Vertigo and stroke

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-19-2006
Vertigo and stroke
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Wed, 11-10-2010 - 12:21pm

I am not sure this is the right place to post, but I hope you can help.

On Sunday I developed my first case of vertigo.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 4:53pm

Hi Robin,

Running tests sure couldn't hurt anything, especially if mini-strokes truly are suspected.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 6:01pm

Thanks for the advice.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-19-2006
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 8:56am

I've had vertigo that is related to standing low blood pressure. My doctor figured it out by first taking my BP while I was lying down, then she made me stand, and my BP plummeted. It's still best to get it checked out, but suggest they try this if only to rule it out. Good luck, I hope you discover the cause of it and it isn't serious.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2009
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 12:42pm

Welcome to the Women's Health board, Robin.

I was out of town for a couple of weeks, and I hope your vertigo has subsided by now! It is something that should be checked out thoroughly. The cause can't be diagnosed unless all the tests are run.

A number of people in my family have suffered from vertigo in the past couple of years, and the cause was different in each case. My husband had a virus that targeted the inner ear and took months to recover from; my daughter had a pinched nerve that subsided in about a week; and my mother had a brain aneurysm that required two surgeries to repair. They all had to go through the same tests, because determining the cause of vertigo is a process of elimination.

Please get checked out, if you haven't already done so. I wish you all the best.




iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2009
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 12:51pm

Thank you for suggesting the Heart Health board, Amy!




iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2009
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 12:54pm

Thanks for sharing your experience, Nenu. I hope you're extra careful when standing!




iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 12:55pm
Any time.