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What could be the cause of dizzy spells with electrical like feelings in feet?

What could be the cause of dizzy spells with electrical like feelings in feet?

Multiple things: Panic attacks can cause dizziness and often have electrical or tingling feelings in hands or feet. Too much synthroid (thyroxine) can cause dizziness, as well. Sugar imbalance, orthostatic hypotension, anemia, and even vitamin deficiency are within the differential. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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


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What are some causes of dizzy spells? Went to an ent, everything checked out good. Feels like the room is spinning for a few seconds. Not on any meds.

What are some causes of dizzy spells? Went to an ent, everything checked out good. Feels like the room is spinning for a few seconds. Not on any meds.

Causes: The causes include anemia, tumor, viral infection of the inner ear (labrynthitis). The inner ear is your balance organ. Anything that creates function problems can cause dizziness. I have seen dental patients who had TMJ problems that caused dizziness that were relieved by treating the tmjd. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause tiny dizzy spells and body motions like sea sickness?

Can lack of sleep cause tiny dizzy spells and body motions like sea sickness?

Maybe: While not sleeping can cause your symptoms, what is causing your insomnia could also be causing the symptoms. It also could be two unrelated problems. Sea sickness type of symptoms is usually inner ear problems, which also could give you a sense of dizziness. Check with your doctor if is not clearing up by now. Most common things, allergies, ear infections. But it also could be other more serious ...Read more

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Can inner ear infection only cause short dizzy spells without nausea?

Not necessarily: If by inner ear infection you mean otitis media then ear pain is the main symptom but occasionally there may be dizziness but it would unusual to have nausea ...Read more

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My husband keeps getting dizzy spells with nauseam, occuring shortly after eating usually. Hes overweight and has sleep apneoa high blood pressure, borderline diabetic, what could possibly be going on to cause these dizzy spells?

My husband keeps getting dizzy spells with nauseam, occuring shortly after eating usually. Hes overweight and has sleep apneoa high blood pressure, borderline diabetic, what could possibly be going on to cause these dizzy spells?

Dizzy post meal: Blood flow is shunted away from head due to need to digest (just as waiting not swimming after eating because there is not enough blood for the abdomen and muscles) but this is not normal after meals. Given HTN obesity DM ,OSA needs a stress test and carotid dopplers.May also be reflux,gb but need to check heart. F/U today w/ ER or cardiologist. ...Read more

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What would be causing sudden dizzy spells? Been thoroughly tested by doctors and have no heart disease or hypertension. Have persistent arm soreness.

What would be causing sudden dizzy spells? Been thoroughly tested by doctors and have no heart disease or hypertension. Have persistent arm soreness.

Dizzy spells: Either you are you are imagining dizzy spells or your physicians have not yet found the cause ;stay on course with them till the cause is found ,explained and if needed appropriately treated. ...Read more

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I have lupus and raynaud's and livedo reticularis. Could my poor circulation be causing my dizzy spells and brain fog? My cardiac workup was normal.

I have lupus and raynaud's and  livedo reticularis. Could my poor circulation be causing my dizzy spells and brain fog? My cardiac workup was normal.

Maybe : unusual for someone your age to have poor circulation. However with inflammatory conditions circulation can be limited. If you have documented blockage in the right vessels then those symptoms can develop. ...Read more