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Is there anything that can cause constant dizziness\vertigo for years?

Is there anything that can cause constant dizziness\vertigo for years?

Sounds like: Meniere's disease. Consult with a neurologist or ENT specialist. Sometimes, this condition is difficult to treat. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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How to know if I have I have dizziness. Vertigo or hypoglycemia?

How to know if I have I have dizziness. Vertigo or hypoglycemia?

Spinning: Vertigo is the sensation of abnormal movement or spinning - usually worse with certain head movements. Vertigo is caused by ear disorders usually. Hypoglycemia typically causes lightheadedness, sweats, shakes and is made better by eating. ...Read more

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My wife is having dizziness, vertigo since last 10 days. Consulted mbbs and took medicines but no change. Any clues what could be problem?

Dizziness: I would take her to see an ENT doctor. He or she can sort out this problem very nicely. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of headaches recently along with dizziness/vertigo. They don't necessarily happen at the same time. What could it be?

I've been having a lot of headaches recently along with dizziness/vertigo. They don't necessarily happen at the same time. What could it be?

Probably migraine: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headaches, and they are often associated with dizziness. Your otc pain meds are likely contributing to rebound/medication overuse headache, which causes the headaches to actually worsen in the long run. You should see a neurologist who can get you on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute agent (i.e. Triptan i.e. Imitrex) for the pain. ...Read more

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Last friday I ate shrimp and soon after experienced dizziness/vertigo. Dizziness/vertigo has lasted since fri. How long does reaction usually last?

Should be resolved: Most food reactions are immediate with GI discomfort, nausea, vomiting, possibly throat swelling and breathing difficulty. Occasional delayed, >24 hr, reactions occur. Should resolve symptoms in 24 hours. One week of symptoms is not likely allergy. Consider other causes or triggers. True rotating vertigo could be a menier's attack. Should see M.D. ...Read more

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Last friday I experienced an allergic reaction, symptom was dizziness/vertigo. How long does this usually last? It's been four days.

Last friday I experienced an allergic reaction, symptom was dizziness/vertigo. How long does this usually last? It's been four days.

Unlikely an allergy: Dizziness and vertigo are unlikely an allergic reaction. Depending on if you have auditory symptoms or not, it can be due to inner ear / vestibular diseases or even a stroke. You should come see a doctor since it lasts for several days now. ...Read more

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I am experiencing migrains, earache/pain and dizziness/ vertigo. What could this be?

I am experiencing migrains, earache/pain and dizziness/ vertigo. What could this be?

Can all be symptoms: Of migraine headache, especially ocuuring together, best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness (vertigo) when walking around a store but fine walking outside? Blood work came back fine.

What causes dizziness (vertigo) when walking around a store but fine walking outside? Blood work came back fine.

Could be migraine: Many things can cause vertigo but in people who have a history of regular headaches and who have family members who also get headaches, vertigo can be caused by migraine. If you have a history of headaches and are experiencing vertigo that it's a good idea to see a neurologist. If no history of headaches than an ENT doctor can help. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with multiple neurological symptoms including dizziness & vertigo. Could this be meniere's disease?

I have been dealing with multiple neurological symptoms including dizziness & vertigo. Could this be meniere's disease?

Yes: Meniere is common and can cause your symptoms however I suggest you start with a good internist that can rule out other cardiac hormonal blood issues first. ...Read more

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I get dizzy and the room twists when on a computer or phone. What can cause dizziness/vertigo when looking at a computer or phone screen?

Visual vertigo: I have answered this question before. But the symptoms have been labeled as visual vertigo and is caused by moving the eyes back and forth for long periods of time. It is worse in the dark. You also may be benign positional vertigo which is caused by loose stones in the inner ear. Visual vertigo is more central (brain). See an neuro-otologist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Was in Colorado for a few days (over 9600 ft) felt sick (couldn't sleep, dizzy, vertigo) now back at sea level still feel ill - how long to recover?

Was in Colorado for a few days (over 9600 ft) felt sick (couldn't sleep, dizzy, vertigo) now back at sea level still feel ill - how long to recover?

Altitude illness: Yes, been there, had that. Awful. Fortunately it probably won't last too long assuming you're back at normal altitude for you. Get outside, exercise, take plenty of fresh air (real oxygen helps if you have an oxygen bar nearby!) and most importantly, drink lots of water to make up for any deficit. Next time you have to go to altitude, you can get a prescription to help prevent it. Better soon ...Read more

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I recently discontinued taking my depression/anxiety medication, Venlafaxine. The past two days I have had dizziness/vertigo. What can help with this?

I recently discontinued taking my depression/anxiety medication, Venlafaxine. The past two days I have had dizziness/vertigo. What can help with this?

Time: If you stopped this cold, you might want to reconsider that act. Call your doc tomorrow and ask the doctors opinion. This has the side effects that you describe for several days. The idea is to wean off not stop cold. The doctor will probably take a reduced dose and then space it out. But you must know you may have more anxiety by doing it this way. ...Read more

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Every time I take a hot bath, I get very dizzy, vertigo, and sometimes I even pass out. I can't figure out why! I am from az, so I am used to heat. Ideas?

Every time I take a hot bath, I get very dizzy, vertigo, and sometimes I even pass out. I can't figure out why! I am from az, so I am used to heat. Ideas?

Dehydration: I see you have a history of bulimia. If you aren't hydrated enough (or if you are a person with an overall low blood pressure), the heat of the bath can make your vein dilate and the blood sink to your legs, or causing a "vasovagal" reaction. Maybe drink more fluids before a bath, and try to take baths that aren't quite so hot. ...Read more

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Can bad posture laying in bed cause muscle tension in the neck with dizziness/vertigo.

Can bad posture laying in bed cause muscle tension in the neck with dizziness/vertigo.

Yes: Bad posture in bed that impinges on the structures in the neck can do many thing like you suggest. Remember in the neck you are dealing with blood vessels, nerves, muscles & ligaments. If any of them are not able to function well you will pay the consequences. ...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