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Causes Of Intermittent Dizziness
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
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
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
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?
Worsening chronic intermittent episodes of sharp gripping chest pain localized left of sternum with fast heartbeat, SOB, dizziness. Possible cause?
Symptoms: Lots of possibilities, see your doc and be evaluated ...Read more
I am feeling dizzy, have intermittent twitching on the left side of my forehead, and sweating. What could be the cause?
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
Painless lymphadenopathy (cervical, inguinal, postauricular & axillary, partly unilateral), night sweats, fatigue, intermittent dizziness. Causes?
Need evaluation: Swollen lymph nodes as you describe, associated with your other complaints need to be fully evaluated. See an internist and track this down. ...Read more
Dizziness-many cause: Dizziness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. This means many different causes of many different diseases may affect our balance, creating a lightheaded sensation, unsteadiness when changing positions, and occasionally a rotating sensation. The diagnosis in each individual is suggested most by major symptom, frequency and duration of symptom, what causes, what relieves, and presence of numerous meds. ...Read more
What is the cause of the recurrent sudden dizziness that lasts for seconds? When I'm standing or even sitting, I feel everything spinning around me
Probably benign: There is a difference between dizziness, as in lightheaded, and spinning sensation. If it is lightheaded with position changes [stand, or sit up] then it could just be a mild drop in blood pressure. If it is spinning sensation, triggered by position change, eg head turn, then it may be inner ear. This is most often benign and goes away on it's own. If it persists or gets worse, go see a doctor ...Read more
Many Causes: Many things cause sudden dizziness. It could be an inner ear problem, heart condition, low blood sugar, vagal response, nerve condition or simply dehydration. If it is a recurring thing, it is time to see your doctor and have it examined further. One time episodes can be a sign of something worse, so unless you are generally a healthy person, evaluation of your dizziness is important. ...Read more
Lots: Not a specific symptom- lightheaded? Fell like impending faint? Equilibrium off? Room spinning? You spinning? Related to position or position change? All have different causes; can be related to sinus, inner ear, brian issues; blood pressure or heart rhythm problems, dehydration, medications. Worth a doctor visit esp if recurring, chronic, assoc wi/ visual, hearing changes, headaches, etc. ...Read more
Constant dizziness: Dizziness describes different sensations to different people. Do you mean a spinning sensation, a feeling of faintness, or a sensation of unsteadiness when you walk? These different symptoms can be caused by disruption of different parts of the balance system. Inner ear inflammation, a tumor along the hearing/balance nerve, heart muscle or rhythm issues, brain anomalies, medications, among others. ...Read more
Dizzy: Positional "postural" dizziness can be due to a number of causes. Most commonly would be either a vestibular (middle/inner ear) or causes related to hydration. The brain is very stingy when it comes to wanting blood flow and oxygen. There are mechanisms in place to keep the blood moving from the heart to the brain. Often dehydration disrupt this normal process resulting in dizziness. ...Read more
Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Many things. Here is a broad category list:
1. Inner ear problems
2. Neurologic problems
3. Hormonal/metabolic problems
6. Cardiovascular/circulatory problems
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
Probale inner ear: When asked to explain dizziness; most patients describe it as a feeling of one or more of "lightheaded, spinning, tilting, falling, loss of balance" triggered by change of head or body position. It is probably due to irritation of nerve of inner ear by (otoconia) which are gravels in ear. Some patients may call a feeling of faintness as dizzy but this is rare. ...Read more
What is dizziness?: Dizziness is a non-medical term, which is vague & non-diagnostic because it means many different things. Common meanings such as lightheadedness, floating, near-fainting, spinning are well-known but there at least 50 other descriptions of this non-descript word. What is your "dizziness"? Define it better to get a better answer. ...Read more