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

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Central Vertigo (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Central Vertigo (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Loss of sex drive (libido)
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Fatigue
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Central Vertigo (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Central Vertigo (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Headaches Excessive dry mouth 2 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness (vertigo) Drowsiness 2 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with Central Vertigo, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Central Vertigo on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 9
30s 30
40s 49
50s 41
60s 23
70+ 3

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 33
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 100
Not Diagnosed 30

These charts show data from Central Vertigo patients who have completed their condition history
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