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reasons for feeling light headed and dizzy

A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
NO: it is a symptom of vasovagal presyncope or orthostatic hypotension. Cardiac issues should be ruled out by exam from low BP.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Variable: The half life is 6-12 hours, meaning that the effects should,be gone from a single dose by then, but th9s can be dependent on other factors such as ot ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Yes if there is a cervical spine abnormality causing trapping and pinching of a nerve, this can definitely result in light headed, dizziness, headac ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Antidepressants??: From your description, it appears that you have stopped or ran out of an ssri ( antidepressant/anxiety modulator medications)... These are common symp ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Could be anything: Too many things can cause headache to really narrow it down by what you provided. If the headache worsens, is very different from other headaches you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
8 years experience in Neurology
Unclear: Could be many things. I would suggest having a cardiac check-up. Post-orgasmic illness syndrome is a rather rare condition but may be possible as well ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety: I understand your distress. These symptoms are likely due to Anxiety caused by various stress in your life. We were born with natural ability to have ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aharon Wolf
14 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Vertigo: Is the sensation of the room spinning around you rather than just regular light headed or dizziness. If this is what you are experiencing you probably ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Can be hypotension,: This can be hypotension or hypoglycemia, or more likely the zopidem you're on for insomnia as it can have these side effects. It's wise to see your d ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Gender would help: If you are female then, premenstrual symptoms or menstrual symptoms. If you are male vague GI symptoms which could be anything from indigestion to di ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Laugh Yourself Silly: People have been known to get light-headed and even faint during a bout of hard laughing, especially if more air is going out than in--but it's not co ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many possibilities: There are a great many things which can cause these symptoms, including blood pressure problems, thyroid problems, inner ear problems, low blood count ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
30 years experience in Pediatrics
If new onset, ER!: Women tend not to take these symptoms as serious as they might be, and wait valuable time to seek help. I would strongly recommend an er visit in t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Sit down: ; put your head between your legs if you can- if this is happening frequently see your pcp.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Symptoms plus prego: You should call your OB to report all these symptoms and get re-examined to sort out what is going on, to see if it is related to pregnancy or somethi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Nausea & bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloating & nausea, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present witho ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Hard to say.: Are you dehydrated? Have you been eating appropriately? Have you been injured or suffered blood loss? Is your heart beating rapidly or irregularly ? ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Sick: A variety of different infections can produce these symptoms and it's important to find out what type of infection you have. A general recommendation ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pregnant?: If you haven't already, consider taking a pregnancy test as these symptoms commonly occur if you are pregnant. If it's negative, migraine is a conside ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Not enough blood: Not enough blood typically low blood pressure. But there are other causes as well such as ear or brain problems. Best bet is to let your dr. Sort out ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Should: have evaluation for thyroid and other medical conditions.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dizzy: If you have labyrinthitis, a viral infection of the inner ear, it often starts with severe dizziness/spinning (vertigo), and as the infection resolve ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Get eval: Many things can cause these symptoms such as mono infection, anemia, thyroid disorders, etc. Etc. Best to get evaluated and examined for the diagnosis ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
After all else: First, you need to rule out physical illness and unusual situational things. If there are none, than YES, it may be anxiety. But to move ahead from th ... Read More

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