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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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I always feel wired/excited feeling in my chest/stomach with fast heart rate and dizzy. No meds, caffeine, sugar, carbs, or thyroid issue,????

I always feel wired/excited feeling in my chest/stomach with fast heart rate and dizzy. No meds, caffeine, sugar, carbs, or thyroid issue,????

Tachycardia: Check for reflux, gastritis h pylori as well as mitral valve prolapse- with echocardiogram and WPW Wolf Parkinson on White syndrome or other conduction issues ( can do this by plain EKG). ...Read more

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Help please! is dizziness a withdrawal symptom on caffeine?

Help please! is dizziness a withdrawal symptom on caffeine?

Flu like sxs: Caffeine withdrawal sxs can last a up to two weeks & can begin 12 to 36 hours after you stop caffeine use. Symptoms can include nervousness, irritability, low mood, mood swings, feeling tired, headaches, poor concentration, nausea, vomiting & muscular aches & pains. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel dizzy a few days later after stopping caffeine and diet soda?

Is it normal to feel dizzy a few days later after stopping caffeine and diet soda?

Very Possible: Abruptly stopping caffeine can definitely have withdrawal side effects. The most common is a headache and a lot of people who drink coffee at work get "weekend headaches" when they don't drink as much caffeine at home. To some degree it depends on what you mean by dizzy. Lightheaded type dizziness would be expected as would a headache. A sensation of true spinning is different and not expected. ...Read more

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Could the caffeine in the Excedrin and the ice tea be enough to cause me to feel dizzy?

Could the caffeine in the Excedrin and the ice tea be enough to cause me to feel dizzy?

If sensitive to it: It is possible that caffeine can cause those symptoms in sensitive individuals. Avoid any caffeine and see if the issue goes away, . Then reintroduce it and if the problem comes back, you have your answer. ...Read more

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I had moderate left sided chest pain with dizziness after drinking a small amount of caffeine.Ive had a similar experience before? What should I do?

I had moderate left sided chest pain with dizziness after drinking a small amount of caffeine.Ive had a similar experience before? What should I do?

Ditch the caffeine: It's unlikely that at 19 this is a serious heart problem. Caffeine can make people jittery and cause fast and sometimes anbormal heart rhythms. It sounds like you should stay away from caffeine. Reasons to seek a doctor would be if you are having passing out or near passing out episodes, palpitations, or if there's a history of young people dying suddenly in your family. ...Read more

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I have been dizzy hot weak I have had a lot of diarrhea i don't know what's wrong..And I've stopped caffeine?

I have been dizzy hot weak I have had a lot of diarrhea i don't know what's wrong..And I've stopped caffeine?

See your doc...: Chronic diarrhea can lead to dehydration causing dizziness or vertigo. Your sensation of feeling hot may indicate a fever suggesting inflammation or infection. Stopping caffeine was a good decision. May want to further restrict food intake by consuming only a brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) to see if the diarrhea improves. Drink plenty of fluids including bouillon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Can drinking coffee make you have anxiety due to all the caffeine, and make you feel dizzy? Like the jitters?

I have anxiety. Can drinking coffee make you have anxiety due to all the caffeine, and make you feel dizzy? Like the jitters?

Coffee and anxiety : Coffee contains caffeine, a direct stimulant of brain, heart, and muscle. Feeling anxious, "jittery", trembling, increased heart rate, and G.I. Upset may occur in people who are sensitive to caffeine, or who drink it in high amounts. Other beverages containing caffeine include cola, tea, and some "energy drinks" over the counter medications may also be caffeinated so read labels carefully. ...Read more

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Does caffeine on an empty stomach cause dizziness?

Does caffeine on an empty stomach cause dizziness?

Caffiene: Overdosage of caffeine can cause dizziness. Taking it on an empty stomach can cause a rapid absorption of the caffeine, causing a transient lay high level in your system. This usually doesn't last long, but in the future, have a little food in your stomach. Feel better! ...Read more

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What causes dizziness, hands to shake, and reflexes to slow with any amount of caffeine?

What causes dizziness, hands to shake, and reflexes to slow with any amount of caffeine?

Individual sensitivi: The only answer this would be the you have individual sensitivity or susceptibility to this caused by the caffeine. It is well-known that caffeine worsens hand tremors. In addition, it would generally increase reflexes. However, when it comes to chemicals in the brain, no two people are alike. This is also why you would have dizziness when other people don't. ...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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I took pamprin which has 65 mg of caffeine in it & then drunk some coffee and i'm really dizzy and i'm shaking with a headache.. Am i ok?.

I took pamprin which has 65 mg of caffeine in it & then drunk some coffee and i'm really dizzy and i'm shaking with a headache.. Am i ok?.

Caffeine buzz!: You will be ok. Its nearly impossible to 'overdose' on caffeine but those symptoms are common when you have more than you are used too. Take an advil (ibuprofen) and go for a walk. ...Read more

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Allergy, intolerance, or viral? I get vertigo when I eat nuts, chocolate and caffeine, and basic dizziness from other foods. Started after shingles.

Allergy, intolerance, or viral? I get vertigo when I eat nuts, chocolate and caffeine, and basic dizziness from other foods. Started after shingles.

Inner ear issues?: If the nerves related to your inner ear get swollen they could easily result in feelings of vertigo/dizziness. Perhaps the foods are causing the nerves to swell? Post nasal drip and eustachian tube dysfunction might do it. Chinese medicine or cranial osteopathy might help. Diazepam is a western medication that would effectively treat symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes caffeine intolerance/sensitivity. If i accidentally drink it, i get dizzy, anxious, can't speak properly ect. Is it a nervous system react?

What causes caffeine intolerance/sensitivity. If i accidentally drink it, i get dizzy, anxious, can't speak properly ect. Is it a nervous system react?

Stimulant: Caffeine is a stmulant and if you avoid it a small amount can evoke a strong response--heavy users become tolerant and unresponsive--can drink a pot of coffee & go to sleep! you recognize it's effect on you--i guess the best would be to be careful to avoid it--might talk to your doc about a minor tranquilizer to keep in your pocket to counteract the effect when you inadvertently ingest some. ...Read more

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Spinal tap 5 days ago. Laid flat for 48 hrs. Drank caffeine. Headache even lying down, dizzy standing. Will go away on own or need blood patch & when?

Spinal tap 5 days ago. Laid flat for 48 hrs. Drank caffeine. Headache even lying down, dizzy standing. Will go away on own or need blood patch & when?

Not typical: To have a headache even lying down if its due to CSF leak. Why did you get the tap? You need to be evaluated though to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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