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Unexplained Vertigo

I have been having episodes of vertigo that seem to go unexplained. The day before it happens, I get what I refer to as brain fog, I have hot flashes and dry mouth. Sometimes I also have a bout of diarrhea.  Within the next several hours, I get severe vertigo that lasts non-stop for days, and it's so bad that I cannot get out of bed. For a few weeks afterwards, I have ongoing dizziness, where I just feel unstable and cannot even drive.  In addition, I have tinnutis and my right ear feels like it's clogged. This is my fourth episode within the last year. I have been told different things every time, with varying diagnoses ... Dehydration, ear infection, sinus infection.  This time, it's been three weeks and I am still not better. I went to the ENT and they are running a VNG in a few days.  I've been told that it could be BPPV, but whenever they do the Epley maneuver, it really has no affect.  I should add that I also have rheumatoid arthritis.   Has anyone else experienced anything similar?
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1530171 tn?1448129593
Hey Mrlouismom.
VM is likely (also called Migraine Associated Vertigo-MAV), as maatson suggested.
Please consider looking into triggers and underlying causative factors.

-Elimination diet, in addition to the classic food triggers elimination (see details in the site posted by maatson).
- Dr. Coca's Pulse test (takes a week to test anything ingested during that week-free download),
-Thyroid function testing. Low thyroid function is often associated with most of your symptoms,Vertigo, Tinnitus, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Inability to concentrate, Rheumatoid arthritis, Gastrointestinal issues, Premature or delayed menopause...
(not standard serum T3, T4 & TSH thyoid tests, but Free T3, Free T4 & reverse T3 which would more accurately reveal thyroid function).
-  Excessive Histamine build-up because of Histamine not breaking down
possibly indicating Histamine Intolerance or low methylation.

If you need more details, let me know, however, please note that  my comments and suggestions are not intended to replace medical advice.

Best wishes.,

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I went through this last year, it was horrible.  I actually found a doctor that had gone to college and majored in vertigo issues.  She worked at an office that did a lot of rehabilitation.
I went in one day for an assessment, then the next time she basically turned my head this way and that.  If your ear is hurting or infected, this may help.  I had fallen pretty hard and broken my shoulder, and disrupted the fluid in my inner ear.  By tilting my head this way and that, she was actually guiding the fluid back to where it needed to be.  
I felt better immediately, it was such a simple fix for a horrible ordeal.
I hope you find a cure this easily!
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