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I am feeling vertigo while on my period. What could be the reason?

I am feeling vertigo while on my period. What could be the reason?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...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 a type of dizziness. ...Read more


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Dr. Stated plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) could also be the reason for my vertigo - could vertigo really start 8 months after taking it? I don't want to stop this drug.

Dr. Stated plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) could also be the reason for my vertigo - could vertigo really start 8 months after taking it? I don't want to stop this drug.

Hydroxychloroquine: This drug can produce numerous side-effects with neurological overtones, including vertigo, but it is unusual (although not impossible) to have these develop after 8 mos of treatment. Suggest you work this out with the rheumatologist to see whether this may be related more to your underlying illness than to the plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Sound like you are already having this assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone have vertigo for no reason. All tests and ears fine. But sometimes i feel like im moving when sitting or like im gonna fall I have anxiety?

Can someone have vertigo for no reason. All tests and ears fine. But sometimes i feel like im moving when sitting or like im gonna fall I have anxiety?

Yes: Meniere's syndr: Yes, meniere's disease can have symptoms of vertigo with normal tests, ears. (fyi: a good ENT can help. Janet callahan at mgh in boston is an expert in treating this.). ...Read more

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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe? I don't like taking any medications for any reason but my allergies are affecting my vertigo so i need something. (hypercondriac)

Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe? I don't like taking any medications for any reason but my allergies are affecting my vertigo so i need something. (hypercondriac)

OTC: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an over the counter medication that has side effects but is considered to be safe medication. It can also be effective in treating allergy symptoms. Talk to a pharmacist about your concerns. ...Read more

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Have had symptom of imbalance for a year! been to ent, neurologist had mri's! no diagnosis! can you just have vertigo for no reason?

Have had symptom of imbalance for a year! been to ent, neurologist had mri's! no diagnosis! can you just have vertigo for no reason?

Perhaps these?: You may have "paroxysmal vertigo", a migraine epiphonomenon, or you might have inner ear issues, such a meniere's, or perhaps, an endolymphatic fistula. Hopefully, anemias, thyroid problems, decreased blood vessel flow, and medication adverse effects have been eliminated. Never hurts to get an additional opinion at nearby medical school. ...Read more

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Reason for on and off dizziness from 8 years I am 17 ?

Reason for on and off dizziness from 8 years I am 17 ?

Dizziness: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, this could be d/t various reasons . I will need more history, before coming to a conclusion. Please discuss this with your doctor. You will need blood work for anemia, thyroid disorder among others. I hope it helps! Thank you :) ...Read more

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For what reason i get this dizziness from reading of text all the time?

For what reason i get this dizziness from reading of text all the time?

Size and eyesight: Eyestrain is common these days with all of the computer screens we look at. Try to take breaks from the screen when you can and also get your eyesight checked by an optometrist/ophthalmologist. If you need glasses, reading small text can alter your sensorium as well causing headaches. ...Read more

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What is the reason for dizziness when dieting?

What is the reason for dizziness when dieting?

Low food & fluids.: You are likely being too aggressive with your efforts and are not taking in enough food and fluids. Because of this, you don't have enough blood volume and/or nutrients going to cells in your body, like your brain cells. You might have low blood glucose, or be anemic, as many things like vit b12, and folate (folic acid) are neccessary for correct blood cell production. So drink and eat more, see how you do. ...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