A tic in the eye. Vertigo is often caused by a buildup of fluid in the ear, and this can cause a host of other symptoms. This is because the ear, nose and throat are rather closely interconnected, and what affects one also affects the other areas. You may experience a flutter of the eyelid, or an itch, or even spasms in some muscle of the eye. These may cause you to have an uncontrollable to desire to rub the eyes, but generally speaking, placing a cold compress on the affected eye works much better. However, you may take consolation in the fact that these symptoms will not last long, though of course, your vertigo will still need treatment.

Anxiety attacks. When you are suffering from a condition that causes vertigo, it may be advisable to avoid situations that cause you anxiety. This is because when you are panicked, you tend to hyperventilate, and hyperventilation can very easily bring on effects that are very similar to vertigo, and which will certainly include nausea and a feeling of light-headedness. Oddly enough, sufferers from vertigo tend to suffer from anxiety attacks and also tend to panic easily. The usual anxiety attack might last about half an hour and can be quite traumatizing to one actually experiencing it. The experience has been likened to that of a stroke. When people suffer from anxiety attacks, they tend to reduce interaction with their peers as much as possible, and this can cause them to become quite isolated.

Difficulties with verbal communication. If you suffer from vertigo and are having problems with language, it is an indication that the condition might be quite serious. While vertigo is more usually an indicator of problems with the inner ear, it can also possibly be caused by a condition or an infection that is causing brain damage. If you have problems with speech or in understanding language, and these symptoms are accompanied by vertigo, you would be well advised to see your doctor immediately. This is even more urgent if you have recently suffered a concussion or if you have a serious condition that could lead to brain injury.

Problems with vision. Many people suffer from chronic vertigo also have problems with vision. This is simply because both the ears and the eyes are used to control balance, and when one set of organs is affected, the other tends to try to compensate for this. Thus, as vertigo is usually caused by problems with the inner ear, it means that the inner ear is not contributing to balance. The brain then tries to get more information from the eyes which can cause problems like double vision or jerky movements of the eyes.