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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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Headaches, dizzyness, sensitivity to light. Is there any medication I can take to relieve my symptoms?

Headaches, dizzyness, sensitivity to light. Is there any medication I can take to relieve my symptoms?

Headache: Sounds like migraine, is important to drink plenty of water and get adequate sleep. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, but if symptoms worsen, change, or fail to improve, should see doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Normal to have headaches, Dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light etc 2 weeks after car trunk slamming on head?

Normal to have headaches, Dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light etc 2 weeks after car trunk slamming on head?

No: These are not the "normal" everyday expected symptoms that your should be experiencing, especially after hitting your head on the car trunk. You may suffered a concussion and you should go to your physcian or quick care center to have an evaluation. Do this sooner than later, less you hurt yourself by falling from the dizziness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I be sure dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light, and dull head pressure (no extreme pain) is actually migraine? Can it be something else?

Can I be sure dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light, and dull head pressure (no extreme pain) is actually migraine? Can it be something else?

See your PCP: Migraine is a complex disorder and in order to receive proper treatment for migraine, a correct diagnosis must be made. See your PCP for consultation and migraine management. ...Read more

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I have headache, dizzyness, and sensitivity to light, what to do?

I have headache, dizzyness, and sensitivity to light, what to do?

Headache specialist: The first steps in the management of headaches are to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder and to diagnose the specific category of the headache involved. Except for the typical primary headache, most patients with frequent or recurrent headaches should have some form of diagnostic tests to exclude organic disease. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Again extream head pain, nausea, vomiting, dizzy sensitivity light&sound. Again er, test, treatment. Ct-clear pain med+zofran.=diag:migraine. Sent home!

Again extream head pain, nausea, vomiting, dizzy sensitivity light&sound. Again er, test, treatment. Ct-clear pain med+zofran.=diag:migraine. Sent home!

Daily meds: It depends on how often this occurs, but it sounds like you may need to be on a daily medicine to prevent these headaches. You should also try to eliminate the common headache triggers if you haven't already tried that. And maintain a headache diary to try to identify any potential triggers. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was at work today on my first shift and suddenly I felt dizzy and everything became blurred and my sensitivity to light was hightened. Now headache?

I was at work today on my first shift and suddenly I felt dizzy and everything became blurred and my sensitivity to light was hightened. Now headache?

? migraine event: Appears similar to sequence of a migraine headache, starting with a preliminary aura. You may well be at risk for additional events, and certainly should work with your doctor if this continues. We could also do Concierge online visit here. ...Read more

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Diagnosed bppv lasting 3 wks Epley exercises makes symptoms much worse: dizziness headache light sensitivity normal? How long until Epley helps

Diagnosed bppv lasting 3 wks Epley exercises makes symptoms much worse: dizziness headache light sensitivity normal? How long until Epley helps

Should work quickly: There is an Epley MANEUVER which is done generally by a neurologist or a neuro-otologist in the office but they can be done at home after initial treatment. Are you sure you're doing them correctly? If the diagnosis is accurate they should work well. There are another set of exercises which I believe are more easily done than Epley but require a partner. They are called Brandt-Daroff EXERCISES. ...Read more

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My right temple got hit pretty hard yesterday. I have a very mild headache/slight sensitivity to light and I'm also a little dizzy. What should I do?

My right temple got hit pretty hard yesterday. I have a very mild headache/slight sensitivity to light and I'm also a little dizzy. What should I do?

Ouch. Goto ER: Closed Head injury is nothing to take lightly especially in context of other symptoms. You need medical evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has been to numerous doctors. She has headaches but without sensitivity to light or sound. She also gets dizzy from bending or lying down too fast. What couldbe the reason?

My girlfriend has been to numerous doctors. She has headaches but without sensitivity to light or sound. She also gets dizzy from bending or lying down too fast. What couldbe the reason?

Headache specialist: She should find a headache specialist, a neurologist specializing in headaches. The dizziness is a blood pressure issue. Make sure she drinks plenty of fluids and that her blood pressure is controlled. ...Read more

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Is GERD can also cause dizziness and light sensitivity and shortness of breath? I am suffering from acid reflux.

Is GERD can also cause dizziness and light sensitivity and shortness of breath? I am suffering from acid reflux.

GERD: A burning sensation in your chest or chest pain, dysphagia and dry cough, but not dizziness and shortness of breath. See your health care provider for complete examination and tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife has dizziness, nausea, light sensitivity, and headache. She gets migraines 5-6 x/yr. This time her right hand is ice cold. Cause for concern?

My wife has dizziness, nausea, light sensitivity, and headache. She gets migraines 5-6 x/yr. This time her right hand is ice cold. Cause for concern?

Rheumatological: A single hand being "ice cold" may be the sign of a rheumatological type of disorder or a vascular type of disorder. Migraine headache as a cause to this symptom would be unrelated. ...Read more

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I suffer ongoing dizziness, headaches, light sensitivity, numbness & pins & needles in left arm/ shoulder, also chest pain both sides. Any suggestion?

I suffer ongoing dizziness, headaches, light sensitivity, numbness & pins & needles in left arm/ shoulder, also chest pain both sides. Any suggestion?

Multifactorial: See neurologist to rule out fibromyalgia. See ENT to check your vestibular function. Your pcp can run lab tests to rule out exidental chronic poisoning or vitamins deficiency or cardiac arrhithmias. If after all of the above you are still sick consider major university for further work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Gallbladder: Biliary dyskinesia is the name for a dysfunctional gallbladder. It can be associate with vague, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, often associated with meals. It rarely hospitalized patients. It is diagnosed by functional studies of the gallbladder. Often called a hida scan. It would not be associated with chronic headaches or dizziness unless you are becoming dehydrated. ...Read more

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I've had a migraine for two weeks with nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, trouble talking and thinking, and intense pain. I've had a ct and been on every pain med. What can this be?

I've had a migraine for two weeks with nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, trouble talking and thinking, and intense pain. I've had a ct and been on every pain med. What can this be?

Migraine: Stop puzzling, you have migraine headaches, pure and simple. Why are you on pain medications, as this approach assures more intense and more frequent headaches. Time to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?

ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www. Cardiamin. Com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www. Amazon. Com) and visit www. Dysautonomiainternational. O ...Read more

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Symptoms: pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue. Dizzy, light sensitivity. What did I inhale and how do I get rid of it?

Unknown: Was I there with you to see what you did or didn't do? Was I there to see you inhale anything? Get real and take responsibility for whatever you did and see an md. ...Read more

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Can a food sensitivity cause a slight dizziness or "swaying" sensation? If not, what can?

Can a food sensitivity cause a slight dizziness or "swaying" sensation? If not, what can?

Not likely: Food allergies are uncommon and cause typical allergic reactions [rash, shortness of breath, hives etc]. Food sensitivities usually cause gastrointestinal disturbances. Dizziness is caused from dehydration, inner ear problems, anxiety just to name a few things. ...Read more

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What causes sensitivity to heat? If I get too hot, I get nauseous dizzy and buzzing in my ears.

What causes sensitivity to heat? If I get too hot, I get nauseous dizzy and buzzing in my ears.

Several things: If this is a "new" condition for you then, a couple of things to consider. One would be hormonal, most commonly thyroid gland. There is also a phenomenon of heat intolerance in conditions which can affect the brain or spinal cord referred to collectively as demyelinating diseases. Also, sweating abnormalities resulting in the body's inability to properly cool itself can be a problem. ...Read more

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Fluorescent light sensitivity! BP up 30 pts, nauseous dizzy hot, why, how? How can I fix it, can't avoid 100% don't have a lot of $ at all

Fluorescent light sensitivity! BP up 30 pts, nauseous dizzy hot, why, how? How can I fix it, can't avoid 100% don't have a lot of $ at all

Light affects our brain in many ways.: This may be a condition of an ocular migraine. Some light situations cause neural irritability and even seizures. Without the cash for neurologic or ophthalmologic evaluation you're stuck with trying things to protect your eyes. You might try quality sunglasses with a good ultraviolet coating. Some medications called beta blockers can be helpful to prevent symptoms but, unfortunately, you need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Over the last three days I've had these symptoms Light sensitivity Hot/cold flashes Nausea Exhaustion Dizziness what is causing these symptoms?

Over the last three days I've had these symptoms Light sensitivity Hot/cold flashes Nausea Exhaustion Dizziness what is causing these symptoms?

Nonspecific symptoms: Many, many things can cause these nonspecific symptoms, including psychological problems. Much more information would be needed. A detailed medical interview and physical exam is the first step. ...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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Nausea, fatigue, dizziness, food aversion, smell sensitivity, slight cramping. What can that be from? What I thought originally is apparently wrong.

Nausea, fatigue, dizziness, food aversion, smell sensitivity, slight cramping. What can that be from? What I thought originally is apparently wrong.

Get a pregnancy test: Your symptoms are vague, and could be from anything from an early illness to a migraine. However, given your age, I would start your work up with a pregnancy test and follow up with your regular doctor. ...Read more