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I've been waking up with tingling in head hands and feet extremely nauseous and weak like I am going to faint. It happens at night when trying sleep.

I've been waking up with tingling in head hands and feet extremely nauseous and weak like I am going to faint.  It happens at night when trying sleep.

Only at night?: A good history and physical examination with appropriate lab screening should help identify the problem. You should contact your physician for an appointment with these symptoms.

Are you suffering from nightmares perhaps or insomnia due to stress or anxiety? ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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I get faintness after exercising, heartbeat feels faint, feels as not enough blood going to head, not low blood sugar as have eaten, have to lie down,?

I get faintness after exercising, heartbeat feels faint, feels as not enough blood going to head, not low blood sugar as have eaten, have to lie down,?

Multiple: Factors at play. It is advised to obtain a complete history and physical exam with your primary doctor, including full laboratory panel, EKG and possible see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Go to emergency room: If these are all new symptoms, and you have no other medical reason for them you need to be seen now. All of these could be seen in someone having a panic attack but unless this has happened in the past and you have been diagnosed with this disorder do not assume. There are many other reasons and some of them serious why you could be having these symptoms. Seek help in getting to the er. ...Read more

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I fainted 5 days ago & hit the back of my head hard on the concrete floor I've been really dizzy since but now av started sleeping most of the day too?

I fainted 5 days ago & hit the back of my head hard on the concrete floor I've been really dizzy since but now av started sleeping most of the day too?

Get seen now.: Fainting is not normal, dizziness and sleepiness after a head injury is not good either. You need to be seen today, as soon as possible. Do not drive if you are dizzy. Call an ambulance or have someone take you to the closest hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Many question marks: Yet no question to really answer. The question you are trying to ask has remained behind in your head instead of on the paper in order for any of us to be able to see so we can answer it for you. ...Read more

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Hi, my pulse is very weak. I've been suffering lately from orthostatic tachycardia and faintness and had heart tests done but the very weak pulse is new with more frequent chest and jaw discomfort.

Hi, my pulse is very weak. I've been suffering lately from orthostatic tachycardia and faintness and had heart tests done but the very weak pulse is new with more frequent chest and jaw discomfort.

Too compicated: This is not an issue to be addressed on the internet. You need a good cardiologist or an internist with good cardiovascular knowledge to see and manage you aggressively. Could not even begin to answer your question (if I knew what it was) without full records, exam and testing. ...Read more

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Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Dizziness: Knowing the patient age helps some.
It could be from a labrythine disorder itself. In an older individual with other risk factors like diabetes, hypertension need to think of vertigo related to intracranial pathology like stroke, aneurysm etc. It may happen with anxiety as well. A physical exam would help. ...Read more

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Duodenal ulcer and stricture. Abdo pain that goes to left chest and back. Nausea. Anemia. Faintness. Sweating. Runny nose when eating?

Duodenal ulcer and stricture. Abdo pain that goes to left chest and back. Nausea. Anemia. Faintness. Sweating. Runny nose when eating?

Runny nose: I will answer the runny nose part, that has no relation to the other symptoms. Runny nose after eating is called vasomotor rhinitis and can be treated with an antihistamine or anticholinergic nasal spray. Oral antihistamines do not affect it. Ask your doctor for a prescription instead of walking around with tissues all the time. ...Read more

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Can an elderly sleep after hitting head?

Can an elderly sleep after hitting head?

If the person has : Signs of serious head injury — they should be medically evaluated. Otherwise, they can go to sleep if they desire. Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, >>. ...Read more

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Is it bad to go to sleep after hitting your head?

Is it bad to go to sleep after hitting your head?

Head injury: I agree w dr. Chand. Ou can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If you believe you have a concussion please seek medical care. Seek emergency care for loss of >>. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to go to sleep after hitting my head in a fall?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, ongoing confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking.>. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours do you have to wait to go to sleep after hitting your head?

Sleep and TBI: It depends on how hard you hit your head, even if it was not hard it depends on how you react to it
I would go to er and get medical clearance when in doubt. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sleep after hitting your head?

Is it ok to sleep after hitting your head?

They used to : Instruct people not to sleep so that they could be observed after a head injury. If you have concussion or other significant neurologic symptoms I would seek medical evaluation — otherwise, enjoy your sleep. Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have. ...Read more

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Can you sleep after you hitting your head on the floor?

Head injury: If you are not having any symptoms of a concussionheadache, confusion, tiredness, unsteady gait etc. It is ok to go to sleep. If you have any questions, consult an emergency room. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay up after hitting my head.? And if I was to go to sleep how would I be able to sleep?

How long do I have to stay up after hitting my head.? And if I was to go to sleep how would I be able to sleep?

Head trauma: The most significant finding after head trauma is loss of consciousness (LOC). Other important findings are seizure, ataxic gait (walking like your drunk), vomiting, headache, excessive sleepiness. These are all warning signs of potential bleeding in the brain. If you have any of them go to ER immediately for evaluation!! ...Read more

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Can hitting yourself a few times in the head hard cause immediate damage. I've been really tired sleeping a lot and feel out of it with headache?

Can hitting yourself a few times in the head hard cause immediate damage. I've been really tired sleeping a lot and feel out of it with headache?

You should: Have a neurologic exam....and possibly a head CT

See your PCP as soon as practicable!


Mild concussion is a definite possibility

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to sleep after I hit my head?

How long do I have to wait to sleep after I hit my head?

If you have : Concussion sxs get checked out — otherwise get a good night's sleep. They don't really make people stay up after a head bump anymore. Possible concussion
sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of >>. ...Read more

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I hit my head about 11:30 am this morning and I have been ok all day. It's 7:44 here and am I ok to sleep later?

You should be okay: I'm going to assume you do not have ongoing bad headache, nausea / vomiting and you don't feel anything's bad-wrong. Death from epidural hematoma usually follows a really nasty blow to the head, and within a few hours. ...Read more

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My husband hit his head a week ago since then he has been really confused and waking up from his sleep doing odd things what seems to be the problem?

My husband hit his head a week ago since then he has been really confused and waking up from his sleep doing odd things what seems to be the problem?

See below: He should be checked by a neurologist soon & probably have a ct scan of the head to check whether he has any bleeding inside the skull (subdural or epidural hematoma). If there has been loss of consciousness, go to er for more expeditious evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I go to sleep after I hit my head?

Can I go to sleep after I hit my head?

Usually: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, ongoing confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or > ...Read more

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I hit my head really hard. Will i be able to sleep?

I hit my head really hard. Will i be able to sleep?

Concussion?: Usually -yes. Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, ongoing confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss > ...Read more

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I hit my head a few hours ago and I am scared to go to sleep. How long should I wait?

I hit my head a few hours ago and I am scared to go to sleep. How long should I wait?

Depends: If you blacked out and have possible concussion, it is recommended to monitor you for any changes in your mentation every 2 hours for the next 24 hours. If you just bumped head without losing consciousness, make sure that you are not having visual issues or nausea for about 3-4 hours. If you are concerned, seek medical attention (better safe than sorry). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more