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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


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For what reasons might i get dizzy, light headed and nauseous after sex?

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For what reasons might i get dizzy, light headed and nauseous after sex?

Unclear: Could be many things. I would suggest having a cardiac check-up. Post-orgasmic illness syndrome is a rather rare condition but may be possible as well. Infrequently, some women have a semen allergy. ...Read more

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Feeling shaky and light headed and cant sleep?

Feeling shaky and light headed and cant sleep?

Anxiety: I understand your distress. These symptoms are likely due to Anxiety caused by various stress in your life. We were born with natural ability to have rest and sleep. Focus on Blessing and Wonder of 3 million air sacs in your lungs due to which you are alive and functioning. Realize and Speak-BREATH IS LIFE! See Video of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more

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I'm feeling light headed And dizzy also nauseated it could be vertigo?

I'm feeling light headed And dizzy also nauseated it could be vertigo?

Vertigo: Is the sensation of the room spinning around you rather than just regular light headed or dizziness. If this is what you are experiencing you probably have vertigo ...Read more

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What causes nausea feeling weak and light headed on and of for a few weeks?

What causes nausea feeling weak and light headed on and of for a few weeks?

Can be hypotension,: This can be hypotension or hypoglycemia, or more likely the zopidem you're on for insomnia as it can have these side effects. It's wise to see your doctor to get tests and be sure or to adjust the dose of your zopidem. ...Read more

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Nauseous, cramping, feeling bloated. Very dizzy/ light headed for a lot of the day. And fatigued. What could be the explanation for this?

Nauseous,  cramping, feeling bloated. Very dizzy/ light headed for a lot of the day. And fatigued. What could be the explanation for this?

Gender would help: If you are female then, premenstrual symptoms or menstrual symptoms. If you are male vague GI symptoms which could be anything from indigestion to diverticulitis to a bad cheeseburger. No matter which gender, GI flu symptoms (i.E the 24 hr. Stomach bug)...Though truth be told i'm not sure thee is a virus that only attacks the GI system...So the symptoms could just be from a viral infection. ...Read more

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I get light headed and dizzy after laughing?

I get light headed and dizzy after laughing?

Laugh Yourself Silly: People have been known to get light-headed and even faint during a bout of hard laughing, especially if more air is going out than in--but it's not common,so if you faint at a mere giggle and not a guffaw,you might want to be examined.There are receptors in the neck and brain that respond to pressure and you may be causing too much from laughing.Those receptors affect heart rate and blood pressure ...Read more

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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 have headache nausea light headed slightly dizzy and my left arm feels heavy .. Feel tired and blah all time , shortness of breath .. No pain?

I have headache nausea light headed slightly dizzy and my left arm feels heavy .. Feel tired and blah all time , shortness of breath .. No pain?

If new onset, ER!: Women tend not to take these symptoms as serious as they might be, and wait valuable time to seek help. I would strongly recommend an er visit in this instance. If you are alone call 911, so as not to drive or waste time. They will check your blood pressure, oxygen level, ekg and blood tests, not to mention a neurologic exam. ...Read more

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What to do when am feeling light headed and feeling faint?

What to do when am feeling light headed and feeling faint?

Sit down: ; put your head between your legs if you can- if this is happening frequently see your pcp. ...Read more

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30 week pregnant dizzy and lightheaded nauseous pain upper stomach shaky and blurry vision body feel very weak and heavy not going away!

30 week pregnant dizzy and lightheaded nauseous pain upper stomach shaky and blurry vision body feel very weak and heavy not going away!

Symptoms plus prego: You should call your OB to report all these symptoms and get re-examined to sort out what is going on, to see if it is related to pregnancy or something else. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for constantly dizzy, bloated, and nauseous?

Possible reasons for constantly dizzy, bloated, and nauseous?

Nausea & bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloating & nausea, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract) must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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Feeling very weak and shaky and light headed.. What do I need?

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Anxiety disorder: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been feeling sick for several days, i am running a fever and have been weak, dizzy, very tired, light headed, foggy and disoriented.

I have been feeling sick for several days, i am running a fever and have been weak, dizzy, very tired, light headed, foggy and disoriented.

Sick: A variety of different infections can produce these symptoms and it's important to find out what type of infection you have. A general recommendation when sick is to rest, drink plenty of fluids and perhaps take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever. Please consult a doctor to discuss further or go to the ER if worse. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy, light headed and sick in the morning, why?

I feel dizzy, light headed and sick in the morning, why?

Pregnant?: If you haven't already, consider taking a pregnancy test as these symptoms commonly occur if you are pregnant. If it's negative, migraine is a consideration too. ...Read more

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I get light headed all the time. What cause a light headed feeling?

I get light headed all the time. What cause a  light headed feeling?

Not enough blood: Not enough blood typically low blood pressure. But there are other causes as well such as ear or brain problems. Best bet is to let your dr. Sort out the symptoms. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy for more then two days now and very light headed why?

I feel dizzy for more then two days now and very light headed why?

Dizzy: If you have labyrinthitis, a viral infection of the inner ear, it often starts with severe dizziness/spinning (vertigo), and as the infection resolves you may have imbalance/lightheadedness for a while before the infection fully resolves. An ENT may be albe to give you a medication to help lessen the symptoms. ...Read more

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I am feeling tired all the time and sometime light headed?

Get eval: Many things can cause theses symptoms such as mono infection, anemia, thyroid disorders, etc. Etc. Best to get evaluated and examined for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi I have been feeling spaced out and lightheaded for 5 weeks solid with slight head pressure heavy eyes and very tired feeling.is this anxiety?

Hi I have been feeling spaced out and lightheaded for 5 weeks solid with slight head pressure heavy eyes and very tired feeling.is this anxiety?

After all else: First, you need to rule out physical illness and unusual situational things. If there are none, than YES, it may be anxiety. But to move ahead from there, I'd urge a Psych Eval and follow-up CBT therapy to learn anxiety mgmt skills. Alone or w/ short-term medication, therapy is the best way to do it since it takes practice w/ coaching - a bit like a sport or technique. ...Read more

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Is dizziness or feeling light headed a symptom of vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia?

Is dizziness or feeling light headed a symptom of vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia?

NO: it is a symptom of vasovagal presyncope or orthostatic hypotension. Cardiac issues should be ruled out by exam from low BP. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the effects of Clonazepam to leave the system. I’m referring to the light headed/dizziness feeling.

How long does it take for the effects of Clonazepam to leave the system. I’m referring to the light headed/dizziness feeling.

Variable: The half life is 6-12 hours, meaning that the effects should,be gone from a single dose by then, but th9s can be dependent on other factors such as other medications you take, status of liver, general health, and alcohol consumption. Discuss this with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain , now he is getting light headed and feeling na

Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain , now he is getting light headed and feeling na

Concussion Syndrome: Typically a "pinched nerve" in the lower back will not cause any dizziness. If he was in an accident, it is possible that your son may have suffered a concussion even without loss of consciousness. I would recommend further evaluation by a specialist for that possibility. There are many other causes of dizziness that may require an ENT evaluation or neurological consult. Medication side effects? ...Read more

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Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Antidepressants??: From your description, it appears that you have stopped or ran out of an ssri ( antidepressant/anxiety modulator medications)... These are common symptoms in that situation. If that is the case then please get back on your meds and consult your dr. If not then i suggest you see your physician for further evaluation to find out the underlying cause. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I've been feeling rlly bad for almost 2 weeks. Fatigue, nausea in morning, indigestion, dizziness, light headed & starting to cough sometimes?Not mono

I've been feeling rlly bad for almost 2 weeks. Fatigue, nausea in morning, indigestion, dizziness, light headed & starting to cough sometimes?Not mono

See a doctor: This needs a full detailed evaluation by a professional face to face. Bring with you a chronological list of each and every symptom you have experienced and provide a full history and allow a physical exam and possibly some laboratory testing. Could you be pregnant? Go and get seen. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Should i see a neurologist? I'm suffering from extreme spells of dizziness, often leading in loss of consciousness, or vision and feeling in my body. Two years ago, it resulted in a seizure. Before each spell i feel extremely light headed, dizzy, shaky, a

Should i see a neurologist? I'm suffering from extreme spells of dizziness, often leading in loss of consciousness, or vision and feeling in my body. Two years ago, it resulted in a seizure. Before each spell i feel extremely light headed, dizzy, shaky, a

When : When evaluating a presentation with so many differing symptoms; the work up may require evaluations by different types of providers such as: cardiology, neurology and psychiatry. If this has never been fully evaluated in the past, talk to your doctor and request an assessment. ...Read more

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I have been light headed with dizziness for three days nw. Also sick an weak an feeling like I have to voniment an running off an stomach pain. Part 1

I have been light headed with dizziness for three days nw. Also sick an weak an feeling like I have to voniment an running off an stomach pain. Part 1

Dizziness: Does the dizziness change when you sit up or lie down? When you turn your head from side to side, or when you look up or bend over to pick up something? Have you been able to eat anything? Are the dizziness and vomiting associated with each other? Does anything help you feel better? Vertigo, a head injury, food poisoning, or changes in your abdomen could be the cause of some of these symptoms ...Read more

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Need help docs! my blood pressure was 127/63 and my pulse was 78 followed by some dizziness & feeling light headed. Is it normal?

Need help docs! my blood pressure was 127/63 and my pulse was 78 followed by some dizziness & feeling light headed. Is it normal?

Numbers: Those numbers for pulse and BP are normal. Feeling dizzy and lightheaded should not be related to those numbers. ...Read more

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13wks pregnant, experienced feeling of weakness followed by chest tightening really hard to breath ,dizziness light headed and blurred vision normal?

13wks pregnant, experienced feeling of weakness followed by chest tightening really hard to breath ,dizziness light headed and blurred vision normal?

Dehydration?: You may be dehydrated - easy to do during pregnancy. Try drinking plenty of fluids, and if no relief - call your OB doctor right away. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 6weeks ago, ever since I’ve beeb feeling dizziness, light headed, muscle pains, tightness in chest, weakness, gurgling in my throat. I’ve had swallowing test, ultrasound, liver blood test, all come back normal Please help?

I had my gallbladder removed 6weeks ago, ever since I’ve beeb feeling dizziness, light headed, muscle pains, tightness in chest, weakness, gurgling in my throat. I’ve had swallowing test, ultrasound, liver blood test, all come back normal Please help?

There is an: entity called post-cholecystectomy syndrome. It is poorly understood, and treatment is uncertain if all tests are normal. Your gastroenterologist might recommend an ERCP to look for occult common duct stones. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if I have dizziness, sharp temple pain and light headed?

Yes: Yes. Could be many things. Some serious, some not serious. See your md asap. ...Read more

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High levels of trihalomethanes in water health effects light headed/dizziness?

High levels  of trihalomethanes in water health effects light headed/dizziness?

Filter water and DOH: Call tour health department for your water quality. Also consider lead check. For your drinking water change to filtered water from outside source. Your county water department has a quality check as well. ...Read more

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Dizziness and light headed had a seziure on monday and fell and bump my head and now i keep having dizziness

Dizziness and light headed had a seziure on monday and fell and bump my head and now i keep having dizziness

Seizure: unless already diagnosed, uncomplicated or precipitated by forgetting to take medication, generally does not require urgent evaluation. One should document the event in a seizure calendar and be sure to share this information with the doctor. Having dizziness after a seizure associated with head trauma would likely warrant an evaluation to exclude conditions such as sub-dural hematoma. ...Read more

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Could occasionally seeing spots, dizziness and being light headed upon standing or looking directly up be a sign of dehydration?

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Could occasionally seeing spots, dizziness and being light headed upon standing or looking directly up be a sign of dehydration?

Not necessary,: What described could be related to postural hypotension, which may be physiological and unique to a person but possibly exaggerated by dehydration or under drug side effects or.... However, it is not hard to identify what may contribute to your symptoms by following instructions described in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. So, don't jump to conclusion before check-up. ...Read more

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