Central vertigo

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What is central vertigo?

Central vertigo is a type of dizziness, where there is a feeling of motion when one is stationary, that arises from the balance centers of the brain. It is usually milder than vertigo that arises from the inner ear and may be accompanied by neurologic symptoms such as slurred speech, double vision.

Common symptoms reported by people with central vertigo

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with central vertigo

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

Data from patients with central vertigo, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with central vertigo

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with central vertigo, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has central vertigo on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 11
30s 37
40s 72
50s 69
60s 38
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 34
50-59 years 17
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 144
Not Diagnosed 35

These charts show data from central vertigo patients who have completed their condition history
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