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When I stand up from sitting or laying down for a while I get dizzy and have tunnel vision. What can cause this?

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

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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I'm getting dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what can cause this?

I'm getting dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what can cause this?

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

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What causes dizziness and tunnel vision during exercise?

What causes dizziness and tunnel vision during exercise?

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

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What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

Blood pressure: The most frequent symptoms of low blood pressure can be dizziness and temporary loss of side vision (closing in). Be sure to have this checked out first with a simple blood pressure test. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness fainting and tunnel vision?

What are the causes of dizziness fainting and tunnel vision?

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

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What causes dizziness that like you are up high and tunnel vision?

What causes dizziness that like you are up high and tunnel vision?

Many things: Vasospasm in the posterior circulation of the brain can do this. We see this with basilar migraine, HV syndrome, concussion, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, etc.
If it happens more than once let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Common dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what's wrong?

Common dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what's wrong?

Anemia, low BP: The symptoms you describe are most commonly due either to low blood count (anemai) or to low blood pressure. You should check with your family doctor to get these evaluated. ...Read more

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My symptoms are tunnel vision, dizziness and light handedness. What am I suffering from?

Tunnel vision: Tunnel vision can be a sign of a serious problem (such as a pituitary tumor). You need to be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My husband is having temporary tunnel vision and dizziness. He also has major migraines more than 3 times a week. What could this be??

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

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Dizzy frequently and tunnel vision?

Dizzy frequently and tunnel vision?

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

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I'm having tunnel vision dizziness and almost fainting and my head is burning what could this be?

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

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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 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?

Anxiety: The symptoms and signs you describe can very well be anxiety. It would be nice to have your doctor check this out. Then you know it is nothing that is being overlooked.
Good luck. Get this checked out. ...Read more

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Sweating, tunnel vision, dizziness, nausea; will gatorade help?

Sweating, tunnel vision, dizziness, nausea; will gatorade help?

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

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Sweating, nausea, tunnel vision, dizziness today. Are those signs of dehydration?

Sweating, nausea, tunnel vision, dizziness today. Are those signs of dehydration?

Possible but: Cosider other causes like low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) whether you are diabetic or not. Also, sweating could cause dehydration specially with nausea preventing repletion leading to dizziness etc. This may need a closer look by your doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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 have pressure in my head, tunnel vision, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. 1 month ago I had a severe bout of dizziness and disorientation.?

Get medical help: There are many things that can cause this, but with acute symptoms like this, it would not be inappropriate to visit an er. Possible causes include severe hypertension, cardiac problems, hypoglycemia, panic attack, etc. ...Read more

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Headaches for the past 2 months, then fainted 3 weeks ago;symptoms, tunnel vision, dizziness, numbness in legs, sweaty hands. Should I be worried?

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

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I get dizzy and feel like I am in a tunnel. Is this vertigo?

Yes: Syndrome of vertigo has many symptoms. Usually abnormal sensation of movement is core symptom. ...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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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?

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

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Carpal tunnel causing swelling, bruising, extreme pain, and causing me to be dizzy and have hot flashes and not feel good.

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

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What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

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

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What to do if I have headache blured vision and feel dizzy what causes this?

Several possibles: These symptoms need to be evaluated by a doctor as possible causes are many. ...Read more

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Dizziness caused by vision, do I see an opthalmologist?

Dizziness caused by vision, do I see an opthalmologist?

Perhaps: More likely that you have some dizziness which can distort the vision. While seeing an ophthalmologist is a good place to start, you might also consider an ENT specialist especially if you have tinnitus (ringing in ears) or loss of hearing. ...Read more

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When I stand up my vision goes black-ish and I feel dizzy. What causes this?

When I stand up my vision goes black-ish and I feel dizzy. What causes this?

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

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What can cause your vision to go very blurry it was hard to wal and I was dizzy?

What can cause your vision to go very blurry it was hard to wal and I was dizzy?

Vertigo, DM: 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

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What can cause an abrupt black out in vision, and some dizziness with a spinning sensation, for a half minute?

What can cause an abrupt black out in vision, and some dizziness with a spinning sensation, for a half minute?

Many things: Physiologic adjustment after asphyxiation or suddenly getting up, positional vertigo, inner ear infection, migrains etc. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

More than one thing: This could be neurologic, cat this could be migraine it needs evaluation. You want to prevent temporary to become more lasting. ...Read more

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What can cause double vision and dizziness?

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

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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?

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

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Can emliron cause blurred vision and dizziness?

Can emliron cause blurred vision and dizziness?

Should not: No study data shows that it causes blurred vision. ...Read more

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Can xarelto cause dizziness or blurred vision?

Not its common side: It does not cause dizziness and general weakness. But because of bleeding those symptoms could be sign of bleeding. So if symptoms persist or get worse then should be seen by md. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

See an eye doctor: There are many things. You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. Please go. ...Read more

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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?

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

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


Dr. John Gillespie
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Tunnel Vision (Definition)

Tunnel vision = reduced visual field resulting ...Read more