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Symptoms of Vertigo
Many cases of vertigo occur with Nystagmus , an abnormal, rhythmic, jerking eye movement. Other symptoms depend on the condition causing the vertigo.
Symptoms may last only a few seconds, but may come and go for weeks or even years.
- Sudden, short (15-30 seconds), intense bursts of dizziness when you move your head a certain way, roll over in bed, or tip your head back to look up. Symptoms do not occur when the head is held still.
- Feeling like the room is spinning
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Lingering fatigue
Viral Labyrinthitis (Vestibular Neuritis)
Sudden, intense vertigo lasting for several days to one week and often occurring with nausea and vomiting.
Sudden vertigo attacks lasting between minutes and hours and typically occurring with prominent hearing loss and tinnitus.
- True vertigo
- Visual disturbances
- Difficulty speaking / Difficulty swallowing