How Long Does Vertigo Usually Last?

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I am a 21-year-old woman. During this time I have never felt vertigo, even though my activities made me tired. I thought it was only a dream, but it still happened. My mother said, it was vertigo.I had taken vertigo medication that my mother used to take, but it still did not change. I can’t sleep facing right or left, because when I face right / left, everything turns. On that night I also vomited about 5 times and yesterday I had a fever. Is this really a symptom of vertigo? If true, will vertigo occur at any time? Even though I have taken vertigo, but the world still feels spinning. Thank you.

1 Answer:

Hello riskamhm,

Thank you for asking

The sensation of the body or surroundings feels spinning so violently that triggering vomiting is most often caused by vertigo. This condition can be experienced by anyone, including young adults like you. The trigger is most often associated with disorders of the balance center in the inner ear, for example due to BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), Meniere's disease, to infection (neuritis vertibuler or labirintitis). It could also, vertigo occurs because it is triggered by the consumption of several drugs that trigger damage to the inner ear, head or neck injuries, migraines, brain tumors, to strokes.

The fever that you experience can indicate that your condition is related to an infection. However, it could also, this fever arises due to other infections that are not always related to the vertigo you experience.

To be sure, you should check yourself directly to the doctor or neurologist. With their experience and competence, doctors are often able to provide you with appropriate treatment, including for example if additional examinations are needed, such as laboratories, CT scans, MRI, and so on.

At home, you should not take any medication first before seeing a doctor. With the following treatments, often the symptoms of vertigo can improve within 1-2 weeks:

Enough and regular sleep, don't stay up
Stay away from excessive caffeine, especially alcohol
If you want to change body position, do it slowly, not suddenly (for example when you want to get up from sitting or lying down)
Avoid doing dangerous activities alone when complaints still feel quite heavy
Take paracetamol medicine and drink lots of water to help ease your fever

Hope this helps ...

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