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I get dizzy when I cough and what should I do?

I get dizzy when I cough and what should I do?

Cough and dizzy= sit: In general when you experience lightheaded or dizzy Ness after coughing or vomiting it is best to sit down. Most likely you are experiencing what is called a vasovagal episode. Basically you were stimulating the vagal nerve which slows your heart rate down. Most the time that should pass pretty quickly.

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I get really dizzy when I cough or laugh? Is this dangerous and do I need to see a doctor?

I get really dizzy when I cough or laugh? Is this dangerous and do I need to see a doctor?

This can happen: Prolonged coughing/laughing can reduce the amount of blood being pumped from your heart and thus less blood getting to your brain causing temporary dizziness. This occurs more commonly with those having lower BP or with carotid stenosis (narrowing). Symptoms should be mild and brief, but you report "really dizzy", I suggest seeing doc for eval/treatment. Good luck.

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I get dizzy when I bend over or cough?

I get dizzy when I bend over or cough?

Vasovagal: It sounds like your blood pressure drops when you bend over or cough... In the normal sense the body is reacting more than what it should. Also you might have to get your blood pressure checked to make sure it is not varying significantly in different positions like laying, sitting or standing. Lastly positional vertigo is a possibility.

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When I cough I get very dizzy & black out. What is causing this?

When I cough I get very dizzy & black out. What is causing this?

See a Physician: There could be a numbers of causes and would recommend that you see a Physician ASAP as it is unusual to pass out from coughing without an underlying cause

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Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?

Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?

See a Dr. Or ENT: Hard tro say what is going on without a thorough history and exam. See a Dr., whom may refer you to an ENT specialist

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I was diagnosed with pneumonia And have been really sick since last week. Everytime I cough I get instantly dizzy. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed with pneumonia And have been really sick since last week. Everytime I cough I get instantly dizzy. Is this normal?

Vertigo: This may be due to involvement of the middle ear (semicircular canals), to decrease in oxygen to brain, to neurological involvement by organisms like Mycoplasma, or to other factors. Recommend strongly that you go back and see the doctor again ASAP.

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Everytime I cough I get dizzy and lightheaded sometimes even feel as if I can't breath and it's almost Everytime I cough, and it's when I'm sitting?

Everytime I cough I get dizzy and lightheaded sometimes even feel as if I can't breath and it's almost Everytime I cough, and it's when I'm sitting?

Cough & dizzy: Do you have a fever? How long have you had the cough? See your MD or consult with us to help. This can happen with many serious conditions depending on your general medical health, BMI, smoking history, etc.

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What does it mean when you get dizzy every time you sneeze, cough, run, even when your sitting down?

What does it mean when you get dizzy every time you sneeze, cough, run, even when your sitting down?

Many possible causes: This could mean several things. Feeling dizzy or getting a headache after coughing, sneezing, bending forward or even exercise can be seen with several conditions that increase intracranial pressure (pressure inside the brain) or with chronic sinus disease. Please check with your doctor.

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I have been having a cough and when I do cough, I get real real dizzy and ringing in ears and feel like I'm gonna pass out. What is causing this?

I have been having a cough and when I do cough, I get real real dizzy and ringing in ears and feel like I'm gonna pass out. What is causing this?

Hyperventilation: From fitful coughing, possible lung infection or congestion of your Eustachian tubes: requires examination, diagnosis and treatment.

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Hi I have a cold the past week&a cough. But when I cough I get dizzy, it's a v hard cough'& my head hurts too. What's causing the dizzyness. Thanks?

Hi I have a cold the past week&a cough. But when I cough I get dizzy, it's a v hard cough'& my head hurts too. What's causing the dizzyness. Thanks?

See below.: During cough pressure in chest rises dramatically and pushes against blood that is trying to flow into the chest cavity and heart from the lower body and head. Cough long and hard enough and flow drops to the point that heart does not have enough blood to push forward. Your brain starves a little for oxygen and sugar - therefore dizzy. A little dehydration can make this much worse.

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When I cough even once I'll get dizzy. I've had a history of vertigo and have been coughing up blood and was wondering if either of them were related?

When I cough even once I'll get dizzy. I've had a history of vertigo and have been coughing up blood and was wondering if either of them were related?

Get it checked: Unusual set of symptoms at your age. I would recommend seeing a Physician to determine the cause. You need a through evaluation especially with the history of coughing up blood

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I have been lightheaded, weak and dizzy for about a week now. I get a pain in my head when I cough or sneeze. I can b standing up or sitting down?

I have been lightheaded, weak and dizzy for about a week now. I get a pain in my head when I cough or sneeze. I can b standing up or sitting down?

Cough headache: The benign cough headache or benign exertional headache is experienced as a sharp pain for a short duration upon exertion. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. It is uncommon type of headache.

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I've had chronic cough for 4 months and just been diagnosed with acid reflux, I taste blood and get dizzy and sometimes throw up. The cough has been bad for 2 weeks now. I am just wondering why.

Mgt: Your reflux is not under good control, adding additional medications may be needed. I would also suggest that you have a chest radiograph, TB test and pulmonary function testing. If you have any nasal congestion, a saline rinse and nasal steroids may be added.

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I feel horrible and have been on an antibiotic prednisone and cough pearls and am not getting better I have MS and am concerned that it is turning into phenomia, I cough so hard I get very weak and dizzy is I have been on the meds for three days. Will th

I feel horrible and have been on an antibiotic prednisone and cough pearls and am not getting better I have MS and am concerned that it is turning into phenomia, I cough so hard I get very weak and dizzy is I have been on the meds for three days. Will th

If: If a chest x-ray has not been done then it is time. Depending on the results you may even need a ct (cat) scan of your chest. Also a blood test called a CBC should be done to look for clues as to the time of illness you are dealing with (bacterial or viral). A TB test should be done as well. As far as your question, "will the ms make it harder to get rid of this" I don't believe so, but the key is getting an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Good luck.

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I have a cough and sore throat but my main concern is hardly being able to catch my breath. I can hardly breathe and get dizzy when standing.

I have a cough and sore throat but my main concern is hardly being able to catch my breath. I can hardly breathe and get dizzy when standing.

Please get medical: Help now if you are having trouble breathing. Don't drive yourself to an ER - have someone else drive you.

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HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have sinusitis. Treatment depends on the cause, wether viral or bacterial, or if it is just a case of allergies. So please see a doctor to determine the cause and treat. Saline flushes, at least twice a day should help in either case.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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