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I have been having headaches and dizziness and a swimmy feeling in my head what can be the problem?

I have been having headaches and dizziness and a swimmy feeling in my head what can be the problem?

Many things: Most likely something benign such as viral labyrinthitis but could be something more serious such as intracranial mass. If symptoms do not resolve you should see a doc for at least head ct. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Been getting horrible headaches and with them a numbness, tingling feeling on the left side and back side of my head. Dizziness?

Been getting horrible headaches and with them a numbness, tingling feeling on the left side and back side of my head. Dizziness?

Atypical migraine : You probably are suffering from migraine and need proper treatment for you should visit and urgent care Center or go to or visit ER. Meanwhile, use excedrin migraine or ibuprofen 400mg tablets every 6 hours. Drink a lot of water. Caffeine sometimes help in moderation ...Read more

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I have been feeling dizzy, light-headed and having constant headaches/migraines. What should I do?

I have been feeling dizzy, light-headed and having constant headaches/migraines. What should I do?

See your doctor: If you have not consulted with your doctor about these symptoms, you should. While most headaches are benign, it is always good to consult with your doctor, especialy if they are frequent and severe. ...Read more

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For a month I've been feeling dizzy and sometimes head pressure around noon and evening. Mild headaches sometimes and rarely acute head ache. ?

For a month I've been feeling dizzy and sometimes head pressure around noon and evening. Mild headaches sometimes and rarely acute head ache.
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Possible mixed HA's: You may have a condition known as mixed headaches meaning- some of your headaches (the ones around noon and evening could be of the tension type as you describe a feeling of dizziness and head pressure while others that are the "rare" acute episodes could be migraines or other more debilitating type. I'd have you fill in a HA log to analyze. If you wish a 1-1 consult: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Head aches feel like vomiting dizzy breast hurting been feeling this for 4 months?

Head aches feel like vomiting dizzy breast hurting been feeling this for 4 months?

Pregnancy test: First make sure that the cause isn't pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause all of those. If not pregnant, you'll need to see a doctor for evaluation. It sounds like you need some medical attention whether pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Two days ago I got a headache. I pressed on my temple by accident and the headache got worse. I've been feeling sick and dizzy. Pain in one temple?

Two days ago I got a headache. I pressed on my temple by accident and the headache got worse.  I've been feeling sick and dizzy.  Pain in one temple?

Possible migraine: I advise use of Excedrin migraine tablets (if not allergic to aspirin or Aleve, (naproxen) if not allergic to NSAIDS. You should be examined and evaluated at the ER or local UC clinic. ...Read more

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Hello, I've been suffering from dizziness, feeling off balance and having headaches/pressure. I've just discovered a hard ear lump too. I'm worried :(?

Hello, I've been suffering from dizziness, feeling off balance and having headaches/pressure. I've just discovered a hard ear lump too. I'm worried :(?

Ct scan: I am not sure that the ear lump is related, but any time new headaches emerge or new types of headaches emerge in someone, they should be evaluated. Headaches due to migraine or other benign headaches do not typically cause loss of balance and don't necessarily cause much dizziness. I would get at least a ct scan of the head or an MRI to be sure. ...Read more

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Upon standing, I have been feeling dizzy with an almost instant throbbing headache behind my right eye. I am 39 y.o. female, 5' 11" and healthy.

Upon standing, I have been feeling dizzy with an almost instant throbbing headache behind my right eye. I am 39 y.o. female, 5' 11" and healthy.

Healthy?: Feeling dizzy with throbbing headache is not fun.
Please start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor regarding your dizziness, and have your doctor make an appointment to an eye specialist

It is a nuisance — I broke five pair of spectacles at age 5 and didn't do much better for some time. Now at age 71 I haven't broken spectacles for decades.

You will do fine. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been feeling ill for the last few weeks, keep feeling light-headed, dizzy spells, twinges of head aches, wierd sensation in head and jaw?

Hi, I've been feeling ill for the last few weeks, keep feeling light-headed, dizzy spells, twinges of head aches, wierd sensation in head and jaw?

Possibly allergic: If you are young and otherwise healthy, most likely explanation would be sinus congestion. Are you reacting to an allergen? The Simplest thing to do would be to get a HEPA air filter machine and plastic (hypoallergenic) mattress/pillowcase covers and see if your problem goes away. The dizziness could be vertigo, which can come about when your Eustachian tubes are blocked off. Would still see MD. ...Read more

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I am not feeling good I haven't been all day I have been lightheaded all day and dizzy also having a little chest pain and a head ache what should I do?

I am not feeling good I haven't been all day I have been lightheaded all day and dizzy also having a little chest pain and a head ache what should I do?

We: Encounter viral and bacterial infections frequently. Once inside, your body will try to fight them. All these creatures are just trying to survive themselves. When that war occurs, you will feel these symptoms. Time to relax, drink healthy fluids and rest. If these persist or worsen, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Been having headaches for about 3weeks now,with a sharp pain in my nose.tablets don’t seem to work.Been dizzy,nauseous and very “lazy”?,I get a hungry feeling,also when I wakeup, also missed period

Been having headaches for about 3weeks now,with a sharp pain in my nose.tablets don’t seem to work.Been dizzy,nauseous and very “lazy”?,I get a hungry feeling,also when I wakeup, also missed period

Headaches: Since you've missed your period, pregnancy must be considered and if pregnant, ok for any medications should be obtained from your obstetrician. The headaches occurring for 3 weeks may be related to sinus congestion but other causes must be ruled out. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you. Get a pregnancy test before any xrays or medications are recommended. ...Read more

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I've been feeling dizzy, light-headed, I've had a shortness of breath, a constant headache, and this strange tightness in hands and stomach.

I've been feeling dizzy, light-headed, I've had a shortness of breath, a constant headache, and this strange tightness in hands and stomach.

Many possibilities: Hyperventilation could wrap all of your symptoms up into one package. However, unless you have an arterial blood gas determination during your symptoms, it's a diagnosis of exclusion. So some basic evaluation is required. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 857 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hours of medicine. How long til medicine starts to work and gets me feeling better? Lots of sinus pres

Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 857 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hours of medicine. How long til medicine starts to work and gets me feeling better? Lots of sinus pres

Decongestant,n.spray: I assume your amoxicillini dosage is 875 mg. It is only been less than 48 hours, it prob. Will need at least one or two more days. I would check with your doctor about adding a decongestant to help with sinus pressure and nasal spray for inflammation. Your doctor knows best of your condition. ...Read more

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Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Antidepressants??: From your description, it appears that you have stopped or ran out of a ssri (antidepressant/anxiety modulator medications)... These are common symptoms in that situation. If that is the case then please get back on your meds and consult your dr. If not then I suggest you see your physician for further evaluation to find out the underlying cause. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I feel headache and spasm in the head after sex and the feeling of dizziness?

I feel headache and spasm in the head after sex and the feeling of dizziness?

Need a physician: This is not uncommon. It occurs very similar to a migraine and usually lasts anywhere from five minutes to several hours. Physician evaluation is necessary to rule out any vascular abnormality such as an aneurysm. Treatment is usually with a beta blocker. ...Read more

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How do you treat pinched nerves in the neck from forward head posture? I'm getting headaches and dizziness when standing. Other problems too...

How do you treat pinched nerves in the neck from forward head posture? I'm getting headaches and dizziness when standing. Other problems too...

Physical therapy: First line treatment for forward head posture is physical therapy, in which the muscles at the back part of your neck/spine can be strengthened to improve your posture. You may find that the improved posture helps your other symptoms too. Do see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache on the top of my head. Dizziness nausea and feeling flush comes with it. What could this be?

I have a severe headache on the top of my head. Dizziness nausea and feeling flush comes with it. What could this be?

Few reasons. : What u explaining can be generally be from a headache. Like migraine. Like tension. But you have to make sure your blood pressure is also normal. Also, depends on how often you get these headaches. Treatments can vary. ...Read more

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Hi, i feeling dizziness nd heaviness in head from last 2wks, no headache. Mri normal 6 months ago. Should doc do MRI again if not than what could be?

Hi, i feeling dizziness nd heaviness in head from last 2wks, no headache. Mri normal 6 months ago. Should doc do MRI again if not than what could be?

Not indicated: If your MRI is normal from 6 months and you continue to not have any specific neurological abnormalities by clinical examination of a physician then, there is no indication (i.e. No need) to do another MRI at this time. ...Read more

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I am having a pressure feeling in me head with dizziness & nausea. I also have a stiff neck but no headache. This started 3 days ago. What can it be?

I am having a pressure feeling in me head with dizziness & nausea. I also have a stiff neck but no headache. This started 3 days ago. What can it be?

Many things: The symptoms you describe can be due to MANY things. Some benign, some concerning. Best to see doctor for evaluation to help sort out if this is something that can be watched or needs further testing and evaluation. Sorry this is not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Had an aura migraine four days ago. Ever since, I've had dizziness, facial numbness & a feeling of pressure on top my head, headache. Should I worry?

Had an aura migraine four days ago. Ever since, I've had dizziness, facial numbness & a feeling of pressure on top my head, headache. Should I worry?

Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more