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Dizziness And Tunnel Vision Causes
When I stand up from sitting or laying down for a while I get dizzy and have tunnel vision. What can cause this?
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Blood flow!: Decreased blood flow to the brain can cuase these symptoms. Usually exacerbated when changing from lying or sitting position to standing. You may have a problem with your vertebral basilar arterial system. You need to see an ophthalmolgist or your pcp. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
BP problem: Usually this is a postural hypotensive issue that can occur if you are anemic or have a weakly responsive vascular system to such activities as standing up after crouching or sitting for a long time. If this is consistent, and the vision recovers fully in between, then your family doctor should be contacted for an analysis of your cardiovascular system. ...Read more
My husband is having temporary tunnel vision and dizziness. He also has major migraines more than 3 times a week. What could this be??
Complex migraine?: Looks like he needs to consult a neurologist given how frequently he has migraines. Stress and irregular eating and sleeping habit tend to trigger migraines. There are very effective treatment for migraine, and the sooner he gets to see a neurologist, the better his quality of life will be. ...Read more
Low blood pressure?: If the symptoms are reliably triggered by changes in position (e.g. standing from a seated or lying position), they may represent orthostatic hypotension, a drop in blood pressure brought on by movement. Your PCP can confirm this and help narrow down causes, such as dehydration, heart trouble, or neuropathy. ...Read more
I'm having tunnel vision dizziness and almost fainting and my head is burning what could this be?
Several: Several things could be culprits, many of which are potentially dangerous. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Today at work I felt dizzy and had tunnel vision for a few minutes. For hours afterwards I felt like my mind was foggy and my BP was elevated?
Vision: You should seek medical attention right away. These could be serious signs ...Read more
I have bad depersonalization with anxiety. Sometimes I get these split seconds where I feel like I'm going to fade out completely/faint. I don't get hot, tunnel vision or dizzy. It only lasts a few seconds. Could that just be the anxiety?
I keep getting dizzy at random moments I get tunnel vision my eyesight is blurry I had direah I keep getting light headed?
Best to see your DR, get a full exam.
Labs will prob be needed to give a DX. ...Read more
Tunnel vision: Your experiencing sweating, tunnel vision, dizziness along with nausea most likely are having coronary insufficiency! Take a baby aspirin, with gatorade or water and immediately call 911. Get to a cool restful place and lie down. Tell someone close by how you are feeling and that you may be having a heart attack and help has been called. If you have nitroglycerine tab take one. Get help. ...Read more
10 years I have had problems with being tired all the time and getting lightheaded and dizzy and I will get tunnel vision and trouble breathing?
Dizzy: It is important to make sure you aren't anemic by doing a blood test of your hemoglobin, as well as making sure you are otherwise healthy. A cardiac and respiratory exam by a doctor is important, and a chest xray, ecg and other bloodwork is likely needed. ...Read more
Getting bloodwork evrytime I get pale, sweaty, dizzy, &tunnel vision w/spots, I almost faint&i have to stay still for a while. Why do I feel that evytime?
Vasovagal response: You have an exaggerated response to drawing blood. Some people are just wired that way. You should probably lay down when giving blood to prevent an injury to you or the lab staff. ...Read more
A 17 year old female gets short and very painful headaches along with dizziness. She walks weirdly at times and has tunnel vision in one eye. What could it be?
Hydrocephalus: Consider first seeing a neurologist as soon as possible. One possible reason is nph : normal pressure hydrocephalus which is a build up of excess fluid in the spinal column. This can be seen in young females who are obese (don't know your weight). Also multiple sclerosis needs to be excluded. Again go see a neurologist as soon as possible, don't wait. ...Read more
I have pressure in my head, tunnel vision, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. 1 month ago I had a severe bout of dizziness and disorientation.?
I wanna throw up what I eat, horsiness, dizzy, light headed, 12 lbs lost n a wk, ok appetite, tired, on/off weakness, tunnel vision on/off, for 2 wks?
Urgent care needed: If you have tunnel vision, you need to seek urgent medical care. ...Read more
Headaches for the past 2 months, then fainted 3 weeks ago;symptoms, tunnel vision, dizziness, numbness in legs, sweaty hands. Should I be worried?
Chronic daily HA's: Believe your headache pattern is literally out of control and needs to be treated. You are exhibiting syncope and emotional changes, all of which can become severely debilitating. This is complex and recommend treating the headache pattern prophylactically, but also, having a psychologist get involved to alter all of the aspects both primary and secondary. ...Read more
Yes: Syndrome of vertigo has many symptoms. Usually abnormal sensation of movement is core symptom. ...Read more
Head feels heavy&ears feel like I'm in a tunnel like I'm going to pass out. So far it's lasted for over an hour. I feel dizzy, &tired. Is it Serious?
Dizzy: This could be so if you are still having symptoms call someone to take you to be seen by a healthcare worker. Do not try to walk or drive with these symptoms. ...Read more
I am taking 2500mg of vitamin B12 plus 100mg of vitamin B6 for cubital tunnel and for the last 2 days I feel dizzy. Is this normal?
Carpal tunnel causing swelling, bruising, extreme pain, and causing me to be dizzy and have hot flashes and not feel good.
Suspect other issue: I would suggest that you consult your PCP. Although CTS can cause pain and swelling, hot flashes, whole body sx and bruising are not typical. You may have an endocrine problem that is causing your generalized sx and contributing to CTS. If there is discoloration about your carpal tunnel without trauma, further imaging, such as MRI may be indicated. ...Read more
Poor circulation: Even though dizziness is a no-descrpt, non-medical term, no matter what your personal definition is, the combination of "dizziness" & visual blackout indicates inadequate blood flow to the occipital cortex in the back of the brain. Many causes for this exist, most common of which are cardiac problems, low blood pressure, and migraine. ...Read more
Several possibles: These symptoms need to be evaluated by a doctor as possible causes are many. ...Read more
Low blood pressure: When you sit or crouch, the blood is squeezed out of the lower part of your body. Then when you stand up it pools in these parts and lowers the pressure in the upper part, especially the brain. This can cause visual blur, dizziness and a feeling of faintness. This might also mean you are anemic. If this happens most of the time, check with your family doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
Unfocused vision, feeling imbalanced can be due to (in order of most common): dehydration, infection (virus: though usually have fever) diabetes, other endocrine or autoimmune condition, medication side effects, vertigo, tumor.
See your md to be sure there your blood counts are normal and review med side effects with you. ...Read more
What can cause an abrupt black out in vision, and some dizziness with a spinning sensation, for a half minute?
Many things..: Some benign and some dangerous things (for example stroke) can cause these symptoms. The diagnosis depends on clinical history and physical exam as well as selected testing. ...Read more
We I get up from sitting down! I lose my vision for about 5 seconds and I feel dizzy ~ I'm just 15!! What could be the cause?
Orthostatic: Orthostatic changes. Make sure you are will hydrated. Get up more slowly from sitting position. If symptoms persist or worsen, see MD. ...Read more
See an eye doctor: There are many things. You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. Please go. ...Read more
Standing up and feeling breathless and dizzy vision is blurred. Had been going on for 2wks ald. Cause of this and possible steps to take?
Get a medical exam: These symptoms could be a sign of many conditions from heart problems to anemia. The visual symptom of blurred vision is probably not a specific eye problem but rather a problem with blood flow to the eyes. This is similar to standing up too fast and feeling lightheaded and getting dim vision briefly (orthostatic hypotension). Get a medical exam to get all possibilities checked! ...Read more
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