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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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MY HUSBAND HAS HAD DAILY VERTIGO FOR 4 YRS. hE WAS READING

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MY HUSBAND HAS HAD DAILY VERTIGO FOR 4 YRS. hE WAS READING AND GOT UP AND FELL AGAINST THE WALL, THROWING UP AND UNABLE TO OPEN HIS EYES, THE DIZZINESS WAS SO BAD. hE WAS I HOSPITAL FOR 5 DAYS, UNABLE TO GET UP AND THROWING UP. GRADUALLY HE GOT SO HE COULD FUNCTION SOMEWHAT. HE STAGGERS CONSTANTLY, HE CAN'T BE IN CROWDS AND CAN'T WALK ANY DISTANCE OR HE GETS TOO DIZZY. HE HAS BEEN TO DOCTORS, HR HAS TRIED PHYSIO, ACUPUNCTURE, MEDICATION, SWIMMING, , SOME EXERCISES. . NOTHING HAS WORKED . HE IS GETTING VERY DESPONDENT. THE ONLY GOOD THING IS HE CAN DRIVE .WHEN HE IS SITTING UP, IT'S BETTER. NEEDLESS TO SAY, HE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN BED IT'S SEEMS TO BE OK AS LONG AS HE DOESN'T MOVE. WE ARE DESPERATE.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  khagihara replied 7 months ago.

What is his doctor's diagnosis?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
We were told it was caused by a viris
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
a viris had damaged his ear so balance was affected
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
We are at a loss. He saw a doctor at Sunnybrook Hospital it Toronto . he was supposed to get back to us but never did.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Are you there ?
Expert:  khagihara replied 7 months ago.

How long does it last? Any other neurologic symptoms such as numbness, weakness, pronounced gait impairment, double vision, and difficulty in speech? Abnormal hearing, tinnitus, or ear pain point? Any tests and imaging studies?