Skip to content
please help
An_242246 posted:
My son has been to multiple doctors and specialty clinics over the years and has not had his problem figured out. He has recurrent vertigo and what appears to be what doctors have called ataxia type symptoms when having this vertigo. It is affecting his daily living, such as school, severely and i am very frustrated with this. I am to the point where I just want to tell the doctors that I want to know what is wrong with him and to fix it. Does anyone have any answers?
susiemargaret responded:
hello, A224 --

i am so sorry that your son has been suffering from these symptoms. i know it must be frustrating and scary for both of you.

for other readers, ataxia means loss of coordination. vertigo means having the illusion of motion. these problems in combination could signal a problem with the brain or, less seriously, the inner ear.

i know you said that your son has been to some "specialty clinics," but has he seen either a neurologist or an ear/nose/throat specialist, preferably one who has experience with vertigo?

i hope you can find a resolution soon.

-- susie margaret
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
momfighting responded:
Has your child experienced fainting? Has anyone brought up POTS? Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome can cause dizziness.

I just wanted to throw that out there, because it took almost 15 months of fainting and vertigo before my daughter was diagnoised by a cardiologist at Childrens National Medical Center. The diagnoses was confirmed with a Tilt Table Test.

My prayers to you and your family.

Helpful Tips

Do you have vivid dreams?Expert
Vivid dreams in Parkinson's Disease are quite common. They may be accompanied by yelling or thrashing about during sleep. If this is ... More
Was this Helpful?
37 of 49 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Neurological Disorders Center