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Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

Yes and no: People with lupus can have these symptoms. These may not be due to lupus. People without lupus can have these symptoms. These are not specific activity and can be seen for a variety of medical issues. When your physician evaluates you this may be clarified. ...Read more

Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Porphyria (Definition)

Metabolic disorders caused by abnormalities in the synthesis of heme, the portion of hemoglobin which carries the iron inside red blood cells. Symptoms can range from light sensitivity to liver failure to nerve damage to bouts of terrible pain.Special testing is required to ...Read more


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What is it? I have lightheadedness (worsened by: standing) . The following also describes me: Dizziness

What is it? I have lightheadedness (worsened by: standing) . The following also describes me: Dizziness

Light headedness: This sounds like orthostatic changes associated with changes in position. When you stand, the blood pressure will drop temporarily and cause a light headedness that you feel. If it is shirt in duration and not associated with any fainting, then likely benign and not to worry about. Nonetheless, have your blood pressure checked with orthostatic test done and even check of your hemoglobin. ...Read more

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How to reduce dizziness during a lupus flare?

How to reduce dizziness during a lupus flare?

SLE : Lupus can cause dizziness by different mechanisms. Dizziness in lupus may be related to vasculitis, anti phospholipid anti bodies with clots, anti bodies to component of inner ears called immune mediated inner ear disease . Other disorders that cause dizziness may coexist with lupus . Keeping lupus under control and identifying the cause of dizziness and treatment of the cause would help reduce. ...Read more

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My BP is running 178/120, with dizziness and lightheadedness what can I do.

My BP is running 178/120, with dizziness and lightheadedness what can I do.

high blood pressure: That is definitely too high! since you also have symptoms related to the high pressure, you need to see a physician as soon as possible. This is a hypertensive urgency, and you need to have a physical examination of your eyes, heart, lungs and blood vessels. You will probably also receive an electrocardiogram and blood tests. Don't delay, this is serious! ...Read more

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What are the 4 over-the-counter medicines for lightheadedness and dizziness?

What are the 4 over-the-counter medicines for lightheadedness and dizziness?

Need more info.: One cannot decide on a treatment without determining the underlying cause of the symptoms. For example, if ones blood pressure falls below 90 mm systolic upon standing, the symptoms might be dur to dehydration, in which case one can prevent the symptoms by drinking more fluids. Other causes might require a more thorough physical exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i have servere dizziness,lightheadedness and nausea?

What does it mean when i have servere dizziness,lightheadedness and nausea?

Symptoms: These are all subjective symptoms - that is to say, they are sensations that only you can describe to other people. And like a headache, they can be caused by many things. A good history and physical exam are the best start to sorting out what could be causing your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm feeling really dizzy, i smoke cigarettes, could that be causing my lightheadedness?

I'm feeling really dizzy, i smoke cigarettes, could that be causing my lightheadedness?

What type of cigs?: Nicotine cigarettes don't usually cause dizziness, but could since nicotine provides a stimulant brain effect increasing BP and heart rate. Other types of cigarettes like cannabis could certainly cause dizziness. Even e-cigs can have weird effects with the vaporized substances in them. Bottom line: why smoke anything at all? Best to see your doctor to evaluate your dizziness & light-headedness. ...Read more

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I have lightheadedness lately, i feel sort of dizzy. i also have gastritis. does this have a connection?

I have lightheadedness lately, i feel sort of dizzy. i also have gastritis. does this have a connection?

Merits an exam: Among the possible causes of lightheadedness/dizziness is dehydration and it's easy to diagnose by having ones blood pressure and pulse taken sitting and standing. That, plus the "gastritis" symptom, merit an exam by ones doctor. Both deserve a speedy diagnosis to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can dizziness/lightheadedness be caused by hypothyroidism?

Can dizziness/lightheadedness be caused by hypothyroidism?

Not usually: Dizziness/lightheadedness is very non-specific and can be seen in almost any disease and can be just be the manifestation of benign positional vertigo. Hypothyroidism normally doesn't present with that. ...Read more

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Can a bulging disc in neck cause lightheadedness and dizziness?

Can a bulging disc in neck cause lightheadedness and dizziness?

Cervical disc: It is unlikely that a bulging disc will cause your symptoms. It may cause muscle spasms of the neck muscles, which cause pain along with any nerve that is being pinched by the bulging disc. Pain can cause lightheadedness or even dizziness if it is severe. Please get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dealing with lupus an constatnly dealing with dizzy spells lately?

Dealing with lupus an constatnly dealing with dizzy spells lately?

Vestibular testing: Need to sort out, as could be due to lupus cerebritis, a medication reaction, or co-morbidity. Work closely with your doctor, but also see otolaryngologist, and perhaps due audiological and vestibular testing. ...Read more

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Sudden lightheadedness, dizziness confusion after breaking finger..What causes that sensation?

Hyperventilation: Breaking a finger is a sudden and painful occurrence. It is likely that at that time you hyperventilated for a while causing the lightheadedness dizziness and confusion. It should have all subsided when you had a chance to relax and have someone take care of your finger. ...Read more

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In april, I had a bout of dizziness or lightheadedness, could it be attributed to seasonal allergies?

In april, I had a bout of dizziness or lightheadedness, could it be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Possibly: If allergies cause severe nasal congestion blocking the eustachian tubes going from the back of the nasal passages to the ears, imbalance and/or lightheadedness may occur. It would be unlikely to have severe vertigo from allergies however. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pinched nerve in neck, last 2 days have had lightheadedness and dizzy. Is this normal?

Diagnosed with pinched nerve in neck, last 2 days have had lightheadedness and dizzy.  Is  this normal?

Neck dizziness: Because of nerve pathways between brain and neck that have to do with position sense, abnormal nerve activity in the neck is often associated with dizziness. ...Read more

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I've chronic 24/7 lightheadedness chronic dizziness overwhelmed by lights, people, driving, movement, mental and physical activity?

I've chronic 24/7 lightheadedness chronic dizziness overwhelmed by lights, people, driving, movement, mental and physical activity?

Get Adrenal Support: This could partially be due to low adrenals, which regulate energy + blood sugar. We all need daily adrenal support to cope with stress. Physiologic doses are: dhea 5 mg and pregnenolone 10 mg for men; dhea 2.5 mg and pregnenolone 30 mg for women. Higher doses should be used initially (e.g., dhea 50 mg for men; dhea 25 mg for women) to help overcome fatigue and increase reserve against stress. ...Read more

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Experienced persistent dizziness, lightheadedness and fatigue. BP found to be 155/100. With meds improved to 120/75 but symptoms still persist.

Experienced persistent dizziness, lightheadedness and fatigue. BP found to be 155/100. With meds improved to 120/75 but symptoms still persist.

Vertigo?: Your probably experiencing vertigo, which is due to dysfunction of your balance apparatus in your middle ear, your vestibular apparatus. I would see either a neurologist or ent doctor. ...Read more

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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

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