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What may cause intermittent, non-dizzy, balance loss? Thank you

What may cause intermittent, non-dizzy, balance loss? Thank you

Several causes: There can be many causes of balance loss. I would not consider an explanation without a thorough history and exam from a dr. Duration, past trauma, other symptoms important. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness ?

Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness  ?

Inflammatory disease: Sounds like you have been given the dx of fibromyalgia. Otherwise, you have a very vague problem which is questionable in its diagnosis. You are much more likely experiencing vertigo due to the serious medications you are on versus systemic inflammation. Both Plaquentil and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are well known for causing vertigo. I would suggest talking with your rheumatologist about alternate drug treatment. ...Read more

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Could TMD (spurs, minimal disc) cause a headache, dizziness and slight intermittent queeziness?

Could TMD (spurs, minimal disc) cause a headache, dizziness and slight intermittent queeziness?

Yes, but: Yes, but there could be other causes. See MD, if negative, see orofacial pain-TMJ expert. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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I have intermittent dizziness that worsens considerably when I have a cold.. I have a pituitary adenoma.. can that cause this dizziness and why is it worse when I have a cold?

I have intermittent dizziness that worsens considerably when I have a cold.. I have a pituitary adenoma.. can that cause this dizziness and why is it worse when I have a cold?

Not the adenoma: The adenoma doesn't come and go, so symptoms that come and go are unlikely to be from that. It is more likely your inner ear. Consider seeing an ear nose and throat doctor if it is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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I am feeling dizzy, have intermittent twitching on the left side of my forehead, and sweating. What could be the cause?

I am feeling dizzy, have intermittent twitching on the left side of my forehead, and sweating.  What could be the cause?

Adrenaline: Unless the sweating is only on the left side of your forehead then it sounds like a release of adrenaline by your body in response to a physical or emotional stress situation. Please see your health care provider if it persists or worsens. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent bilateral hand and foot numbness, slight dizziness, slight clumsiness over the past 4-6 months. Duration 1-5 minutes.

What could cause intermittent bilateral hand and foot numbness, slight dizziness, slight clumsiness over the past 4-6 months. Duration 1-5 minutes.

Vascular insufficien: Your several symptoms may not be all caused by a singular problem. If they are, the most likely cause is poor blood supply at a microvascular level. Even though the symptoms are relatively brief it would be a good idea to see a neurologist, who may recommend an MRI scan of the brain. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness?

What causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Many things. Here is a broad category list: 1. Inner ear problems 2. Neurologic problems 3. Hormonal/metabolic problems 4. Anemia 5. Dehydration 6. Cardiovascular/circulatory problems 7. Anxiety 8. Infection 9. Autoimmune disorder so...Lots of things to look at but before any testing ordered someone should take a very comprehensive history of your symptoms to guide the testing. ...Read more

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