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After fainting how long should dizziness last?

After fainting how long should dizziness last?

Not long: After a simple faint, you should feel fairly normal, although perhaps fatigued, within an hour. Prolonged dizziness warrants a full medical examination. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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What to do if there's constant faintness, nausea and dizziness?

What to do if there's constant faintness, nausea and dizziness?

Not normal: You need further evaluation, at the very least blood tests. Other imaging tests of blood flow to your brain might help. Low blood pressure or another heart condition could be a concern. Reactions to medicines or ingested foods might be the cause. ...Read more

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I have continuous faintness, nausea and dizziness?

Meniere's disease: Do you feel like motion-sickness? It depends on if your symptoms are associated with sudden head movements, it is possible you have benign vertigo or a kind of vestibular disorder in your inner ear. If your symptoms last for more than several days, you are advised to talk to your doctor for further evaluation. Some anti-nausea medications are quite effective to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Will low sugar be causing extreme dizziness and faintness?

Will low sugar be causing extreme dizziness and faintness?

Yes: Blood sugar below 70 commonly causes this. However rapid drop in blood sugar, even if still above 70 can do the same things. ...Read more

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Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Go to emergency room: If these are all new symptoms, and you have no other medical reason for them you need to be seen now. All of these could be seen in someone having a panic attack but unless this has happened in the past and you have been diagnosed with this disorder do not assume. There are many other reasons and some of them serious why you could be having these symptoms. Seek help in getting to the er. ...Read more

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This is Napoleon Vance, my mother Maebrel Vance is taking this drug Lisinopril and is suffering from the side effects of dizziness, faintness, lighthe?

This is Napoleon Vance, my mother Maebrel Vance is taking this drug Lisinopril and is suffering from the side effects of dizziness, faintness, lighthe?

Low blood pressure: She is probably having low blood pressure from the medicine. You need to monitor the BP in AM and Bedtime and of low then the dose should be adjusted ...Read more

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Ate breakfast and then 45 minutes later, dizziness, faintness, nausea, shaking etc. Ambo came and took my blood sugar it was 3.9. Why low after food?

Ate breakfast and then 45 minutes later, dizziness, faintness, nausea, shaking etc. Ambo came and took my blood sugar it was 3.9. Why low after food?

Low glucose: You were clearly had hypoglycemia (h) and are not diabetic on medications. The possible causes of h, in your case are, too much alcohol, severe illnesses of the liver, such as severe hepatitis, can cause hypoglycemia. Another cause is a rare tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma) may cause overproduction of insulin, resulting in hypoglycemia. See a physician for help with your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am feeling Nausea and dizziness while my stomach is low on food. Sometimes the pain goes to the brain or I feel faintness. Once I am on Food it's Ok?

I am feeling Nausea and dizziness while my stomach is low on food. Sometimes the pain goes to the brain or I feel faintness. Once I am on Food it's Ok?

PERHAPS you have: Low blood sugar issues. Please see your doctor. Also, make sure you eat regularly. Do not skip breakfast. Graze by eating a little protein every few hours. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Possible causes of low cortisol, High testosterone&oestrodiol. I'm under endo but need advise. Symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, faintness, micropenis?

Possible causes of low cortisol, High testosterone&oestrodiol. I'm under endo but need advise. Symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, faintness, micropenis?

Endocrinologist: Your endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you in the presence of these complex endocrine abnormalities. The workup and treatment require special expertise that other physicians are lacking. ...Read more

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Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Many question marks: Yet no question to really answer. The question you are trying to ask has remained behind in your head instead of on the paper in order for any of us to be able to see so we can answer it for you. ...Read more

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Dizziness or faintness for 5 months. I get tingling sensation near scalp then lightheaded. I have hypertension and heart palps.

You need evaluation: You have been having faintness and dizziness for 5 months and lighthededness and history of high blood pressure and heart palpitation. You should be evalated for all these, your BP should be controlled, cause of your palpitation found and treated and investigations done for lightheadedness, faintness, and dizziness you should talk to your doctor and may need cardiac and neuro consult as well. So go. ...Read more

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Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Dizziness: Knowing the patient age helps some.
It could be from a labrythine disorder itself. In an older individual with other risk factors like diabetes, hypertension need to think of vertigo related to intracranial pathology like stroke, aneurysm etc. It may happen with anxiety as well. A physical exam would help. ...Read more

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I am a 50-year african-american woman having dizziness and feeling faint. I have spoken to my doctor she has scheduled a CT what could this be? I have electrical shock at the base of my neck that goes all over my head that last for a few seconds, yeste

I am a 50-year african-american woman having dizziness and feeling faint. I have spoken to my doctor she has scheduled a CT what could this be? I have electrical shock at the base of my neck that goes all over my head that last for a few seconds, yeste

It : It would be reasonable for a patient in this scenario to contact their physician and make them aware that their symptoms are worsening. Any dizziness or feeling faint must be taken seriously. If a patient had worsening symptoms, weakness, or pain then they should arrange an immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Last couple weeks gas mood swings late period tired a lot dizziness & headache feeling faint nausea back pain mild cramps one min energy then next none?

Last couple weeks gas mood swings late period tired a lot dizziness & headache feeling faint nausea back pain mild cramps one min energy then next none?

Sexually active? If: Yes, take a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Super dizzy headrush/faint feeling a few minutes after lying down. It was very intense but only lasted about 4 seconds, Why is this?

Super dizzy headrush/faint feeling a few minutes after lying down. It was very intense but only lasted about 4 seconds, Why is this?

Likely normal: The symptoms you are describing may be related to anxiety. If this is the case, breathing exercises and calming techniques such as meditation may help. See your doctor for a proper evaluation and consideration of another cause. ...Read more

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I have been taking flagyl. Today is day 6 and I am feeling dizzy, wanting to faint etc. Should I stop taking it? Tomorro would be my last day (7)

Side effects: Dizziness, headache, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, changes in taste, and dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
Also, ingesting alcohol or using topical preparations that contain alcohol may result in throbbing in the head and neck, irregular heart beat, rapid heart beat, low blood pressure and other problems. ...Read more

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I have bad depersonalization with anxiety. Sometimes I get these split seconds where I feel like I'm going to fade out completely/faint. I don't get hot, tunnel vision or dizzy. It only lasts a few seconds. Could that just be the anxiety?

I have bad depersonalization with anxiety. Sometimes I get these split seconds where I feel like I'm going to fade out completely/faint. I don't get hot, tunnel vision or dizzy. It only lasts a few seconds. Could that just be the anxiety?

Anxiety: The symptoms and signs you describe can very well be anxiety. It would be nice to have your doctor check this out. Then you know it is nothing that is being overlooked.
Good luck. Get this checked out. ...Read more

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I have a long history of headaches. Aside from the hesdaches i also have migraines, dizziness, a couple seizures I also faint a lot?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a long history of headaches. Aside from the hesdaches i also have migraines, dizziness, a couple seizures I also faint a lot at random times?

I have a long history of headaches. Aside from the hesdaches i also have migraines, dizziness, a couple seizures I also faint a lot at random times?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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I've been having dizzy spells, I will cough for a long period, then I feel like I'm gonna faint. What could it be?

I've been having dizzy spells, I will cough for a long period, then I feel like I'm gonna faint. What could it be?

Tussive Syncope: There is an entity called "tussive syncope," which it sounds like you're headed for. You haven't had syncope (fainting) yet, it seems, but you might be headed there. You can read about tussive syncope (cough syncope), and how there is an increase in pressure inside the skull. The best treatment is curing the cough, and making sure you don't have a "Chiari malformation" at the base of the skull. ...Read more

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How long can you have lisonopril withdrawal symptoms? I have been feeling, dizzy, lightheaded, and light faint since I stopped 1 month ago

Not related: The half-life is 12 hours. It is cleared, unchanged, in the urine. In 5 half-lives, the medicine is 97% excreted. At one month, there wouldn't be a trace of it in your system. Look for a different cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Offlate weird feeling if I stand for long.30yrmale. I don't faint or feel dizzy but feels like brain has no blood flow. Same happens when i standup.

Offlate weird feeling if I stand for long.30yrmale. I don't faint or feel dizzy but feels like brain has no blood flow. Same happens when i standup.

BP checks: A set of what we call orthostatic blood pressures may be useful to start out with and perhaps some additional blood work given the fact that you're B12 deficient which could be related to loss of myelination peripherally and this could affect blood pressure control systems overall if severe enough. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more