Patient Comments: Vertigo - Symptoms

Do you experience nausea, vomiting, or other symptoms with your vertigo?

Comment from: yelhsa123, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 14

Last week, my 5 year old daughter had an episode of dizziness, nausea, and vomiting for about 10 hours, but no fever or other symptoms. When we took her to the emergency room (mostly concerned about dehydration) they said it was vertigo; very rare in a child. The next 48 hours were filled with pediatrician and neurologist appointments, admittance to the hospital for blood work, MRI and lumbar puncture (and IV finally). All tests were normal thank goodness, and after one 1/4 dose of meclizine, she was able to eat and drink and after a few days able to sit, stand, walk. She was totally back to normal a week later. So scary, and hopefully it won"t happen again, but if it does, we"ll know what it is and wait for it to pass.

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Comment from: louise, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

The nausea and dizziness with my vertigo is unbelievable. Not being to walk to the toilet but having to crawl at times or even being physical helped is so embarrassing. Lying down and getting up takes up to 10 minutes and then trying to get to another room is time consuming. It just hits you like a bomb with no real warning signs beforehand. People around you think that you are drunk because it looks the same as a drunk person not being able to control their movements!

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Comment from: Peggy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 06

I have vertigo for over a year now. It's the falling down, nauseated, throwing-up kind. It begins with the spinning room and gets worse from there and last one to two hours. I feel very weak and chilled afterward and go to sleep. I am currently taking Serc four times a day. I also have vestibular migraines associated with vertigo. I'm currently seeing an ear, nose, and throat doctor for hearing loss.

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Comment from: anonymous, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

I have been diagnosed with vertigo for two years now and I can tell you that it is not pleasant. I don't have the nausea and vomiting with it. I'm not able to walk without some kind of aid.

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Comment from: Gardener Lady, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 29

My vertigo symptoms include a roaring noise (tinnitus), instant nausea, dizziness, loss of balance, photophobia, continuous vomiting, urinary incontinence, along with the inability to move except my toes and fingers. My speech is OK. The symptoms last several hours before gradually improving.

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