You have an attack of vertigo that is different from those
you have had before or from what your doctor told you to
You need medicine to control nausea and vomiting caused by
Call your doctor to schedule an appointment if:
This is the first time you have had an attack of vertigo.
You have a low-pitched roaring, ringing, or hissing sound in your
ear, especially if you have not had this before. This is called
You have frequent or severe episodes of vertigo that interfere
with your activities.
If your symptoms suggest
benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), watchful
waiting may be appropriate. Over time BPPV may go away on its own. But treatment with a simple procedure in your doctor's office (either the Epley or Semont maneuver) can usually stop your vertigo right away. Talk to your doctor. If your vertigo
interferes with your normal daily activities or causes nausea and vomiting, you
may need treatment.
Who To See
The following health professionals are able to diagnose
and treat BPPV and the causes of vertigo: