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I'm feeling very woozy and lightheaded. I had a viral

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Hi! I'm feeling very woozy and lightheaded. I had a viral infection according to my GP last week.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I've seen my doctor, not taking any medication.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Allergic to Doxycycline
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No, that's it
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
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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.
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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqokxZRbJfw

For more information on vertigo please visit this website:
http://vestibular.org