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Sparkles And Light Headed
Hydration and diet: Some people become lightheaded when changing to standing from a sitting or laying position. Move so slowly to let your body adjust to blood moving away from your head. Drinking plenty of fluids and maintaining a well balanced diet are helpful in preventing lightheaded feelings. If you are still noticing these episodes, see your doctor to have the problem investigated further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple: Several possibilities come to mind, including anxiety -- either temporary like having to give a speech, or more chronic like an ongoing anxiety disorder such as generalized anxiety d/o or panic d/o. Intoxication with alcohol or other substances is another. Dehydration and medications which lower your blood pressure -- and standing up quickly with these on board. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: There can be many reasons for this. A common reason includes orthostatic hypotension from dehydration, in which case adequate hydration and getting up slowly and pausing for 15-30 seconds before walking may help. Another reason can be new medications. If this persists or gets worse, you should seek out a neurologist. Further reading: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dizzinessandvertigo.html ...Read more
Started feeling light headed and off balance all of the sudden. This also happened last week. Then just went away. What could it be?
See your doctor: It could be a lot of things. It could range from low blood sugar, anemia, low blood pressure or vertigo. Even an arrhythmia can do it. Get yourself evaluated, its esp helpful if you're seen while you're having an episode or just had one. Don't ignore it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For several weeks I have been getting light headed from anything and everything I do. I know this is not normal but I can't figure out why. Can you?
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