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I recently had these symptoms: bad headache, dizzy and light headed, sweating then vomiting. It lasted about 2 hours and after I vomited I felt better?

I recently had these symptoms: bad headache, dizzy and light headed, sweating then vomiting. It lasted about 2 hours and after I vomited I felt better?

? Food poisoning: Sounds like food poisoning. If symptoms do not recur, you may just wish to make a note of what you are before the vomiting and avoid that. If symptoms recur it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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My 11 year old daughter is suffering from headaches, light headed ness, dizziness. Night sweats. Rash on her neck, and bruises on her thighs, help!

My 11 year old daughter is suffering from headaches, light headed ness, dizziness. Night sweats. Rash on her neck, and bruises on her thighs, help!

Multiple symptoms: My best advice is to have your daughter get evaluated by her pediatrician. Dizziness could be from low blood pressure. Night sweats - from infection especially tb. Bruises on her thigh could be trauma or a blood disorder. ...Read more

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5mg lexapro (escitalopram) started last night, my head feels like it has a lot of pressure in it, like my brain is swelling, dizziness, sweating, horrible sleep???

5mg lexapro (escitalopram) started last night, my head feels like it has a lot of pressure in it, like my brain is swelling, dizziness, sweating, horrible sleep???

Give it time: Many people experience uncomfortable side effects when they begin an SSRI. These early side effects usually go away when your body becomes used to the medicine. If you experience anything more severe, call your doctor. Otherwise, see if these side effects diminish and you start feeling better within the next week or two. ...Read more

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What could be the culprit? What could be the culprit? For about a week I have been experiencing nausea, head aches, mild dizziness, hot flashes, sweating even when im not hot, back and hip aches (though mild), my chest has been unusually itchy, and im jus

What could be the culprit? What could be the culprit? For about a week I have been experiencing nausea, head aches, mild dizziness, hot flashes, sweating even when im not hot, back and hip aches (though mild), my chest has been unusually itchy, and im jus

If: If there is any concern for pregnancy, then please take a pregnancy test to be sure. As you are having unusual symptoms and bleeding then it would be reasonable to have testing. If you have persistent symptoms, or have vomiting, dizziness/fainting, or other symptoms that are unusual then it would be reasonable to contact your physician. ...Read more

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I recently lost a close friend, and I have had some weird symptoms. I have had dizziness, pale skin, sweating, and a headache. Is this a minor shock?

I recently lost a close friend, and I have had some weird symptoms. I have had dizziness, pale skin, sweating, and a headache. Is this a minor shock?

Presyncope: Sounds like you may be experiencing presyncope. This occurs when your blood pressure drops and can occur during periods of anxiety. Drink plenty of fluids, eat a well balanced meal and get some rest. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. ...Read more

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What causes random blackouts. Hen this happens to me the room starts spinning there's dizziness sweating weakness & no hearing in the ear?

What causes random blackouts. Hen this happens to me the room starts spinning there's dizziness sweating weakness & no hearing in the ear?

Many possibilities: Blackouts should be investigated it sounds as if you have vertigo it can be related to hearing disorders (such as menier's disease) see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats, hot flashes, coughing, stuffy nose, short of breath, headaches, body aches., dizziness?

My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats, hot flashes, coughing, stuffy nose, short of breath, headaches, body aches., dizziness?

Infection: Sounds like a cold, flu or some type of infections. I would maintain good hydration, tylenol/ibuprofen as needed. If the symptoms don't improve or get worst, see your primary care for an examination and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy and light headed. What is wrong?

I feel dizzy and light headed. What is wrong?

Many possibilities: There are a great many things which can cause these symptoms, including blood pressure problems, thyroid problems, inner ear problems, low blood counts, and abnormalities of heart rate or rhythm. Many are harmless and resolve by themselves, but if your symptoms persist you need to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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I keep going light headed and dizzy and have ringing in my head?

I keep going light headed and dizzy and have ringing in my head?

Doctor can evaluate: For dizziness or lightheaded feelings, a primary care doctor can evaluate. The doctor may run some tests, and may refer to others such as a cardiologist, ENT doctor, or neurologist. Symptoms may be from inner ear or balance organ problems, from mild dehydration, from some anemia, from heart problems, hormone imbalances, etc... With many possibilities, a doctor's appointment is the place to start. ...Read more

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What are reasons why would I feel light headed and dizzy and feel like everything is further than they are?

What are reasons why would I feel light headed and dizzy and feel like everything is further than they are?

Hmmm.: Many things cause dizziness. The sensation that things are moving further away is uncommon. It is seen with certain types of migraine (often referred to as alice in wonderland migraine) and with some focal seizures. (involving the part of the brain that processes vision.). ...Read more

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For what reason am I so dizzy/light headed?

For what reason am I so dizzy/light headed?

Don't know: Lots of things can make one dizzy and lightheaded. Iron deficincy anemia is a common cause. Medication side effects, anxiety with hyperventilation, inner ear problems are common as well. Best discuss this with your doctor. Dizziness is not a fun thing (unless you are 3 year old- they do things to make themselves dizzy). ...Read more

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Why am I light-headed, dizzy, naseous and tired?

Why am I light-headed, dizzy, naseous and tired?

Non specific symptom: These are not specific symptoms and the cause can range from something as mild as a viral illness to something much more serious such as a tumor. If symptoms persist you should see your doctor to undergo investigation. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why I'm always light headed and dizzy?

Any ideas on why I'm always light headed and dizzy?

Various: There are a great many things which can cause these symptoms, including blood pressure problems, thyroid problems, inner ear problems, low blood counts, and abnormalities of heart rate or rhythm. Many are harmless and resolve by themselves, but if your symptoms persist you need to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy & light headed, what might be the reason?

The ski is the limit: Unfortunately, your symptoms are very non-specific. This means that a lot of conditions can manifest with those. More history and exam is needed to pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Light headed with dizzy numbness in fingers?

Light headed with dizzy numbness in fingers?

Hyperventilation?: Hyperventilation could cause such symptoms but you need evaluation with a physician for a complete history and physical. ...Read more

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Dizzy light headed nausea no energy what could this be?

Dizzy light headed nausea no energy what could this be?

Many causes: Your symptoms are not specific enough to make it possible to provide a diagnosis. Common causes include not enough sleep, missing a meal, having a heavy period (anemia), viral illness, and many more. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get light headed/dizzy and lips go numb?

What does it mean when you get light headed/dizzy and lips go numb?

Hyperventilation?: One common cause is hyperventilation. This occurs when a person's breathing is faster and deeper than normal - and upsets their normal acid/base balance in the blood. Symptoms can include light-headedness, dizziness, numbness around the lips, and even severe cramping and spasm in the hands. It can be frightening - and sometimes it is brought about by anxiety. Holding your breath briefly may help. ...Read more

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I am feeling light-headed, dizzy, foggy vision. How should I treat it?

I am feeling light-headed, dizzy, foggy vision. How should I treat it?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 108 /57 im dizzy light headed what does this mean?

My blood pressure is 108 /57 im dizzy light headed what does this mean?

Low blood pressure: Your blood pressure is low for your age. See your doctor for blood pressures in different positions. Have any medications reviewed and blood work checked. All the best. ...Read more

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If I read about seizures I get light headed and dizzy. Is this panic induced?

If I read about seizures I get light headed and dizzy. Is this panic induced?

Your "Lizard" Brain?: Ur "thinking brain" responds 2 signals from of all kinds from parts of ur primitive "lizard brain." the lizard brain looks 4 signals that u are- or soon may be -in danger. The lizard can get just as scared from things happening in front of u as it can from imagining something scary. Sounds like your lizard brain is very convincing! Like having a 4-yr-old making u believe a monster is about 2 get u. ...Read more

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Hi I keep going dizzy and light headed and having headaches and heartburn what could be the cause of this?

Heartburn: Please see a physician (p). Your symptoms of heart burn could be due to hiatal hernia, gastritis or an ulcer. Your dizziness could be a sign of anemia due to blood loss from one of those conditions. If you are light headed have the cause of it evaluated by a p sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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My period only came for one day I feel dizzy upon standing nasuous and I feel light headed what is this?

No clue BUT....: The wizard may know! Ahhhh, but we are not in Oz so, the next best thing would be to purchase a home pregnancy test kit and see what it shows. However, if I were you I might just wait one additional week because your body may simply be playing in early April Fools joke on you. Nope, not kidding. Sometimes, Women can bleed, stop, off for a few days, and then have a normal bleeding phase. ...Read more

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Each morning and afternoon I get really dizzy light headed and have no idea where I am is it low blood sugar?

Each morning and afternoon I get really dizzy light headed and have no idea where I am is it low blood sugar?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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Every morning and afternoon I get really dizzy light headed and have no idea where I am. Is it low blood sugar?

Every morning and afternoon I get really dizzy light headed and have no idea where I am. Is it low blood sugar?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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I've gotten light headed twice. Icate small meals walker to from post office and went to the gym. Why am I dizzy?

I've gotten light headed twice. Icate small meals walker to from post office and went to the gym. Why am I dizzy?

? Dehydration: When we have fever or runny nose or congestion, we get dehydrated and we need to eat and drink more than usual. If we don't drink or eat well, then causes dehydration which leads to dizziness, lightheartedness and tired some time. ...Read more

Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more