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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness, followed by vertigo and vomiting? Happens mostly after eating, or turning my head left or right. Occasional ringing in ears.

What can cause dizziness, followed by vertigo and vomiting? Happens mostly after eating, or turning my head left or right. Occasional ringing in ears.

Sounds inner ear: Although it is unusual to have vertigo after eating, the presence of true spinning with head movements sounds like Benign positional vertigo. This is the most common cause of inner ear vertigo and can be treated with physical therapy by a trained PT with expertise in vestibular therapy. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Don't change positions quickly
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Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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After I was done eating I felt light headed dizzy somewhat nasues had a pain in the middle of my chest felt confused what can it be ?

After I was done eating I felt light headed dizzy somewhat nasues had a pain in the middle of my chest felt confused what can it be  ?

Maybe cardiac: This could be cardiac chest pain. You should see a doctor right away. If it happens again, go to the er by ambulance. The other likely causes include heartburn, muscle pain, and lung inflammation like a mild infection. However, cardiac chest pain is life-threatening. ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant. Had a warm bath. Felt dizzy and light headed after. Had to lie down for 10 minutes. Did I cause harm to my baby? Really worried!!!

20 weeks pregnant. Had a warm bath. Felt dizzy and light headed after. Had to lie down for 10 minutes. Did I cause harm to my baby?  Really worried!!!

Your baby is likely: just fine. Warmth can cause our blood vessels to dialate. That can lead to drop in blood presure which can cause lightheadedness. Make sure the temperature is not too warm in the future. Congratulations and be well. ...Read more

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Im dizzy and light headed I have been all day what can I do to stop it?

Im dizzy and light headed I have been all day what can I do to stop it?

Blood pressure: You may have low or high blood pressure, anemia, or dehydrated. If you had low fluid intake then please try to drink some fluid. You may need to see your doc if it does not go away. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy and light headed. What is wrong?

I feel dizzy and light headed. What is wrong?

Many possibilities: There are a great many things which can cause these symptoms, including blood pressure problems, thyroid problems, inner ear problems, low blood counts, and abnormalities of heart rate or rhythm. Many are harmless and resolve by themselves, but if your symptoms persist you need to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid rapid head movements
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Ask for help walking if you are unsteady on your feet
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Keep carefull track of all associated symptoms
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I am taking 40 mg of fluoexetine, I have missed some doses. I ve started feeling dizzy? And light headed each time lasting longer.Is this normal?

I am taking 40 mg of fluoexetine, I have missed some doses. I ve started feeling dizzy? And light headed each time lasting longer.Is this normal?

Stay compliant!: Although fluoxetine sticks around in the system for several days, it is not uncommon to experience minor withdrawal symptoms with several missed doses. The key is to avoid missing doses. Please use medications as advised by your provider. ...Read more

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