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What causes dizziness/ wooziness after getting off a boat dock?

What causes dizziness/ wooziness after getting off a boat dock?

"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

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 ...Read more


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Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by airplane/boat?

Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by airplane/boat?

Motion sickness: Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) meclizine, valium, ginger root, and specific seasickness wrist bands may all help. Of interest, many patients who suffer car sickness, sea sickness, or air sickness, have tendency to suffer migraine headaches. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Probably not: With his sensitivity to vertigo and prior motion sickness it's a good bet he'll have the same symptoms again and not enjoy the trip. Medications can help, but not prevent the symptoms. ...Read more

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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'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?

Vertigo: Sensation of spinning while stationary, associated with nausea or vomiting, unsteadiness, difficulty walking, blurred vision.
Refer to my answer on VERTIGO for list of possible causes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Get an evaluation.: Dizziness can be positional in such a case, and it is treatable. However vertigo has many causes that need further examination to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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

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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 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.?

Vertigo: Sensation of spinning while stationary, associated with nausea or vomiting, unsteadiness, difficulty walking, blurred vision.
Refer to my answer on VERTIGO. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Vertigo: Sounds like you have an onset of inner ear dysfunction. The is vertigo and can be caused by imbalance to your vestibular gland. Feeling nauseated is common with the problem. See your doctor and he or she can help you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Could be: With the lack of hearing loss and only symptomatic on walking or standing, make me believe that is due to a sensory ataxia or due to something like migraine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause vertigo?

What can cause vertigo?

Long list: There is a long list of causes of vertigo.
It could be due to a virus, medication, or other complex processes. Hard to answer your question in detail without a good history and physical. Set up an appointment with your pcp for workup of the cause and management of symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause severe vertigo?

What would cause severe vertigo?

Severe vertigo: There are two types. Peripheral vertigo is more common and often by a small stone stuck in your semicirular canals of the inner ear. See an audiologist of ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of vertigo?

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

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What are main symptoms and causes of vertigo?

What are main symptoms and causes of vertigo?

Vertigo: Sensation of severe spinning, self or surrounding, swaying or rocking sensation, usually associated with nausea and may be vomiting. Causes include inner ear infection, meniere's disease, positional vertigo, autoimmune disease of inner ear and others. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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Might experiencing vertigo cause you to passout?

Might experiencing vertigo cause you to passout?

Yes: Yes, vertigo is usually a problem with your inner ear, your balance organ. If the vertigo is bad enough you will likely pass out and lose consciousness. ...Read more

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What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo?

What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo?

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

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I have been having vertigo everyday for 3 months. What causes it?

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

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Can constipastion cause vertigo?

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

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Can fuch's dystrophy cause vertigo?

Fuchs': Not typically. Fuchs is a problem with the inner layer of the cornea. If this layer fails (the pump of the cornea), then the cornea can swell and vision can become blurry. Vertigo is typically not related to Fuchs. ...Read more

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What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

Many things: While inner ear problems like meniere's are on the list, the list is long and includes migraines. Only a good medical evaluation by your doctor, testing, and possibly ENT or neurology evaluations can really answer this. ...Read more

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Can cervical arthiritis cause vertigo?

Can cervical arthiritis cause vertigo?

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

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What can be a genetic cause for vertigo?

What can be a genetic cause for vertigo?

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

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Can anxiety and hypochondria cause vertigo?

Can anxiety and hypochondria cause vertigo?

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

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