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Feeling dizzy for over a month. Have seen two ENTs. First said BPPV, other said Migraine Associated Vertigo. Sneezing causes it. Pain behind left ear.

Many factors. Sneezing can trigger blood pressure changes (high, then low) that make you unsteady temporarily by affecting circulation to your brain. Sneezing also can be part of upper airway and ear congestion from allergies which may need to be addressed. The pain behind the ear makes me wonder about mastoiditis. A correct diagnosis should lead to a treatment that alleviates your symptoms. Keep your mind open. Read more...
Endolymphatic Hydrop. Since symptoms started or exacerbate with the trauma of sneezing, you may have secondary Endolymphatic hydrous (primary idiopathic is called Ménière’s disease). Sx are ear pressure, ringing, possible hearing loss & dizziness)This needs to be diagnosed by vestibular studies. If suspected, start on low salt diet, limit alcohol and caffein. ENT may start diuretics and antihistamine for sx control. Read more...
Helping dizziness. It's sometimes difficult to know the cause. Many of the treatments can be used for multiple causes. BPPV is worse with movement. Vestibular therapy would be an option for that. Migraine-associated vertigo responds to migraine treatment. Some people find magnesium to be a helpful migraine preventer. There are also treatments of meclizine, salt restriction, etc. Read more...
More info needed. BPPV is positional (by definition) There is a short latency from assuming a position to onset of true vertigo. Pain behind the ear with change in pressure (sneezing) is an important clue. Is the mastoid area behind the ear tender to tapping on it? Is the pain being referred from the inner or middle ear ? My gut feeling is that neither diagnosis fits the picture. Read more...

Floor feels like it moves when I stand up and laying down I'm ok but certain ways I move my head I can get dizzy headed. Dr said frontal sinus infection and said it wasn't bppv nor inner ear. Tumor?

Doubt sinus problem. Frontal sinus if properly diagnosed by a cat scan almost never produces the feeling you are describing. How was the diagnosis of frontal sinusitis made? It does not sound like you have had a ct of the sinuses. Otherwise, you would not question tumor. If bppv (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) has been ruled out, a neurologist may be helpful. Read more...
Difficult to say. You'll need a complete evaluation by an ENT specialist and/or neurologist. Read more...

What else can cause dizziness upon head movement besides BPPV?

Dizziness. Etiology (cause) of dizziness is very broad. If you are having symptoms, I recommend a consult with one of the HealthTap docs, or with your personal physician. . Read more...

Can anxiety (specifically anxiety about dizziness) cause dizziness when bending head and neck over or in different directions? Doc says not bppv.

Possibly. Balance and dizziness issues are related to 3 general areas. There is inner ear input, visual input, and musculoskeletal input. A problem in any area can cause confusing signals to your brain and make you feel dizzy. In your case, it could be another inner ear problem- not bppv according to your md- or may be related to cervical(neck) musculoskeletal issues. Read more...

2 mnths ago I was hit with BPPV (left ear). I still sometimes feel dizzy or get mild vertigo while laying to left or turning left after laying down.

Epley Maneuver. When BPPV returns, you can just start doing the Epley Maneuver again until it resolves. There's great diagrams and videos of it online. Just google "Epley Maneuver" and/or search it in YouTube. Hope that helps and hope you feel better soon. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss further. Read more...