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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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I have episodes of sudden deja vu, dizziness, wanting to throw up, and images almost movie like in my head, confusion. Any ideas what this might be?

I have episodes of sudden deja vu, dizziness, wanting to throw up, and images almost movie like in my head, confusion. Any ideas what this might be?

YES: You describe the experiences many find when they suffer focal seizure activity, especially complex partial seizures. Although you do not enumerate precisely, it is likely that these spells are occurring far more frequently than you realize. A well tolerated anti-epileptic drug can make a world of difference. Discuss with your neurologist and get started. Really little else that could be. ...Read more

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For what reasons might I get dizzy, light headed and nauseous after sex?

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For what reasons might I get dizzy, light headed and nauseous after sex?

Unclear: Could be many things. I would suggest having a cardiac check-up. Post-orgasmic illness syndrome is a rather rare condition but may be possible as well. Infrequently, some women have a semen allergy. ...Read more

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I'm 31 at random times for the past 2 wks I get dizzy, light headed and feel faint. I'm well hydrated and nurished what could be causing this is there?

I'm 31 at random times for the past 2 wks I get dizzy, light headed and feel faint. I'm well hydrated and nurished what could be causing this is there?

Dizziness: If you feel like the room is spinning around you it is a possibility you have vertigo. If the dizziness is happening when you stand up it may be orthostatic hypotension. Get a full history and physical exam by your physician to look for treatable causes of your dizziness. Presyncope sometimes has cardiac causes that need to be ruled out ...Read more

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The back of my head (scalp) is tender to the touch. If I drink soda, the area that hurts to the touch, gets a burning sensation. Sometimes I even get a pain that comes and goes. I get dizzy, light headed and nauseous. My spine also hurts to the touch.

The back of my head (scalp) is tender to the touch. If I drink soda, the area that hurts to the touch, gets a burning sensation. Sometimes I even get a pain that comes and goes. I get dizzy, light headed and nauseous. My spine also hurts to the touch.

Seen a doctor?: If your question is, ""What is it? ", your post is only the beginning of the diagnostic process, not the end. It's impossible to tell what is going on based only on your post. For this you will not get any kind of satisfactory answer online, so don't bother looking. Doctor Google will not help you with this. See a live doctor in a brick-and-mortar office. ...Read more

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Had hole in ear drum while back. Doc said looked like it healed. I recently get dizzy/light headed. Hard consintrate. Wat chance could be ear problem?

See your PCP: There are a number of things your dizziness can be caused by. You are young and only 23; however, you should still get checked by your pcp, because some serious conditions cause dizziness like low blood pressure, heart valve problems, etc. They should run some tests on you to rule out the serious before diagnosing with something mild, like blood work and an echocardiogram, etc. ...Read more

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What can pain in your right chest mean? I get dizzy and light-headed with it.

What can pain in your right chest mean? I get dizzy and light-headed with it.

Dizziness: Take symptoms like chest pain seriously. Although the hotheadedness could be due to a benign reflex we call vasovagal reflex due to the pain, the cause of the pain itself may be serious. The possibilites are countless and include mitral valve prolapse, arrhythmia, musculoskeletal pain or pain from cardiac source. Consult with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Be well soon. ...Read more

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If I'm bending over. Then stand back up I get light headed n bit dizzy. Is this normal? No vertigo. Checked.

If I'm bending over. Then stand back up I get light headed n bit dizzy. Is this normal? No vertigo. Checked.

Bppv: You may have change in blood pressure from sitting to standing position or positional vertigo (bppv) due to inner ear infection. Please consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've noticed if I don't eat for more than a couple hours I'll get very shaky & dizzy & light headed. Makes it hard to lose weight.?

I've noticed if I don't eat for more than a couple hours I'll get very shaky & dizzy & light headed. Makes it hard to lose weight.?

Hypoglycemia: It may be that you are experiencing episodes of hypoglycemia. This could have many different causes. Best thing to do is see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having migraines on and off for the past few weeks and sometimes I get really light headed and dizzy when I stand up I don't know wats causing it?

I do know (IDK): A migraine is not just simply a headache. It is should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Lightheadedness and dizziness are associated factors like nausea, sensitivity to light. It also could be medication overuse headache.
Rec: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to fell like my room is spinning every time I lay down and making me dizzy to where I almost pass out? When I lay down at any time I get light headed and dizzy and fell like I am gonna past out and fells like the room is spinning.

What could be causing me to fell like my room is spinning every time I lay down and making me dizzy to where I almost pass out? When I lay down at any time I get light headed and dizzy and fell like I am gonna past out and fells like the room is spinning.

Hello.: Hello. The symptoms you are describing can be consistent with a condition called vertigo. I am answering this 6 days after you wrote in. I suggest that if you are still suffering from these symptoms when you get this answer, that you see either your physician or an ear/ nost./ throat specialist. ...Read more

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I get light headed and dizzy all the time and I have trimmers?

I get light headed and dizzy all the time and I have trimmers?

Evaluation: It is time for an evaluation face to face with your doctor. Bring all your medications and supplements with you to your appointment. ...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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Why when I get up or out of my car I feel dizzy like if I was light headed?

Why when I get up or out of my car I feel dizzy like if I was light headed?

Depends: The transient dizziness can be due to many things from inner ear problem, parasympathetic dysautonmia, or sinus problem.; need more information. ...Read more

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Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get home from work.. I've eaten ok?

Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get home from work.. I've eaten ok?

Variety of factors: As a woman there are other things in your physical being that can contribute to feelings of lightheaded & dizziness men don't have to worry about such as menstrual periods & their effects. There is the question of GOOD HYDRATION? . You say that you eat "Ok" but we'd really need to define that a bit more, right? Then, there're drugs being taken that deserve attention. What's your doctor say? ...Read more

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Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get back from work at night. I had eaten ok?

Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get back from work at night. I had eaten ok?

R/O VERTIGO: The symptoms may be secondary to inner ear anatomy/low BP/LOW G. Dexamethasone dose Pak is anti-inflammatory treatment for Vertigo. But they can only be used sparingly. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Also start low salt GF diet WholeApproach. Com EPPLEY MANURERS ARE TO MOVE OTOLITHS ...Read more

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When I get up in the morning I feel very light headed and dizzy what is this and how do I stop it?

When I get up in the morning I feel very light headed and dizzy what is this and how do I stop it?

Probably OK: Orthostasis in the morning when first arising is not that unusual. While you are asleep, your blood pressure and heart rate drop somewhat. This can mean that for a short period you get up, less blood gets to you brain as you stand up. You're on propranolol too, which can worsen these symptoms. Over the first few minutes after standing up, your symptoms should resolve as your body adjusts. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I get up from sitting, I get light headed or dizzy. I have no pain in my head or blurriness.

Postural dizziness: When you get up, your BP may be dropping mildly, thus causing less oxygenated blood to get to your brain, resulting in dizziness. If you are on BP meds, let you dr. Know. Keep yourself properly hydrated and see the doctor for serial bp/pulse readings in seated/lying and standing positions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm on the medication lithium but I haven't taken it for about 4 days now I'm starting to get very light headed and dizzy when I walkorstand?

I'm on the medication lithium but I haven't taken it for about 4 days now I'm starting to get very light headed and dizzy when I walkorstand?

Get help: You're likely having symptoms from abruptly stopping lithium. Should not be stopped without medical supervision for this reason and to monitor your mental status. Please call prescribing doctor immediately for advice. Tell a family member or friend what happened and ask them to help you walk b/o dizziness. Have someone by your side for safety reasons to see your doc or go to urgent care for eval. ...Read more

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Always feel light headed and dizzy. It's worse when I get up and move around. Even worse riding in a vehicle. Feel like my head is wobbling backnforth?

See an ENT doctor: At our age, this is very unusual., you need to see a specialist to see if you have any inner ear problems. Do you drink too much or use illegal substance? These cold also cause such chronic issues, even in young people. ...Read more

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After exercise I get light headed and dizzy what could be causing this and is it dangerous?

After exercise I get light headed and dizzy what could be causing this and is it dangerous?

Hypotension?: If you're getting lightheaded and dizzy after exercise, you may have low blood pressure or may be dehydrated. It would be recommended to talk with your family practice physician if you're having regular problems and symptoms. ...Read more

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Every once and a while I get really dizzy and super light headed when I laugh, what could this be a result from?

Vasovagal: This may be a form of a vasovagal reaction. See your doctor who may be able to help. ...Read more

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I have asthma and I always get dizzy and light headed, especially during afternoons. Does my asthma have something to do with this?

I have asthma and I always get dizzy and light headed, especially during afternoons. Does my asthma have something to do with this?

Possibly: Check your peak flow meter each day (aren't you doing that already?), and check it when you have symptoms of dizziness and lightheadedness. Also, are you skipping meals? This could explain your symptoms also. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more