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Sudden dizzy spell , room wasn't spinning but felt like my head was lasted 30 seconds Should I be worried ?

Sudden dizzy spell , room wasn't spinning but felt like my head was lasted 30 seconds 
Should I be worried ?

It can happen once: There are so many factors that could explain this symptom that I would not worry too much. Dehydration, heat, exertion, prolonged rest, prolonged activity: it's endless. If the symptom ("dizziness") keeps occurring, or if persists for more than a few days, then that is something that warrants medical attention. Keep track of what position you were in, your BP (if avail), & time of day when Sx happ ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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


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While sitting and watching television I suddenly was hit with a wave of vertigo (dizziness, room spinning) I'm a fit 28yo male in excellent health.

While sitting and watching television I suddenly was hit with a wave of vertigo (dizziness, room spinning) I'm a fit 28yo male in excellent health.

Positional vertigo: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is caused by a problem in the inner ear. It is short lasting vertigo. If problem persist more than 1 week, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I woke up feeling dizzy with the room spinning around me. I was very nausius and lay in bed for three days. Now six days later I am still unwell?

I woke up feeling dizzy with the room spinning around me.  I was very nausius and lay in bed for three days. Now six days later I am still unwell?

Get seen: May be vestibular neuritis (inflammation of your vestibular/balance system in the inner ear) or something more serious. See a doctor soon to determine a treatment plan and to ensure that this is not from something more serious. ...Read more

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Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50's on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?

Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50's on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia with hypotension can cause dizziness but room spinning kind still usually from a vestibular source such as benign positional vertigo , labarynthitis, or other causes. You need a full history and exam thyroid levels holter monitor and expert cardiology consult today. ...Read more

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Hard to explain, feel like my head is swimming. Constant dizzy head feeling, no room spinning, I can walk and drive fine. Just annoying swimmy head??

Hard to explain, feel like my head is swimming. Constant dizzy head feeling, no room spinning, I can walk and drive fine. Just annoying swimmy head??

Lightheadedness: Hi, r u on any medicine? Do u drink a lot of caffeinated drinks? Do you sleep enough? How is your blood pressure? Any feeling of passing out?
Please see your PMD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Experiences dizziness and the feeling of being unable to stand. doesn't feel room spinning. travels, often jetlagged. high trigly. inner ear issue?

Experiences dizziness and the feeling of being unable to stand. doesn't feel room spinning. travels, often jetlagged. high trigly. inner ear issue?

Probably: vertigo or Meniere's disease. Patient will need ENT evaluation, vertigo testing and a medical workup to include blood testing and cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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Dizzy with BP of 90/72 a rate of 175. Not working hard. I had 2 days of waking up with the room spinning. Had some lower adominal pain between hips?

Dizzy with BP of 90/72 a rate of 175. Not working hard. I had 2 days of waking up with the room spinning.  Had some lower adominal pain between hips?

Doesn't sound good: A person with a heart rate of 175 should call 911 for an ambulance ride to the E.R. The paramedics will provide oxygen, to help the heart and the brain, because the dizziness may be due to the brain not being able to get enough blood (the heart is not pumping properly if the rate is 175). Best to call 911. ...Read more

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Sometimes while dizzy I feel the room spinning while im not moving. Other times I make a small movement and it feels like a huge fast movement. Others I feel like my head is floating. What is the difference?

Sometimes while dizzy I feel the room spinning while im not moving. Other times I make a small movement and it feels like a huge fast movement. Others I feel like my  head is floating. What is the difference?

BPPV: is a possibility. This is a condition of intermittent and varying degrees of vertigo caused by tiny crystals of calcium carbonate that are a normal part of the inner ear's anatomy, detaching and collecting in one of the semicircular canals, causing vertigo with head movement.
This can be readily diagnosed by your doctor with a simple maneuver and treated with another.http://vestibular.org/understanding-vestibular-disorders/types-vestibular-disorders/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo ...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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Feeling dizzy nd room spinning whilst in bed. Sharp pain at side of right eye?

See eye doctor: You may have a serious problem and should go to er . Once all the basic emergency items have been eliminated, you should see an eye doctor and make sure there is not an ocular source such as misaligned eyes or elevated eye pressure. ...Read more

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Dizziness while laying down, turning head or bending over.Not like room spinning just unbalanced.No nausea headache blurred vision.Any suggestions?

Dizziness while laying down, turning head or bending over.Not like room spinning just unbalanced.No nausea headache blurred vision.Any suggestions?

Positional vertigo.: In benigh paroxysmal positional vertigo you may experience a feeling of spinning or tilting while moving your head, rolling over in bed, turning your head quickly, bending over, or tipping your head back. It occurs due to some problem in the inner ear, causing brief vertigo spells that come and go. See an ENT specialist to confirm the diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pressure headache and tightness and numbness in left arm for days. two days ago added dizziness and room spinning sensation. Blood pressure has seemed?

Headache: Need more information, age, under lying medical problem and medications etc.
If the headache was secondary to elevated blood pressure, it should get better with improvement or normalization of the pressure. Continuous headache ache may be from different reason. Dizziness and spinning commonly from inner ear problem. Of course other causes for that too. Better have it examined by your physician ...Read more

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Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from  meth withdrawals?

Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read more

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Iv had dizziness, light headedness, the room spinning, nausea, and trouble with balancing. Whats wrong? I had a brain tumor by my cerebelum a few years ago and since that IV had a shunt placed in and in the past two years IV had chemical meningitis 4 time

Iv had dizziness, light headedness, the room spinning, nausea, and trouble with balancing. Whats wrong? I had a brain tumor by my cerebelum a few years ago and since that IV had a shunt placed in and in the past two years IV had chemical meningitis 4 time

Complex: You may have a recurrence of your cerebellar tumor, or you may have a new and different neurological problem. You should see your physicians asap and get a new brain MRI to see if the tumor has recurred. You may also have a shunt problem, again an MRI may help to determine this. See your doctors. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body aches, chest pain, numb hands and fingers, back pain, room spinning ?

See a Physician: You have multiple symptoms and would be impossible to pin your diagnosis without a good physical exam. Seek medical attention and good luck ...Read more

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I get dizzy and the room twists when on a computer or phone. What can cause dizziness/vertigo when looking at a computer or phone screen?

Visual vertigo: I have answered this question before. But the symptoms have been labeled as visual vertigo and is caused by moving the eyes back and forth for long periods of time. It is worse in the dark. You also may be benign positional vertigo which is caused by loose stones in the inner ear. Visual vertigo is more central (brain). See an neuro-otologist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?

Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?

Sure it can: While the most traditional & specific definition of what is known as vertiginous migraine or as you say "Migraine-associated vertigo" is that of actual vertiginous sensations or spinning/whirling/tumbling/moving feeling either followed by or preceded by migraine headaches there's nothing that says that a person couldn't simply have an event of lightheadedness or disconnected feeling & headaches. ...Read more

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Is the dizziness that some people get from taking Zoloft (sertraline) a spinning (vertigo) feeling or is it more like lightheaded off balance? How bad is it?

Is the dizziness that some people get from taking Zoloft (sertraline) a spinning (vertigo) feeling or is it more like lightheaded off balance? How bad is it?

Dizziness: Zoloft (sertraline) doesn't commonly cause dizziness or lightheaded feeling, although, i assume it probably can. There is no telling what yours will be like. Different people experience and describe different symptoms so there is no telling in your case. The range of severity from mild to severe. ...Read more

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Can c4-c6 disc narrowing cause extreme dizziness/vertigo when lying down & turning head only? no other problems and no vomit. just extreme spinning.

Can c4-c6 disc narrowing cause extreme dizziness/vertigo when lying down & turning head only? no other problems and no vomit. just extreme spinning.

Unlikely!: At your age the symptoms sound like BENIGN POSITIONAL VERTIGO Treat the symptoms and if it continues see a neurologist ...Read more

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Ringing in ears, slight headache, dizzy/spinning/vertigo feeling when sitting still. No fever. Eyes feel heavy/tired. ?

Ringing in ears, slight headache, dizzy/spinning/vertigo feeling when sitting still. No fever. Eyes feel heavy/tired. ?

Could: Be benign positional vertigo. Inner ear stones can cause this phenomenon. Other things such as ear infections, sinus infections can also contribute. You should be examined to confirm or rule out all of these possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more

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Experiencing unusual dizziness, not like vertigo, which I’ve had before. My head feels like it’s heavier than normal and my balance is affected.

Experiencing unusual dizziness, not like vertigo, which I’ve had before. My head feels like it’s heavier than normal and my balance is affected.

Dizzy: You MAY have an infection or something going on w/a part of your inner ear that has to do w/balance called the cochlea. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

Spinning (Definition)

Dizziness & ...Read more