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What causes dizzy spells with no other symptoms? Have been getting dizzy at random times for no reason and it scares me

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

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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What can cause dizzy spells?

What can cause 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

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What could cause of my dizzy spells?

What could cause of my dizzy spells?

Nausea/dizziness: Many causes possible, such as Migraines, inner ear problem, motion sickness, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, diabetes, early pregnancy, hyperventilation, etc.
My recommendation is to seek medical attention if symptoms severe or other symptoms are noted. ...Read more

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What causes dizzy spells while sitting?

What causes dizzy spells while sitting?

Many things: Dizziness can be a heart rhythm problem, dehydration, thyroid problem, or an inner ear problem. I would suggest speaking to your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dizzy spells while sitting down?

What causes dizzy spells while sitting down?

Hard to say: There are many reasons for dizziness. This requires an evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be the cause of my dizzy spells?

Please tell me what can be the cause of my dizzy spells?

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

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What can cause dizzy spells and make me feel off balance?

What can cause dizzy spells and make me feel off balance?

Many things: From low blood sugar, inner ear problems, TMJ problems, low blood pressure, medications and many other medical conditions.
I suggest you mak an appointment w your dr. If this persists! ...Read more

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What are the causes of mini- dizzy spells several times every day?

What are the causes of mini- dizzy spells several times every day?

Need more info: Most important questions are duration, what are you doing when it happens, are there other neurologic symptoms especially visual change, history of migraine, are there any ear symptoms. There is no physiologic process that causes dizziness of a few seconds in duration. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy spells out of nowhere whenever I'm sitting down, what can be the causes of my dizzy spells?

Why do I get dizzy spells out of nowhere whenever I'm sitting down, what can be the causes of my dizzy spells?

See your doctor: You need to be examined and blood testing. There are several possibilities so they need to be explored you also need a urine preg test and need to give avoid history as to your symptoms ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

See an eye doctor: There are many things. You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. Please go. ...Read more

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What could cause me to sometimes get dizzy spells that last for a few minutes, while eating? (seated)

What could cause me to sometimes get dizzy spells that last for a few minutes, while eating? (seated)

Gastric plethora: If you eat a heavy meal blood rushes to the stomach causing relative cerebral anoxia and you may have reactive hypoglycemia which all can cause postprandial dizziness ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Dizzy spells and numb feet. What could be the causes?

See a neurologist: Your symptoms are probably from 2 separate causes. Long standing dizzy spells are from inner ear irritation and numb feet indicates peripheral neuropathy. See a neurologistl. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause dizzy spells?

Can constipation cause dizzy spells?

Indirectly: Attempting to evacuate your bowels when constipated can cause dizziness due to the straining causing diversion of blood flow. ...Read more

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Does lamotrigine cause dizzy spells?

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

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What could be the cause of dizzy spells with electrical like feelings in feet?

What could be the cause of dizzy spells with electrical like feelings in feet?

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

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Recently found out I'm severely lactose intolerant but still have been eating some dairy. Have been getting dizzy spells, could this be the cause?

Recently found out I'm severely lactose intolerant but still have been eating some dairy. Have been getting dizzy spells, could this be the cause?

Vertigo, DM: Unfocused vision, feeling imbalanced can be due to (in order of most common): dehydration, infection (virus: though usually have fever) diabetes, other endocrine or autoimmune condition, medication side effects, vertigo, tumor.
See your md to be sure there your blood counts are normal and review med side effects with you. ...Read more