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Are there different types of vertigo?

Are there different types of vertigo?

Yes and no: Vertigo will always be vertigo (false sense of motion or false sense of room motion). But, vertigo can be caused by many different things. In general, you can have either peripheral (inner ear problem) or central vertigo (brain/brainstem problem). Then out of each of these, there are many causes of vertigo. Ents and/or neurologists are the best doctors to see for an evaluation of vertigo. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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?

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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Can problems with the ears cause vertigo (spinning feeling)? It's highly probable I have oi type 1, which can affect my ears from what i understand.

Can problems with the ears cause vertigo (spinning feeling)? It's highly probable I have oi type 1, which can affect my ears from what i understand.

Unlikely but possibl: I assume you have osteogenesis imperfecta. This is a defect in bone development that causes frequent fractures. There can be boney overgrowth in certain areas including in the skull. This may cause some defect in inner ear function. However, episodes of vertigo may also be due to poor blood flow to the brain. Blood flow through the neck may be bad. You need a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Glumetza was prescribed to me - I don't have type 2 according to my doc but high insulin levels ... I also had a severe vertigo 10 days back ...advise?

Glumetza was prescribed to me - I don't have type 2 according to my doc but high insulin levels ... I also had a severe vertigo 10 days back ...advise?

Metabolic syndrome?: Glumetza (metformin) is used to treat diabetes as well as other disorders related to Insulin resistance, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome (also called dysmetabolic syndrome). Waist size greater than 40 in., BP >130/85, triglycerides >150, HDL chol 100 are criteria for this disorder. Having high Insulin levels alone, is not a reason. ...Read more

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I have vertigo. No neurology problem was found . Slight front sinus cyst found. Eng/vng hearing test normal. 20 differnt medicines and no cure?

Spinning?: Vertigo is defined as an hallucination of movement. The feeling that the room is spinning or that you are moving. As such, it is not the result of sinus infection. It is the result of inner ear or central problems. The one test that you did not describe is an eng which is a specific vestibular exam to determine whether the balance mechanism of the inner ear is normal. Are you sure it's vertigo. ...Read more

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When i injured me knee i had severe pain in my knee but also got a sudden headache, vertigo type sensation and felt about to have a nosebleed. Why?

When i injured me knee i had severe pain in my knee but also got a sudden headache, vertigo type sensation and felt about to have a nosebleed. Why?

Hard to say: It is not really possible to tie all those things together into a single cause. Anatomically, a knee injury should not contribute to a nose bleed or vertigo. I would encourage you to start with a primary care doctor and get a good over all physical exam and go from there. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can anxiety give you a swaying motion type feeling heart feels like beating fast head funny eyes funny been to drs a lot they say not vertigo anxiety ?

Can anxiety give you a swaying motion type feeling heart feels like beating fast head funny eyes funny been to drs a lot they say not vertigo anxiety ?

Of course: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include nausea, sob, insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Started with conjunctivitis and headaches. Last 4 days ive had vertigo, pain in both ears and sinus type pressure and headache on top of head.

Started with conjunctivitis and headaches. Last 4 days ive had vertigo, pain in both ears and sinus type pressure and headache on top of head.

Sinusitis?: The initial symptoms may have been from a viral URTI, which can occasionally cause conjunctivitis. What you describe now may represent a sinus or ear infection, either of which can supervene following a URTI. Other possibilities need to be considered, however, so it would be best for you to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Everyday im congested, headache, neck pain, ent dr thinks is just sleep apnea i couldnt do excersice cause vertigo what should i do? im type 2 diabeti

Everyday im congested, headache, neck pain, ent dr thinks is just sleep apnea i couldnt do excersice cause vertigo what should i do? im type 2 diabeti

Sleep apnea and DM2: Your doctor may be correct about your sleep apnea but you must be referred to a specialist that can help you. Regarding type 2 diabetes - please stop that term. Type 2 diabetes can be totally removed once you have a good diet and good exercise. Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian. You can and will get rid of type 2 diabetes once you get in under control. ...Read more

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I'm just curious. what is the causes for dizziness in different positions.?

Dizzy: Positional "postural" dizziness can be due to a number of causes. Most commonly would be either a vestibular (middle/inner ear) or causes related to hydration. The brain is very stingy when it comes to wanting blood flow and oxygen. There are mechanisms in place to keep the blood moving from the heart to the brain. Often dehydration disrupt this normal process resulting in dizziness. ...Read more

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