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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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Is it ill-advised to spin aroun in a chair and make yourself dizzy?

Not unhealthy.: In a healthy person, the exercise and experience of dizziness is not dangerous - unless you plan on doing something immediately that requires balance! ...Read more

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I have nausia but I also feel faint, im very dizzy and the room seems to spin, what might I have?

I have nausia but I also feel faint, im very dizzy and the room seems to spin, what might I have?

Dehydrated/Need Food: Feeling faint & dizzy with nausea are common signs of dehydration or not getting enough calories. Drink plenty of water each day & make sure you are not skipping meals. Try eating something small, like a few crackers. However, this could be something more serious (ex. Infection, not enough info to tell) so if it gets worse or doesn't go away please see a dr. ...Read more

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When I get up everything seems to spin and I feel light headed and dizzy?

When I get up everything seems to spin and I feel light headed and dizzy?

True vertigo: that is the sensation of being pulled to one side or rotating can occur with changes in position of the head relative to gravity and suggest an inner ear problem. Light hotheadedness occurs if the amount of blood is too little for the container (as with dehydration or vasodilatation of the leg vessels) Make sure your BP does not drop when you stand (HR will also rise) If so drink more fluids. ...Read more

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I love spicy food.But, i will start to feel sleepy and dizzy after i eat.My body will start to imbalance.Its feel like when i spin myself.Why is that?

I love spicy food.But, i will start to feel sleepy  and dizzy after i eat.My body will start to imbalance.Its feel like when i spin myself.Why is that?

Interesting: May be the spicy food in your case stimulates the stomach and intestines ' whose blood vessels become dilated and get engorged with blood so the with the periphral pooling of blood in gastrointestinal system , the blood supply to brain is less temporarily which makes you sleepy and dizzy. Would avoid in such case too muchspicy food as repeated stealing of blood to brain by this mecha. Is not good ...Read more

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Had a dream that i couldn't breathe & then woke up in the night & was dizzy for only 2 seconds, but also saw yellow words spin away. What was that?

Had a dream that i couldn't breathe & then woke up in the night & was dizzy for only 2 seconds, but also saw yellow words spin away. What was that?

A very--------------: A very bad dream, almost certainly. Some of your meds may be a factor, or the reason you take them. All could be reasons! i hope you don't have many! best. ...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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I got dizzy in the shower because the water was too hot and I fell. I blacked out for 0.5 second and when I opened my eyes the shower curtain was spin?

I got dizzy in the shower because the water was too hot and I fell. I blacked out for 0.5 second and when I opened my eyes the shower curtain was spin?

Low Blood Pressure: If you have chronic low blood pressure, hot water, such as in a jacuzzi can cause dilation of your blood vessels causing your blood pressure go even lower. This is a frequent cause of losing consciousness. Anemia, or low red blood cell count, can cause the same thing. If this happens repeatedly, see a doctor. ...Read more

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An upset stomach yesterday, hence took an imodium (loperamide).Today morning after waking up, had an attack of dizziness&everything was spinning around facing right.

Dehysrated: You are dehydrated . Try to drink a lot of water and the dizziness will resolve as you replenish this water loss you should during at least a 2 liters of water a day at the minimum. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got hms, recent back n neck pain, dizziness (lightheaded, spin), vomitting feel n headache. Stress n lack of sleep(finals). And advice?

I got hms, recent back n neck pain, dizziness (lightheaded, spin), vomitting feel n headache. Stress n lack of sleep(finals). And advice?

Anxiety: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain , dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too.Spin sensation

Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain , dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too.Spin sensation

See a doctor: I'm sorry, but we can't diagnose you from online. Please see a physician who can properly take your history, examine you, and treat you. Please do this as soon as you can -- sinus infections can worsen if not addressed. Be well. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy when waking up this morning?

I feel dizzy when waking up this morning?

Pardon?: Your post reads like a statement but it ends with a question mark? Like this? Also your tense is not clear, i.e. "I feel dizzy" not "I felt dizzy"? Also what does "dizzy" mean? Vertigo or something else? Do you frantically hustle your kids off to the doctor if they wake up feeling "DIZZY" or do you do what most parents do: WAIT because most likely they'll be better by the next morning? ...Read more

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What caused a sudden dizzy spell? Checked BP upon waking 106/60. Dizzy spell 1 hr later. Checked BP again and 111/65.

What caused a sudden dizzy spell? Checked BP upon waking 106/60. Dizzy spell 1 hr later. Checked BP again and 111/65.

Is it vertigo?: Dizziness is a non-specific term. However if the symptom is true spinning (vertigo) then it is most likely not due to your blood pressure which is really quite good. Sudden onset of true vertigo that lasts for an hour could be either an infection of the inner ear (vestibular neuritis) or central (in the vestibular system of the brain). See either an ENT doctor or neurologist if symptoms return. ...Read more

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I woke up very dizzy this morning and I am still dizzy hours after waking up. This has never happened before what could this mean?

Dizziness: Could be benign positional vertigo, or lyme ( I see you are on doxy which is used to treat lyme but what dose?) or sometimes i see this with subclinical herpes I, for which acyclovir may help. You should als ocheck your blood pressure. Would f/u today with doc/urgent care- thye can give you medication like meclizine to decrease dizziness and possibly acyclovir for herpes and check lyme ...Read more

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Waking up extremley dizzy it makes me feel very sick and like things around me aren't real had it for years but it's gotten so bad i can't go to work?

? Meniere's: You may well possess an inner ear disorder, and an ear, nose, and throat doctor (otolaryngologist) can help. If not localizable, consider that migraine can cause paroxysmal vertigo. Just to be safe, get an mri, as if you are suffering additional hearing loss, an acoustic neuroma might be an answer. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dizziness and vertigo attack when waking up. What should I do?

Dizziness and vertigo attack when waking up. What should I do?

Get evaluated: Discuss your symptoms with the primary care doctor to have a complete work up done. Good luck! ...Read more

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I keep waking up in the night really dizzy. Why?

I keep waking up in the night really dizzy. Why?

Sleep apnea?: You could have sleep apnea. Or, you could be allergic to something in your environment. Do you take any medications before you go to sleep? Consult your doctor or a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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For two straight mornings i felt dizzy after waking up, what could be causing this?

For two straight mornings i felt dizzy after waking up, what could be causing this?

A few items: Might consider checking blood pressure, degree of hydration, possibility of anemia or thyroid issues, and medication reaction. Simple inner ear problems such as build-up of wax may be culprit. ...Read more

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Feel dizziness & unbalanced with zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg after waking up - does that mean its not the suitable drug?

Possible interpretat: It is possible the symptoms you are feeling are side effects. It may be helpful if you use a lower dose. Is this possible? If this is a new medicine for you, it may be there is an alternative. Contact the medical provider that prescribed this for you to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Almost constant dizziness,weird feeling around forhead and getting sleepy 10 hours after waking up while doing nothing basically. causes?

Almost constant dizziness,weird feeling around forhead and getting sleepy 10 hours after waking up while doing nothing basically. causes?

Emergency room: Please go to your nearest emergency room- PLEASE have a loved one take you or if you do not have transportaion you should call 911 . You should not drive yourself if you dizzy. You need immediate evaluation TODAY. ...Read more

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Waking up at a.m & p.m dizzy for week now, feel achey all over especially in evening, no symptoms of cold but feel really off, ideas to help?

Waking up at a.m & p.m dizzy for week now, feel achey all over especially in evening, no symptoms of cold but feel really off, ideas to help?

Dizzy: Feeling achy and dizzy are not symptoms specific to any one problem, but I would check a urine dipstick test, and flu test, as well as have a doctor look in your ears and do a full exam, then go from there. An urgent care center is a good option. ...Read more

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Since waking up, my husband is getting severely dizzy with increased heartbeat (goes up 30 plus bpm) when standing, better when laying down; BP is OK.

See doctor: this suggests either decreased blood volume (as in dehydration, blood loss, diarrhea) or effective volume (eg vessel dilated from infection, food poison, medications, alcohol, or poor heart circulation) See doctor ASAP if fluids like gatorade or soups did not help. Urgent red flags include: chest pain, shortness of breath, other neural problems, headache, nausea, blood, pain or heart/ulcer history ...Read more

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Dizziness in morning 1 hour after waking, also before,during,after breakfast. Goes away when I lie down even few seconds. Goes away after belching. Y?

Dizziness/vertigo: The detailed history of your situation is necessary. Most ENT or neurologists would require much more details on your condition to best help you. See your primary doctor or ENT to get started on diagnosing and treating your problem. ...Read more

Spinning (Definition)

Dizziness & ...Read more