I am 24 years old and I have never had problems with dizziness before. In the last two months I have had 7 dizzy spells or feelings of falling. I could be standing up, sitting or laying down and the whole room will feel like it’s spinning around me or like I’m falling head first backwards and I get really clammy (it will only last for 3 or 4 seconds). One time I was sitting on the couch and the feeling of falling seemed so real that I jumped forward and yelled. I also like to take really hot showers, about the same time the dizziness started I would get dizzy in the shower and see little white lights swirling around (it’s only in the shower I see the lights when dizzy). I found that taking cool showers helps though. I have thought about waiting to see if it gets any worse before I go to a doctor. Would anyone have any ideas as to what this might be?
Most likely it is Vertigo. You have to check with ENT specialist to begin with to find out any inner ear disorder. There are various tests MRI, Dix-Hallpike etc., and treatments available. It is best to consult as early as possible since you have this for two months.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.