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Feel Dizzy When I Laugh Hard
Possible.: Sometimes laughing hard can slow the heart rate down and increase pressure in the chest and abdomen enough that blood return to the heart from the lower part of the body is compromised. This can cause a transient decrease in blood flow to the brain and lead to a sense of loss of consciousness. ...Read more
Blood flow issues: If your laughing fits are vigorous enough to cause you to stop breathing (even temporarily), this in turn could cause multiple changes in vessel diameters and cardiac output which eventually could lead to low blood flow to the brain. Thereafter the decreased blood flow produces a feeling of near-fainting or dizziness. ...Read more
About three weeks ago, I had a sudden and unexplainable episode of severe dizziness, and ever since then a constant feeling of lightheadedness and imbalance has taken over almost 100%. This feeling of diziness is most felt right after laughing hard for e
I have trouble breathing, tingling of hands and feet, dizziness, cold hands and feet, tired, light headed on laughing hard and stomach muscle pain?
Hyperventilating: The sensation of difficulty breathing, tingling fingers, And feeling light headed can be symptoms of hyperventilating. However, this does not usually happen with laughing and cause pain in the stomach muscles. Try breathing into a paper bag when you are having symptoms. If it is hyperventilation, this will make it better. Hope this helps. If not, you need to see your PCP. ...Read more
Need check up: Sometimes laughing hard may momentarily drop your blood pressure and/or lower your heart rate. When this response is exaggerated it might make you feel lightheaded. I would see a doctor and undergo an examination to make sure there is not a condition known as hypertrophic subaortic stenosis. Also perhaps recording an ECG strip as you laugh may help to see if you have a long pause in heart beat. ...Read more
I am getting really dizzy when I laugh and that is happening very often. Sometimes when I eat as well. Should I worry?
Check with Your Doc: Well, first think about renting some Ingmar Bergman movies and reading a lot of Charles Bukowski, just for laughs. Next, think about what happens when you laugh, it's like rapid staccato breath holding and expulsions, especially if you let all the air out. Just be grateful you don't laugh so much you pee in your pants! The question:is it all due to the way you laugh or is there something else going on ...Read more
Sometimes if somrthing funny happens and I burst out in a big laugh I get dizzy. Today it was a strong dizzl feeling that only lasted a minute or so.
Vasovagal response: This is a neurologic response to some triggering factor and is the most common cause of passing out suddenly. There are different syncope syndromes which all fall under the umbrella of vasovagal syncope. The common element among these conditions is the central mechanism leading to loss of consciousness. The differences among them are in the factors that trigger this mechanism. ...Read more
Every once and a while I get really dizzy and super light headed when I laugh, what could this be a result from?
Vasovagal: This may be a form of a vasovagal reaction. See your doctor who may be able to help. ...Read more
Laugh Yourself Silly: People have been known to get light-headed and even faint during a bout of hard laughing, especially if more air is going out than in--but it's not common, so if you faint at a mere giggle and not a guffaw, you might want to be examined. There are receptors in the neck and brain that respond to pressure and you may be causing too much from laughing. Those receptors affect heart rate and blood pressure ...Read more
This can happen: Prolonged coughing/laughing can reduce the amount of blood being pumped from your heart and thus less blood getting to your brain causing temporary dizziness. This occurs more commonly with those having lower BP or with carotid stenosis (narrowing). Symptoms should be mild and brief, but you report "really dizzy", I suggest seeing doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Have lupus and iih. But when I laugh or sing I lose my breath abs get dizzy. Not sure what to do?
Could be ur airways: You may want to check with your doctor, airway hyper-reactivity could be the case, after evaluation your doctor might prescribe some inhalers to help you, good luck ...Read more
Been experiencing dizzy spells to the point of passing out when I laugh. Been occurring for the past yr. I do have high blood pressure?
Laughing syncope: (passing out) is one of a number of autonomically mediated disorders. Often times patients are misdiagnosed as "hypertensive" but this is part of the syndrome and the doctor's well meaning treatment of the hypertension actually results in severe worsening of the autonomic dysfunction and recurrent potentially harmful syncope. You need to be evaluated by an Electrophysiologist & properly diagnosed. ...Read more
When I laugh I get dizzy & start coughing. Also often air hungry but pulmonologist says lungs OK (normal CXR, spyromentry). Should I seek 2nd opinion?
When I laugh I feel dizzy like I'm going to pass out. Lack of oxygen? New symptom. Also when I cough. What could this be?
Vagal response: It sound like you are getting s Vaal reaction initiated by the sudden increase in the abdominal pressure from laughing or coughing. Try to stay well hydrated by drinking at least 6-8 bottles of water a day in the winter and more in summer. Not better see a doctor ...Read more
I have a bump on the back of my head that gives me severe headaches, dizzy spells and impaired hearing. Also it sometimes hurts when I laugh or smile.
ENT doc: The best person to evaluate and treat the constellation of symptoms you describe is an ENT doc. ...Read more
I ate a sugar cookie with icing on top and after, I felt kind of dizzy and breathing was off. Then when I stood, I felt weird. Its hard to describe.?
Why do I keep on fainting and feels like im dying? Cause I'm so dizzy, My vision turns black and I'm having a hard time breathing. And how do I deal with it?
Easy: You get off the computer and call an ambulance. ...Read more
I never had any health issues, until past two years. Is it normal when I get sick, I keep having severe episodes of dizziness & vertigo. It gets so bad it's hard to function. I got a cold & because of that the vertigo is back. I feel very out of it, dizzy
Yes.: Please see a doc, these symptoms can be serious. The most dangerous is Temporal Arteritis, which is usually in older folks, but your symptoms are unusual and have been going on for a while, so you really need to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have had a cough for a week or so now and it doesn't seem to be getting better. Now I cough so hard I feel dizzy?
Cough: Discuss with your Dr. Are you taking an ACE inhibitor for BP? ...Read more
My girlfriend hit her head hard on a a dogs head and she said it hurt and now hours later she says she feels dizzy is there a problem?
After taking off my Virtual Reality Headset, I feel extremely weird, not just dizzy but, it's hard to explain how I feel. Is this normal?
It is quite common: It would be called disorientation. You get adapted to a certain expectation of where the world is, and when you take off the headphones, part of the brain has a new perspective and part continues iwth the previous one. ...Read more
What is wrong with my head my head ahs been feeling like its really heavy. I've been very tires and dizzy and I am finding it hard to concentrate
Hello. I don't know if this is an acute or chronic problem or what your age is.
I have listed symptoms for a possible stroke. All of these symptoms would have a sudden onset. Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially if it is one sided); trouble speaking or understanding what other people are saying to you, problems with vision, a severe headache, loss of balance, having a hard time walking and feeling dizzy.
If you are a woman you could also experience hiccups, nausea, feeling your heart pound or flutter, shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness or pain in your face, arms or legs. If these things are happening you need to get immediate medical care (ie. Call 911). ...Read more
Is it good or bad to exercise hard when you have iron defiency? And is it also dangerous when you experience slight dizziness during the exercises?
I am concerned I woke up the other night in a fright felt like someone hit me on my head real hard. I have been feeling very dizzy for some time now.
Uh-oh!: That is alarming! There are not enough details in your question to give a good answer. But dizziness can be serious and you should go to an ER or call your doctor now. I don't know how long "some time" is. Dizziness that does not change with position is even more worrying Go get checked. DO NOT DRIVE when you are dizzy. Have someone take you or call 911. ...Read more
I hit the right side of my head hard a edge of a desk 3 weeks ago now I go dizzy when I put my head back or forward and the side of my head feels weir?
Concussion: I recommend that you see a physician to determine if you have had a concussion or if there is another problem. If you have a concussion then avoid contact sports or repeat trauma to the head because your brain is more susceptible to injury when it is healing from the initial blow. ...Read more
Overloaded at work for a long time have hard time saying no to more started to get dizzy tense feeling lose of control is this stress or something els?
Stress can do this: But there is certainly a possibility that there are other things too. You'd need a good examination by a doctor to rule out alternatives. In any case - you know you are exhausted and stressed. If you think a doctor's note can help you cut back - by all means seek one. Even if it is hard to be assertive, it may be necessary. Then, seek therapy to learn how to be assertive. It is not easy, get help. ...Read more
Get eval now.: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek med care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or dizziness. ...Read more
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