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Can lightheadedness and costochondritis be associated? I have been diagnosed with costochondritus for about one year and this seems to be a new sympt.

Can lightheadedness and costochondritis be associated? I have been diagnosed with costochondritus for about one year and this seems to be a new sympt.

No: Costochondritis is an inflammatory condition at the junction of the bone and cartilage portions of the rib and is characterized by pain and tenderness, but it really would have no association with lightheadedness. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


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I have lightheadedness and frequent headaches. I cant get out of bed at mornings because I feel some heaviness in my body. What can cause this?

I have lightheadedness and frequent headaches. I cant get out of bed at mornings because I feel some heaviness in my body. What can cause this?

Unknown: It sounds as if you are not feeling well at all. Unfortunately it is impossible to know what the cause is without further information. It sounds like you are feeling poorly enough to need a genuine medical exam. Please see a medical provider soon! Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

Infection: It is possible that you have an ear or sinus infection causing those symptoms - see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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What serious illnesses can cause lightheadedness and headaches?

What serious illnesses can cause lightheadedness and headaches?

A brain tumor...: ...For one. But most of the time, such symptoms are due to something common, such as a cold or flu. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor and make sure it is not something serious. ...Read more

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I've been having headache about for a year. Also lightheadedness. What causes this?

I've been having headache about for a year. Also lightheadedness. What causes this?

Not ok: This is not ok. While there are many possible causes, it will take a clever physician to determine the reason for your headaches. I am sure your PCP is clever and recommend you see him/her. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden excruciating 1-second headache accompanied by lightheadedness?

What can cause a sudden excruciating 1-second headache accompanied by lightheadedness?

SUNCT?: Ice pick or SUNCT headaches can be like this- they may be very painful and very short lasting. They can be treated well too

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/sunct-headache/ ...Read more

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Everytime I start my cardio workout, I get lightheadedness and mild headache and sometimes moderate pain in my left shoulder. What could be the cause?

Everytime I start my cardio workout, I get lightheadedness and mild headache and sometimes moderate pain in my left shoulder. What could be the cause?

Which problem?: Are you asking about exercise intolerance or pain in the shoulder? Unless you have baseline medical problems such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, muscular dystrophy, juvenile arthritis or some other unusual malady for a 17 year old then, I'm sure answers to your questions are very simple. You will just need a little guidance and direction as to what and how you're doing things. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of lightheadedness and nausea 5 days after a blood patch? The blood patch was from a spinal headache after an epidural.

What are possible causes of lightheadedness and nausea 5 days after a blood patch? The blood patch was from a spinal headache after an epidural.

May: Be nothing much. If these expected side effects go not go away, then get checked with same MD to r/o any serious infection. Again not common to have serious problems. ...Read more

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Does a pituitary tumor cause lightheadedness, headache and blurry vision and increased floaters? What are the symptoms?

Does a pituitary tumor cause lightheadedness, headache and blurry vision and increased floaters? What are the symptoms?

Possible: You obviously need an examination with visual field testing by your eyecare physician. With that data doc could address your questions. Pituitary tumors require medical team approach. Not internet info. ...Read more

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Frequent dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, confusion and fatigue for 4 months. Occurs in the evenings. Normal brain mri, and other tests. Causes?

Frequent dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, confusion and fatigue for 4 months. Occurs in the evenings. Normal brain mri, and other tests. Causes?

Neurologic symptoms: Its not possible to give you a meaningful response. Are you 16 or 96? were you perfectly healthy or had many different medical and psychiatric conditions 4 months ago? You have had a medical work up and we don't know the results of the other tests like blood tests. I cant think of a condition that would just appear in the evenings. It may have to do where you are at that time not the time itself. ...Read more

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Dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, eyes twich acasionally cause me to loose focus, mind insomnia, fatigue...What could be causing this?

Dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, eyes twich acasionally cause me to loose focus, mind insomnia, fatigue...What could be causing this?

Anxiety: Dizziness can be difficult to evaluate, vertigo is where to room is spinning, being light headed is different and usually transient. Some medical issues include anemia or thyroid problems. If you are not sleeping and having anxiety, everything is worse; do you clinch your teeth at night? If so its bruxism; panic attacks? Sertraline at 50mg, with some anxiety+sleep, Clonazepam 1mg can make big dif. ...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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What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

Lightheaded: If you go long periods of time without eating you can have all of these symptoms. You can also get these due to anxiety. Try to have small frequent meals and stay away from sugar and caffeine. F/u with your dr. For annual check up and labs if you haven't done so already. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and headaches? I know I'm not pregnant. I missed my period last Month and I don't have any ear pain.

Dizziness: If you are sexually active & missed your period make sure 1st that you are not pregnant. There are so many causes for dizziness. You need to see your Dr for evaluation & work up. Good luck ...Read more

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Weakness, chest pain, lightheadedness, muscle pain, chills, tingling limbs, headaches, nausea, lightheaded, rapid heartbeat on movement, palps. Cause?

Weakness, chest pain, lightheadedness, muscle pain, chills, tingling limbs, headaches, nausea, lightheaded, rapid heartbeat on movement, palps. Cause?

Stress reaction: Your symptoms may be related to a heart issue but due to your age and unknown other medical history, this is less likely. There are also many other causes that may produce these symptoms like stress reaction or anxiety. However the latter causes are not serious, thus it is important that if these symptoms persist that you seek out medical attention to further identify the cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

Multiple causes: Many issues:? anemia, low or high blood sugar, pregnancy itself, hormonal fluctuations etc. The best idea is to have a thorough OB-GYN examination, . ...Read more

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Had Costochondritis for a few years now, chest hurts a little. The breathing part is bad. I feel like I can't breathe. I'm lightheaded, what can I do?

Had Costochondritis for a few years now, chest hurts a little. The breathing part is bad. I feel like I can't breathe. I'm lightheaded, what can I do?

Analgesics: If it's really costochondritis, which is simply a form of arthritis, it should improve with simple analgesics. Have you tried, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve/Naprosyn) in reasonable doses? Also- heat and massage are very helpful. Have you tried a hot tub bath? ...Read more

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I have lightheadedness, chills and light headache for a week now what could it be please?

I have lightheadedness, chills and light headache for a week now what could it be please?

Virus likely: These symptoms are nonspecific but could be due to a viral illness which hasn't yet localized to the throat or intestinal tract. Rest, drink adequate fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Viral infections should resolve in about a week or so but if symptoms persist longer and especially if there is accompanying fever, cough, urinary symptoms or rash, see your physician for an evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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Since Tuesday just gone have had feeling a lightheadedness when I move. Had headaches too. Now I feel like room spinning.

Since Tuesday just gone have had feeling a lightheadedness when I move. Had headaches too. Now I feel like room spinning.

Contact PCP and get: Referral to ENT for further evaluation for benign vestibular neuritis, or labyrinthitis, as there are specific tests that look at your eyes while your head moves, and seeing if nystagmus is present or not, while the head is in motion. There are tiny hair cells in our inner ear that keeps us balanced, and sensitively connected to eye movements. Treatment depends on what you have. Prognosis is good! ...Read more

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I feel headache, impaired color vision and lightheadedness what could be?

It is likely your: Impaired color vision has been with you since birth as it is in many males, and therefore unrelated to the headache and lightheadedness. If severe or associated with nausea, vomiting or fainting get to the emergency department quickly. If not and persists for more than a couple days, unresponsive to acetamenophen then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a headache and severe lightheadedness and a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

I have a headache and severe lightheadedness and a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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The past 4 days I have been having on n off headaches, lightheadedness, feeling tired n sick but not actually sick. What could it be?

The past 4 days I have been having on n off headaches, lightheadedness, feeling tired n sick but not actually sick. What could it be?

Nonspecific: These symptoms are nonspecific at this time. They may be a prodrome to a viral infection which may be more clear cut soon with sore throat or head cold or diarrhea or a rash. If none of these occur and headaches persist see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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For 3weeks I've had lightheadedness, headaches and slight nausea. The floaty feeling is almost constant. What could be causing this?

For 3weeks I've had lightheadedness, headaches and slight nausea. The floaty feeling is almost constant. What could be causing this?

See a local doctor: There are many causes of these symptoms, pregnancy being one, and reaction to medications, anxiety, viruses as well as a plethora of neurological problems. Start with the most probable, is pregnancy possible, if so test for it. If medication or food intolerance, check for it too. If you still cannot determine the cause, see a local doctor. You can purchase a seasick pill over the counter to try. ...Read more

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I've had a dull aching headache paired with a little lightheadedness for weeks now. Comes and goes but have had no environmental changes.

I've had a dull aching headache paired with a little lightheadedness for weeks now. Comes and goes but have had no environmental changes.

Headaches: Could be migraine but tension headaches are quite common as well and often cause "band-like" headaches around the head (in the area where you might wear a headband). Also, tension headaches are often associated with tenderness at the muscles at the base of the skull. ...Read more

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Why is it that even when I take something for my headaches I still feel shooting sharp pains n my head threw the day & lightheadedness & pressure?

More Treatment: It sounds as if you need a more in depth examination and consequent treatment plan for your headaches. See your physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of vasodilation? ? What is my level concerns for this condition. I have flushing, lightheadedness, headaches that become migraines

I have symptoms of vasodilation? ? What is my level concerns for this condition. I have flushing, lightheadedness, headaches that become migraines

Vasodilation: The symptoms you describe are frequently symptoms of premenopause or menopause as your female and male hormones become unbalanced. You may or may not be experiencing changes in your menstrual periods also, and hot flashes, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, depression, vaginal dryness, decreased libido. Choose a doctor that specializes in hormonal imbalance and uses bioidentical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Taking 50 mg of toprol (metoprolol) xp for the past 7 days and have been experiencing headaches, lightheadedness, and a general fuzzy feeling. Will this subside?

Probably: First answer would be to check your BP at home, both with and without the symptoms you describe. If BP is normal, feeling may be medication related ; likely to resolve shortly. If your BP is low, you need to call your prescriber for guidance. ...Read more

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I have bad headaches vomiting chills lightheadedness?

How long.: These symptoms can have many explanations, all of which require a doctor's attention. The most common of course is a viral infection. If you have a fever or have been exposed to similar virus symptoms it's not so urgent. But if there no signs of infection you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheadedness, headache and dizziness (better by: rest) (worsened by: changing head position, lying flat, sitting upright).

I am experiencing lightheadedness, headache and dizziness (better by: rest) (worsened by: changing head position, lying flat, sitting upright).

You may have low: Blood Pressure causing dizziness whenever you rise from lying down. Check BP lying, sitting, standing. Wait 1 minute after each change in position. Also, make a note of the pulse. If pulse rises more than 20bpm or systolic BP falls by 20mmHg, you are volume depleated (dehydrated). Other causes-ear cong., heart dz, etc. See doc if persists. ...Read more

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Frequently getting very painful headaches accompanied by lightheadedness at the same time. Meds don't relieve. 1st started after phys therapy for back?

Maybe migraine: See your doctor and get this diagnosed as many head pain etiologies. All respond to treatment but your use of tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's can cause headaches to increase in intensity and frequency. ...Read more

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Friend had a cycle first week of april. Had unprotected sex on april 12. Now have lightheadedness, headaches, occassional nausea in am.

Friend had a cycle first week of april. Had unprotected sex on april 12. Now have lightheadedness, headaches, occassional nausea in am.

Can do preg. Test: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best way to diagnose acute mountain sickness? I usually get headaches, lightheadedness and occasional nausea at high elevation.

What is the best way to diagnose acute mountain sickness? I usually get headaches, lightheadedness and occasional nausea at high elevation.

Mountain sickness: Those are exactly the symptoms you will feel at higher elevations if you can, try to move upto the higher elevations more gradually and you will accommodate a little better. Good luck. ...Read more

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For 3 weeks, I have sharp pains both sides of my middle abdomen, constant light headaches and lightheadedness. Blood tests "normal", what tests remain?

For 3 weeks, I have sharp pains both sides of my middle abdomen, constant light headaches and lightheadedness. Blood tests "normal", what tests remain?

Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic and a physician will have to evaluate you by taking a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Perhaps a referral will then be made to certain specialists like a gastroenterologist and neurologist as well. ...Read more

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I'm a 21 yr old male who for the past month has been experiencing headaches that come with lightheadedness and tiredness to the point I can't think wel?

I'm a 21 yr old male who for the past month has been experiencing headaches that come with lightheadedness and tiredness to the point I can't think wel?

Urgent visit: Any adult without prior history of headaches that are associated with these symptoms must seek urgent medical attention. Fire departments or pharmacies have an ability to check your blood pressure which should be done. ...Read more

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Headache lightheadedness cough runny nose?

Headache lightheadedness cough runny nose?

Sinusitis/allergies: You could be suffering from sinusitis or allergies. Try some anti-histimanic (loratidine/benadryl) and/or a decongestant. You should try avoiding smoking as it could make your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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I am having frequent headaches, lightheadedness, chest heaviness, and loss of appetite. What can it be?

I am having frequent headaches, lightheadedness, chest heaviness, and loss of appetite. What can it be?

At least HEADACHES: You could very well some form of chronic headaches...sounds like tension type to me with lightheadedness & you're not referring vegetative symptoms of nausea/vomiting and didn't mention anything on other classical symptoms of migraine so that's why I'm choosing tension type. If you'd like to write me at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi...perhaps we can figure this out using a daily headache diary tool. ...Read more