see also Dizziness in Elderly

A sensation of being unbalanced and spinning, often associated with a Stroke (if there is also weakness, numbness or tingling in arms and legs, blurred vision, difficulty speaking), Meniere's Disease (loss of hearing, noises in the ear), Labyrinthitis (especially after a cold or flu) and other ear problems, Hypoglycaemia (sweating, unsteadiness, headache, hunger, tingling in lips or hands), Cervical Spondylosis (stiff, painful neck, dizziness worse when head is turned slowly), a subdural brain haemorrhage or brain tumour (recurrent headaches, especially in the morning, nausea or vomiting), travel sickness, claustrophobia (worse in hot, crowded rooms or confined spaces). May also be a side effect of drugs such as quinine, salicylates (including aspirin), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and some antibiotics, diuretics and hypertensives.

Cawthorne-Cooksey exercise should be helpful: ask for referral to a physiotherapist or Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialist.

Specific remedies to be taken as often as necessary for up to 6 doses when attack comes on

  • Symptoms made worse by loud noise (airports, factories, discos) Theridion 30c
  • Symptoms made worse by downward motion Borax 30c
  • Symptoms made worse by looking up Calcarea 30c
  • Symptoms made worse by lying down Conium 30c
  • Person feels trembly as well as dizzy Gelsemium 30c
  • Person feels better in open air, but worse if he or she tries to walk, turn, or read Kali carb. 30c
  • Symptoms made worse by flickering lights (television, strobe lighting) Nux 30c

Self help: Take Vitamins B2 and B3, and extra salt if working in hot climates and sweating profusely, and check for a possible excess of lead, mercury, bismuth, or iron in diet or environment


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