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Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy  w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Recently started 2 new rx. Prednisone & plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I'm really shaky & weak, light headed & dizzy. Normal while starting new drug or need 2 b concerned?

Recently started 2 new rx. Prednisone & plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I'm really shaky & weak, light headed & dizzy. Normal while starting new drug or need 2 b concerned?

See details: Why were you started on these meds in the first place? Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or Prednisone can be possible causes. Depending on the dose, Prednisone may be more likely a cause. Finally, it could be a flare of whatever underlying disease they are treating. Speak with the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of repeated ANA 1:640 where prednisone helps symptoms of rashes, fatigue, dizziness, jt &muscle aches when all other labs are (-)?

What are possible causes of  repeated ANA 1:640 where prednisone helps symptoms of rashes, fatigue, dizziness, jt &muscle aches when all other labs are (-)?

Lupus most likely: You are describing a complex of symptoms and findings consistent with lupus. The positive ana, rash and joint pain gives you a 75% likelihood fo having lupus. All these symptoms are responsive to prednisone. Looking for other possible areas of involvement such as blood or kidney abnormalities is important. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Other options than flornief & high salt diet to control autoimmune dysautomia w/ low bp, dizziness? Prednisone is only thing that currently works 4 me

Other options than flornief & high salt diet to control autoimmune dysautomia w/ low bp, dizziness? Prednisone is only thing that currently works 4 me

Autonomic Dysfunction: Proamatine (midodrine) is another option. Also wearing elastic stockings may help some individuals not only the orthostatic hypotension but also with the leg swelling that sometimes accompanies this condition. ...Read more

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Dizziness,vision blurriness, & confusion that lasts hours or days on/off x 3 yrs.Prednisone clears up sx. MD wants EEG.Worth it?Tired of useless tests

Dizziness,vision blurriness, & confusion that lasts hours or days on/off x 3 yrs.Prednisone clears up sx. MD wants EEG.Worth it?Tired of useless tests

Yes: These symptoms sound like central (brain) disorder. The EEG may give important information. The fact that prednisone helped may indicate an inflammatory disorder. See a neurologist. The fact that the symptoms have been present for 3 years strongly indicates that you should have an MRI of the brain. All these symptoms for such a long time really needs a neurological diagnosis ASAP. ...Read more

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I am on day 7 of severe dizziness. An ENT just told me I have viral labynthitis. He gave med prednisone. Not a very friendly dr so I didn't get to any questions. Is there any hope for this to actually work for me? Is there anything else I can do to get m

Hope yes: if you have serious symptoms, you would feel better to see an ENT who does the Epley maneuver. Then you could at home do a series of Brandt Daroff exercises. You have not been well served with the prednisone. Both maneuvers are well described on YouTube. I show my patients the Brandt Daroff exercises often. You need a better exam and second opinion tomorrow or soon. Good luck and happy healing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience heart palpitations, hr of 100, and dizziness when tapering prednisone by 1 mg? O

Palpitations: No. Experiencing palpitations is not normal. About 1-2% of patients taking stroid therapy reported palpitations as side effect. Some times prolonged steroid therapy could cause cortisol deficiency, which could lead to hypotension; tachycardia (rapid heart beat) could be a reflex response. There are multiple other causes for tachycardia and palpitations. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Had neg neuro work-up.I up my prednisone during episodes&?

Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Had neg neuro work-up.I up my prednisone during episodes&?

Brain inflammation: If your doctor has prescribed the Prednisone and directed you to increase your dose during these episodes, yes you would follow directions. If not sure about this, please contact your physician and ask. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (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


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