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Dizziness When Laughing
Possible.: Sometimes laughing hard can slow the heart rate down and increase pressure in the chest and abdomen enough that blood return to the heart from the lower part of the body is compromised. This can cause a transient decrease in blood flow to the brain and lead to a sense of loss of consciousness. ...Read more
Blood flow issues: If your laughing fits are vigorous enough to cause you to stop breathing (even temporarily), this in turn could cause multiple changes in vessel diameters and cardiac output which eventually could lead to low blood flow to the brain. Thereafter the decreased blood flow produces a feeling of near-fainting or dizziness. ...Read more
Need check up: Sometimes laughing hard may momentarily drop your blood pressure and/or lower your heart rate. When this response is exaggerated it might make you feel lightheaded. I would see a doctor and undergo an examination to make sure there is not a condition known as hypertrophic subaortic stenosis. Also perhaps recording an ECG strip as you laugh may help to see if you have a long pause in heart beat. ...Read more
I am getting really dizzy when I laugh and that is happening very often. Sometimes when I eat as well. Should I worry?
Check with Your Doc: Well, first think about renting some Ingmar Bergman movies and reading a lot of Charles Bukowski, just for laughs. Next, think about what happens when you laugh, it's like rapid staccato breath holding and expulsions, especially if you let all the air out. Just be grateful you don't laugh so much you pee in your pants! The question:is it all due to the way you laugh or is there something else going on ...Read more
This can happen: Prolonged coughing/laughing can reduce the amount of blood being pumped from your heart and thus less blood getting to your brain causing temporary dizziness. This occurs more commonly with those having lower BP or with carotid stenosis (narrowing). Symptoms should be mild and brief, but you report "really dizzy", I suggest seeing doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes if somrthing funny happens and I burst out in a big laugh I get dizzy. Today it was a strong dizzl feeling that only lasted a minute or so.
Vasovagal response: This is a neurologic response to some triggering factor and is the most common cause of passing out suddenly. There are different syncope syndromes which all fall under the umbrella of vasovagal syncope. The common element among these conditions is the central mechanism leading to loss of consciousness. The differences among them are in the factors that trigger this mechanism. ...Read more
About three weeks ago, I had a sudden and unexplainable episode of severe dizziness, and ever since then a constant feeling of lightheadedness and imbalance has taken over almost 100%. This feeling of diziness is most felt right after laughing hard for e
Every once and a while I get really dizzy and super light headed when I laugh, what could this be a result from?
Vasovagal: This may be a form of a vasovagal reaction. See your doctor who may be able to help. ...Read more
Laugh Yourself Silly: People have been known to get light-headed and even faint during a bout of hard laughing, especially if more air is going out than in--but it's not common, so if you faint at a mere giggle and not a guffaw, you might want to be examined. There are receptors in the neck and brain that respond to pressure and you may be causing too much from laughing. Those receptors affect heart rate and blood pressure ...Read more
Have lupus and iih. But when I laugh or sing I lose my breath abs get dizzy. Not sure what to do?
Could be ur airways: You may want to check with your doctor, airway hyper-reactivity could be the case, after evaluation your doctor might prescribe some inhalers to help you, good luck ...Read more
Been experiencing dizzy spells to the point of passing out when I laugh. Been occurring for the past yr. I do have high blood pressure?
Laughing syncope: (passing out) is one of a number of autonomically mediated disorders. Often times patients are misdiagnosed as "hypertensive" but this is part of the syndrome and the doctor's well meaning treatment of the hypertension actually results in severe worsening of the autonomic dysfunction and recurrent potentially harmful syncope. You need to be evaluated by an Electrophysiologist & properly diagnosed. ...Read more
When I laugh I get dizzy & start coughing. Also often air hungry but pulmonologist says lungs OK (normal CXR, spyromentry). Should I seek 2nd opinion?
When I laugh I feel dizzy like I'm going to pass out. Lack of oxygen? New symptom. Also when I cough. What could this be?
Vagal response: It sound like you are getting s Vaal reaction initiated by the sudden increase in the abdominal pressure from laughing or coughing. Try to stay well hydrated by drinking at least 6-8 bottles of water a day in the winter and more in summer. Not better see a doctor ...Read more
I have a bump on the back of my head that gives me severe headaches, dizzy spells and impaired hearing. Also it sometimes hurts when I laugh or smile.
ENT doc: The best person to evaluate and treat the constellation of symptoms you describe is an ENT doc. ...Read more
I have trouble breathing, tingling of hands and feet, dizziness, cold hands and feet, tired, light headed on laughing hard and stomach muscle pain?
Hyperventilating: The sensation of difficulty breathing, tingling fingers, And feeling light headed can be symptoms of hyperventilating. However, this does not usually happen with laughing and cause pain in the stomach muscles. Try breathing into a paper bag when you are having symptoms. If it is hyperventilation, this will make it better. Hope this helps. If not, you need to see your PCP. ...Read more
Unbearably intense Vertigo from Cholesteatoma. How do I stop it please? Cant even laugh or cough w/out evrythin spinning. Am on waiting list 4 surgery
Many Causes: Many things cause sudden dizziness. It could be an inner ear problem, heart condition, low blood sugar, vagal response, nerve condition or simply dehydration. If it is a recurring thing, it is time to see your doctor and have it examined further. One time episodes can be a sign of something worse, so unless you are generally a healthy person, evaluation of your dizziness is important. ...Read more
Ekg, BP, CT or MRI: The symptom of dizziness may be from a circulation problem, a heart problem or a neurologic problem. Your Doctor may check your blood pressure in different positions to see if the dizziness is from blood pooling in the lower part of the body, he will check your heart with an ekg. The tests for neurologic problems would involve some king of imaging or the brain including, MRI or Ct scan. ...Read more
Lots: Not a specific symptom- lightheaded? Fell like impending faint? Equilibrium off? Room spinning? You spinning? Related to position or position change? All have different causes; can be related to sinus, inner ear, brian issues; blood pressure or heart rhythm problems, dehydration, medications. Worth a doctor visit esp if recurring, chronic, assoc wi/ visual, hearing changes, headaches, etc. ...Read more
Constant dizziness: Dizziness describes different sensations to different people. Do you mean a spinning sensation, a feeling of faintness, or a sensation of unsteadiness when you walk? These different symptoms can be caused by disruption of different parts of the balance system. Inner ear inflammation, a tumor along the hearing/balance nerve, heart muscle or rhythm issues, brain anomalies, medications, among others. ...Read more
Dizzy is the catch: Dizziness is a non-medical term, which means at least 50 different things. Dizziness does not refer to any specific symptom. What is your meaning for this term? Light headeness, floating feeling, spinning feeling, nausea, unsteadiness, falling sensation, impending faint, ringing in ears, blurred vision, double vision, numbness-tingling? I've heard all these descriptions and more. ...Read more
If you have had: Your primary care evaluate you for physical problems, your next step is to see a mental health professional. ...Read more
Dizzy: Positional "postural" dizziness can be due to a number of causes. Most commonly would be either a vestibular (middle/inner ear) or causes related to hydration. The brain is very stingy when it comes to wanting blood flow and oxygen. There are mechanisms in place to keep the blood moving from the heart to the brain. Often dehydration disrupt this normal process resulting in dizziness. ...Read more
Dizzy: Dizziness or vertigo is a sensation of being off balance or of movement. People who are dizzy typical walk with a wide based gait. They complain that the room is spinning or they are spinning with respect to their surroundings. Sometimes people just say their head does not feel so good. When the attacks occur people may just grab the wall or hold on to something so they do not fall. ...Read more
Lots of causes: There are a lot of causes for dizziness, and you need to have a thorough history and exam in order to determine the cause. Sometimes it is easy to diagnose: low blood pressure, anemia, low blood sugar, and sometimes it is not. Try to give as much information as possible to your doctor to aid in the diagnosis: when it 1st started, how long it lasts, what things make it better or worse, etc. ...Read more