- 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.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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