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I have been on long term bed rest. I noticed when i exercised my head congestion left. Can bed rest cause dizziness and faint now adjusting to moving?

I have been on long term bed rest. I noticed when i exercised my head congestion left. Can bed rest cause dizziness and faint now adjusting to moving?

Yes: Long term rest/bed rest can cause you to have dizziness when first standing up. You will need to recondition your body. At your age, this should occur quickly with slowly increasing your activity. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.

High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.

19 years old: All the symptoms you list can be caused by asthma/bronchospastic disease, which, in your age group, would be my first diagnosis. Infection or allergy can be a trigger and should be considered. Unless you have known congenital heart disease, the echo is unlikely to be revealing. Pulmonary function testing is higher yield. A chest x-ray may also help. ...Read more

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Reoccurring sinus pressure (no congestion or headaches) but causes dizziness. No infection. Tried antihistamine and Sudafed to no avail. Suggestions?

Sinus: Sometimes when over the counter medicines don't work, a nasal steroid spray such as Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) will. If you can't get to your doctor for a prescription, try nasal saline spray. Make sure to tip your head forward after spraying so the solution gets to your sinuses. If dizziness persists, see your doctor to evaluate for inner ear disease. ...Read more

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Could congestion in one of your ears cause dizzy spell.? had to sit down. Dizzy spell went away though. Also have sore throat, nasal congestion.

Could congestion in one of your ears cause dizzy spell.? had to sit down. Dizzy spell went away though.  Also have sore throat, nasal congestion.

Certainly: You should consider seeing a health care provider who can look inside your ear and make certain you don't have a residual bacterial infection that would be improved with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is dizziness associated with headache and congestion?

Is dizziness associated with headache and congestion?

Yes: Sinusitis due to a cold is usually viral and can cause feeling of congestion in all the sinuses, headache and occasionally dizziness. Some forms of migraine can cause dizziness. Always consult with your physician for any new or worsening symptoms. Don't hesitate to ask for a referral to a specialist if your not improving with your physicians treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a fever for four days, congestion, very weak, and some dizziness. What could be causing this? And what should I do?

I have had a fever for four days, congestion, very weak, and some dizziness. What could be causing this? And what should I do?

Infection: You apparently have some infection, most probabely a viral upper respiratory infection causing fever and congestion, it could be sinus infection and you should get it checked if does not get better within 5 days but if the fever is high see your doctor asap as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Allergic nasal congestion and dizziness. What can I do?

Allergic nasal congestion and dizziness. What can I do?

Allergies: You can try taking antihistamines, but if you are still symptomatic, see an allergist or ent. Feel better. ...Read more

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I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion. My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?

I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion.  My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?

Dizziness vs vertigo: Depends on what you call vertigo. Is it sensation of "spinning" related to head position change or is it lightheadedness. Does it start upon standing up? The causes of dizziness are multiple. Of course your blood pressure has to be checked, by evaluation by neurologist is necessary especially if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have been exposed to mold and have stuffed nose congestion, headaches and dizziness. What should I do?

I have been exposed to mold and have stuffed nose congestion, headaches and dizziness. What should I do?

Allegra and Nasacort (triamcinolone): Allegra 180 mg works well to reduce nasal allergy. Be careful about using decongestants as they can increase blood pressure and cause tremors. Nasacort, (triamcinolone) a steroid nasal spray is also good to reduce allergy swelling in the nose. See an allergist to determine if these medicines are right for you. Also - don't forget to avoid the cause of the allergies. ...Read more

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Head congestion, dizziness, anxiety, burning sensation on back of tongue, and nausea all of a sudden. Head cold or something else?

Head congestion, dizziness, anxiety, burning sensation on back of tongue, and nausea all of a sudden. Head cold or something else?

See below: Please call your primary care doctor to help you figure out what's causing your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 8 wks pregnant feeling dizzy chest congestion and tightness n squeezing feeling in chest is it something wrong with my liver plz help ?

I'm 8 wks pregnant feeling dizzy chest congestion and tightness n squeezing feeling in chest is it something wrong with my liver plz help ?

See your physician: I'm not as concerned with your liver with these symptoms as I am with your lungs or possibly your heart. Have you alerted your OB? ...Read more

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Symptoms: coughing , wheezing, congestion, fever, difficulty breathing, dizziness, fatigue. Been going on for 2 weeks. What could this be?

COPD or pneumonia: Sounds like pneumonia. You need to be examined and have a chest ray. You may need antibiotic treatment. Due to your smoking you may have chronic bronchitis. The best thing you can do for your health is to quit smoking. ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure and congestion, foggy headed and slightly dizzy alot.I avoid decongestants because of blood pressure issues.What else can I use?

I have sinus pressure and congestion, foggy headed and slightly dizzy alot.I avoid decongestants because of blood pressure issues.What else can I use?

Nasal products: If you have poorly controlled high bp, you are right to avoid decongestants containing Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. You can safely use anti-histamines (eg loratidine). You can also use nasal steroids or nasal saline rinse. If your BP is well-controlled, short term use of the full range of decongestants is probably fine. ...Read more

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How do I relieve fever? I have blocked ears, congestion, dizziness, cough and stomach issues

How do I relieve fever? I have blocked ears, congestion, dizziness, cough and stomach issues

Fevers: In children at this level are common, but can be serious. Tylenol/acetomenophen brings fever down, cool, cloths and baths do so too, but if not improved, worth a trip to urgent care or er...Can be serious bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I've had something goingonwith congestion.First seemed like cold then moved to chest congest.Tooka Mucinex (guaifenesin) but I've been short of breath/dizzy/gassyhelp?

Congestion: Congestion is a very common symptom all year round, but especially in the winter months. They are often caused by viruses that resolve on their own. However, sometimes the cause is bacteria and they may require antibiotic. If you feel your symptoms have worsened over time, i recommend you consult with your doctor for a more thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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