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Can Boating Cause Vertigo
"Sea Legs": Most likely, your body got adjusted to the constant rocking and movement of the boat, so once you stood on solid ground, your brain was now intrepreting the lack of motion as motion. It should go away within a few minutes. ...Read more
Is ear or brain the cause of mild dizziness, like standing on a gentle rocking boat? Doesn't affect my speech or walking other than mild unsteadiness
Either: Your symptoms can be caused either by an inner ear problem or a problem with the balance centers in your brain. You should be evaluated by a physician to help differentiate the two causes. Although at your age it is more likely to be an inner ear problem such as a meniere's disease, or viral infection. ...Read more
Husband has on and off vertigo problems last boat ride many years back he go very ill even though took meds. Been invited on boat again-should he go?
I've had vertigo for a week. Comes and goes without any pattern or trigger. But was consistent all day today. Feels like spinning or rocking on a boat?
I have many severe phobias. Whenever I'm out of my "safe" place I get crippling vertigo (like being on a boat). It's horrible. How can I fix this?
I experience sporadic vertigo. Dizziness, nausea, almost feels like I'm on a boat. No specific trigger, lasts 5-10 min. At what pt do I see a doc?
Dizziness/vertigo: There are two different types of dizziness: one is vertigo (spinning sensation), the other is lightheadedness (feels like one is about to faint). Vertigo usually is caused by a problem with the inner ear semicircular canals. Lightheadedness often is related to a low blood pressure. It would be helpful for you to seek a medical exam at the time of your symptoms. ...Read more
Female 25yo dizzy sitting up in bed in morning, not vertigo, feel as if on boat. Relieved when lying down, also less noticeable when walking. Why?
Can heat stroke have the effects of Vertigo? I had a heat stroke a week ago today and feel like I'm on a Boat, and still am having terrible headaches
Slight vertigo "On a boat" feeling randomly ocuring in a day for 6 months, spacing out a lot, tense neck & jaw. I have TMJ but dentist said it's fine
Vertigo, TMJ: See your physician for the vertigo. If you truly have TMJoint symptoms and your dentist said, "it's fine", consider seeing another dentist who might have more training and experience in treating patients with TMD\TMJoint issues. Early intervention and treatment is always better than waiting until you have more severe or frequent symptoms. ...Read more
Low grade fever, dizziness since ten days. Had dosage of Vertin prescribed by doctor for Vertigo but still the symptoms persist. Dizziness is something like I'm sailing on a boat. Its more towards the evenings. Sometimes feel nauseated. Bp is Normal, pulse rat
Hydration: You are taking medication for vertigo keep taking it in order for the medicine to work you need to be well hydrated 6-8 bottle of water in winter and 8-10 battles unsymmetrical sodas no energy drink. Keep taking the medicine but hydrate yourself everybody think they drink a lot of water unless you are drinking at least 8 you are not drinking enough ...Read more
Have had severe vertigo for 4 days, after that many days of fatigue, now feel like walking on moving boat. What's happening? Last couple of years have wondered if I've had mini strokes because of numbness, tingling, burning, needles in finger tips, toes,
I would recommend evaluation by a primary care health
care person. ...Read more
I have been having a lot of dizziness on and off throughout the day. I also feel like I am swaying on a boat when I am standing.?
I have continuous headaches, dizziness (rocking boat), nausea, fatigue. What could be the reason?
Headache: Is very common and can have multiple reasons, if if so bad than it is worth it to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Dizziness (spinning/vibrating/feels like I am on a boat), head pain (pressure/cramp that gets worse if turn head-worse on left), warm/tired/feel sick?
Feeling like on a boat when walk or standing. Dizziness now and then. No nausea, no hearing loss, no ringing in ears. Balance good. Inner ear issue?
Depends on age: Acute vertigo is usually due to a viral infection that affects the inner ear, causing unsteadiness sensation for days to weeks. Older persons may get "benign positional postural vertigo" which is chronic for years. Tumors, trauma, vascular problems can also cause this, but are much less common. ...Read more
Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read more
Need diagnosis: It is unusual to have true spinning (vertigo) for 3 months. There is either an inner ear problem or a neurological problem. You need to see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. If you have a hearing loss in one ear and ringing in one ear, consult an ENT doctor. Otherwise, if you have other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness, see a neurologist. ...Read more
Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more
Yes: Cervical arthritis can interrupt the blood flow of the vertebral arteries within the foramen transverarum, as one turns the neck, and thus, a transient ischemic attack. Some older literature in the early 20th century describes a syndrome termed barre-leio, which was thought to affect autonomic nerves in the neck after trauma or arthritis. Some docs still use the term "cervical vertigo". ...Read more
Predisposition only: Semantics: vertigo is a symptom. There are genetic predisposition for vertigo but no "genetic vertigo". It is like saying you cannot be born with "genetic pain". Diseases such as meniere's disease seems to run in families. There are familial vertigo syndromes, genetic deafness and neurological syndromes that have genetic underpinnings. Neurofibromatosis 2 can cause vertigo via brain tumors. ...Read more
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more
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