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Hi, my wife has been experiencing dizziness, especially

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Hi,

my wife has been experiencing dizziness, especially when she moves her eyes or looks suddenly in another direction. It passes but leaves her a bit nauseous.

Her primary care physician has her undergoing re-balance therapy which she just recently began.

Hopefully it will help.

Our questions are: 1) Is there something she can take to reduce the nausea/dizziness such as an anti-vertigo medication. And, 2) Could this condition be related to hearing loss.

Thank you for any helpful information you can provide.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Yes. There is a medication that she could try. It is called meclizine and is taken in a dosage of 25 to 100mg per day in divided portions.

Dr. Rick :

Antivert is another good medication.

Dr. Rick :

There are many conditions that can cause dizziness and hearing loss. The only way to sort them out is a with a complete evaluation by your doctor, which sounds like your wife has already had. If things don't get better in a bit, you might want to consult with an ENT specialist.

Dr. Rick :

I'm not sure that I would rush off to "re-balance therapy" until after an exhaustive search for treatable causes has returned negative results.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS

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Yes. There is a medication that she could try. It is called meclizine and is taken in a dosage of 25 to 100mg per day in divided portions.
1:17 PM
Antivert is another good medication.
1:20 PM
There are many conditions that can cause dizziness and hearing loss. The only way to sort them out is a with a complete evaluation by your doctor, which sounds like your wife has already had. If things don't get better in a bit, you might want to consult with an ENT specialist.
1:20 PM
I'm not sure that I would rush off to "re-balance therapy" until after an exhaustive search for treatable causes has returned negative results.
1:21 PM
Does this make sense to you?
1:21 PM
I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned a “10” rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS