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My boyfriend has had vertigo for two weeks now. It's seems to started after seeing a 3D movie. He gets dizzy and nauseous when he sees busy patterns. ?

My boyfriend has had vertigo for two weeks now. It's seems to started after seeing a 3D movie. He gets dizzy and nauseous when he sees busy patterns. ?

See eye doctor : Two weeks is too long to still have symptoms. To see a 3D movie,U need good stereopsis or depth perception to enjoy it. If he watched it in 2D, or had one eye closed, he would not have such a large disparity between the angles of the picture relative to his angle of viewing not matching w/ poor fusion.This may have to do with his alignment of both eyes not integrating the images/patterns well. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

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I vommitted, felt dizzy and had cold feet yesterday. I assumed its because i watched a movie lying sideways. Is that called motion sickness? Vertigo?

I vommitted, felt dizzy and had cold feet yesterday. I assumed its because i watched a movie lying sideways. Is that called motion sickness? Vertigo?

Unlikely : unlikely your symptoms are related to watching a movie lying on your side. If the symptoms have resolved and not return, I would not worry. If symptoms persist, recommend see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vertigo?

What are the symptoms of vertigo?

Spinning: Vertigo is a symptom, it is a sensation of movement when you are not actually moving. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (bppv) is a disease where you get short episodes of a spinning sensation with movement, usually about 20 to 30 seconds, especially with getting into bed or rolling over in bed, or looking up. It is best treated with an epley maneuver, by an ENT or physical therapist ...Read more

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What can be done about vertigo symptoms?

What can be done about vertigo symptoms?

Vertigo Causes: Once the ENT docs check out the usual causes, then it's time to look at the unusual causes. Dentistry has a role to play in balancing the bite and restoring the masticatory muscles to balance. When those muscles and the bite is not correct, sometimes the pull of the scm, pterygoids and temporalis muscles on the temporal bone may cause a rotation of that bone and stimulate vertigo. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like vertigo go away quickly?

Do symptoms like vertigo go away quickly?

Depends on cause: Vertigo due to a passing viral infection should pass quickly. Vertigo due to an acoustic neuroma (a non-cancerous tumor) can be chronic (always present). There are many causes of vertigo, and the answer depends on the underlying reason for it. ...Read more

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What are main symptoms and causes of vertigo?

What are main symptoms and causes of vertigo?

Vertigo: Sensation of severe spinning, self or surrounding, swaying or rocking sensation, usually associated with nausea and may be vomiting. Causes include inner ear infection, meniere's disease, positional vertigo, autoimmune disease of inner ear and others. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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Is vertigo a symptom of something more serious?

It can be: Vertigo is either peripheral due to problems in the ear or central due to problems in the back part of the brain or brainstem. Infections or pressure in the ear can cause attacks of vertigo. Tumors of the nerve to the ear may cause vertigo. Disorders of the brain are more complex. Dysfunction of brain may occur due to blood pressure problems, vascular disease, tumors, medications, etc. ...Read more

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What test can be done to see what's causing vertigo symptoms?

What test can be done to see what's causing vertigo symptoms?

An ENG: And eng is a test which we use to evaluate the inner ear and the rest of the balance system. The eyes are hardwired into your balance system and by stimulating your balance system by putting you into different positions and monitoring eye motion we can determine a lot about what's going on with your balance system. Most ear nose and throat doctors have this test available in their offices. ...Read more

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Some advice. Is vertigo symptoms ever normal as you get older?

No: It is more common as people age... However, it is certainly not "normal". If you have spontaneous spinning sensations, please see your doctor. Ent and neurologists and especially neurotologists are the people who specialize in this disorder. ...Read more

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Usually how long can vertigo last, and what are the common symptoms?

Usually how long can vertigo last, and what are the common symptoms?

Depends on cause: The duration of vertigo depends on the cause. Vertigo means spinning classically but could be just a sense of imblance. Can also occur with ear fullness, ringing in the ear or hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can physical activities worsen the effects of Vertigo and prolong symptom?

Yes: When you have a bout of vertigo, the best position is partly reclined, like a recliner halfway down, with your head neutral, i.e. not turned to the left or right. This puts your inner ear in "neutral" and allows healing. You can take Meclizine (Dramamine) to help, and make sure to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. If symptoms don't improve over night, time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What might cause an evening of vertigo symptoms. All is well this morning.?

What might cause an evening of vertigo symptoms. All is well this morning.?

Several issues: The vertigo could be due to a medication, alcohol, recreational drugs, or inner ear problems, such as otolithic shifting, when certain positional changes occur (positional or postural vertigo). Occasional migraine patients experience "paroxysmal vertigo", and rarely, pts with epilepsy will experience transient dizziness as an aura. See your doc if this recurs. ...Read more

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Can you get mild vertigo? What are the symptoms and is it hereditary? Can certain exercise bring it on and or what types medication? Age

 Can you get mild vertigo? What are the symptoms and is it hereditary? Can certain exercise bring it on and or what types medication? Age

Vertigo: Causes are manifold can be benign positional vertigo, Lyme disease, I have seen it with subclinical herpes I infection,ear infection,labyrinthritis, acoustic neuroma can be from meds like blood pressure medications, can be from basilar strokes, or tumors so in a 50 year old even with mild vertigo would have an evaluation, ...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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Im spinning when i lay down on my left side or look that way when laying down. could this be something serious? no other symptoms. or just vertigo?

Im spinning when i lay down on my left side or look that way when laying down. could this be something serious? no other symptoms. or just vertigo?

Vertigo: Sounds like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Please see your local doctor regarding this. In a significant percentage this will resolve spontaneously, but there are some positional exercises that can help treat this condition. For more info, see this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vertigo/basics/definition/con-20028216 ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of vertigo?

Sensation of motion: Vertigo is defined as the sensation of motion in the absence of motion. It can be (but doesn't have to be) the feeling of spinning, rocking or turning. Vertigo is caused by an inner ear problem and depending on the type of vertigo usually an ENT doctor can diagnose and treat it. ...Read more

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