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Vertigo Symptoms - Is Your World Spinning?

By Edited Mar 24, 2016 1 1

Do you feel dizzy? Do you think you may have vertigo symptoms? The first thing you must do is visit your doctor. There are so many things that can cause vertigo and dizziness symptoms. It could be a simple virus or something more serious.

Before you visit the doctor, try and describe your vertigo symptoms the best you can. Below are a few descriptions of vertigo. See if these symptoms are like yours, or are you more lightheaded? If you can describe your symptoms the better help you can get.

Vertigo Symptoms

True vertigo symptoms, will give you the sensation that your surroundings are moving or spinning. Like you are on a merry-go-round. You may also feel nauseated from this disturbing feeling, as well as the feeling that you are tilting to the side, or even like you are falling through space, and yet you have two feet on the ground. You may also have ringing in your ears, like with tinnitus.

Causes of Vertigo Symptoms


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It could be a simple cold, or a knock on the head or many other causes. If you have started getting vertigo symptoms during the night from a cold, you will notice it is more when you turn over in the night, and the room starts to spin. Although they may make you feel panicky, they tend to disappear in a few minutes. You may also have earache, which lets you know that your simple cold has turned into a more serious secondary infection in your inner ear.

Sometimes having your head up higher at night will help ease these symptoms if it is from a viral infection.

If you have had a hit on the head or if you can remember hitting your head that day, and now in the night you are getting feelings of spinning then you should see a doctor right away. But if you know that you have been battling a sinus cold or upper respiratory infection, then it has most likely affected your inner ear.

Dizziness Symptoms

If you feel more like you are going to lose your balance, or lightheaded, then this is considered dizziness symptoms.

Many things can cause dizziness symptoms, they include

getting up too fast, especially if you tend to have low blood pressure.

If you take your time getting up from bed, you can avoid this. Sit on the edge of the bed and then stand very slowly. At any rate that loss of balance doesn't last long, so this would be considered dizziness symptoms.

Not drinking enough water

If you don't get enough water during the day, or in the hotter days of summer, one of the first symptoms of dehydration is dizziness, or lightheadedness to begin with. You need to stay hydrated and drink lots of fluids during the day and especially during the hotter weather.

Car sickness

The motion of the vehicle can cause motion sickness, which is a dizzy or lightheaded feeling. Do not read in a car, or sit in the back seat. Sometimes sitting in the front and getting fresh air into the car and focusing on something outside the car can help.

Whether you have vertigo symptoms or dizziness symptoms, both are a very uncomfortable feeling. No one likes to feel this loss of control. But so many things can cause either symptoms.

So, get to your Doctor, and try to describe these feelings the best you can.

Vertigo symptoms - The feeling that the room is spinning around you.

Dizziness symptoms - The feeling of loss of balance or lightheadedness

If you can describe your uncomfortable feelings as best you can, then your Doctor will be able to help you with a treatment. So, before you try and self medicate, find out the cause of your vertigo symptoms or dizziness symptoms and feel back in control again. This is your body trying to tell you something is wrong, please don't ignore it!



Jun 13, 2010 4:18pm
Excellent discription of the signs and symptoms of vertigo. :)
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