Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

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Why is there dizziness upon a change in the position of the head?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering from BPPV for the past year. At the start, it was severe, but with the time, it became less. It has been ten months, but still, she feels dizziness like her body is slowly moving, and while walking, she complains that floor is getting high and low. Her MRI, f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your mother is having BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), it is a disease of the posterior semicircular canal in inner ear. Try to know which side of the ear is affected. It gets aggravate while moving head laterally. Epley maneuver is one of the standard...  Read Full »

How to treat positional vertigo with dizziness and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 85 years old. I have dizziness, vomiting, and positional vertigo for the past 22 days, and I cannot undergo exercise. I tried with Vertin, and there are no results; later on, the doctor gave Stugiron. Also, have high blood pressure and currently under medication. Vertigo is mainly p...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With the symptoms you have, there is a possibility of a BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). In this condition, there is the displacement of the calcium carbonate crystals present in the inner ear, causing hyperfiring signals to your brain and thereby having a f...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to vertigo or a brain tumor?

Query: Hello I am 24 years old. 3 years back I had a vertigo kind of thing I see a doctor he gave me some meds and it was ok Now from last few days like 20 days I have these symptoms 1) I feel like things around me are in motion (too and fro ) 2) it gets worse when I try to sleep and lie on bed or fl...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, I would like to know some details of your symptoms: 1. what exactly you feel in these symptoms of to & fro: - Do you see surrounding objects rotating around yourself? - Do you only feel surroundings be swinging, but on seeing by eyes everything looks to kept at stable place? - D...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my dizziness and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling dizzy whenever I got up from bed or stand up. I vomited four times already with stomach pain too. Whenever, I vomit it feels and tastes like acid. And I also feel burning sensation in the chest.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This does not seem to be problem with your stomach, but the description matches motion sickness. Motion sickness is a condition whereby the movement of the body bring up vertigo, dizziness, and vomiting. The stomach pain does not seem to be acid-related, but it is due...  Read Full »

Can dehydration result in dizzy feel and lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. For about four weeks, I have been experiencing lightheadedness. It happens a few times each week. I never pass out, but I get very hot and feel like I might pass out. I have also not had an appetite. I have lost about 5 pounds from not being hungry. I went to the doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are too young to have high blood pressure. There could be many reasons for dizziness. The most important one is being orthostatic hypotension if you are on a blood pressure (BP) medication. Others could be thyroid disorder, anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency an...  Read Full »

Please suggest a way to get rid of inner ear fluid.

Query: Hi doctor, I was told by my primary care physician that I have some fluid in my inner ear. I have also had dizziness, nausea and feeling like the room is spinning. I also think that I have vertigo, but I am not sure. The episodes happen at night and sometimes during the day. My current medication in...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do your symptoms increase on changing position? Do you have fullness in the ear, ringing sensation in ear or reduced hearing? There can be two possible diagnoses in your case, but I need to know if you have any of the above symptoms. Either it can be benign paroxy...  Read Full »

Why do I get dizziness while lying on the left side in particular with migraine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I have dizziness and imbalance. It starts when I got tonsilitis and prescribed with Levofloxacin 500 mg twice a day for seven days. At the sixth day, I felt migraine and spinning with dizziness especially when lying on the left side. It is there for more than ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With the symptoms you have, there is a possibility of a condition called BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). In this condition, there is displacememt of the calcium carbonate crystals present in the inner ear causing hyperfiring signals to your brain and the...  Read Full »

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause dizziness while waking up from bed?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting dizziness while getting up from the bed for the past three days. My vitamin B12 is low in the report taken last month. Whether my dizziness is due to that or it is vertigo? Please suggest me some medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The giddiness does not appear due to vitamin deficiency. The symptoms are suggestive of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). We need to confirm the diagnosis. For this you have to provide details as follows. Is it spinning sensation or is it weakness? Does i...  Read Full »

What can cause episodes of dizziness and electric shocks in the head?

Query: am a 37 year old Male who Has been getting bouts of dizziness as well as what can only be described as electric shocks in my head. There has also been what feels like a nerve twitch in my temple. I have also found that my reaction time is a little slower. I have gone for cardiac screening which invo...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: hello! Welcome to icliniq! I understand your concern and would explain that the dizzy boots could be caused by an inner ear disorder (including Positional paroxysmal benign vertigo), which shows normal MRI. The electric shock feeling in your head, could be related to Trigeminal neuralgia, ...  Read Full »

Is vertigo while lying down and turning head towards left due to balancing issues in ear?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I weigh about 79 kg and my height is 5'11". My BP is 130/78 and pulse rate is 90 bpm. I have no diabetecs and I am a non-smoker, and non-alcoholic. I am a software engineer. I am having neck and back pain issues for the past 10 years particularly more severe ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your history and reviewed your total spinal MRI. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not be nervous. Vertigo that you are experiencing is not related to your discopathy. You have disc bulging in the cervical spine (C5-C6 and C6-C7), at leas...  Read Full »

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