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About 12 hours ago I had a sudden case of dizziness and

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About 12 hours ago I had a sudden case of dizziness and double vision. It lasted about a minute and went away quickly when I laid down. I'm just checking what it could have been.
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: Non other symptoms and I felt fine the rest of the day. Went for an 8 mile bike ride a couple of hours ago.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Bad car accident in 2013 with dissected corotted and post concussion issues. I know a lot about headaches.
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: No nausea and no real headache issues in the last few months.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This can be benign positional vertigo--deposition of the calcium particles known as canaliths which move in the wrong direction in the ear with head motion.
Other possibilities like stroke , heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorder should be ruled out.
Another common cause of dizziness is vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis--this means inflammation of the inner ear nerve and the compartment.
Given that your symptoms went away, this is likely not serious.
Best wishes,
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