VERTIGO FOR 6YRS

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I experience "vertigo" not sure wat the difference will b from getting dizzie. I first experienced this symptom when i was pregnant. And has continues for 6 yrs. I get light headed, the rooms starts to spin horribly, i start to sweat, but my body is cold at the same time. Once the room is done spinning i vomit and must laydown for the reat of the day bcuz iam so week afterwards. Any ideas??

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    Hello,

    Have you seen any doctors about this?  The best one would be a neuro-otologist.  They specialize in the inner ear.  I wish I would have known this when I first started having problems.  I get frustrated and depressed because my PCP just called it off as anxiety.  I've never felt like this before I had a sinus infection in 2012.  You might want to check for a neuro-otologist and ask about migraine associated vertigo.  The word migraine is tricky because you do not have to have a painful headache to have migraine associated vertigo.  Also ask about Meniere's disease, that's also an inner ear disorder.

    Take care,

    Nicole

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      No i have not seen a doc. Docs r so dumb now in days n just want to get paid. I did read on Meniere's disease n my symptoms somewhat were familiar. Thanks for ur help.
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    Hi Cinthia

    Its imperative you see a doctor. They should send you for a scan just to make sure nothing serious is going on. The difference between vertigo and dizziness, is with vertigo the room spins. Dizziness is more from inside your own head. You feel lightheaded, unsteady on your feet and your head is dizzy when you move it. The room stays still. Dizziness would probably make you sick as would vertigo. It could be a number of things, I personally have silent migraine which makes me dizzy most of the time. Lying down does help. Its basically migraine without the banging headache. But then sometimes I get that too. I have problems with lights being too bright which is another sign. It can be so many different things thats its best to get it checked. Best wishes.

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      Hi Nikki - just been given new ones today Metoprolol.  Havent collected them yet so no idea whats going to happen.  Actually today I feel quite good and Ive not been on anything now for about 2 months apart from antidepressants which have worked very well.  Thats duloxetine.  Still bit dizzy, Im expecting it back by tea time !
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    if you have been experiencing vertigo for so long, the best advice I can give you is:

    1. Visit an ENT and possibly a neurologist so they can do proper tests 

    2. Track the duration of this episodes, do they last days? hours? 

    Could it be menieres disease?  do you have any hearing loss at times?

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