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Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Yes.: Meniere's disease often involves vertigo - the sensation that you or the environment is moving- and changes in hearing. ...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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Vertigo and hypertension?

Get evaluated: All cases of vertigo, especially thise of new onset and those in patients with stroke risk factors such as hypertension, should be evaluated at least once to be sure there is no vascular cause. Vascular causes of vertigo are usually associated with other symptoms such as slurred speech or clumsiness. ...Read more

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Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?

Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?

Complex question : Large differential diagnosis here. See a neurologist and rule out ms and other neurological, tumors, toxic, metabolic, infectious causes .... Labs and imaging studies. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

Yes and no: People with lupus can have these symptoms. These may not be due to lupus. People without lupus can have these symptoms. These are not specific activity and can be seen for a variety of medical issues. When your physician evaluates you this may be clarified. ...Read more

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Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Neg neuro work-up.Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve.Lupus cerebritis still likely?

Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Neg neuro work-up.Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve.Lupus cerebritis still likely?

Rheumatologist: You must be seeing a physician for this condition. Have them consider consultation with a neurologist. While on steroids you are at significantly greater risk for central nervous system and other infections. Cannot advise more without knowing your full medical history. ...Read more

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Can CNS lupus diagnosis easily be missed in a person with lupus diagnosis with frequent episodes of confusion, mental fog, giddiness, black outs but normal mri?

Can CNS lupus diagnosis easily be missed in a person with lupus diagnosis with frequent episodes of confusion, mental fog, giddiness, black outs but normal mri?

Could be difficult: Several possibilities, you might be having reactions to your medications, you could be experiencing seizures and/or migraines, and could indeed have other co-morbidities. Might urge you have this further evaluated. Sometimes, MRI will miss very small lesions, and spinal fluid might be productive. ...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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Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Maybe: ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and lupus- does that mean the lupus has already attacked my brain with neurologic issues ?! poor prognosis?

I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and lupus- does that mean the lupus has already attacked my brain with neurologic issues ?! poor prognosis?

POTS not specific: Those are some very tough diagnoses. Pots has several types and is usually related to an issue with nerves or hormones rather than a brain lesion -- it is not a condition specific to lupus. The way to evaluate for brain lesions is through neuroimaging. In your case, i very much recommend having an in depth conversation with the physician(s) familiar with your specific case. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause dilupus? On plaquenil/nifedipene for raynaud. And have extreme swelling. Low complement. Headaches/dizziness.

Can topamax (topiramate) cause dilupus? On plaquenil/nifedipene for raynaud. And have extreme swelling. Low complement. Headaches/dizziness.

No: I have never seen discoid lupus be caused by topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) but discoid on occasion can transition to systemic lupus. If you are having swelling of your lower extremities, you need to see your rheumatologist as soon as possible. If swelling of lower extremities is present with elevated blood pressure, that may explain the headaches/ dizziness or the headaches/dizziness could be side effects of topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost

Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost

Go to an MD and: get a "complete" physical, for starters. There are zillions of conditions that have one or more of your symptoms. Too general to speculate. ...Read more

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What are the only ear infections that cause dizziness labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis?

Middle and Inner: By definition, anything behind the tympanic membrane can end up affecting balance, dizziness/ vertigo. Outer ear infection usually does not affect balance, but is very painful, and severe pain can cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Long term dizziness (2 months). diangosis with vestibular disorder but now feeling acute nausea, vertigo, floating, hypoglycemic symptoms and facial spams?

Long term dizziness (2 months). diangosis with vestibular disorder but now feeling acute nausea, vertigo, floating, hypoglycemic symptoms and facial spams?

Vertigo: Definitely sounds vestibular. You might have just developed Meniere's disease of the inner ear with acute 'attacks.' More likely with ringing and hearing loss in one ear, but not necessarily. Or it may just be 'benign positional vertigo' on top of the general dizziness you've been having. See ENT for hearing test and balance testing, then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?

I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?

Steroid-sparing: We call Methotrexate a steroid-sparing drug because it can often take the place of Prednisone in the long term. I do agree with the other md who mentioned you need a more specific diagnosis as well. ...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