection,ear infection,labyrinthritis, acoustic neuroma can be from meds like blood pressure medications, can be from basilar strokes, or tumors so in a 50 year old even with mild vertigo would have an evaluation, ...Read more

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What is different between head tension and vertigo? Which is much more severe?

What is different between head tension and vertigo? Which is much more severe?

Vertigo: Vertigo is dizzy feeling with a definite sense of rotation, it is often organic tension headaches are usually related to anxiety, tension , life situation factors and often found not to have a definitive organic basis. ...Read more

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I get very dizzy in bright light and when there is loud noise I do have vertigo is this a different form or something else?

I get very dizzy in bright light and when there is loud noise I do have vertigo is this a different form or something else?

Migraine: The vertigo and dizziness from sound and light sensitivity is very consistent with migrainous vertigo. You needn't have a headache to have this kind of migraine. You should also have a hearing test to evaluate your hearing since there are some rare other conditions that may cause vertigo with loud sounds. ...Read more

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How and where can I get a prescription for promethazine for my dizzyness/vertigo type symptoms?

Promethazine: Your primary care provider would be able to prescribe promethazine if he/she felt it was appropriate to treat your vertigo type symptoms. During off hours, a provider within an urgent care center should be able to assess whether promethazine is appropriate for you. In the meantime, Cyclizine (Marezine), is similar to promethazine and is available OTC. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more