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I wake up with extreme headaches and really dizzy what could it be ?

I wake up with extreme headaches and really dizzy what could it be ?

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring/teeth grinding, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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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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I wake up with a heavy headache and puffy eyes, feeling really tired, what could be causing this?

I wake up with a heavy headache and puffy eyes, feeling really tired, what could be causing this?

Morning headache: Waking up with a headache is most commonly seen with obstructive sleep apnea and sinusitis. With the fatigue, i lean towards sleep apnea. Do you snore and hold your breath when you sleep? This would also suggest sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I have a really bad cough and nausea too. I threw up and nausea is amplified as I stand up. What could this be?

I have a really bad cough and nausea too. I threw up and nausea is amplified as I stand up. What could this be?

Flu/viral cough: or reflux but should pass, getting up form lying if dehydrated form not drinking or eating [low sugar] can cause lightheaded , dizzy , so sit at side of bed a minute before gtting up , if worse cough or high fever 102 or greater , sweats , short of breath , not resolved see a dr. ...Read more

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I have this gargling sound in my ears when I wake up and sit up. I also feel dizzy and off balance. What could this be?

I have this gargling sound in my ears when I wake up and sit up. I also feel dizzy and off balance. What could this be?

Been swimming?: Or even dunked your head in the bath? This sounds rather like water trapped in your ear canals. You can put half white vinegar and half rubbing alcohol in while lying down and then sit up and let it run out again to help dry the canals up and prevent any infection. If it keeps up, you should have someone take a look at a clinic. It doesn't sound serious. ...Read more

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Woke up from nap with bad abdominal pains and extreme gas and vomiting what could it be and what should I do?

Woke up from nap with bad abdominal pains and extreme gas and vomiting what could it be and what should I do?

Virus or GERD: It could be a viral illness which should usually resolve in 1-2 days, or it could be GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Symptoms of GERD are often noticed while laying down. Try having nothing but clear liquids for 24 hours, and/or taking an over-the-counter acid reducer, eg. Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid. If symptoms are recurrent, you should be tested for H. pylori, which cause GERD and can be treated ...Read more

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Sometimes i wake up with a light achy pounding with activity headache that causes me to throw up. Could it be my sinuses or a migraine?

Sometimes i wake up with a light achy pounding with activity headache that causes me to throw up. Could it be my sinuses or a migraine?

Migraines: Sounds like migraines, likely not sinuses. The only way to find out if it is something more serious than migraines is to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up to a massive headache ths morning & I was very dizzy I also have stomachache like when I have LBM. I keep farting. What could be the reason?

I woke up to a massive headache ths morning & I was very dizzy I also have stomachache like when I have LBM. I keep farting. What could be the reason?

Head & stomach ache: These symptoms could indicate food poisoning, a viral infection, a migraine, severe stress reaction. Need more history. Do you have a fever? Is the headache still there or is it gone now? If you still have that massive headache, a doctor should see you right away. If the headache and dizziness are going away and you have no fever, avoid dehydration by drinking sips of water. ...Read more

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Lately when ever i stand up i will also get very dizzy like vertigo. I also have nausea. What is wrong?

Dizzy upon standing: You could be pregnant, or have the after effects from a virus. If you couldn't be pregnant and symptoms persist see your m>. ...Read more

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When I stand up I get a horrible pressured like headache, with blacked out vision, and jolts in my neck. What could this be?

When I stand up I get a horrible pressured like headache, with blacked out vision, and jolts in my neck. What could this be?

Autonomic dysfunctio: The symptoms you describe correspond to lack of appropriate blood pressure response and blood flow to the brain when changing position. This can be due to a number of causes including blockages of arteries in the neck. Vasculitis, Arteritis can also be considered. These tend to be more diseases of the elderly. At 19, it may be due to dehydration or autonomic dysfunction for you. See a Doctor ...Read more

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I wake up everyday with red eyes and a headache what could this be?

I wake up everyday with red eyes and a headache what could this be?

Red eye: and a headache every morning may be due to an allergic reaction to something in your bed such as feather pillows or an animal. I would suggest checking for any new possibilities that have been added since this started including washing soaps or perfumes. A trip to your doctor also may be called for at this time. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning feeling dizzy and my heads pounding this happens often and i'm not sure why. Sometimes feels like i will faint?

I woke up this morning feeling dizzy and my heads pounding this happens often and i'm not sure why. Sometimes feels like i will faint?

Dizzy: Dizziness can be caused by many things for example, blood pressure fluctuations, sinus disease, inner ear infections or inflammation just to name a few. The pounding head may be related to congestion in your inner ear, but it is purely a guess without examining you. You would be best served to see a doctor (especially and ent) for an evaluation and more definitive diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a constant headache. Even when i wake up in the morning I have a very bad headache. What can I do to make it stop.

I have a constant headache. Even when i wake up in the morning I have a very bad headache. What can I do to make it stop.

Headache: Awaking with headaches can be a bad sign such as a mass in the head. It could also be benign. I would recommend formal assessment with your doctor and possible imaging of the head. ...Read more

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I have been feeling dizzy and light headed also pain in my chest... What can it be do to?

I have been feeling dizzy and light headed also pain in my chest... What can it be do to?

See your DR and get : Checked for a heart condition or it could just be related to stress and anxiety. Take care ! ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and felt very dizzy and off balance when i stood up. I also feel nauseous when this happens. What can cause this?

Many possibilities: You may have middle ear infection with vestibular dysfunction, labyrinthitis, or other acute processes affecting the neurological mechanisms which tell your brain where your body is located. See your doctor and get this taken care of. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I woke up with a headache and sore eyes that hurt when i move them. What could be wrong?

I woke up with a headache and sore eyes that hurt when i move them. What could be wrong?

See a Dr.: Your symptoms could be caused by a variety of triggers. I would see a dr. You will need to have a thorough history, exam and possible tests. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy that i'm waking up dizzy, nauseous and with a pounding headache?

Could it be healthy that i'm waking up dizzy, nauseous and with a pounding headache?

Neurophthalomogist: No your symptoms are not healthy. You should consult your local neurophthalmologist for answer. Migraine headaches can present with your symptoms, however, more serious problems might also need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What could possibly be going on if I have pains shooting up my legs, constantly wake up with headaches, i really don't sleep, joint pain, numbness, and severe fatigue.?

What could possibly be going on if I have pains shooting up my legs, constantly wake up with headaches,  i really don't sleep, joint  pain, numbness, and severe fatigue.?

See below: Unfortunately i cannot really answer this question. There are so many symptoms here that you really should see a doctor and have a good physical examination to determine why you are having so many symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having headaches feeling weak at times and sometimes i feel like i'm going to throw up what could it be?

I'm having headaches feeling weak at times and sometimes i feel like i'm going to throw up what could it be?

Migraine: Symptoms of nausea ("feel like throwing up") and feeling weak are commonly seen in individuals who suffer from migraine headaches. Nausea, headaches and weakness can be caused by other medical conditions as well, some of which may be more serious. If you have these symptoms, it is advised that you refrain from self-diagnosis and promptly consult your physician to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more