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Doctor insights on: Spells Of Staring Blankly

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Are blank stares a sign of depression?

Are blank stares a sign of depression?

Post partum depressi: Symptoms are feeling helpless, hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are down. Appetite and sleep can both be either increased or decreased. Lack of pleasure is present. If this sounds like you, or even if you are worried about it, see your OB and fill out an edinburgh depression scale, or see a psychiatrist, this is nothing to fool around with because of the risk of suicide, etc. ...Read more

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Baby Stares (Definition)

Baby stares. When a baby or child stares it may be normal. However, this article discusses excessive staring as ...Read more


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Episodes of dizziness head pressure,head feels swollen,blurry vision,feeling "drunk", feeling of dizzy & falling when lying on back, awaken frequently at night only during episodes.Possible causes?

Episodes of dizziness head pressure,head feels swollen,blurry vision,feeling "drunk", feeling of dizzy & falling when lying on back, awaken frequently at night only during episodes.Possible causes?

Bppv : You have the most common cause of dizziness . It is called benign positional vertigo. It is caused by having small crystals (calcium deposits that have broken off from the sense organ in the semicircular canal). These crystals give you the sensation you are moving, when you are not and they make you feel dizzy or lightheaded. This will wake you up from your sleep . See an ENT to fix it ...Read more

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Dizzy spells, disturbed vision, lethargy, symptoms of ?

Dizzy spells, disturbed vision, lethargy, symptoms of ?

Many things: Could be diabetes, thyroid , depression, hormonal, imabalance. Seek professional help. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells not the room spinning but I'm swaying staggering. Not dizzy laying down. alway accompanied by sudden frequent urination. Last few hours?

Dizzy spells not the room spinning but I'm swaying staggering. Not dizzy laying down.  alway accompanied by sudden frequent urination. Last few hours?

Orthostasis: This is a phenomenon called orthostasis. It is very common and usually related to blood volume status. The reason you are having this is the unclear part and what a doctor can help you with. When lying flat the body produces more urine which will worsen your symptoms Try doing 5 toe raises when you feel the symptoms to raise your blood pressure and put 3 pillows behind your head when you lie ...Read more

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What could caused vivid dreams, high anxiety, zoning out, paranoia, confusion, exhaustion and irritability. I've been experiencing all out of nowhere.

What could caused vivid dreams, high anxiety, zoning out, paranoia, confusion, exhaustion and irritability. I've been experiencing all out of nowhere.

U must seek out: professional help for these sudden constipation of symptoms.R u taking any meds of herbals?Start with your doctor.If they need extra help ask for a Referal to a psychiatrist.Seriously,don't let this get away from you.Act with all due haste.All the best.There is help out there to help u figure this out and get rapidly better. ...Read more

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Could a brain tumor present with double vision spells and dizzy spells lasting 30 seconds to two minutes?

Could a brain tumor present with double vision spells and dizzy spells lasting 30 seconds to two minutes?

Yes: First i wish you the best. It is true brain lesions can cause double vision by either pressing on one if the cranial nerves (3, 4, 6) or by creating high pressure in brain. Brain tumors can cause many symptoms from memory to headaches and dizziness. Hope you get help soon. Many things can cause double vision: high blood pressure or diabetes injury to a nerve, a brain stroke, see an md asap. ...Read more

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Random spells of dizziness, shortness of breath, grainy vision, cold sweat, ringing in ears, and weak muscles during period. Normal?

Random spells of dizziness, shortness of breath, grainy vision, cold sweat, ringing in ears, and weak muscles during period. Normal?

No: Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can cause many of these symptoms as can anemia. Make sure you are not dehydrated. Your tongue should look pink in the mirror, not white. Definitely see your doctor. The cure might be as simple as more fluids or getting more iron in your diet, but there may be more to it. ...Read more

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Cant sleep, don't feel tired, waxy flexibility, agitation, ataxia. Random fits of fear?

Cant sleep, don't feel tired, waxy flexibility, agitation, ataxia. Random fits of fear?

Neurologic signs: Wondering if u r on medications, or have some neurological issues. Recommend seeing your family doctor for thorough exam & workup, & maybe referral to neurology. ...Read more

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"fake" faints, shaking body parts out of sudden, expressionless, crying or laughing for no reason, random screams, can it be touretters? 14 y/o sister

"fake" faints, shaking body parts out of sudden, expressionless, crying or laughing for no reason, random screams, can it be touretters? 14 y/o sister

Attention seeking: Sounds like someone acting in a bizarre manor either to avoid some issue or get attention. Tourette syndrome often begins in the 4-6 yo & evolves over time. The teen who develops this late is unlikely affected. ...Read more

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Dizziness, intermittent blurred vision, foggy head, feeling faint, pounding heart rate, kind of out of it - what could this be?

Dizziness, intermittent blurred vision, foggy head, feeling faint, pounding heart rate, kind of out of it - what could this be?

Your symptoms are: characteristic of many different possible diagnoses. It will be impossible to accurately diagnose you over the internet. Seek an appointment with a health care professional for a thorough history physical exam and lab testing. ...Read more

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Adhd associated with blank stare?

Adhd associated with blank stare?

Is this new?: A blank stare can have lots of causes. Those with inattentive adhd might be so preoccupied with their own thoughts that a blank stare would be the result. But, if this is new, have the child assessed by a pediatrician or neurologist. ...Read more

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Causes of bowel movement, vomiting while totally asleep, fatigue, dizziness, loss of balance, numbness, tingling, migraine, eye pain/pressure,insomnia?

Causes of bowel movement, vomiting while totally asleep, fatigue, dizziness, loss of balance, numbness, tingling, migraine, eye pain/pressure,insomnia?

Most important thing: Bowel (and likely bladder incontinence) & emesis during sleep is concerning. I think this needs to be looked at immediately. The most important thing to rule out is some type of nocturnal epileptic condition. Other symptoms you mention are consistent with what people can feel following an episode (post ictal phase). I recommend you get an ASAP appt. with neurology. Start documenting things. ...Read more

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I keep seeing very brief faint flashes of light. Is that reflections off floaters?

I keep seeing very brief faint flashes of light.  Is that reflections off floaters?

Flashing light: Flashes of light, regardless of how brief or faint, if recurring should make you call your eye md. It could represent a migraine variant, or the vitreous pulling on your retina and may be an early warning sign for impending retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Why am i having fainting spells, headaches, loss of coordination, and blurry vision?

Why am i having fainting spells, headaches, loss of coordination, and blurry vision?

Syncope: Is serious. You should not drive. You should see a doctor. If progressive see the er doc. ...Read more

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Can flashing lights set off seizures?

Can flashing lights set off seizures?

Trigger: Yes it can, if you have tendency for generalized or myoclonic seizures, flasing lights can be a trigger of the seizure, so it is advised to avoid flasing lights including video games that contain a lot of flashings. ...Read more