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26 years old. High school athlete. Not active for past 5 years. Light headed, weak legs, cloudy vision, hard to breathe during exercise. What's wrong?

26 years old. High school athlete. Not active for past 5 years. Light headed, weak legs, cloudy vision, hard to breathe during exercise. What's wrong?

Lack of exercise: May cause blurred vision, dizziness, fatigue and muscle weakness. Because these symptoms can be caused by many other health problems, the visit to your PCP is warranted. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I always get light headed during my menstrual cycle, my period isn't heavy but could it be iron deficiency?

I always get light headed during my menstrual cycle, my period isn't heavy but could it be iron deficiency?

Probably not: Most likely this is due to drop in blood pressure. Some women can get migraine with dizziness during periods. If periods are not heavy then your iron levels should be good provided you have s good diet. If in doubt get blood test done. Please see GP when symptomatic to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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during menses I have dizziness, vomiting, vein swelling of the left neck, half of head pain. No menses but pain in center forehead a bit dizzinessWhat?

during menses I have dizziness, vomiting, vein swelling of the left neck, half of head pain. No menses but pain in center forehead a bit dizzinessWhat?

Catamenial migraine: Can be tricky to treat. Headaches that are exacerbated or brought on by menses are treated a bit differently than your typical migraine. I suggest you see a neurologist to address your salutation in more detail. If you don't get this sorted out you can consult with one of my colleagues or with me (I'm a neurologist)

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Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back. Help

Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back. Help

No.: The amount of blood lost in a normal period cannot by any means reoved the hemosiderin deposits in your skin. You are also too young for this to be a factor, in that you are female.
Look elswhere for the answer! ...Read more

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What causes clear skin during menstrual cycle and hiw can I keep it after cycle is over?

What causes clear skin during menstrual cycle and hiw can I keep it after cycle is over?

Hormone cycles: If you have significant acne and are not pregnant, not in kidney failure, then you can clear acne by taking daily spironolactone. It counteracts androgens (male hormones). Usual dose is 100mg but could be 25-200mg. It is usually free of side effects. After 2 or 3 menst. Cycles the acne is usually gone. Then you continue it to maintain control. Local pharmacy here sells 90 pills with rx for $17. It. ...Read more

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During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?

During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?

Menses and Skin: Your skin is at its best during the 2nd phase of your cycle - the 9-day period between the end of menses and ovulation. This is also when your "mood" is likely to be better than the post-ovulatory luteal phase, when some experience moderate to severe pms. ...Read more

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I have a recurring rash and crack on the corner of my mouth. Seems to only occur during my menstrual cycle. Could it be angular chelitis?

I have a recurring rash and crack on the corner of my mouth. Seems to only occur during my menstrual cycle. Could it be angular chelitis?

Yes: Angular cheilitis is caused by SALIVA drawn into a deep fold of skin. Mostly during sleep. Typically an older person who has lost teeth. If you are "dehydrated", WHY? If you are allergic to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) why are you currently taking it? Why doxycycline? Try using vaseline or Aquaphor at corners of mouth. Apply several times at day but especially at night. ...Read more

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19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns back again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addison's found.?

19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns back again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addison's found.?

Sleepiness: Patient with pco have chance of sleepiness due to high Insulin level, or might have sleep apnea.
Please talk to pcp, or endocrinologist, both these condition are treatable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience anxiety and dizziness with your menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to experience anxiety and dizziness with your menstrual cycle?

No: No, it's not normal to experience anxiety and dizziness with your menstrual period or cycle. Pms, though, can cause many kinds of symptoms. Dizziness is not generally one of them -- nor is the low blood pressure you mention in your additional clinical information. Hoping you'll see your physician soon, to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could menstrual cycle cause dizziness and beeping in the ears?

Please tell me, could menstrual cycle cause dizziness and beeping in the ears?

Dizziness: Yes, women have reported Dizziness and 'Beeping in the ears' AKA Tinnituis, before and during the menstrual cycles ...Read more

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Can dizziness and vomiting with no fever be linked to a car accident two days prior, her menstrual cycle also began today.

Can dizziness and vomiting with no fever be linked to a car accident two days prior, her menstrual cycle also began today.

Yes: If there is neck stiffness and headaches then yes dizziness and vomiting may be related to the car accident. I think an evaluation of a spinal specialist and imaging is indicated to improve your recovery. ...Read more

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Have menstrual migraines w bad nausea dizziness pressure eye/neck pain since I hit puberty but r cold sensations on top of head normal symptom?

Have menstrual migraines w bad nausea dizziness pressure eye/neck pain since I hit puberty but r cold sensations on top of head normal symptom?

Migraine: Please see a Gynecologist as soon as possible to see if your problems can be controlled. Have a friend or family member take you to a Gynecologist with whom they are comfortable. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 23 year old female. I'm experiencing delay menstrual cycle from last 2-3 years. I sometimes feel burning sensation on the top of my head. And Dizziness all the time. My head spins. Sometimes my Blood pressure fluctuates too. I have Stomach problem

Hello I'm 23 year old female. I'm experiencing delay menstrual cycle from last 2-3 years. I sometimes feel burning sensation on the top of my head. And Dizziness all the time. My head spins. Sometimes my Blood pressure fluctuates too. I have Stomach problem

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor so they can list all your problems and prioritize it based on the severity of the problem and find out if there is any connection between the problems or try are simply a separate problems happen to hit you at once. The bottom line see a doctor ...Read more

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A little light headed during exercise?

A little light headed during exercise?

Light headed: During excercize it's important to get enough oxygen to the brain so make sure your blood flow is sufficient by hydrating sufficiently. Some salt in the diet helps the water stay with you. If dizziness or pain persists. Stop exercising and see your doctor before continuing as your heart may be the cause. ...Read more

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Light headed during period?

Light headed during period?

Lightheaded: Especially if significant bloodloss blood pressure can drop. ...Read more

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My son and I were exposed to indirect gas fumes for 5 hrs during a drive, from an item we had in our vehicle. I got light-headed. Should I see a dr?

My son and I were exposed to indirect gas fumes for 5 hrs during a drive, from an item we had in our vehicle. I got light-headed. Should I see a dr?

Carbon monoxide expo: Headache (the most common presenting symptom), malaise, nausea, and dizziness, and may be misdiagnosed with acute viral syndromes. A careful neurologic examination is crucial. Patients may manifest symptoms ranging from mild confusion to coma.
Much more symptoms.

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I get light headed during work outs. What does this mean?

Dehydration: The most likely cause is dehydration. Make sure you drink plenty of liquds while working out. If you still have lightheadedness, there is a chance you have a heart problem so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel light headed and dizzy whilst lying down?

May be BPV: Bpv or benign positional vertigo occurs when the head assumes a more horizontal position or the affected ear is closer to the floor. Shortly after assuming or getting out of the inciting position, often laying down, there is brief spinning lasting. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart beats really fast and light headed during cardio?

What do you advise for heart beats really fast and light headed during cardio?

How fast?: The normal response to exercise would be a relatively rapid rise in your heart rate from a typical resting, near 70 bpm, to ~140 bpm, over 1-5 minutes. If the heart rate seems to jump to suddenly, to a fast rate, or the rate is over 184, with peak exercise, it may be an "arrhythmia". Many arrhythmias are triggered by exercise, so it's difficult to tell the difference. See cardiologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have asthma and I always get dizzy and light headed, especially during afternoons. Does my asthma have something to do with this?

Possibly: Check your peak flow meter each day (aren't you doing that already?), and check it when you have symptoms of dizziness and lightheadedness. Also, are you skipping meals? This could explain your symptoms also. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain after working out and I'm kind of light headed and during my workout my lower back popped a few times what does that mean?

I have a lower back pain after working out and I'm kind of light headed and during my workout my lower back popped a few times what does that mean?

You probably: Are not working out properly either in total routine or on one or more of the weights or machines. Ask someone at the fun to help you you might need to slow down your workouts to prevent the lightheadedness and be sure you stay properly hydrated during the work out ...Read more

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Feeling jittery and light headed for the last past couple of days... it will come and go during the day what could this be?

Feeling jittery and light headed for the last past couple of days... it will come and go during the day what could this be?

Jittery / dizzy: Common causes are low blood sugar, low blood pressure, medication side effect and concussion. Uncommon conditions include anxiety /hyperventilation syndrome, cardiac arrhythmia, problems with the adrenal gland or thyroid, acephalgic migraine, focal seizure, POTS ...Read more

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Young, active female (27), fainted for the 1st time during a moderately strenuous workout. 2 days later, still feeling light headed on occasion.

Young, active female (27), fainted for the 1st time during a moderately strenuous workout. 2 days later, still feeling light headed on occasion.

Fainting: Or "syncope" as we refer to it has many possible causes: neurologic, vascular (like low blood pressure), heart problems, electrolyte imbalance, anemia, etc You should make an appointment to be checked by a physician, have lab work and other studies if deemed necessary, especially to rule out any serious conditions. Even young, healthy, fit individuals can have unidentified medical problems. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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