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Normal MRI scans, suffer with IIH AND migraines. Constantly lightheaded and severe headaches every few days. 500mg ACETEZOLOMIDE not helping. Why?

Normal MRI scans, suffer with IIH AND migraines. Constantly lightheaded and severe headaches every few days. 500mg ACETEZOLOMIDE not helping. Why?

IIH migraines: Check for reflux and for sinusitis, ranitidine/ prevecid helps for reflux, zyrtec (cetirizine) + antibiotic for sinusitis/allergies as they can be compounding the situation. Also discuss with neurologist migraine treatments, could try excedrine migraine, if you can take aspirin/ caffeine. Make sure not due to illness Zika/ Lyme f/u/ w/ neurologist ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheaded (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


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The past 4 days I have been having on n off headaches, lightheadedness, feeling tired n sick but not actually sick. What could it be?

The past 4 days I have been having on n off headaches, lightheadedness, feeling tired n sick but not actually sick. What could it be?

Nonspecific: These symptoms are nonspecific at this time. They may be a prodrome to a viral infection which may be more clear cut soon with sore throat or head cold or diarrhea or a rash. If none of these occur and headaches persist see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Taking 50 mg of toprol (metoprolol) xp for the past 7 days and have been experiencing headaches, lightheadedness, and a general fuzzy feeling. Will this subside?

Taking 50 mg of toprol (metoprolol) xp for the past 7 days and have been experiencing headaches, lightheadedness, and a general fuzzy feeling. Will this subside?

Probably: First answer would be to check your BP at home, both with and without the symptoms you describe. If BP is normal, feeling may be medication related ; likely to resolve shortly. If your BP is low, you need to call your prescriber for guidance. ...Read more

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Been feeling light headed with headache & low bp every mornings for last few days don't know why. I have breakfast but still feel like my bp low.

Been feeling light headed with headache & low bp every mornings for last few days don't know why. I have breakfast but still feel like my bp low.

See doc: Take your BP and HR during your symptomatic episodes. Definitely see your provider and get this checked out. The causes could be multiple. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches anywhere from 1-4 days a week, sometimes in a row. Along with feeling light headed and tired. Could stress cause this?

I've been having headaches anywhere from 1-4 days a week, sometimes in a row. Along with feeling light headed and tired. Could stress cause this?

Maybe: People who get headaches, especially migraines, tend to have a more sensitive brain. Stress can cause events in the brain that lead to headache. It can also affect the way we sleep which can have an effect on headaches. It is important that you talk with your doctor about your headaches. You may need to be on a preventive medication for a period of time. ...Read more

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My sister in law has been experincing light headed, dizzy, and headaches after the dizzines subsides. She has been having this for two days.

Difficult to decide: Dizziness is one of the most difficult symptoms to sort out because it can be caused by almost anything. The light-headedness and headaches bother me. Those make me think about dehydration or some other process at play. Two days of persistent symptoms probably warrants a visit to your fp to have her evaluated for migraine, dehydration, infection, blood pressure, blood sugar, or other conditions. ...Read more

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Last 2 days: bad throbbing headache, extreme exhaustion, lightheaded almost drunk feeling. Causes?

Last 2 days: bad throbbing headache, extreme exhaustion, lightheaded almost drunk feeling. Causes?

Many: There could be many causes of these symptoms including infectious, vascular, medication induced, metabolic. Please see your physician for an evaluation and further management. ...Read more

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Hii have had 3 days non stop headache. Diarrhoea "stool is creamy textured, color is light beige, close to white".Tired and lightheaded.

Hii have had 3 days non stop headache. Diarrhoea "stool is creamy textured, color is light beige, close to white".Tired and lightheaded.

Headaches: Diarrhea, tiredness, lightheadedness and headache may also just a viral gastroenteritis. Maintain yourself well hydrated. Considered gatorade to replenish electrolytes. Consult your physician if symptoms worsen or persist to establish adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of lightheadedness and nausea 5 days after a blood patch? The blood patch was from a spinal headache after an epidural.

What are possible causes of lightheadedness and nausea 5 days after a blood patch? The blood patch was from a spinal headache after an epidural.

May: Be nothing much. If these expected side effects go not go away, then get checked with same MD to r/o any serious infection. Again not common to have serious problems. ...Read more

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I have been light headed and it feels like I am in a dream for a few days now and I have a little tiny headache what is it? Light headed dizzy stomache feels like I am in a dream

I have been light headed and it feels like I am in a dream for a few days now and I have a little tiny headache what is it? Light headed dizzy stomache feels like I am in a dream

Depersonalization: Psychiatrically you are in a state of depersonalization. However, given your other symptoms I would recommend that you see a neurologist first and then if they cannot find anything see a psychiatrist or psychologist that specializes in depersonalization disorders. ...Read more

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I have a lot of presser on my eyes and I can barly look where there's bright light I tend to get super dizzy, lightheaded, bad headaches for 3 days?

I have a lot of presser on my eyes and I can barly look where there's bright light I tend to get super dizzy, lightheaded, bad headaches for 3 days?

Get checked out: If this is a typical headache that you've had before, it could just be migraines. If this is a new headache for you, then seeing your doctor makes sense- it could just be the flu, but it may be a sign of a more concerning issue like meningitis or a host of other things. Even if it is migraines, your primary care doctor has treatments to offer that may be very helpful. ...Read more

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My right side is painful more when I breath towards my hip feeling sick dizzy light headed also having headaches what can this be had mc 19 days ago?

My right side is painful more when I breath towards my hip feeling sick dizzy light headed also having headaches what can this be had mc 19 days ago?

Head trauma: If by MC you mean you were in an accident (anti shock garment perhaps a clue) then you may be experiencing the effects of a concussion. Please see your doctor soon ...Read more

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My ENT thinks I have chronic vestibular neuritis, but for over 7 days now I have had constant headache on top of head and very lightheaded? Concerned?

My ENT thinks I have chronic vestibular neuritis, but for over 7 days now I have had constant headache on top of head and very lightheaded? Concerned?

Could be right: Your ENT may be right. It is not those symptoms that would make that diagnosis though, it would be loss of balance, sense of movement, or difficulty with your hearing. Sometimes a headache or a feeling of lightheadedness can be associated. ...Read more

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I've been feeling naseus, crampy & felt light headed & had headaches & I just got off my period 4 days ago could I be pregnant?

I've been feeling naseus, crampy & felt light headed & had headaches & I just got off my period 4 days ago could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: Many women can experience change in smell, food aversions, nausea, fatigue, tender breasts, milky vaginal discharge, and other symptoms, these generally take a couple weeks to show up. Having a period generally means you are NOT pregnant; getting pregnant in the first 4 days after a period are rare. Normal hormone changes with your cycle can mimic pregnancy. Take a home test, if +, see a Dr.! ...Read more

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36weeks pregnant. 6 days with a bad headache on right side started to feel light headed. Ob said to take tylenol (acetaminophen). Did not work. What should I do?

36weeks pregnant. 6 days with a bad headache on right side started to feel light headed. Ob said to take tylenol (acetaminophen). Did not work. What should I do?

Go to ER.: Any headache near term should be considered preeclampsia until otherwise proven. This could be a serious pregnancy complication and merits a thorough evaluation asap! ...Read more

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Stroke symptoms? Terrible headache 2 days mostly temples and top of head, stiff neck, pressure behind eyes, lightheaded. Getting nervous.

Stroke symptoms? Terrible headache 2 days mostly temples and top of head, stiff neck, pressure behind eyes, lightheaded. Getting nervous.

Migraine: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Accompanying symptoms are facial pain, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision and sleep issues. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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