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ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?

ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www. Cardiamin. Com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www. Amazon. Com) and visit www. Dysautonomiainternational. O ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

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The last 2 nights when I get up I am dizzy. I also get dizzy when I lay back down. What would cause that?

The last 2 nights when I get up I am dizzy. I also get dizzy when I lay back down. What would cause that?

Dizziness: Please review previous answers about dizziness and vertigo. Dizziness is very common but many things can cause it. We have to assess the heart make sure there are no arrhythmias, also the vertebrobasilar arteries, the inner ears, good hydration, check for anemia, no side effect from medicines, blood pressure issues. Viruses may cause them too. In women pregnancy. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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Have had multiple episodes of dizziness when going to lay down on back with head tilted to left side. Coincidence or problem?

Have had multiple episodes of dizziness when going to lay down on back with head tilted to left side. Coincidence or problem?

Vertigo: Does it feel like the room is spinning around you? Especially since you describe your dizziness occurring in a particular position, you may have benign positional vertigo (BPV). Visit your physician for an exam. Your physician can perform the Epley maneuver to try to treat you. Try to avoid the position that causes your dizziness. Https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001420.htm ...Read more

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I have pains in the middle an lower portion of my back. When I bend over n stand I get very dizzy. What can cause this? Sometimes my back feels like it's on fire

I have pains in the middle an lower portion of my back. When I bend over n stand I get very dizzy. What can cause this? Sometimes my back feels like it's on fire

Many causes: Most commonly at your age, this would be a muscular problem. A strain of the posture muscles of the back. Physical therapy would be the place to start. If you do not improve more test would be needed to find the cause of your pain. Another likely cause from the little information you provided is a problem in the facet joints of the lumbar spine. You may need to see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Will post menapausal symptoms ever end.? been 13 yrs. Dizziness is a major problem cause of fluid retetrnion. Help. .......

Will post menapausal symptoms ever end.? been 13 yrs. Dizziness is a major problem cause of fluid retetrnion. Help. .......

More than one? Here: You're assuming that the dizziness & fluid retention are "post menopausal symptoms." That might not be the case. Typical menopausal symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats and irritability. It's very rare, but some women never get over these. Your other symptoms MAY be caused by something other than menopause. I strongly urge you get checked up so your issues can be sorted out. ...Read more

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Digestive problems causes dizziness?

Sure: There are numerous ways digestive problems cause dizziness. If you vomit and unable to due or eat for a day or two you will be dizzy. If you have severe diarrhea and unable to replenish the loss you will feel dizzy since your blood pressure will be low due to the effective circulating blood volume will be low. There or dozens or reason you might feel dizzy from GI causes. ...Read more

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Can TMJ disfunction cause neck problems or dizziness? If so, how?

TMJ Dysfunction: TMD, musculoskeletal pain in the TMJ area can arise from the cervical spine and those rheumatic and collagen diseases that affect the masticatory system and cervical spine. Because muscle pain is a deep somatic pain, it can also cause central excitatory effects through sensory, motor or autonomic systems (neck problems or dizziness). ...Read more

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Pain an spasm in upper right side back neck chronic an dizzy what's the cause?

Pain an spasm in upper right side back neck chronic an dizzy what's the cause?

Muscle or bone: Muscular strain or inflammation may be the problem. Do you recall any strain or exposure to cold drafts or wind? Try hot packs, and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. See your physician if symptoms persist as appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Watching fast moving objects in TV causes dizziness. Please solve my problem. I'm unable to watch TV?

Watching fast moving objects in TV causes dizziness. Please solve my problem. I'm unable to watch TV?

TV: If you cannot tolerate TV at your age you MUST see a Psychiatrist and/or Psychologist as soon as possible. Yes, you will be well controlled and begin to enjoy life again. ...Read more

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I often feel dizzy/unsteady, when I'm standing, sitting and when I'm lying down & when I look up, then look back down. What can cause this?

Dizzy spells: Dizziness or vertigo can be caused by several factors from low blood pressure to middle/inner ear disease. You should definitely schedule an appointment to be evaluated with a Healthcare professional especially if this a sudden onset and/or getting worse, associated with syncope or blacking out, headaches, waking at night, nausea/vomiting, etc. Good luck and God bless! ...Read more

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What causes a person that wakes up on their back to go dizzy before being able to move. I currently at times wake up on my back and everything spins?

What causes a person that wakes up on their back to go dizzy before being able to move. I currently at times wake up on my back and everything spins?

Vertigo: This could be due to benign positional vertigo. "Crystals" in the inner ear are out of place and cause this sensation in certain positions. You should have it checked by a physician however to confirm that this is what is cause of your symptoms. There is simple test that can be done in the office which can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder problem cause bitterness in the mouth and dizziness?

No: These effects should not be the result of gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Can laying flat on my back on months bed rest without any activity cause dizziness when sitting up?

Possibly: Long term bed rest can lead to loss of muscle mass. In the legs, muscles function to squeeze blood from veins to the heart. If there is lack of utilization, it would take few seconds for the blood pressure to normalize and the dizziness to dissipate. If dizziness lasts longer, get further evaluate. Common cause includes dehydration as well. ...Read more

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What kind of headache is this? When the back of my head hurt and causes dizziness and weakness to the body and it comes and goes?

Headaches: Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. Since it is dizziness and weakness, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of headache is this? When the back of my head hurt and causes dizziness and weakness to the body and it comes and goes?

Headaches: Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. Since it is dizziness and weakness, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have problem with my back pain especially at my shoulder and it will effect me with dizziness. What type of medication should I take. Tq.?

I have problem with my back pain especially at my shoulder and it will effect me with dizziness. What type of medication should I take. Tq.?

None w/out diagnosis: Presentation is interesting. In my pain practice, I've seen similar. Frequently, the problem is rib dysfunction which causes pain near the shoulder (usually behind shoulder).This same problem can affect muscles, nerves, & blood flow to the head causing neck pain &/or problems like dizziness.A good history & physical including an osteopathic hands-on exam may find the cause leading to cure-w/out meds. ...Read more

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