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Dizziness Loss Of Balance Causes
What could cause sudden rapid heart race, very bad shaking, vision blackens completely, dizziness, loss of balance lasts 30s-3 min. always out of blue?
A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more
What causes loss of balance and dizziness? I have had laringitis for 3 weeks not on meds of any kind
If : If the perception of movement is rotary or spinning, this is termed vertigo and is usually reflective of an inner ear problem. Given your recent history of laryngitis, i agree with dr. Fowler that this is probably viral in origin and typically self-limiting. If the vertigo is not associated with any hearing loss, this is usually from vestibular neuronitis ( inflammation around the balance nerves near the brainstem). Normally, when the brain receives simultaneous and equal input from our balance organs (semicircular canals), the two signals cancel out and we don't perceive imbalance. When one of the inputs from one ear is firing at a different rate or intensity the the brain interprets the difference as asymmetry and we experience vertigo. Hope this didn't confuse you but it is a very complicated system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many mechanisms: Would check for thyroid and anemia problems, but also blood pressure and cardiac events. The constellation of symptoms could be inner ear, and Meniere's might be considered. Some of this occurs in a whole variety of systemic illnesses, and even neurological disorders. Hard to pin down based upon this description, but a Concierge visit may help. ...Read more
Could cold sensitivity & not drinking fluid for a long time in a day cause a dizzy spell?Also, could a virus cause a short dizzy spell/loss of balance?
Both possible: But if you are having these symptoms it might be beneficial to see a doctor and make sure nothing more serious is in progress. ...Read more
Can metformin cause dizzy spells and loss of balance? Not diabetic. Taking it for insulin resistant pcos. So dizzy i've actually fallen a few times
What kind of disorder causes drop foot, loss of balance, twitching, tremors, dizziness and can be completely cured by taking a benzodiazepine?
An anxiety disorder: Plus or minus conversion disorder can give you all the above symptoms--and I have seen several people with such presentations. You may want to treat with a good psychiatrist who can provide long-term treatment without resorting to benzodiazepines, though. There are significant problems with benzodiazepines, especially if one uses them long-term. Take care. ...Read more
Really sleepy dizziness nausea mild S.O.B loss of balance took 15 0.5mg Lorazepam pills yesterday. Cause ? Urgent Care? htn pcos anxiety
Very dangerous: The cause of your symptoms is the 15 pills you took yesterday. That is a large quantity of a class of drug (benzodiazepine ) that can kill you in large doses. This is especially dangerous if mixed with alcohol. What I wonder is why you,took so many. That would be urgent to discuss with your doctor or,if you go,to urgent care or the ER? ...Read more
See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. Balance and dizziness problems are often due to conditions in the inner ear, but not always. I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
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