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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheaded (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


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I'm very worried I have symptoms daily 24/7 yrs mainly a weird lightheaded feeling some days weird head feelings kinda like head freezes dr say Anx??

I'm very worried I have symptoms daily 24/7 yrs mainly a weird lightheaded feeling some days weird head feelings kinda like head freezes dr say Anx??

Need Exam: You need a evaluation in person with your health care provider. After a full and complete history, exam, and testing, you will have your answer.

It is impossible to solve your problem on this format. ...Read more

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Could needing glasses and having astigmatism cause a weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 for 6 yrs daily dr think anxiety?

Could needing glasses and having astigmatism cause a weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 for 6 yrs daily dr think anxiety?

Get corrective lens: Even anxious people can need corrective lenses and you need to get them. Then, with that done you'll discover the answer for yourself. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause things to seem like it moving fast when up walking n feeling a weird lightheaded feeling?

Possibly: I feel that stress and anxiety can cause these types of symptoms. If you feel anxious and tense, discuss this with your physician who may refer you for stress management and/or prescribe tranquilizers temporarily. ...Read more

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How to get rid of anxiety symptoms I have them 24/7 mainly a weird lightheaded feeling n sometimes weird vision the last few days kinda shaky?

How to get rid of anxiety symptoms I have them 24/7 mainly a weird lightheaded feeling n sometimes weird vision the last few days kinda shaky?

Might be GAD or pani: You to start with consulting your family doc. You need to rule out possible cardiac or gastric problems. If they going to be ruled out you need to address your emotional status with psychiatrist and (or) psychologist. You might be prone to Generalized Anxiety Disorder and (or) panic attacks. ...Read more

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Could neck shoulder tension cause weird lightheaded feeling constant daily for years I do have anxiety panic disorder?

Could neck shoulder tension cause weird lightheaded feeling constant daily for years I do have anxiety panic disorder?

You may have: anxiety and fibromyalgia. Go see a primary care. Neck tension can be caused just by your anxiety so talking thru their diagnositic clarification can help you understand what you have and how to treat it. Its common to have mood issues and fibromyalgia and or somatic issues. Science isn't clear what comes first yet. Exercise and managing your stress is very helpful. ...Read more

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Can neck tension cause a constant weird lightheaded feeling for 24/7 for 5 yrs sometimes swaying feeling eyes funny drs tell me anxiety I worry it's m?

Can neck tension cause a constant weird lightheaded feeling for 24/7 for 5 yrs sometimes swaying feeling eyes funny drs tell me anxiety I worry it's m?

M?: 5 yrs of constant tension - truer if you know some is in your neck - certainly can result in balance/vision disturbances. Proper oxygen, blood and nerve impulse supply, etc. Is thrown off balance so you are too. Ask your therapist to target anxiety mgmt or for a referral to a CBT anxiety specialist. I'm not sure what you worry it may be, but worry will hurt, not help. Get a full physical exam too. ...Read more

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Would allergies cause a constant weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 for yrs some days better than others ears look good no fluid I do have anxiety?

Would allergies cause a constant weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 for yrs some days better than others ears look good no fluid I do have anxiety?

Possibly: You can experience this from poorly or partially controlled allergies. Often we see this with chronic sinus disease. If you have experienced this for many years you should see your doctor and if he/she thinks it is allergies, get referred to an allergist or ENT for help. There are other things that can cause symptoms like this, so don't automatically assume it is allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a brain issue that could last 6 yrs n cause n weird lightheaded feeling n sometimes a motion feeling drs tell me anxiety this stays 24/7?

Is there a brain issue that could last 6 yrs n cause n weird lightheaded feeling n sometimes a motion feeling drs tell me anxiety this stays 24/7?

Poss. Mild vertigo: Chronic mild vertigo can last for years. All test resuls can be normal. Anxiety diagnosis is given based on normal test results. Try Meclizine OTC 12.5 mg 1 tab. 3x/day and keep increasing each week to 2tab. Then 3 tabs then 4 tabs 3x/day. You can stop at any point when either your symptoms are controlled or intolerable side effects occur. If no response with 12 tabs a day then effect not likely. ...Read more

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I've been having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n funny vision n few more symptoms 6 yrs could it be a brain tumor Drs tell me anxiety? Worried

I've been having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n funny vision n few more symptoms 6 yrs could it be a brain tumor Drs tell me anxiety? Worried

Not otologic problem: I would strongly recommend a neurological consult. Anxiety is not a fair diagnosis. You need a thorough neurological evaluation and if that is negative, then anxiety may play a role. Light-headedness is not an inner ear symptom. ...Read more

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Is there a test I could do at home to test inner ear I have a weird lightheaded feeling swaying sometimes drs say anxiety, worried tumor inner ear?

Is there a test I could do at home to test inner ear I have a weird lightheaded feeling swaying sometimes drs say anxiety, worried tumor inner ear?

BAER: Test can exclude the presence of a small acoustic neuroma
if the test is normal. Medications used for allergies can cause lightheartedness. Dizziness is a complicated matter, I see about 10 patients a month in Kentucky who have difficult to diagnosis dizziness. I wish there was a simple home test. Unsteadiness with eyes closed that improves with eyes open is often due to low B12 ( ...Read more

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Have seen 3pcp at my dr office Ent 30 times for this weird lightheaded feeling n weird vision n more sym, they say it's anxiety I fear it's not?

You've had: 33 different physician appointments and no pathology has been found? I think your doctors may be correct. Why don't you talk to a mental health professional about it and see what THEY think. Since no one can find anything wrong perhaps they can help you with coping strategies. ...Read more

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Would needing glasses cause of astigmatism cause u to have a weird lightheaded feeling n swaying at time 6 yrs 24/7 my eye dr says no anx cause funny?

Would needing glasses cause of astigmatism cause u to have a weird lightheaded feeling n swaying at time 6 yrs 24/7 my eye dr says no anx cause funny?

Probably not a cause: The need for astigmatism correction will not cause any symptom except blurred vision. WEARING the correction in glasses is another issue. People can get a lightheaded or swimming sensation and possibly distortion of vision with certain types of glasses prescriptions. These symptoms might also be dependent on how the glasses are made (centration, curvature). Contact lenses minimize these symptoms. ...Read more

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After 6 yrs of having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n sometimes a swaying feeling wouldn't my drs Ent notice if inner ear or neuro. What could it b?

After 6 yrs of having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n sometimes a swaying feeling wouldn't my drs Ent notice if inner ear or neuro. What could it b?

Vertigo: Even with every test being normal one can still have vertigo with symptoms of varying severity from occasional lightheaded, episodic loss of balance, feeling of floor tilting to frank spinning with nausea & vomiting. Sometimes only 1 or any combination of symptoms can occur. Treatment will be with meclizine (OTC) on regular basis (not PRN The dose has to be gradually raised even upto 200mg/day ...Read more

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I've been going to the drs a lot n seen Ent over 30 times for a weird lightheaded feeling sometimes a swaying he said not vertigo or inner ear 5 yrs?

Have you consulted: With a neurologist? That is a must. The weird lightheaded feeling with swaying could be a complex partial seizure, and/or pseudoseizure and/or panic attack. Time to get an EEG. Push for telemetry. A 1-hour study will likely not show anything useful and does not rule out seizures. ...Read more

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I've been to Ent dr a lot for a weird lightheaded feeling not the feeling u get up to fast n sometimes swaying motion feeling says not inner ear?

I've been to Ent dr a lot for a weird lightheaded feeling not the feeling u get up to fast n sometimes swaying motion feeling says not inner ear?

Light headedness: I'm not sure what your question is. You are reporting a sensation of motion for which you were evaluated by ENT and no vestibular pathology was suspected. Why were you seen " a lot" by ENT. It a one or two visit diagnosis. What did your pcp do? Has anxiety or mental health been ruled out as a cause? You may need to see a neurologist if non vascular, vestibular or anxiety. ...Read more

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I've had weird lightheaded feeling since 2007 daily I go dr a lot Ent they did neuro exam I passed eye exam good they say anxiety what else could it b?

I've had weird lightheaded feeling since 2007 daily I go dr a lot Ent they did neuro exam I passed eye exam good they say anxiety what else could it b?

It sounds like the: Doctors have ruled out physical causes. It behavior therapy has not helped relieve the anxiety, consider trying another type of psychotherapy or a trial on medication along with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Been to Ent dr a lot over this weird lightheaded feeling n swaying motion the lightheaded is daily he said not inner ear no reason to do testing?

Been to Ent dr a lot over this weird lightheaded feeling n swaying motion the lightheaded is daily he said not inner ear no reason to do testing?

Unsteadiness: Generally inner ear dizziness or "vertigo" results in a motion or spinning sensation. Unsteadiness, light headedness, floating sensation, etc may be due to multiple conditions such as: neurologic, cardiac, thyroid, vision, medication, autoimmune, diabetes, blood pressure, etc... Certainly persistent symptoms deserve a further evaluation which may include MRI, serum studies, EKG. See PCP or Neuro ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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