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Hi. I suffer from vertigo attacks. I am not sure what to do. Is there anybody with the same experience? What is the cause of my problem? What are my treatment options?

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Hi. First of all, vertigo is not a disease. It is just a symptom. Vertigo attack may occur as a result of a peripheral and central vestibular system. Sometimes, the cause is unknown. Peripheral vestibular disorders are benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere`s disease, ototoxicity, vestibular neuritis and Cogan`s syndrome. CV disorders include cardiovascular disorders, central nervous system disorders, migraine, MS, head trauma, kidney disease, thyroid disorder and tumor. Many meds can cause a vertigo attack. Are you taking any meds? Treatment depends on underlying cause. Also, alcohol can cause vertigo attack.
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Can you please tell me what causes Vertigo? Is there away you can permitely get rid of Vertigo?
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I used to get attacks of vertigo, however I seem to have been cured of that symptom. I was diagnosed with Meniere`s disease, which is a dying off of the balance center in the inner ear. Through many tests, the balance mechanism in my right ear appeared to be about 50% diminished, and an Ear Wick procedure was prescribed (thru The Silverstein Institute). The way it was fixed was to laser a hole through my ear, and then a "wick" was inserted thru a tube placed thru the ear drum to deliver medication to the innner ear. This killed of the rest of my balance center in the right ear, and then I had to do exercises to "train" my left ear's balance center (among other things) to compensate.

This seemed to cure my vertigo, but now I have incessant Tinnitus in the right ear, a whole 'nother issue. :(
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I started suffering from Vertigo about a year ago. It was stressed-induced due to a new job that was very overwhelming. I also believe that it was related to drinking too much alcohol. My doctor prescribed Celexa which made it go away and is not addictive. A doctor should be consulted to help you sort this out. Vertigo can be very dangerous expecially when driving.
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I have had Vertigo since I was 7 years old. I am now 19 and I suffer from it every few months and it lasts for like 7 days. I have been fired from a couple of jobs bc they didn't believe I was serious. Reason being the doc. couldn't find out what was causing it. But I see in these posts there are many diff. things that can cause it. But honestly I have only been sick with vertigo once since I have been preg. and it only lasted like 3 days. I am scared its going to come back after I have the baby though... Vertigo is sooo not cool especially when you have had it as long as I have. I get it really severe.... I usually end up in the hospital on fluids etc. and then after I go to the hospital they usually give me a shot of fenergen idk something weird and it makes me sleep for like 3 days after. I was jw should I get checked for all that junk in the 1st post??? to find out if its something more serious.
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I am a freshman in college. tonight i was sitting on a couch with some friends and i suddenly got really dizzy and it felt like someone picked up one end of the couch because i fell the other way onto one of my friends. i yelled (because i really thought someone picked up the couch) and they all looked at me and were like 'whats wrong with you?"

is this a vertigo attack? this happened last semester. i just woke up really dizzy after a night where i partied, but i was dizzy for 3 days straight. i went to the health center where they gave me dramamine and told me to go to sleep.

but this time, i havent had alcohol in 2 days, and i have had plenty of sleep. i dont know what's wrong with me
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An E.R. doctor told me valium is the best oral medication you can take--Xantex works as well, as do the generics of each.  One-half lowest dose pill for moderate problem, and a whole lowest-dose pill for a really miserable case.  Dramamine over the counter helps, though not as much.  Good luck, this is truly hellish. 

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I suffer from the same thing. Iam not sure what to do either. I will be talking to my doctor seriously about this. I understand that there is medication for this to keep yourself in balance.
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