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Should I Be Light Headed After Completing Oxygen Therapy
Go Light On the O2: Yes you may be light headed. There are receptors in our carotid arteries that are sensitive to carbon dioxide levels. When levels are high the arteries dilate to bring more blood and oxygen to the brain. When the levels are low they constrict and slow blood flow to the brain. Loading the blood with oxygen, lowers co2 levels even more, constricting the arteries leading to dizziness sometimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
When I was a diving : Medical officer, myself ; the master diver did two simultaneous treatment table sevens (in two side by side multiplace chambers on the uss kittiwake asr -13). Both men (divers) came in in full arrest - one by helo and one by water. One diver (who had drown) did not make it - the other diver returned to consciousness. I met him again years later ; he appeared to have resolution of his initial. ...Read more
Vertigo since 7/11. Had all kind of therapy and MRI (normal). Still a bit light headed when I lay down & turn to the right. I am on trilipix & cpap. ?
Positional vertigo: Sounds like you have positional vertigo. Usually occurs with specific change in position. The spinning stops when you complete the position change or you return to your starting position. Dix- hallpike testing can verify which position sets you off. Balance testing will rule out inner ear, brain or eye related causes of vertigo. See an ENT for complete evaluation and testing. Neurologist may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to not get enough blood/oxygen to your brain? I feel light headed at times. Wobbly head & get headaches a lot
Can be helped: Your description raises questions of a migraine etiology to explain most of your issues, but other explanations could be considered. However, would doubt insufficient blood/oxygen to brain. Still, have your doc check for postural hypotension just to be certain. You may be have anti-cholinergic reactions to your nortryptyline. Have your doctor reassess. ...Read more
Oh yeah have chest that gets tight & only can relax it by laying down using my mother in laws oxygen for a bit & also light headed & black out & dizzy?
Lately every very late night apx 2am~till i go to bed i feel like not breathing in enough o2 = slightly light headed. Is this normal?! healthy female
Go to see your doc!: While the causes of what you are experiencing may be related to anxiety, other potentially more serious causes need to be excluded. Therefore, a thorough history and physical is essential, with special consideration to the cardiac and respiratory exam. Also, bring a list of any current medications or stimulants you may be taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause extreme anxiety? And is there an easy treatment? Sympthoms include: dizzy, light headed, some breathing issues, and hard to fall asleep
Panic attacks: Panic attacks and panic disorder can cause extreme anxiety. You would need a full evaluation to know which it is -- panic attacks can occur in several disorders. Usual treatments include ssri antidepressants, along with psychotherapy. If this is full panic disorder, you will likely need help. In the meantime you can start practicing dr. Weil's breathing exercise: http://tinyurl.Com/9cxx2c6. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxygen therapy for headaches
? as i'm trying to cut down on soda as my state put on a big tax but head hurt like crazy but can't afford soda anymore.
STOP ALL SODA!!!: It is not enough to "cut down" on soda; it should be avoided entirely (though maybe one once a week with a healthy meal might not be disastrous. Your headaches are likely due to a combination of sugar withdrawal & caffeine withdrawal & should lessen within a few days. Oxygen might help a bit but a good multivit, homeopathic Nux vomica and ibuprofen may help more. See http://tinyurl.com/6xlmb97 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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