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Diagnosed bppv lasting 3 wks Epley exercises makes symptoms much worse: dizziness headache light sensitivity normal? How long until Epley helps

Diagnosed bppv lasting 3 wks  Epley exercises makes symptoms much worse: dizziness headache light sensitivity  normal?  How long until Epley helps

Should work quickly: There is an Epley MANEUVER which is done generally by a neurologist or a neuro-otologist in the office but they can be done at home after initial treatment. Are you sure you're doing them correctly? If the diagnosis is accurate they should work well. There are another set of exercises which I believe are more easily done than Epley but require a partner. They are called Brandt-Daroff EXERCISES. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Light Sensitivity (Definition)

Light sensitivity is a clinical finding in which either a person's eyes are more sensitive to light than normal resulting in pain with bright light or a person's skin is more likely to be sunburnt ...Read more


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Is GERD can also cause dizziness and light sensitivity and shortness of breath? i am suffering from acid reflux.

Is GERD can also cause dizziness and light sensitivity and shortness of breath? i am suffering from acid reflux.

GERD: A burning sensation in your chest or chest pain, dysphagia and dry cough, but not dizziness and shortness of breath. See your health care provider for complete examination and tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife has dizziness, nausea, light sensitivity, and headache. She gets migraines 5-6 x/yr. This time her right hand is ice cold. Cause for concern?

My wife has dizziness, nausea, light sensitivity, and headache. She gets migraines 5-6 x/yr. This time her right hand is ice cold. Cause for concern?

Rheumatological: A single hand being "ice cold" may be the sign of a rheumatological type of disorder or a vascular type of disorder. Migraine headache as a cause to this symptom would be unrelated. ...Read more

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I suffer ongoing dizziness, headaches, light sensitivity, numbness & pins & needles in left arm/ shoulder, also chest pain both sides. Any suggestion?

I suffer ongoing dizziness, headaches, light sensitivity, numbness & pins & needles in left arm/ shoulder, also chest pain both sides. Any suggestion?

Multifactorial: See neurologist to rule out fibromyalgia. See ENT to check your vestibular function. Your pcp can run lab tests to rule out exidental chronic poisoning or vitamins deficiency or cardiac arrhithmias. If after all of the above you are still sick consider major university for further work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms: pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue. Dizzy, light sensitivity. What did i inhale and how do I get rid of it?

Symptoms:  pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue.  Dizzy, light sensitivity.  What did i inhale and how do I get rid of it?

Unknown: Was i there with you to see what you did or didn't do? Was i there to see you inhale anything? Get real and take responsibility for whatever you did and see an md. ...Read more

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ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?

ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www.Amazon.com) and visit www.dysautonomiainternational.o ...Read more

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Again extream head pain, nausea , vomiting, dizzy sensitivity light&sound .Again er, test, treatment.Ct-clear pain med+zofran.=diag:migraine. Sent home!

Again extream head pain, nausea , vomiting, dizzy sensitivity light&sound .Again er, test, treatment.Ct-clear pain med+zofran.=diag:migraine. Sent home!

Daily meds: It depends on how often this occurs, but it sounds like you may need to be on a daily medicine to prevent these headaches. You should also try to eliminate the common headache triggers if you haven't already tried that. And maintain a headache diary to try to identify any potential triggers. Good luck. ...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