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Hi, I'm a 15-year-old female and I'm wondering about some lightheadedness I've been having this morning. Hi, I'm a 15-year-old female and I'm wondering about some lightheadedness I've been having this morning. For the last hour or so, I've been feeling a

Hi, I'm a 15-year-old female and I'm wondering about some lightheadedness I've been having this morning. Hi, I'm a 15-year-old female and I'm wondering about some lightheadedness I've been having this morning. For the last hour or so, I've been feeling a

Good : Good morning. I can't diagnose the cause of your lightheadedness. There can be a variety of different causes for this. Thus, there isn't a way to be able to tell you if it is due to your period. Things like feeling shaky, sweaty hands and lightheaded can be related to anxiey. I suggest that you hydrate well with water at least 8 – 8 ounces glasses of water per day, to ensure that you are not feeling dizzy due to dehydration. I would try not to let your fears get the best of you. If you do, you may make yourself progressively more anxious which could lead to more anxiety symptoms. I.E., it can become a vicious cycle.
If you feel lightheaded and it feels like the room is spinning around you or seems to be tilting that could be vertigo. If you are lightheaded and have a low grade fever or congestion that could be a virus starting up.
Currently, you are describing mild, non-specific symptoms. There does not sound like a definitive reason to seek medical care at this point. However, should your symptoms not resolve and worsen, it would be worth a call to your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 15-year-old female and I'm wondering about some lightheadedness I've been having this morning. Hi, I'm a 15-year-old female and I'm wondering about some lightheadedness I've been having this morning. For the last hour or so, I've been feeling a

Hi, I'm a 15-year-old female and I'm wondering about some lightheadedness I've been having this morning. Hi, I'm a 15-year-old female and I'm wondering about some lightheadedness I've been having this morning. For the last hour or so, I've been feeling a

Many : Many young women do experience light-headedness with their menstrual flow. Try drinking extra fluids, and eating frequent, small, high protein meals 4-5 times a day. Taking advil (ibuprofen) can help any other symptoms. If you continue to feel light-headed or faint then contact your physician, but these symptoms will most likely pass. ...Read more

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Had vertigo/lightheadedness all of a sudden. My hearing seemed like it was muffled for 1min. 21, female, 5'3", 109lbs. What could be the cause?

Had vertigo/lightheadedness all of a sudden. My hearing seemed like it was muffled for 1min. 21, female, 5'3", 109lbs. What could be the cause?

Probably no big deal: Something similar happens to me every once in a while. It seems to be a kind of flaky spontaneous thing with the vestibulocochlear nerve. If the hearing was muffled in only one ear, I wouldn't worry unless it gets very frequent. In both ears and it starts happening more often, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can multiple system atrophy cause lightheadedness, tachycardia, shortness of breath, apathy, memory issues...? If not what else? 38 year old female

Can multiple system atrophy cause lightheadedness, tachycardia, shortness of breath, apathy, memory issues...? If not what else? 38 year old female

Anxiety: Yes, it can be the cause since MSA is a degenerative neurologic disorder; therefore it can cause dysregulation of the cardiovascular as well as vestibular systems. However, whether anxiety is cause or consequence of your symptoms cannot be discounted. Please consult your neurologist and mental health providers. ...Read more

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24 y/o female feeling faint spells- normal echo?

24 y/o female feeling faint spells- normal echo?

See below: The workup forfainting is pretty complex. Find a family doctor you trust and he/she will design a workup for you. ...Read more

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Waking up everyday feeling faint, giddy, lightheaded and shaky- is this hypoglycemia? I'm an otherwise healthy female! Thanks.

Waking up everyday feeling faint, giddy, lightheaded and shaky- is this hypoglycemia? I'm an otherwise healthy female! Thanks.

Some thoughts..: What you're describing can be caused by dozens of things: blood pressure, blood sugar, thyroid, hormone changes with pregnancy. I've had patients really concerned about low blood sugar with symptoms of lightheadedness. I tell them if they have a glass of orange juice and the symptoms go away, it could be the sugar. Some people will even check their sugars with a glucometer. Best of luck! ...Read more

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15 year old female suffering palpitations and left arm pain with shortness of breath and other symptoms like faintness, any idea why?

15 year old female suffering palpitations and left arm pain with shortness of breath and other symptoms like faintness, any idea why?

Get checked: Panic and anxiety can cause similar symptoms to heart and lung symptoms. Any physical issues can usually be easily detected with a checkup. Never hesitate to ask a doctor to take a closer look; either way, good health begins with information. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lightheadedness usually?

What are the causes of lightheadedness usually?

Low blood to brain.: Light-headedness is usually caused by a decrease in blood flow to the brain. This can occur with position changes, such as standing up suddenly. It can also occur if blood counts are low, such as in anemia. Sometimes irregular heart beats can cause similar symptoms. Discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause constant, 24/7 lightheadedness?

Many things: Possibly an inner ear problem, drugs, or a reaction to a medication. Low blood pressure possibly. Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine you can take to stop lightheadedness?

Lightheaded: This depends on why you are lightheaded.
If you are having symptoms where you feel you might pass out it is important to check it out. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lightheadedness when I get up too quickly?

Low blood pressure: You may be experiencing some degree of postural hypotension, where BP drops on standing. This could be secondary to meds, such as anti-hypertensives, dehydation, and rarely, dysautonomias. It is not unique for some migraine pts to report this, in absence of blood pressure changes, and rarely, this is seen in inner ear disorders, such as meniere's. ...Read more

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What tests should I ask my dr to give me about my lightheadedness?

What tests should I ask my dr to give me about my lightheadedness?

Bp: Lightheadedness can be due to low blood pressure, anemia, very slow or very fast heart rate, certain medications, inner ear dysfunction and anxiety. Your physician should examine you to check for the cause. ...Read more

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I am having lightheadedness and unreality feeling what can this be?

? Neurologic symptom: I would like more info to be more helpful. How long and often do you these symptoms occur? Are there other symptoms that occur during or after the lightheadedness and unreality feeling? Do you have any other medical problems or take any drugs that could contribute to your issues? ...Read more

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Trying quit but I'm having lightheadedness and craving marijauna. Please help?

Trying quit but I'm having lightheadedness and craving marijauna. Please help?

See your doctor: And consider getting into a support program. There is a cannabis discontinuation syndrome with a number of symptoms, including the ones you are having. It will go away in a few days to a week. If you are having problems withstanding them, your doctor may refer you to an addiction psychiatrist or addiction medicine specialist who can advise you best. Good luck quitting. ...Read more

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