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A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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My husband has been having dizzy spells that make him vomit.

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my husband has been having dizzy spells that make him vomit. I'm worried about brain tumors. There are no other symptoms. Just dizziness and vommiting.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.
Hello, How long has this been going on? Has he seen his medical provider about it? Thanks, Schuyler~
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It just hit him out of the blue last week. Benedryl helps. He's had a lot of stress going on for about 2 months.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the additional information. There are a lot of different causes of dizziness and many of them will lead to vomiting. Stress, alterations in blood pressure, migraines without pain, inner ear problems are some that readily come to mind. Since Benadryl helps, an inner ear problem is most likely. He does need to see his medical provider to determine what is causing the episodes. Brain tumors are fairly rare, thank goodness. Best regards, Schuyler~
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He said occasionally he has a headache, but Tylenol helps them, and they aren't terrible headaches, very manageable. So I guess there's that little symptom. When I took him to the ER they did say he was borderline anemic as well which makes no sense to me as he eats very healthy with green vegetables and red meat.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.
His primary provider can check for causes of anemia. Someone who is anemic can have dizziness, weakness, nausea, and headaches as symptoms. Iron deficiency anemia and B-12 anemia are the most common of the anemias. These are tested for in primary care, not in an ER so he needs to see his primary provider to sort out what the problem is. Best regards, Schuyler~