- The most common symptoms
- Loss of balance
- Other possible symptoms
- A mild headache
- Tinnitus (a ringing or rushing noise)
- Hearing loss
- These symptoms often are provoked or made worse by moving your head, sitting up, rolling over, or looking upward.
- Symptoms may last for days or even weeks depending on the cause and severity.
- Symptoms may come back, so be careful about driving, working at heights, or operating heavy machinery for at least 1 week from the time the symptoms end.
- Rarely, the condition may last all your life, as with Meniere's disease. This condition usually involves tinnitus and hearing loss with the vertigo. In rare cases it can be debilitating.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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