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What Causes Dizzy Spells While Sitting
Why do I get dizzy spells out of nowhere whenever I'm sitting down, what can be the causes of my dizzy spells?
Many causes.: Dizziness can be either vertigo (sensation of things moving) or light-headed. There are many possible causes of vertigo. These range from inner ear problems (vestibulitis, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) to vestibular migraines to problems with the brainstem (such as strokes). Light-headedness can be caused by standing up too quickly, dehydration, or low blood counts. Read more
Dizzy?: There are 2 basic types of dizzy spells. Are you lightheaded (feeling like you'll pass out) or having vertigo (sensation that things are spinning). The causes of each type is usually different. Read more
See an eye doctor: There are many things. You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. Please go. Read more
What could cause me to sometimes get dizzy spells that last for a few minutes, while eating? (seated)
What causes dizzy spells with no other symptoms? Have been getting dizzy at random times for no reason and it scares me
Many things: Please define YOUR meaning of the word "dizziness" because a number of things can cause isolated vertigo vs. Lightheadedness. I see that you've had a cardiac workup which is good. I take it that it was negative? Are your thyroid levels recently checked and OK? There is also a condition known as positional vertigo which is not uncommon in young people and misdiagnosed as other things. Read more
Strange dizzy spells. I'm unsteady. The room doesn't move, it's just not right. What could cause it? There's no pain, lasts hours
Dizzy: Many things can cause dizziness, including but not limited to: Heart rhythm issues, Blood pressure issues, Dehydration, Metabolic causes such as low or high sugars, thyroid disease, underlying seizure disorders, clogged arteries in your neck, inner ear issues, etc. That being said, Statistically an inner ear issue is the most likely problem. Best to get an eval of the Dizziness. Read more
I have had serious dizzy spells for quite some time, very concerned, wondering if that can be caused by too much alcohol and cigarette use daily?
Alcohol & cigs: If you've identified 2 factors that could be making you worse, you have opportunity to stop them to see if you feel better. Alcohol can definitely make you feel dizzy. Also, I suggest you see your physician for a full checkup, because alcohol and cigarettes can make additional health problems more likely. Good luck to you. Read more
Possible: Most medications can cause dizziness but it should be confirmed that the spells occur only when you take the medication. You should stop the medication for about 2 weeks. If no dizzy spells occur then take the culprit drug again. If dizziness reoccurs then it is proved otherwise not. Read more
Multiple things: Panic attacks can cause dizziness and often have electrical or tingling feelings in hands or feet. Too much synthroid (thyroxine) can cause dizziness, as well. Sugar imbalance, orthostatic hypotension, anemia, and even vitamin deficiency are within the differential. Best to discuss with your doctor. Read more
Can you tell me about vertigo, I'm 23 F and I get dizzy spells a lot when I stand up after sitting for a bit and a bit neausea?
That's orthostasis: The positional vertigo you describe is called orthoststic hypotension. When going from sitting to standing, there is a transient drop in blood pressure as gravity pulls the blood down. To compensate, blood vessels squeeze and your heart beats a little harder/faster. Once the flow to your brain normalizes it resolves. Drink lots of water and transition slowly. See your doc if passing out. Read more
I get dizzy spells whether I'm sitting, standing or moving around. Is this something to be concerned about when I have no other symptoms?
Yes it is not normal: You need to see your doctor to find out the cause of your symptoms, it is not normal to feel dizzy like you do. It can be due to many causes. Read more
I am a gymnast and I work out over 21 hours a week but whenever I am at practice I have some dizzy spells... What could be the cause of this?
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