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Last night I woke up with the room spinning badly. I was

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last night I woke up with the room spinning badly. I was very dizzy all night and I threw up 9 times. I didn't have the normal flu simptoms but my arms were very tingly and I had cold sweats. what could this be?
JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?
Customer: no fever and no medical problems. I am very healthy for 51. That is what conserns me
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no meds, slight high blood pressure is all
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

Any unaccustomed activity in last 2 days?

Are you on any medications or supplements?

Do you have headache, vision issues, hearing problem, abdominal pain, tenderness on abdomen?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Nothing, it came on very suddenly
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

There are couple of possibilites to be ruled out:

1) Transient neurological attack (TNA). This is also called as TIA or transient ischemic attack. Please read about it;

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1910519-differential

People with high blood pressure may have it.

2) An acute infection; this is less likely. Infections many times present without fever.

You need an evaluation by a doctor.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

You are very welcome.

The causes of dizziness according to the decreasing incidence are;

1) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) 20%

2) Vestibular 15%

3) Migraine and motion sensitivity 15%

4) Anxiety and depression 10%

5) Meniere's disease 7%

6) Cerebellar disease 6%

7) Transient ischemic attacks 5%

8) Orthostatic hypotension 4%

9) Other.

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