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What Causes Severe Dizziness When Standing Up
I am having severe dizziness when lying on my left side and when i start to get up. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could be causeing this.
BPV Benign Vertigo: We have 3 small "stones" on each side of our head. They float in c-shaped tubes or canals. These canals are lined with fine hairs which then transmit the position to our brain. These stones and tubes act like the bubbles on a level a carpenter uses. If a stone "sticks" then conflict arises in our brain which makes us dizzy. Sounds like one stone on one side is the culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hi I am just coming to terms with being pregnant (a shock but happy) I'm 6wk+3 days I've just started experiencing severe dizziness? What causes it
Normal: Normal esp in first trimester. Ask OB for advice. ...Read more
Tummy ache: Usually these are either acute viral infections (now thought to be the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States), or a reaction to toxins in contaminated foods from a variety of sources. Too much information to provide, if symptoms don't quickly resolve, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
I woke up throughout the morning with severe dizziness, room was spinning very fast, no nausea. Never had this ever. What is the cause?
Yes: Blood cells are what carry oxygen to the brain. If you have too few blood cells then you may have too little oxygen getting to the brain. This may especially occur when you stand up or when you are exercising. If the brain is not getting enough blood flow, you will feel light headed and may even faint. That is why you have to be careful after blood donation. ...Read more
Benzo,s act opposite on me i get severe anxiety. an antidepressants cause dizziness , depression fluid retertnion . what's wrong with me ?
Adverse reaction: Different people have different sensitivities to medications. Benzos can cause a delirium like syndrome, Other psychotropic drugs may have anticholinergic effects with incoordination, dryness,urinary retention, slow bowels. That being said would check thyroid.Discuss reactions with doctor /urgent care. http://www.psychweekly.com/aspx/article/ArticleDetail.aspx?articleid=56 ...Read more
A long list: Many different things can potentially cause this constellation of symptoms that you describe, including: high blood pressure, anemia, very high blood sugar, abnormal thyroid function, abnormal electrolytes, and less often neurological illness. Given how nonspecific these symptoms are, it's important you have a thorough exam and evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
What causes a headache to last 18 months with out stopping and also causes dizziness and severe arm pain? Thank you
18 months: I would hope that you have been evaluated by a doctor and some specialists. Sounds like you may need to see an ENT or even an internal medicine doctor. If the pain is in the left arm, this could signal a heart problem. Could also be a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can stopping my Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey cause me to be severely dizzy and get weird sensations all over?
Possibly: Depends on your dose and how long you were taking it. The withdrawel varies. ...Read more
I had an epidural in may last year. Since then my neck and left shoulder have caused severe pain plus dizziness. Symptoms connected to procedure?
Epidural: Epidurals done correctly (by well trained md's) rarely cause increased pain that lasts this long (you had it 5/13). More than likely you have some pathology that is not responsive to epidurals. ...Read more
I think I'm having trouble getting blood to my head cause i feel like my body is not working right bad headache severe dizziness what should I do?
Headaches (HA): Headaches can be due to: dehydration, migraines, new diabetes, viruses (ie,lyme), gluten sensitivity, narrow angles, autoimmune disorder, increased intracranial pressure, brain tumor. An neurologist, eyeMD, PCP can help check blood pressure, see why you are having HA & dizziness: more info: eyedoc2020.Blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For past year I have experienced severe tinnitus/dizziness I started using a lot of coconut oil/water at the same time this started could it be cause?
Dzzy: you might start with a physical examination by a board certified otolaryngologist and an audiogram too ...Read more
Sick 5 weeks.Started w/ upper abdomen growling then severe dizziness.Other symptoms have taken place.Just diagnosed w/gastritis.Can this be the cause?
Gastritis: Could be but need more information. Discuss with team. ...Read more
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