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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi I have been coughing for well over a week. . When I cough I cough up mucus. After long and hard coughing I get really dizzy. ?

Sinus or lung: Productive cough for over a week should be evaluated by a doctor. This symptom may be a sign of a sinus infection, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. Dizziness after coughing is using "lightheadedness" from hyperventilating during the coughing episodes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath when running next to a horse or when riding one, antihistamines do not work, i get to the point of dizzy and feeling faint, cough?

Shortness of breath when running next to a horse or when riding one, antihistamines do not work, i get to the point of dizzy and feeling faint, cough?

Asthma?: If you have asthma and are allergic to horses, tavoidance is the best approach. If avoidance is not selected, then an allergist may be able to help you. ...Read more

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I had protected sex but 20 minutes after my lower abdomen began to hurt when I pee, cough, poop,or sneeze it hurts like a sharp pain, get dizzy ?

I had protected sex but 20 minutes after my lower abdomen began to hurt when I pee, cough, poop,or sneeze it hurts like a sharp pain, get dizzy ?

Rubbing: it could be from the rubbing make sure you drink a lot of water if symptoms persisted or associated with fever see a doctor ...Read more

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Could u have myocarditis for 6 weeks without dying cough dizziness for 6 weeks scared of myocarditis ?

Could u have myocarditis for 6 weeks without dying cough dizziness for 6 weeks scared of myocarditis 
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Myocarditis: I see you are still fixated on myocarditis. Read the following for general information:
http://www.medicinenet.com/myocarditis/article.htm

Remember myocarditis is not common and you should see a Doc and be checked to hopefully reassure you that you don't have myocarditis. If you actually do have it, then you need to be treated and followed. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy like i am in a tunnel and going to pass out when i cough why?

I feel dizzy like i am in a tunnel and going to pass out when i cough why?

Coughing increases: the intrathoracic pressure and impedes the return of blood to the heart. This results in a decrease in the blood output to the head for a few beats and therefore dizziness. ...Read more

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I've had a cough along with body aches, not feeling so well, and dizziness for a little longer than three weeks now, what does that mean?

I've had a cough along with body aches, not feeling so well, and dizziness for a little longer than three weeks now, what does that mean?

Seasonal allergies: If your symptoms have persisted for 3 weeks, you are probably suffering from seasonal allergies. Try OTC allergy medication. If you do not improve, seek the attention of an allergist or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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My wife has a weeze thats never been normal. She keep having hot and cold flashes, extreme chest/back with cough. Sum dizziness and lost of sleep.WDWD?

My wife has a weeze thats never been normal. She keep having hot and cold flashes, extreme chest/back with cough. Sum dizziness and lost of sleep.WDWD?

A few questions: Does your wife have a fever? Has she traveled lately? Is her activity limited? Has she made sputum with her cough? Or has she had any weight loss? This can be an important problem, possibly related to exposures to dust, medicines, infections etc. It is a good idea to see a medical provider for this kind of case. ...Read more

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What should I do if you are breathless, wheezy, cough, and dizzy after coughing?

What should I do if you are breathless, wheezy, cough, and dizzy after coughing?

See doctor...: Your symptoms are likely due to bronchospasm and airway inflammation. You will likely need a beta- agonist inhaler and a steroid inhaler. Shortness of breath can be a life-threatening symptom so you need to see a doctor asap so your symptoms can be evaluated and treatment rendered. ...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