Woke up dizzy this morning

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I woke up feeling dizzy like room was moving it lasted about 1 hour until I drank and ate something which eased it but not completely gone. 

It has been building for the past

couple of weeks with some short periods of dizziness seconds to a couple of minutes.

GP did some tests in the practice said it was vertigo/ virus and gave me stemitol.

i suffer for palpitations which I take beta blockers and have lower back pain and recent neck pain and head pressure which seems linked so I'm not convinced about the virus / vertigo diagnosis.

Any ideas? 

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    If it is a single episode of intense vertigo, then you most likely had an episode of vestibular neuritis, but the treatment is usually steriods for a short period of time.

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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