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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more


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How does anxiety cause brain fog, lightheaded feeling/faint feeling? Always assumed it was more of heart attack feeling. Dont have fast heart/breaths.

How does anxiety cause brain fog, lightheaded feeling/faint feeling? Always assumed it was more of heart attack feeling. Dont have fast heart/breaths.

Possible & rule out: Anxiety certainly can cause lightheaded/faint feelings, but you also want to make sure there is not a physical explanation that has not been addressed. If you have not discussed your symptoms with your primary care doctor, I recommend you do that to make sure something isn't being ignored. In addition, pay attention to the situations in which these symptoms occur for clues to possible triggers. ...Read more

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What's cause faint feeling during the day?

What's cause  faint feeling during the day?

Medications,anemia: There are many things that can cause this.Low blood count or anemia and low blood sugar would be two to consider.Several drugs used to treat heart disease and hypertension also may be a cause..Ace inhibitors and ace receptor blockers lower blood pressure and beta blockers which lower blood pressure and heart rate may cause a faint feeling if their dose is too high. ...Read more

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Felt a real quick "faint" feeling while walking. 45 min walk i shook it off my body tingled for about 5-10 secs. No health problems or pain anywhere?

Felt a real quick "faint" feeling while walking. 45 min walk i shook it off my body tingled for about 5-10 secs. No health problems or pain anywhere?

Checkup: It depends on what you mean by "faint feeling.". If you had a 5-10 second period of feeling like you might black out and fall to the ground, you should get checked out. A more complete description of what you felt, a physical exam, and an ekg would be the first step. A heart monitor can be prescribed to pick up any abnormal heart rhythms that you don't feel or that cause further symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been feeling like I'm going to faint& feeling sick & tiered most days but husband had snip so wounder what else could be coursing me to have them

See a doctor: Feeling faint, sick and tired could be related to a myriad of problems, so it's best to see a doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Is dizziness and faint feeling normal for people with bronchitis?

Is dizziness and faint feeling normal for people with bronchitis?

It can be: If you are sick you may not be drinking enough. Dehydration will definitely make you feel dizzy and faint. Drink, drink drink! avoid caffeine, however, in what you drink. If aggressive hydration does not help contact your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Help please! is dizziness and faint feeling normal for bronchitis?

Help please! is dizziness and faint feeling normal for bronchitis?

Possible: Recurrent coughing can cause this. Best to see your physician for other or associated causes. ...Read more

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Super dizzy headrush/faint feeling a few minutes after lying down. It was very intense but only lasted about 4 seconds, Why is this?

Super dizzy headrush/faint feeling a few minutes after lying down. It was very intense but only lasted about 4 seconds, Why is this?

Likely normal: The symptoms you are describing may be related to anxiety. If this is the case, breathing exercises and calming techniques such as meditation may help. See your doctor for a proper evaluation and consideration of another cause. ...Read more

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Sitting checking email, got up and had this rush feeling pinch back of neck. Had to hold wall & sit down. Faint feeling. What was it?

Sitting checking email, got up and had this rush feeling pinch back of neck. Had to hold wall & sit down. Faint feeling. What was it?

BP/Inner ear?: I see you've had tests for balance and inner ear problems, which may be the issue, or pinched nerve. If your blood pressure is low naturally or due to medicine it may be that your BP dropped when you stood up. In any case, a doc can diagnose and treat this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is dizziness and faint feeling normal for taking amoxicillin ?

Is dizziness and faint feeling normal for taking amoxicillin ?

Amoxacilin: That is not a normal reaction to amoxicillin. The fact that you do not have any skin rash or shortness of breath makes it unlikely that it is a drug reaction. However I would stop the amoxicillin and if the symptoms persist go to the ER. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety out of nowhere cause sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling?

Why does anxiety out of nowhere cause  sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling?

Panic: Fear or panic leads to release of adrenaline which causes fight-flight response, leading to rapid heart rate, rapid breathing & sweating. Rapid breathing causes drop in carbon dioxide in lungs then blood, which leads to shifts in blood ph (hydrogen ion concentration) leading to dizziness. Another cause is adrenaline leading to narrowing of blood vessels to brain, hence less blood flow to head. ...Read more

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I constantly feel lightheaded/dizzy and feel like im going to fall over or faint feeling. I dont have to be doing anything to get this feeling. ?

I constantly feel lightheaded/dizzy and feel like im going to fall over or faint feeling. I dont have to be doing anything to get this feeling. ?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. In the mean time try drinking more water. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. ...Read more

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Faint feeling in chest, as if I was scared or when a drop in blood sugar occurs, happening in the night. Seemingly healthy 23/m , any comments?thanks.

Faint feeling in chest, as if I was scared or when a drop in blood sugar occurs, happening in the night. Seemingly healthy 23/m , any comments?thanks.

Heart rhythm: Abnormal rhythms can cause periodic additional beats or continuous irregularity, which can be felt as 'skips', light-headedness, chest discomfort, weakness, or be asymptomatic. See a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Had tt'l thyroidectomy. Taking levo...Xine. Since. After 1 1/2 yr iam sffring palpt'ns, faint feeling, lost of breath. Dr said blood tests are ok, why?

Had tt'l thyroidectomy. Taking levo...Xine. Since. After 1 1/2 yr iam sffring palpt'ns, faint feeling, lost of breath. Dr said blood tests are ok, why?

Find the cause: If the thyroid tests are "normal" then look for another cause for your current symptoms. Discuss them with your doctor. You are suffering and the symptoms are not normal. Your doc will send you to specialists if needed but you can't just say labs are fine and stop working it up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is valerian root effective for dizziness like sensation near faint feeling very fast feeling near faint then becomes normal any suggestion thanksinadv?

Bppv: You are probably suffering with benign positional postural vertigo. See an ear nose and throat doctor and they will help you with this problem or send you to a neurologist to sort through this problem. Good luck and good hel. ...Read more

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Loud ringing in eat followed by seconds of hearing loss and faint feeling. Temple pain as well. Should i be concerned?

Loud ringing in eat followed by seconds of hearing loss and faint feeling. Temple pain as well.  Should i be concerned?

Sounds like TMJ: Your symptoms sound like they may be due to your jaw joint. When the jaw muscles go into spasm you can have headache ringing in the ear and dizziness. Try a soft diet and stay away from chewing gum or other types of crunchy or chewy foods. Consider an appointment with an ear nose and throat doctor because of the ringing in your ear. ...Read more

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Increasingly often i get episodes of severe lightheadedness, faint feeling, hot and cold waves and crave something sweet and very thirsty. No diabetes?

Increasingly often i get episodes of severe lightheadedness, faint feeling, hot and cold waves and crave something sweet and very thirsty. No diabetes?

More data: Depression is a risk factor for diabetes; with your symptoms, you should be tested for diabetes. However, some of your symptoms may be connected with your anxiety. It is important to discuss these symptoms with your primary care provider. Additionally, you should discuss taking both Clonazepam and lorazepam; these are not good long term medications for anxiety, as they are very addicting. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause constant headaches and dizziness? Feeling lightheaded and faint. Feeling like im gonna pass out at times?

Can anxiety cause constant headaches and dizziness? Feeling lightheaded and faint. Feeling like im gonna pass out at times?

Talk;behavior ch: Yes, gen. Anx. Disorder manifests in excessive fear in many circumstances. We all are anxious at times, it can keep us alive, but when it is triggered too easily we may have gad. Discussing your fears with a clinical psychologist who may also teach you some behavioral techniques like the relaxation response, guided imagery, etc. To dampen your fight flight response can be enormously helpful. ...Read more

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Can a ulcer cause constant headaches and a faint feeling? Also feeling lightheaded.

Can a ulcer cause constant headaches and a faint feeling? Also feeling  lightheaded.

Not Likely headaches: If you are asking if stomach ulcer can cause constant headache, that is not very likely, but stomach ulcer can cause pain in upper abdomen and can cause lightheadedness and faint feeling due to the pain in some patients. ...Read more

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Weak, dizzy, numb/tingly, jittery, sweaty, faint feeling, get hot then freeze. What does these symptoms mean?Happens when i get up from bed in morning

Weak, dizzy, numb/tingly, jittery, sweaty, faint feeling, get hot then freeze. What does these symptoms mean?Happens when i get up from bed in morning

Positional Vertigo: People with benign positional vertigo feel as though they are spinning or moving, or that the world is spinning around them. They may experience:
nausea, vomiting, hearing loss, and a loss of balance,
vision problems, such as a feeling that things are jumping or moving,
the spinning sensation:
is usually triggered by moving the head
often starts suddenly
lasts a few seconds to minutes. ...Read more

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Is lightheaded, faint feeling, fever normal a week after surgery? It was a bunionectomy with osteotemy, dislocated sesamoid repair.

Is lightheaded, faint feeling, fever normal a week after surgery? It was a bunionectomy with osteotemy, dislocated sesamoid repair.

Post Op care: All surgeons have instructions to patients on what to do after surgery. There is a list of when to call the doctor. It surely sounds like you have a complication that needs attention. Please contact your surgeon urgently. ...Read more

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6 days Ive been getting hot flashes, nausea, dizzy, & faint feeling. My Dr decided to run a CBC to determine what's wrong, what could show up?

6 days Ive been getting hot flashes, nausea, dizzy, & faint feeling. My Dr decided to run a CBC to determine what's wrong, what could show up?

Couple of things: If the white count (WBC) is elevated, it will point out that you may have a bacterial infection. Of course then, your doc would have to find out where the infection is. If your blood count (hemoglobin) is low then it indicates that you are anemic. Body's stress during pregnancy could account for your symptoms though, but I agree with excluding other things. ...Read more

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For the past few days I've been getting dizzy when i stand up&headaches. My eyes feel heavy and tired. I constantly get a faint feeling and get scared.

For the past few days I've been getting dizzy when i stand up&headaches. My eyes feel heavy and tired. I constantly get a faint feeling and get scared.

See your doctor : Your symptoms could be due to a variety of conditions. This could be anxiety, illness, low blood sugar, orthostatic hypotension (drop in blood pressure with position change or standing). Your doctor will ask you questions, perform an exam and provide a diagnosis. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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