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Is there any over-the-counter medications that i can take for dizziness and feeling faint. I've been feeling like this for months. I need relief?

Is there any over-the-counter medications that i can take for dizziness and feeling faint. I've been feeling like this for months. I need relief?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. Without knowing exactly what is wrong with you it is impossible to know whether an over-the-counter medication would be helpful. Your symptoms are of some concern and i would suggest seeing a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is a type of dizziness. ...Read more


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I have had an vertigo and nausea for two and a half days. Do I need antibiotics . I have used over the counter drops for one and half days. ?

I have had an vertigo and nausea for two and a half days. Do I need antibiotics . I have used over the counter drops for one and half days. ?

ER/UC Clinic: I suggest immediate ER or UC evaluation. Your vertigo and nausea needs examination and blood testing: please do not ignore these symptoms- go now! ...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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Could i be having trouble with my hypothalamus? I have "terrible" burst of sweating and occasional dizziness. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?

Could i be having trouble with my hypothalamus? I have "terrible" burst of sweating and occasional dizziness. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?

Not likely.: Generally speaking the hypothalamus is not responsible for many symptoms. Dizziness and sweats would be much more likely to have another origin. There is no over the counter remedy to be recommended until we have a better picture of what might be wrong. ...Read more

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I woke up today so dizzy everytime i move my head or stand up, also felt some bad nausea. I am in the ER now, but is there any anti-dizziness medicine i can get over-the-counter to prevent it?

I woke up today so dizzy everytime i move my head or stand up, also felt some bad nausea. I am in the ER now, but is there any anti-dizziness medicine i can get over-the-counter to prevent it?

Complex Issue: I would like to know why you are getting dizzy before treating it. Many things can cause dizziness such as ear infections, baro-reflex dysautonomia, regular or vestibular migraines, disorders of your inner ear, anemia, dehydration, and ms (very rare). Please follow-up with your regular doctor if it recurs. Some people tolerate Meclizine well but the cause of your dizziness needs to be found. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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What is best over-the-counter medication for gout?

What is best over-the-counter medication for gout?

Aleve (naproxen)...: I've used prescription narosyn/naproxen for gout attack for years. Aleve is a lower dose form which can sometimes give you a head start on treatment. ...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