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What would cause severe vertigo?

What would cause severe vertigo?

Severe vertigo: There are two types. Peripheral vertigo is more common and often by a small stone stuck in your semicirular canals of the inner ear. See an audiologist of ENT doctor. ...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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Is there anything that can cause severe vertigo from a hot shower?

Is there anything that can cause severe vertigo from a hot shower?

Vertigo: A hot shower can cause vertigo simply by changing the temperature in your ear canals. This is the same principle we use when we do caloric testing of the inner ears (semi-circular canals). We raise and lower the temperature of the ear canals and this translates into raising or lowering the temperature of the inner ears. This temperature change causes inner fluids to move which can cause vertigo. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe vertigo, has lasted 3 hours. No other symptoms, never had vertigo last this long. What could be cause, and should I see a dr?

Woke up with severe vertigo, has lasted 3 hours. No other symptoms, never had vertigo last this long. What could be cause, and should I see a dr?

Usually benign: probably was positional, due to changes in fluid balance in the canals of the inner ear, and the effects little floating crystals then have, in those canals. Recurrence should prompt you to a Dr. Could be due to head trauma, allergies, ear, sinus, throat, and other respiratory infections. Rarely, supplements or meds. Many times no identifiable source. Get well. ...Read more

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What can I do about severe vertigo and showering? What would cause severe vertigo from a hot shower? Are there any ways to decrease the severity of the vertigo, other than taking cold showers?

What can I do about severe vertigo and showering? What would cause severe vertigo from a hot shower? Are there any ways to decrease the severity of the vertigo, other than taking cold showers?

Depends on cause: Vertigo is defined as a perception of movement of you or your surroundings often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If lightheadedness then you feel like you want to pass out. If lightheaded then i would be concerned about heat making blood vessels dilate lowering blood pressure which may indicate autonomic dysfunction. If it happens with eyes closed only then that may indicate weak inner ears. ...Read more

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What is different between head tension and vertigo? Which is much more severe?

What is different between head tension and vertigo? Which is much more severe?

Vertigo: Vertigo is dizzy feeling with a definite sense of rotation, it is often organic tension headaches are usually related to anxiety, tension , life situation factors and often found not to have a definitive organic basis. ...Read more

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How should I deal with my labrynthitis? Should I just rest, or do my best to move around still despite the severe vertigo?

How should I deal with my labrynthitis? Should I just rest, or do my best to move around still despite the severe vertigo?

Some suggestions: An acute vestibular labyrinthitis is time limited, tending to phase out over several days. Staying active is OK, as long as you recognize risk of falling with injury, and possible exacerbation of need to vomit. Do not see any palliative medication for your problem, but you might benefit from Ginger Root 1000 mg thrice daily. ...Read more

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Hi i was just wondering what is it that i'm suffering with? I get severe vertigo and severe jerks when i doze off to sleep

Hi i was just wondering what is it that i'm suffering with? I get severe vertigo and severe jerks when i doze off to sleep

Vetigo: Vertigo and dizziness causes can be hard to diagnose and are often multifactorial. That being said, one of the most common causes is inner ear issues (vestibular problems). See a dr. For an evaluation as there is medication that may help you. Certain physical therapy and/or vestibular rehab is available as well that can help relive these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as having vertigo without having the spinning and severe light headness when i move my head to quickly it takes a sec to react?

Is there such a thing as having vertigo without having the spinning and severe light headness when i move my head to quickly it takes a sec to react?

Vertigo: The definition of vertigo is a spinning sensation. It is not always positional, as in being exacerbated by head movement. If you are having vertigo, please have it checked out. Having severe lightheadedness is not the same as vertigo, but you should still see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from severe vertigo symptoms since 3 years. had done epleys maneuver thrIce.but I stIll experIence thesame feelIng.what shall I do?

Reassess diagnosis: Epley maneuver is often useful to address positional vertigo, but doesn't always work. But could be that your events are caused by different disorder such as Meniere's, and would be of value to discuss further with otolaryngologist. In some cases, paroxysmal vertigo can be caused by migraine equivalent. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 37 year old female, woke up with severe vertigo 3 days ago. Mostly when lay left sided. Bumped head 3 days prior but didn't really hurt.

I'm a healthy 37 year old female, woke up with severe vertigo 3 days ago. Mostly when lay left sided. Bumped head 3 days prior but didn't really hurt.

BPPV: i see you are close. You can make an spot to see me this week. You most likely have BPPV which will require a maneuver to fix. The little crystals in the ear get in the wrong place and have to be positioned. Lie down with left side down. When you get dizzy tool all the way to the left on side, slowly roll to right, get on right side the sit up and you will get real dizzy. This put them in pla ...Read more

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How can I get rid of severe vertigo?

How can I get rid of severe vertigo?

Diagnosis: The answer to your question is to get a proper diagnosis by an ENT doc. Over the counter dramamine (dimenhydrinate) (meclizine) sedates the brain and may give you some relief. But to get rid of the vertigo, you need to know what is the cause. 5 possibilities include: bppv, meniere's disease, viral labyrinthitis, autoimmune disease of the inner ear and central (brain) disease. See ent. ...Read more

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5 days GRADUAL onset of vertigo, getting worse and worse. And now severe headache. Seems to be worse when I'm sat down or laid down. Possible DX?

5 days GRADUAL onset of vertigo, getting worse and worse. And now severe headache. Seems to be worse when I'm sat down or laid down. Possible DX?

Please seek care: Acute onset of vertigo and positional headaches require urgent evaluation to rule out bleed, meningitis, or cause of increased intracranial pressure. Please seek care. ...Read more

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Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?

Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?

Sure it can: While the most traditional & specific definition of what is known as vertiginous migraine or as you say "Migraine-associated vertigo" is that of actual vertiginous sensations or spinning/whirling/tumbling/moving feeling either followed by or preceded by migraine headaches there's nothing that says that a person couldn't simply have an event of lightheadedness or disconnected feeling & headaches. ...Read more

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What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

A long list: Many different things can potentially cause this constellation of symptoms that you describe, including: high blood pressure, anemia, very high blood sugar, abnormal thyroid function, abnormal electrolytes, and less often neurological illness. Given how nonspecific these symptoms are, it's important you have a thorough exam and evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Had severe vertigo attacks two days in a row, when waking up. As soon as I raised my head off the pillow. Any ideas on the cause?

Whoa there, Linda: Dizziness & vertigo can be frustrating symptoms for doctors because the cause is often obscure. But in an otherwise healthy teenager, the cause is also highly likely to be benign & self-limited. It could be a viral labyrinthitis, which like most viral infections goes away after a few days. 2 days of vertigo is like 2 days of a cold: inconvenient but just be a patient patient & wait it out. ...Read more

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Experiencing chronic vertigo and severe tinnitus leaving me bedridden (4 days). Healthy 39yo female. What is this? Foods to avoid? Can I take NSAIDS?

Experiencing chronic vertigo and severe tinnitus leaving me bedridden (4 days). Healthy 39yo female. What is this? Foods to avoid? Can I take NSAIDS?

Possible Meniere's: Recurrent episodes of vertigo (a spinning sensation) accompanied by severe tinnitus for 4 days is certainly concerning for Meniere's, but there are other diagnoses that should be considered. It is important that you be seen by an otolaryngologist who can make the appropriate diagnosis. For my Meniere's patients, I ask them to avoid excessive salt, sugar and caffeine. NSAIDs are OK. ...Read more

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I was using Paroxetin HCl Controlled Release Tablets 37.5 mg once daily but for last 3 days I forgot and now I am having severe vertigo and nausea.Why?

I was using Paroxetin HCl Controlled Release Tablets 37.5 mg once daily but for last 3 days I forgot and now I am having severe vertigo and nausea.Why?

Nausea withdraw : these symptoms may from withdrawal gradual reduction or replacement by Ssri medications may ameliorate the symptoms. In any case it should pass. If no bettrr vonsilt your physician. Resuming your medication may help. Pericardium 6 in acupuncture point can reduce nausea Ginger spice chamomile can also make you feel better ...Read more

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Dx bppv cupulothiasis. Vertigo severe with nausea. Causing anxiety /panic what to do?

Vertigo: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is usually diagnosed w/dix-hallpike maneuver (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dix–hallpike_test). Your doc should talk to you about epley maneuver (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/epley_maneuver) to put the otoliths back in place & resolve your vertigo (which will then resolve anxiety & panic). ...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