Top
10
Doctor insights on: Sudden Brief Dizziness

Share
1

1
Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy  w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
3,543 doctors shared insights

Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


2

2
Why does anxiety out of nowhere cause sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling?

Why does anxiety out of nowhere cause  sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling?

Panic: Fear or panic leads to release of adrenaline which causes fight-flight response, leading to rapid heart rate, rapid breathing & sweating. Rapid breathing causes drop in carbon dioxide in lungs then blood, which leads to shifts in blood ph (hydrogen ion concentration) leading to dizziness. Another cause is adrenaline leading to narrowing of blood vessels to brain, hence less blood flow to head. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Sudden brief dizziness, stiff neck and tiredness lasting 24 hours. Do experience PA's and GAD. Could these sympts be related to those? More serious?

Sudden brief dizziness, stiff neck and tiredness lasting 24 hours. Do experience PA's and GAD. Could these sympts be related to those? More serious?

Consider a MRI brain: While the symptoms that you note could be related to stress, anxiety or panic attacks it is best that you are followed regularly by your medical doctor and a psychiatrist given your history of HTN and mitral valve prolapse. Also a cervical and brain MRI may be in order to evaluate for a pinched nerve or other diagnosis causing the dizziness. ...Read more

4

4
What causes my brief period of dizziness when i bend down?

What causes my brief period of dizziness when i bend down?

Dizzines: When squatting or bending over can get symptoms of dizziness or lightheadedness. This can be from changes in blood pressure or how your change in position affects the balance center in your ears. Symptoms are transient and should not linger. If you have a headache or longer duration of symptoms let your doctor know. ...Read more

5

5
Can an oncoming migraine cause a head rush with brief dizziness?

Yes, it can: A migraine is not just simply a headache. It is an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Migraines headaches are unilateral often starting in the temple or occipital regions; they may even affect the neck and shoulder. Head rush and dizziness could be a symptoms. Re. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

6

6
My mom is 69.. Lately last few days, she notices when she gets out of be she feels brief dizzy n weak but later feels ok. Concern? Causes?

My mom is 69.. Lately last few days, she notices when she gets out of be she feels brief dizzy n weak but later feels ok. Concern? Causes?

Low blood pressure: It sounds like your mom might have low blood pressure or dehydration or is over medicated with medications that affect her blood pressure. She should establish with a health care professional and get this checked out before she passes out and falls and harms herself. ...Read more

7

7
Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?

Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?

Bppv: You are likely suffering from a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo caused by sudden head movements. The dizziness is classic and lasts only 30 secs or less. Occurs with head movements. It can be easily taken care of in an ents office with an eppley maneuver in 80 to 90 % of the cases. Good luck. Hope you feel better. Check it out on the web and see if this is it. ...Read more

10

10
What causes a very brief period of time that i get dizzy and short of breath and pulse goes up to about 140 just sitting there doing nothing?

What causes a very brief period of time that  i get dizzy and short of breath and pulse goes up to about 140 just sitting there doing nothing?

Go see your doctor: You may be describing atrial fibrillation or a non-specific paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Regardless, you need to be evaluated, sooner than later, especially if you get dizzy & short of breath. Do not delay and then pass out! ...Read more