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Been dizzy for 5 months. not a vertigo feeling but a feeling of small amounts of swaying from side 2 side and sometimes lightheadedness. suggestions?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
See a Doc: Would consider visiting your physician for a physical examination and possible further diagnostic testing
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Needs clarification: It can be revealing to check ones blood pressure sitting and standing to determine if the lightheadedness might be related to dehydration which causes a drop in ones blood pressure with standing. Vertigo is usually different...a spinning feeling or feeling that everything around you is spinning. Drink fluids if dehydrated. See an ENT Dr for vertigo.
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Provided original answer
The suggestions by others to see ones physician are right on target since there are many possible causes of dizziness.
Nov 12, 2014
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Dizzy: being dehydrated can make you light-headed but the symptoms would not last for 5 months. It is best that you get evaluated by a neurlogist

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