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Doctor insights on: Dizziness After The Flu

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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


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Is it normal to have tinnitus after having the flu? Also is it normal to feel weak dizzy and unsteady after flu, still queasy, very little food intake

Is it normal to have tinnitus after having the flu? Also is it normal to feel weak dizzy and unsteady after flu, still queasy, very little food intake

YES: Usually related to fluid in the inner ear. Try using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec to relieve your symptoms. If vertigo worsens go directly to the UC clinic and call your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the flu and I'm really dizzy?

What to do if I have the flu and I'm really dizzy?

Hydration: Hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel dizzy when you have the flu?

Is it normal to feel dizzy when you have the flu?

Yes: You may experience a drop in your blood pressure during flu like especially if your food and fluid intake has dropped as well. Sometimes you may develop an associated ear infection as well and this could contribute to the dizziness as well. If the symptoms don 't settle after all other flu symptoms have resolved, see a doctor ...Read more

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Nausea, dizziness, ears ringing. Could it be virus, or flu, or something else?

Nausea, dizziness, ears ringing. Could it be virus, or flu, or something else?

Many things: These may very well be signs and symptoms of a viral infection, but side effects of medication should be kept in mind. Almost all of these symptoms could be due to aspirin. ...Read more

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Help please! Is getting dizzy while coughing a symptom of something worse than a cold or flu?

Help please! Is getting dizzy while coughing a symptom of something worse than a cold or flu?

Cough: No. A forceful cough can sometimes stimulate certain nerves that can cause you to feel lightheaded or dizzy. This should resolve as the cough resolves. If not, get it checked! ...Read more

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I've been on 40 mg for 8 yrs an have had my fluxoteine increased to 50. I've been on the new dose for 2 days. I feel flu like symptoms and dizziness.?

I've been on 40 mg for 8 yrs an have had my fluxoteine increased to 50. I've been on the new dose for 2 days. I feel flu like symptoms and dizziness.?

Serotonin syndrome: You may be having something called serotonin syndrome, something that occurs with the type of medication fluoxetine is. I would recommend stopping the medication and making an apt with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Been ill with flu like symptoms for over 3 weeks. Now getting breathless and dizzy. Is this normal?

Been ill with flu like symptoms for over 3 weeks. Now getting breathless and dizzy. Is this normal?

See a doctor: Seek medical attention as soon as possible. It may be nothing serious but your symptoms are not typical and need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why after a cup of tea I felt cold flu and restless accompany by dizziness. Am I allergy to caffeine or tea leave?

Why after a cup of tea I felt cold flu and restless accompany by dizziness. Am I allergy to caffeine or tea leave?

Perhaps the caffeine: Is causing you anxiety. Some people experience this and it's not a true allergy, but the response of being overstimulated from the Caffeine. Try and cut back or go decaf. ...Read more

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Last week was given iophen dm for flu. I finished went to other doc gave me trispec dmx for flu typeA I feel super dizzy now I feel weird. Too much??

Last week was given iophen dm for flu. I finished went to other doc gave me trispec dmx for flu typeA I feel super dizzy now I feel weird. Too much??

Most likely too much: Make sure your doc knows what's been prescribed. Neither of those drugs actually treats influenza. They are simply cough suppressant that both contain detromethorphan, and can be dangerous when the dose is doubled. In fact, that drug can be and is commonly abused by people to get "high". If you have asthma, suppressing cough may be dangerous. Get seen, bring all medicines you are taking with you. ...Read more

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I've been having the chills body aches headaches and been feeling dizzy. Is this the flu?

Malaise: Generalized malaise, chills, headache and body aches, and dizziness all may be signs of the flu. Rest, fluids, supportive care with tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc, may be all that is needed. ...Read more

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I had a flu shot yesterday. 4 hours later struck with extreme dizziness and sweating. Is that normal?

I had a flu shot yesterday. 4 hours later struck with extreme dizziness and sweating. Is that normal?

Maybe: Dizziness and sweating are very vague symptoms with many causes. You should check with your doctor. Flu shots have many proteins (antigens) so that your body will produce antibodies and protect you from the flu. This response includes cytokines, a chemical messenger that can cause symptoms in sensitive people. However, they still should get the vaccine because influenza is much worse. ...Read more

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I had the flu last week and my question is are there any after effects because I'm feeling really weak dizzy and tired?

I had the flu last week and my question is are there any after effects because I'm feeling really weak dizzy and tired?

Yes that is common: Yes what your symptoms are is not that uncommon and it takes time to return to normal.
Inflenza is a serious condition and can have complications, symptoms may persist after the infection has cleared like you
that is the reason annual flu vaccination is recommended in all age groups now. And if you get the flu early treatment with antiflu antibiotic like tamiflu (oseltamivir) can shorten the course;help recove. ...Read more

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I have been feeling light headed and dizzy off an on. But also it seems like I just get over the flu and I get it back. For the last two month?

Prob. Vertigo: If you only have lightheadedness and dizziness only without sore throat and fever then it is benign positional vertigo which has become chronic. Medication Meclizine otc taken on regular basis and not as needed basis will help. ...Read more

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I feel run down like I am sick with the flu nauseaous, dizziness and body aches but no headache yet could this be a shunt problem or just the flu?

Doubt shunt: If it came on all of a sudden, it's probalbly not due to your shunt. You are sick. You may have the flue. See a doctor to have them check you out. Specially if you didn't have the flu shot. ...Read more

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I received a flu shot 3 years ago and within 15 minutes I started feeling week, dizzy and my blood pressure increased. It is safe to get another?

I received a flu shot 3 years ago and within 15 minutes I started feeling week, dizzy and my blood pressure increased. It is safe to get another?

I would: It is common for someone to get such a response with an inoculation & not considered an allergic response. What you describe is classic for a vaso-vagal event = a near fainting. ...Read more

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I just got over the flu and had a 101 to 102 fever for 5 days. My temp is now 95.6 and dizzy nauseous with extreme sweats. Should I wait it out??

I just got over the flu and had a 101 to 102 fever for 5 days. My temp is now 95.6 and dizzy nauseous with extreme sweats. Should I wait it out??

Influenza: If you were tested and really had influenza and are now feeling very poorly the best thing is to get to an urgent care center or ER and be professionally evaluated. Influenza can predispose to very severe secondary bacterial infections and you sound significantly ill. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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I had the flu more than a month ago but now I still feel dizzy. I take betahistine bit it doeant seem to be working. I'm going crazy. What should I do?

Dizziness: You may have been suffered from inner ear infection possibly in the viral firm which can affect your balance and cause dizziness & or vertigo. ..viral infections are usually self limited and one month is definitely too long of a period. .. I would suggest a neurology clinic visit for further evaluations. .. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms of the flu, but not all. Symptoms started when I moved residences? I'm concerned that it may be a reaction? I moved into a new house three days ago. Ever since, I've had body aches, headaches, and dizziness. I also had a mild fever th

I have some symptoms of the flu, but not all. Symptoms started when I moved residences? I'm concerned that it may be a reaction? I moved into a new house three days ago. Ever since, I've had body aches, headaches, and dizziness. I also had a mild fever th

Any gas appliances?: It could be the flu or many other kinds of infection however since the symptoms began right after moving to a new house the possiblity of carbon monoxide poisoning should be considered.
Do you get better when you leave the house? Does anyone else in the house feels sick also? Does the house have gas heat or other appliances?
If this is possible you should leave and get checked right away. ...Read more

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I had sex when ovulating twice, on what it says are my most fertile days. 5 days later and I have started to feel 'flu-like', dizzy & sick? Any advice?

I had sex when ovulating twice, on what it says are my most fertile days. 5 days later and I have started to feel 'flu-like', dizzy & sick? Any advice?

The symptoms: Of pregnancy do not usually occur this early. It is possible, however, so I would recommend a pregnancy test if your period is late. You may be getting the flu or you may just be worried. Anxiety can cause physical symptoms. Get plenty of rest and fluids. Schedule an appointment if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Flu? Yesterday immediately after eating I became sick and lathargic with diarrhea, today is 4 he same thing but with nausea and dizziness can't see dr

Nausea vomiting: You may have eaten some bad food. Or you may have the flu. Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for any aches or pains. You can drink Gatorade if you are throwing up and not keeping anything down. If you are unable to eat or drink for 20 to 24 hours then go to the emergency room for IV fluids. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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What would cause nausea, heartburn, indigestion, dizziness if its not the flu?

Possible dehydration: These symptoms could be a lot of things, but dehydration is quite common. For many maladies, increasing fluids can improve symptoms. For dehydration, sometimes you need an iv, but oral hydration is the best. ...Read more

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I got a flu shot a week ago. My lymph nodes under my arm are swollen and won't go down. I have been feeling dizzy and faint. Is this serious?

I got a flu shot a week ago. My lymph nodes under my arm are swollen and won't go down. I have been feeling dizzy and faint. Is this serious?

Reactive nodes: Swollen nodes may be a reaction to the flu shot.Try using some warm compresses on the nodes for 30-30minutes several times a day. If they don't begin to shrink in a day or two see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more