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Do any antibiotics make you feel dizzy like you are walking on a boat?

Do any antibiotics make you feel dizzy like you are walking on a boat?

Even on dry land: Most medicines list dizziness as a potential side-effect but some antibiotics such as Minocycline have a greater possibility of causing dizziness. Higher concentrations of the drug affect the balancing system of the inner ear which cause the abnormal sensation. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Female 25yo dizzy sitting up in bed in morning, not vertigo, feel as if on boat. relieved when lying down, also less noticeable when walking. why?

Female 25yo dizzy sitting up in bed in morning, not vertigo, feel as if on boat. relieved when lying down, also less noticeable when walking. why?

Get an evaluation.: Dizziness can be positional in such a case, and it is treatable. However vertigo has many causes that need further examination to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Is ear or brain the cause of mild dizziness, like standing on a gentle rocking boat? Doesn't affect my speech or walking other than mild unsteadiness

Is ear or brain the cause of mild dizziness, like standing on a gentle rocking boat? Doesn't affect my speech or walking other than mild unsteadiness

Either: Your symptoms can be caused either by an inner ear problem or a problem with the balance centers in your brain. You should be evaluated by a physician to help differentiate the two causes. Although at your age it is more likely to be an inner ear problem such as a meniere's disease, or viral infection. ...Read more

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Feeling like on a boat when walk or standing. Dizziness now and then. No nausea, no hearing loss, no ringing in ears. Balance good. Inner ear issue?

Feeling like on a boat when walk or standing.  Dizziness now and then. No nausea, no hearing loss, no ringing  in ears. Balance good. Inner ear issue?

Could be: With the lack of hearing loss and only symptomatic on walking or standing, make me believe that is due to a sensory ataxia or due to something like migraine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I experience sporadic vertigo. Dizziness, nausea, almost feels like i'm on a boat. No specific trigger, lasts 5-10 min. At what pt do I see a doc?

I experience sporadic vertigo. Dizziness, nausea, almost feels like i'm on a boat. No specific trigger, lasts 5-10 min. At what pt do I see a doc?

Dizziness/vertigo: There are two different types of dizziness: one is vertigo (spinning sensation), the other is lightheadedness (feels like one is about to faint). Vertigo usually is caused by a problem with the inner ear semicircular canals. Lightheadedness often is related to a low blood pressure. It would be helpful for you to seek a medical exam at the time of your symptoms. ...Read more

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After wrk i had an headache n i tuk 2 ibuprofens 4 my headache n i ended up feeln dizzy like i was spinning in 1 place. Whn i walk i had 2 cntrol my balance, went 2 sleep now I have another headache?

After wrk i had an headache n i tuk 2 ibuprofens 4 my headache n i ended up feeln dizzy like i was spinning in 1 place. Whn i walk i had 2 cntrol my balance, went 2 sleep now I have another headache?

Migraine?: Many people with migraine get vertigo even when headache is mild. Over the counter medications include caffeine, fever few, benadryl/diphenhydramine and routine pain medications. You may have dulled the headache, which was still there when Ibuprofen wore off. If symptoms went away in 24 hours, migraine is probable. If the dizziness was the main problem, it might be benign paroxysmal vertigo. ...Read more

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Wen walking u became off balance sudden and like dizzy spell feeling wen walking and head straight then looking down and up again head spins?

Wen walking u became off balance sudden and  like dizzy spell feeling wen walking and head straight then looking down and up again head spins?

Positional vertigo: is one possibility. Having otoliths in one of the semicircular canals may trigger vertigo with a change in head position relative to gravity ( looking down the looking up ) Another possibility is a neck problem ( stimulation of a position sensor or less likely a compromise of blood flow) A third possibility is POTS ( autonomic failure) Read about these things and if the problem persists see a Dr. ...Read more

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Hi , my head feels heavy and I kinda feel dizzy , that every Time I walk feels like I'm kinda jumping to a step ,or something holding me down?

Hi , my head feels heavy and I kinda feel dizzy , that every Time I walk feels like I'm kinda jumping to a step ,or something holding me down?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis is a condition that can cause a stuffy nose, pain in the face, and yellow or green discharge (mucus) from the nose. The sinuses are hollow areas in the bones of the face. They have a thin lining that normally makes a small amount of mucus. When this lining gets infected, it swells and makes extra mucus. This causes symptoms. Sinusitis can occur when a person gets sick with a cold. ...Read more

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I am suffering from constant weakness / dizzy spells. I can't stand up or walk around for more than 30 seconds without feeling like I will faint?

I am suffering from constant weakness / dizzy spells. I can't stand up or walk around for more than 30 seconds without feeling like I will faint?

DIZZY & FAINT: Many possibilities including middle ear problems, electrolyte abnormalities, glucose problems, thyroid issues, anemia, pregnancy, irregular heart rhythm, blood pressure problems. There are many other possibilities. Bottom line... a face-to-face assessment by your physician is definitely in order... sooner rather than later. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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