I have episodes of vertigo for about 2 years, happens following a “buzz” in my head?

Hello,

I am a 24 year old female, and have been having issues with random episodes of vertigo for about 2 years. I didn’t really start keeping track of how often they were occurring until a few months ago. I get them about once or twice a month, and they only last a minute or so.
Like I said, they come on randomly. Recently when they have occurred I have been just sitting at my desk, doing sit ups, and lifting weights (three separate occasions). As weird as it sounds, I know when I’m about to get an episode of vertigo because I get this weird buzz in my head (kind of like when your legs fall asleep), and then the vertigo hits. The whole rooms looks like it is spinning. This usually only lasts for a few minutes, I just try to sit still and breathe, and they go away.

I’m generally healthy. 5’4, 135 pounds. I was diagnosed at birth with pulmonary stenosis, but had a valve ballooned at 10 months old, and no longer have to see a cardiologist. I work out about 4-5 times a week, cardio and light weight lifting.

Any idea what could be causing this issue? I’m terrified when I google the symptoms online they mention brain tumors or TIAs. But at the same time, I’ve had this for about 2 years now, so I feel like I would have other symptoms if it was one of those two (hopefully). Any insight would be greatly appreciated.





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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
don’t even think of any tumours or TIAs. It seems to be a simple idiopathic vertigo,usually occuring due to vitamin B6 and B12 deficiency. Consult a ent specialist,get an ear examination done to rule out any ear diseases. Take multi vitamin tablets. You will be fine. Don’t worry
Thanks

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
Your described symptoms refer to a a case called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo which is aggravated by special positions of the head due to inner ear particles that causes the vertigo to start…
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo may go away on its own But, to help relieve BPPV sooner, your doctor, audiologist or physical therapist may treat you with a series of movements known as the canalith repositioning procedure.
You need to be examined by an audiologist for this disorder…if the result is positive then the treatment is easy…

shw12
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shw12

HI
THERE ISNT ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. ITS A BENIGN TYPE OF VERTIGO. IT WILL GO AWAY SPONTANEOUSLY. FOR THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE A HIGH IMMUNITY,CALCIUM AND VITAMIN TABLETS SHOULD HELP. IF YOU ARE TENSED ABOUT IT,THEN GETTING A CT/MRI OF BRAIN WOULD HELP YOU GET RELAXED.
TUMOURS,TIAS ARE NOT COMMON AT YOUR AGE.
DONT WORRY

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
Having vertigo is ok but for 2 years should be something to worry about. It can be caused due to ear problems or neurological reasons. I feel you should first consult a otorhinologist.

Tumours and similar conditions seem less likely as they are frequently associated with systemic symptoms

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