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I am having a very bad cough and it's causing dizzy spells and pain across the centre of my chest and bad back pain?

I am having a very bad cough and it's causing dizzy spells and pain across the centre of my chest and bad back pain?

See your Physician: Multiple symptoms which may be related to different conditions. Get checked out to make sure you don't have pneumonia or heart issues
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I'm in mirt & Cough medicine cause drowsiness today finish gym I feel dizzy and feel like almost fainted. Is this effect of medicine??

I'm in mirt & Cough medicine cause drowsiness today finish gym I feel dizzy and feel like almost fainted. Is this effect of medicine??

Dehydration.: Some cough meds contain drugs which cause drowsiness; the label might clarify this. After exercise, one can feel dizzy, or faint, due to dehydration with low blood pressure. One could check BP sitting and standing when such symptoms occur; a blood pressure of 85mm Hg or less (systolic, upper number) upon standing can be associated with symptoms. Keep well hydrated, especially prior to exercise. ...Read more

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I have had a cough that leads to short of breath for 2months vomiting headache nausea dizziness swoll lymphnod etc what can be the cause of this cough?

I have had a cough that leads to short of breath for 2months vomiting headache nausea dizziness swoll lymphnod etc what can be the cause of this cough?

Complex: This one is too complex for an e-mail answer. Likely you have post inflammatory bronchitis and may need a combination of, singulair, (montelukast) advair (these are my preferred drugs of choice), possibly half dose Medrol dose pack, + 100 % (100%) no dairy. Www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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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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Since yesterday I have had a fast heart rate. About 110 bpm. Not feeling dizzy, but I am a person who suffers from anxiety. I feel a bubbly feeling like at the top of my stomach that causes me to cough a bit. Do I go to the ER?

Depends: 110 is not very fast, but the dizziness and cough are a bit worrisome. If you are on BCPs or have taken cocaine or other illegal drugs or any stimulants such as energy drinks or caffeine, you should stop them and be seen. ...Read more

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HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have sinusitis. Treatment depends on the cause, wether viral or bacterial, or if it is just a case of allergies. So please see a doctor to determine the cause and treat. Saline flushes, at least twice a day should help in either case. ...Read more

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I get dizzy when I bend over or cough?

I get dizzy when I bend over or cough?

Vasovagal: It sounds like your blood pressure drops when you bend over or cough... In the normal sense the body is reacting more than what it should. Also you might have to get your blood pressure checked to make sure it is not varying significantly in different positions like laying, sitting or standing. Lastly positional vertigo is a possibility. ...Read more

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I get dizzy when I cough and what should I do?

I get dizzy when I cough and what should I do?

Cough and dizzy= sit: In general when you experience lightheaded or dizzy Ness after coughing or vomiting it is best to sit down. Most likely you are experiencing what is called a vasovagal episode. Basically you were stimulating the vagal nerve which slows your heart rate down. Most the time that should pass pretty quickly. ...Read more

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Could u have myocarditis for 6 weeks without dying cough dizziness for 6 weeks scared of myocarditis?

Could u have myocarditis for 6 weeks without dying cough dizziness for 6 weeks scared of myocarditis?

Myocarditis: I see you are still fixated on myocarditis. Read the following for general information:
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/myocarditis/article. Htm

Remember myocarditis is not common and you should see a Doc and be checked to hopefully reassure you that you don't have myocarditis. If you actually do have it, then you need to be treated and followed. ...Read more

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What should I do if you are breathless, wheezy, cough, and dizzy after coughing?

What should I do if you are breathless, wheezy, cough, and dizzy after coughing?

See doctor...: Your symptoms are likely due to bronchospasm and airway inflammation. You will likely need a beta- agonist inhaler and a steroid inhaler. Shortness of breath can be a life-threatening symptom so you need to see a doctor asap so your symptoms can be evaluated and treatment rendered. ...Read more

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When I cough I get very dizzy & black out. What is causing this?

When I cough I get very dizzy & black out. What is causing this?

See a Physician: There could be a numbers of causes and would recommend that you see a Physician ASAP as it is unusual to pass out from coughing without an underlying cause ...Read more

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I feel dizzy like I am in a tunnel and going to pass out when I cough why?

I feel dizzy like I am in a tunnel and going to pass out when I cough why?

Coughing increases: The intrathoracic pressure and impedes the return of blood to the heart. This results in a decrease in the blood output to the head for a few beats and therefore dizziness. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?

Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?

See a Dr. Or ENT: Hard tro say what is going on without a thorough history and exam. See a Dr., whom may refer you to an ENT specialist ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pneumonia And have been really sick since last week. Everytime I cough I get instantly dizzy. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed with pneumonia And have been really sick since last week. Everytime I cough I get instantly dizzy. Is this normal?

Vertigo: This may be due to involvement of the middle ear (semicircular canals), to decrease in oxygen to brain, to neurological involvement by organisms like Mycoplasma, or to other factors. Recommend strongly that you go back and see the doctor again ASAP. ...Read more

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I've had a cough along with body aches, not feeling so well, and dizziness for a little longer than three weeks now, what does that mean?

I've had a cough along with body aches, not feeling so well, and dizziness for a little longer than three weeks now, what does that mean?

Seasonal allergies: If your symptoms have persisted for 3 weeks, you are probably suffering from seasonal allergies. Try OTC allergy medication. If you do not improve, seek the attention of an allergist or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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My wife has a weeze that's never been normal. She keep having hot and cold flashes, extreme chest/back with cough. Sum dizziness and lost of sleep. WDWD?

My wife has a weeze that's never been normal. She keep having hot and cold flashes, extreme chest/back with cough. Sum dizziness and lost of sleep. WDWD?

A few questions: Does your wife have a fever? Has she traveled lately? Is her activity limited? Has she made sputum with her cough? Or has she had any weight loss? This can be an important problem, possibly related to exposures to dust, medicines, infections etc. It is a good idea to see a medical provider for this kind of case. ...Read more

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I'm having cold sweats, dizziness, faint feelings, and dry cough.

I'm having cold sweats, dizziness, faint feelings, and dry cough.

URI: You may be suffering from upper respiratory viral syndrome. Please take some rest, take tylenol (acetaminophen), adequate fluid intake, then you don't get better in 6-12 hours, I would recommend you to go to ed. ...Read more

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Hi I have been coughing for well over a week.. When I cough I cough up mucus. After long and hard coughing I get really dizzy.?

Sinus or lung: Productive cough for over a week should be evaluated by a doctor. This symptom may be a sign of a sinus infection, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. Dizziness after coughing is using "lightheadedness" from hyperventilating during the coughing episodes. ...Read more

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I'm getting dizzy spells at night for the last 4 days, I also developed a cough with it. I usually cough when I yawn or breath in too much?

I'm getting dizzy spells at night for the last 4 days, I also developed a cough with it. I usually cough when I yawn or breath in too much?

Respiratory issue?: Dizzy spells ONLY at night? Or worse at night when you get up to go to the bathroom, or when you roll over from your back to your belly? Coughing could be easily explained by some sort of viral illness you may have gotten (and so can the dizziness for that matter). Coughing when taking deep breath could be caused by restriction of airflow as in asthma. Bottom line-- time to see a real time doc. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for 3 weeks. Most times it is dry but occasionaly I cough up flem. Today I woke up extremely dizzy and have been dizzy since.

Inner ear issue: Your coughing might have forced fluid into your inner ear. This can cause hearing changes and sometimes nausea. Possible remedies include nasal irrigation and medications like phenlyephrine which can dry/open the nasal tubes. Meclizine can help with the inner ear. If persistent, see and otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Everytime I cough I get dizzy and lightheaded sometimes even feel as if I can't breath and it's almost Everytime I cough, and it's when I'm sitting?

Everytime I cough I get dizzy and lightheaded sometimes even feel as if I can't breath and it's almost Everytime I cough, and it's when I'm sitting?

Cough & dizzy: Do you have a fever? How long have you had the cough? See your MD or consult with us to help. This can happen with many serious conditions depending on your general medical health, BMI, smoking history, etc. ...Read more

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Took cough syrup and had a cup of coffee and now whole body is numb and tingly and really dizzy?

Took cough syrup and had a cup of coffee and now whole body is numb and tingly and really dizzy?

What kind of syrup?: Read the labels of any medicines you take, even over the counter. Some are expectorants (loosen phlegm), some add antihistamines (dry up secretions), some add cough suppressants, some add fever/pain relievers, and some add decongestants. The latter can get you speedy on their own, add coffee and you can feel like you describe. Now you weren't taking cough medicine to get high, were you? Bad idea, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get dizzy every time you sneeze, cough, run, even when your sitting down?

What does it mean when you get dizzy every time you sneeze, cough, run, even when your sitting down?

Many possible causes: This could mean several things. Feeling dizzy or getting a headache after coughing, sneezing, bending forward or even exercise can be seen with several conditions that increase intracranial pressure (pressure inside the brain) or with chronic sinus disease. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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