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Severe Vertigo May Be Relieved By
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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