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How Do I Know If I Have Vertigo
your symptoms: Sensation of spinning, room tilting, floor coming towards you, ceiling tilting, episodic feeling of lightheadedness, feeling of something rushing in the head, are symptoms of vertigo. In severe state there is nausea, vomiting and poor balance. Unsteadiness can occur with even mild vertigo. Symptoms are often triggered by head and or body movements. ...Read more
Movement: Vertigo is an hallucination of movement. It is caused by either inner ear vestibular disease or central brain stem disease involving the vestibular nuclei. You will know it because the room is moving or spinning and it is often associated with nausea. The treatment can be as simple as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) OTC. If the vertigo persists see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
I have a history of passing out and getting lightheaded, dizziness, and chest pains. No one knows what is causing it. I am worried. I feel it`s getting?
Mental Health: If all is normal on exam and with testing we must face that this may be a problem being caused by your mind. I would advise a full and thorough psychiatric evaluation as part of the work up for your problem. Something may be going on in your psyche. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the last 6 month's I've been getting really bad migraines, hot flashes, dizziness, and nausea and sometimes puking. No doc knows what it is. Help?
No doc!: What doctors have you seen? Your list should include a neurologist, a gastroenterologist, and a psychologist ...Read more
It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?
You need to see a doctor.: Undoubtedly, you have experienced a lot of stress in the recent past and presently have a child to care for, which does not help. Not withstanding the possibility of a PTSD / anxiety related disorder, my recommendation is that you see any physician in your vicinity. Family Med, Internal Med, Neurologist, ENT, etc. You begin by telling them of your current poor balance, loss of coordination, dizziness and extremity numbness only. This warrants an MRI of the head. You need a physical exam and some bloodwork done. Based on your evaluation and the test results, that physician will direct you to the necessary specialist if it is indeed warranted. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
True movement: By definition, vertigo is an hallucination of movement and can be the result of injury to the balance mechanism of the inner ear or the vestibular nuclei in the brain stem. The classical symptoms are the sensation that the room is moving, or that you are moving. It is not light headedness or unsteadiness. You must have a true sense that things are moving. Can last for seconds to hours. ...Read more
Comments: If you have vertigo, you will feel very dizzy, off balance, and likely at risk for falling. If acute and due to inner ear infection, or a stroke, nausea and vomiting will likely be present. Vertigo subjectively feels like you are whirling about, and are very unstable. Most doctors can diagnose this vestibular imbalance problem. ...Read more
Dizziness: Vertigo is a medical term describing a symptom. It is characterized as a sensation of spinning. So, if you go to your doctor and say you are spinning and dizzy and he/she says you have vertigo, all they have done is give a fancy medical name to what you just described. The thing to always ask, and should be explained, is that the vertigo is caused by "x". Vertigo is a symptom of many condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertigo: The inner ear send signals to the brain with regards to motion or rotation. Either the inner ear is sending signals erroneously or the nerve that travels from there to the brain is inflamed or irritated. Most of the time symptoms will resolve. If you are not getting any better then see your dr. As there are other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things cause it: Vertigo refers to inner ear issue that involves the balance system. So anything that can affect the inner ear or the nerves associated with that area or the area of the brain involved in the control of that system can cause vertigo. Inner ear or middle ear infection can cause vertigo. Nerve dysfunction can cause it and in extreme cases the stroke in the area of brain concerned with balance can. ...Read more
Depends how long: Acute vertigo from a viral illness is best treated by Prednisone and valium. I am not a big fan of Antivert (meclizine) preferring Valium or other meds like it. Long term vertigo is best treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Vertigo that occurs only when moving your head while in bed can be treated by a procedure to reposition loose calcium deposits. Any question see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Most acquired vertigo is due to inflamation of the middle ear apparatus and steroids help a great deal in my opinion. Vertigo can also be caused by specific stroke types or migraines, and at times even epilepsy! need to determine what type, which neurologists are trained to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vretigo from vision: Some people, myself included, can get vertigo and dizzy from looking at things that are moving rapidly. An example of this are the high definition video games that people play. If the characters in the game move rapidly from place to place, up and down, it can make you dizzy and nauseous. Reading your cell phone in the car can also make you very dizzy. The eyes are hard wired into the inner ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
False motion: Vertigo is a sense of false motion. It can be caused by a problem in your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or by a problem in the brainstem (central vertigo). The inner ear has 3 separate balance canals that help keep your balance in space during movement. The brainstem is responsible for processing all the information from both inner ears, your eyes, and your muscles to help with balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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