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Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Depends: Inner ear vertigo can have a multitude of causes. Most commonly it is a viral infection that affects the semi-circular canals and causes dizziness. This type of infection is self-limiting and goes away by itself in 3-5 days. Meclizine is an otc medication that can help with the dizziness. If your dizziness is lasting more than 3-5 days, then you should see your 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 pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Is pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Pulsatile tinnitus: A number of health problems can cause the tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. Rec.: see your PCP or ENT for further investigation. It is not a symptom of the migraine. ...Read more

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Treatment for vertigo please?

Treatment for vertigo please?

Depends on cause: Symptomatic relief can come from staying still, taking meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) valium, using a scopolamine patch. But often there is otolithic inner ear process which pt can reverse with an epley maneuver. Vertigo can be associated with migraine and cerebrovascular disease, and the underlying cause is treated. Get a diagnosis and direct therapy from there. ...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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What is the best treatment for hallucinagen persisting perceptual disorder ? (visual disturbance only)

What is the best treatment for hallucinagen persisting perceptual disorder ?  (visual disturbance only)

study results: No. Subjects improved/ total medication 7/8 haloperidol 2/2 diphenylhydantoin 1/1 trifluoperazine 1/1 barbiturates 8/9 benzodiazepines 2/2 narcotics 1/1 carbamazepine 1/1 sertraline (see text) 1/1 naltrexone 9/11 clonidine 1/1 zyprexa (olanzapine) and prozac 2/2 benzodiazepines drug and alcohol dependence 69 (2003) 109/119 no randomized controlled studies exist so far. ...Read more

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What is visual vertigo?

What is visual vertigo?

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 more

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I have non vestibular non vertigo chronic dizzy for 8 month 24/7. Neuro is treating for migraine aura. Differential diagnosis? Dizziness never stops.

I have non vestibular non vertigo chronic dizzy for 8 month 24/7. Neuro is treating for migraine aura. Differential diagnosis? Dizziness never stops.

Vertigo: Non vestibular vertigo means it is not from the ears, and therefore the neurologist is trying to control it by controlling your migraines as they can be correlated, follow their advice. ...Read more

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What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

Some possibilities: The list of possible causes of downbeat nystagmus that the neurologists and neuroophthalmologists think about include: Arnold-Chiari type I malformation, tumors (meningioma, cerebellar hemangioma) at the foramen magnum, demyelination, stroke, cranial trauma, drugs (alcohol, lithium, anticonvulsants), spinocerebellar degenerations, syrinx of the brainstem or upper cervical spinal cord, etc... ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with benign positional vertigo?

Discrete vertigo: Bppv typically presents with recurrent spells of vertigo that are severe but short-lived. There is a very clear spinning sensation associated with marked nausea, and bystanders may notice jerking of the eyes. The spells are often triggered by head movement (e.g. Rolling over in bed), and can be treated by a specific exercise program called the epley manuver. ...Read more

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Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for benign positional vertigo?

Is there a cure for benign positional vertigo?

Yes: There are a series of movements called the epley maneuver that can be done to help. Here is a link to my favorite site for info on bpv: http://www.Dizziness-and-balance.Com/disorders/bppv/bppv.Html scroll down about halfway to "home treatment for bppv". If this doesn't work, see your doctor. There are other in-office treatments. You also might need verification that bpv is really what you have. ...Read more

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

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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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Intercranial hypertension for a year. 24/7 pulsatile tinnitus. Headaches this week worse but pulsatile tinnitus improved Possible reasons?

Intercranial hypertension for a year. 24/7 pulsatile tinnitus. Headaches this week worse but pulsatile tinnitus improved Possible reasons?

Worsening ICH?: Anytime an individual with ICH gets worsening headaches (more severe, more frequent, more prolonged) or new symptoms like vision loss, they need to find out, without delay, if the intracranial pressure is getting higher. I prefer to call the condition "Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension" (IIC) since it can be anything but benign if not treated properly. Contact your treating doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of benign recurrent vertigo w/o migraine? Treatment? Cure?

Have you ever heard of benign recurrent vertigo w/o migraine?  Treatment? Cure?

Yes: Most people with benign positional vertigo do not have migraine. Epley maneuver may be curative but 50% of patients may recur at some time in their life. ...Read more

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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

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Are there cures for positional vertigo?

Are there cures for positional vertigo?

Yes: Positional vertigo is usually benign and self limited. However, a correct diagnosis is imperative and should be made by either a neuro-otolgist or neurologist. Rarely positional vertigo is central. Therefore a proper diagnosis must first be made. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden ear changes: Hello, this is a case for your local ENT specialist. He/she will review your MRI scan. If the MRI was of your brain, a detailed exam of the temporal bones may be needed as well as a audiogram. ...Read more

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What is treatment for tinnitus ?

What is treatment for tinnitus
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Tinitus: Ringing in the ear in the vast majority of cases resolved spontaneously, and is bening. It could be due to a cold, ear infection, certain medications, a blastic sound, a tumor. Have your doctor examine you. Testing and treatment will depend on findings. ...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