Medicine can help with severe
nausea and vomiting caused by your vertigo. But using this kind of medicine
can also make BPPV take longer to go away. Only you know whether you feel sick
enough that it is worth it to take medicine (and possibly have vertigo
Be extra careful so that you don't hurt yourself or
someone else if you have a sudden attack of vertigo.
Do not drive or cycle if there is any chance that vertigo could
strike and make you lose control. (This depends on what kind of movement
triggers vertigo for you.)
At home, keep floors and walkways free of clutter so you don't
Don't use tools or machines that could be dangerous if you
suddenly get dizzy or lose your balance.
Learning about benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV):
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
December 19, 2012
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