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I was diagnosed with pneumonia And have been really sick since last week. Everytime I cough I get instantly dizzy. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed with pneumonia And have been really sick since last week. Everytime I cough I get instantly dizzy. Is this normal?

Vertigo: This may be due to involvement of the middle ear (semicircular canals), to decrease in oxygen to brain, to neurological involvement by organisms like Mycoplasma, or to other factors. Recommend strongly that you go back and see the doctor again ASAP. ...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


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Been diagnosed with klebsiella pneumonia, on the drip but Feeling very nauseous and dizzy I'm 44 years old denial?

Been diagnosed with klebsiella pneumonia, on the drip but Feeling very nauseous and dizzy I'm 44 years old denial?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your questions is. If you have an xray that shows you have pneumonia you have pneumonia, There is no denying it. The nausea could be a side effect of the pneumonia or the medications and is common. Hopefully it will pass as you get better. Speak to the doctor treating you about your concerns. ...Read more

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Sick for 3 weeks. 7 days ago diagnosed with pneumonia. Put on 875mg amox-clav 2x per day. Still very dizzy & hard time breathing. Should I go back?

Sick for 3 weeks. 7 days ago diagnosed with pneumonia. Put on 875mg amox-clav 2x per day. Still very dizzy & hard time breathing. Should I go back?

Yes!: If you are sob you should see your doctor again. You have been on 2 excellent antibiotics. Perhaps you need an inhaler. You should keep track of your temperature to bring to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough and am nauseous and sometimes dizzy. Its hard to breathe. Coughing up green mucus. Chills. Could I have pneumonia?

I have a bad cough and am nauseous and sometimes dizzy. Its hard to breathe. Coughing up green mucus. Chills. Could I have pneumonia?

Cough: Yes you could but could also be a viral illness. Would stay hydrated and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches. If this is viral, it should be getting better in a 3-5 day period. If symptoms progress to include fever unresponsive to otc medications/ nausea-vomiting-diarrhea causing dehydration then you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Coughing up tinted pink mucous, dizziness sore throat, painful breathing, chest pain etc. Pneumonia?

Coughing up tinted pink mucous, dizziness sore throat, painful breathing, chest pain etc. Pneumonia?

Possible pneumonia: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Clear mucus, stuffy nose, dizzy, and minor chest pain on and off. Is this sign of pnemonia?

Clear mucus, stuffy nose, dizzy, and minor chest pain on and off. Is this sign of pnemonia?

Unlikely: If you have fever, cough productive of purulent exudate, shortness of air, rapid pulse, rapid respirations, chest pain with deep breaths or continuous chest pain go and see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

Severe infection: I agree that this is either severe bronchitis or bronchitis with pneumonia and in either case go directly to the ER or UC clinic. You will need a chest xray, blood tests and aggressive antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Can truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) cause vertigo and shortness of breathe and aggravate heart problems. My cd4 is up but I've gotten candida, pneumonia etc since arvs.

Can truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) cause vertigo and shortness of breathe and aggravate heart problems. My cd4 is up but I've gotten candida, pneumonia etc since arvs.

Possible: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) side effects, it can cause shortness of breath and the others, please communicate those side effects with your treating physician, risk/benefit ratio should be considered before deciding whether to continue taking the drug, good luck ...Read more

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What causes dizziness?

What causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Many things. Here is a broad category list:
1. Inner ear problems
2. Neurologic problems
3. Hormonal/metabolic problems
4. Anemia
5. Dehydration
6. Cardiovascular/circulatory problems
7. Anxiety
8. Infection
9. Autoimmune disorder

so...Lots of things to look at but before any testing ordered someone should take a very comprehensive history of your symptoms to guide the testing. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness?

What can cause dizziness?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause dizziness?

What could cause dizziness?

Many things: Difficulties with the inner ear and migraines are common causes of dizziness, but there are multiple other possible causes including your heart or neurological problems.

Good place to start would be with your primary care or ENT doctor ...Read more

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What causes a sudden dizziness?

What causes a sudden dizziness?

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

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What can cause sudden dizziness?

Many things: The cause of your dizziness can only be determined by a careful history in regards to what you experience when you feel dizzy, how long it lasts, what other symptoms it is associated with you. The determination begins with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness?

Probale inner ear: When asked to explain dizziness; most patients describe it as a feeling of one or more of "lightheaded, spinning, tilting, falling, loss of balance" triggered by change of head or body position. It is probably due to irritation of nerve of inner ear by (otoconia) which are gravels in ear. Some patients may call a feeling of faintness as dizzy but this is rare. ...Read more

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What can cause morning dizziness?

What can cause morning dizziness?

What is dizziness?: Dizziness is a non-medical term, which is vague & non-diagnostic because it means many different things. Common meanings such as lightheadedness, floating, near-fainting, spinning are well-known but there at least 50 other descriptions of this non-descript word. What is your "dizziness"? Define it better to get a better answer. ...Read more

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What causes one to have dizziness?

What causes one to have dizziness?

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

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Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Vertigo: You probably have positional vertigo. During swinging there is change of head and body position which triggers vertigo. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness all the time?

What causes dizziness all the time?

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

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Could certain foods cause dizziness?

Don't think so: Foods themselves do not cause dizziness. If you have an abnormal release of Insulin in response to certain foods then your sugar could drop suddenly causing the sense of dizziness. ...Read more

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What caused dizziness when looking up?

Arthritis: One possibility is advanced cervical spine arthritis causing interruption of the vascular supply to the cerebellum due to the overextension of the neck! ...Read more

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Can bad eating habits cause dizziness?

Can bad eating habits cause dizziness?

Please Clarify: Your question is way too ambiguous for any specific or valid medical answer. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness upon standing?

What can cause dizziness upon standing?

Cardiac issues: Dizzyness upon standing is usually a result of insufficient blood flow to the brain. This can happen from dehyrdation or it can happen from problems with your heart. It is best that you run these complaints by your primary md so that you can be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness when bending down?

Probale inner ear: Likely benign positional vertigo. See a neurologist or an ent. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness when I lay down?

What can cause dizziness when I lay down?

"dizzy"!??!: So which of the 50 meanings of dizziness are you referring to? Dizziness is not a medical term. It means different things to different people. There is no agreed upon meaning to the word, which therefore has no medical value. If you want a better answer, describe your symptoms better. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness in my young teen?

Multiple causes: The causes of dizziness are quite varied. Most often, there is not a serious underlying condition; however, there are some that are very important to exclude. A complete evaluation is indicated for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

Many causes: Difficult question. Often inner ear. Requires thorough eval because of the chronicity. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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