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Having dizzy spell.have low grade migrain symtoms very often

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Having dizzy spell.have low grade migrain symtoms very often of late.have pulmunary fibrosis.have strange feelings in skull.have these for a long doctor at my surgery is available.joyce caruth
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Having dizzy spell.have neurology issues.low grade migrain symptoms very often of late.flashing lights also odd sensations in my head.have had these a long doc is available at my surgery.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?
Customer: Have been dealing with this for years but this past two weeks more often.dizzy spell has me a bit concerned
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have pulmonary fibrosis ,underactive thyroard
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

The dizziness or vertigo is commonly caused by the ear problem---deposition of the calcium particles known as canaliths which move in the wrong direction in the ear with head motion.
Other possibilities like stroke , heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorder should be ruled out.
Another common cause of dizziness is vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis--this means inflammation of the inner ear nerve and the compartment.
Bacterial infection can cause this resulting in severe dizziness and hearing loss in the affected ear.
THis needs antibiotic treatment.
Meniere’s disease is another possibility
Medications like Meclizine can be used 25 mg 2-3 times daily only during severe dizziness to suppress the symptoms.
Vestibular rehabilitation exercises are very helpful over long term.
MRI scan of the brain, electronystagmography should be considered after clinical evaluation by a ENT specialist.
Natural supplements vitamin E and ginkgo biloba also may provide relief.
There is a homeopathic remedy called 'Vertigoheel' which also has shown some benefits.
Vertigo exercises also provide relief on the long term.
This is the link to a video on these exercises:

For more information on vertigo please visit this website:

Please discuss these options with your doctor.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I have seen a neurologist ages ago but having a dizzy spell us something new .i am awaiting a call from 111for further assessment so might get back to you if need be.tx
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.