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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Get Dizzy When My Hands Are Over My Head

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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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Tingling in hands, arms, legs, and feet. Get nauseous, sick, light headed and dizzy feelings in mornings and in stomache mostly in the mornings.?

Tingling in hands, arms, legs, and feet. Get nauseous, sick, light headed and dizzy feelings in mornings and in stomache mostly in the mornings.?

Concerning symptoms: The symptoms you describe are very concerning and can be many things. With the nausea and stomachache in the morning, I'm wondering if you're having gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. That doesn't often cause tingling hands, arms and legs, so more investigation is needed. If you haven't had a checkup with a doctor in a while, now's the time! Best of luck! ...Read more

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When I exercise, my skin gets cold and clammy. At night, my hands often swell and get hot. I get dizzy often when I get out of bed. What's going on?

When I exercise, my skin gets cold and clammy. At night, my hands often swell and get hot. I get dizzy often when I get out of bed. What's going on?

Needs evaluation: Cold clammy skin and dizziness are suspicious - something may be going on with your heart. Though they could represent anxiety or medication side effects, I recommend an evaluation by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I get this times where my hands and nose go freezing cold and I get a feeling of confusion and a little bit dizzy?

I get this times where my hands and nose go freezing cold and I get a feeling of confusion and a little bit dizzy?

Migraines: I see in your history that you have migraines. Sometimes, patients with migraines may have an autonomic response to certain triggers of migraines. This could result in the symptoms you are describing, even when you are not experiencing headaches. Check with your physician to have a proper diagnosis and treatment if necessary. In meantime, avoid common migraine triggers in diet and improve sleep. ...Read more

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My feet, hands, & face stay cold. When really cold I get faint/dizzy & feel weak. I also have a major loss of energy feel out of breath & low appetite?

My feet, hands, & face stay cold. When really cold I get faint/dizzy & feel weak. I also have a major loss of energy feel out of breath & low appetite?

Week dizzy and cold: Something tells me the answer will become apparent with a simple blood test and exam. This you can get done at one of the quick care clinics this weekend. If you are getting progressively worse have someone take you to the emergency room. Make sure you are not really anemic, or out of sorts in any other way. ...Read more

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Dizziness, nauseous, head, hands, and feet tingly when I stand up just started kind of worried.

Dizziness, nauseous, head, hands, and feet tingly when I stand up just started kind of worried.

Dizzy: Go now and get examined in ED or with your doctor. Do not drive and please be with someone in case you faint. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and weird sensations in the head and hands when I move my eyes back and forth? It's been going on for 3 months

What can cause dizziness and weird sensations in the head and hands when I move my eyes back and forth? It's been going on for 3 months

Vertigo: The hand sensation issue doesn't fit but with eye movement you get dizzy, sounds like vertigo, most common cause is BPPV but you have had for three months. Go see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I fell in the shower. I didn't hit my head but did hurt both my wrists and now my hands are a bit shaky. But I feel sick and dizzy. Is that normal?

I fell in the shower. I didn't hit my head but did hurt both my wrists and now my hands are a bit shaky. But I feel sick and dizzy. Is that normal?

No it is not normal.: Please seek medical evaluation now. Possible concussion
sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of. ...Read more

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I got the chills for an hour, now my. Face is hot and flushed, my head is dizzy, my hands and feet child and clammy, what is it?

I got the chills for an hour, now my. Face is hot and flushed, my head is dizzy, my hands and feet child and clammy, what is it?

Fever: Sounds like you developed a fever, and my next instruction to you would be to take your temperature. You describe almost perfectly the sequence of symptoms when your temperature rises quickly. Fever is just a symptom, as are things like cough, runny nose, etc. Drink lots of fluids, get rest and if new or concerning symptoms develop or fever is high and not resolving, need to seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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I have dizziness and nausea and left hand side of my head is extremely tender to touch?

I have dizziness and nausea and left hand side of my head is extremely tender to touch?

Not GI; sounds CNS: High likelihood of central nervous system (CNS) problem. If you suffered head trauma prior to onset of the described symptoms, you may have a concussion, brain contusion, subdural hematoma, or a life-threatening bleed into your brain. These possibilities are present even without preceding trauma. I recommend immediate evaluation--get to the er please! ...Read more

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I have recurring dizziness, nausea, and pressure in the left side of my head. Also some tingling in my left hand. What could it be?

Dizziness: Problems with the left side of the brain would not affect the left hand as they control the right side. If your dizziness is vertigo, it could be caused by inner ear dysfunction. Nausea often accompanies the vertigo which is affected by motion of the head ( (labyrinthine vertigo). A neurologist would be qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more

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Why do I feel light headed I feel light headed tired and dizzy all the time and at certain times about 4 times a year I can't speak it comes out all slurred I have to think about what I want to say. My hands also won't work it as if I have to concentrate

Hello.: Hello. I don't know your age. Have you been worked up by a neurologist for these symptoms. I don't know what your diagnosis is, but it would be prudent to be evaluated to see if you have transient ischemic attacks or other neurologic conditions. ...Read more

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Tingly sensation in the top left hand side of my head for 6 days. Sometimes causes pain, dizziness, drowsiness and headaches. Painkillers don't work?

Tingly sensation in the top left hand side of my head for 6 days. Sometimes causes pain, dizziness, drowsiness and headaches. Painkillers don't work?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding and parasthesias are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more

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For a week and a half now I've been feeling very dizzy when I move my head around. Also my left hand and left leg have a weak feeling.

For a week and a half now I've been feeling very dizzy when I move my head around. Also my left hand and left leg have a weak feeling.

Migraine aura?: Do you get migraine with aura? If so, this could be a migraine aura without headache (yes, this exists). I'd recommend you have an evaluation from a neurologist, who will decide whether you need brain imaging. If you'd like to discuss further, I'm available for a virtual consult. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy sudden for like 2 seconds and when I take big breath I feel like tickling in my hands and legs. Numbness in head when I go to malls.

I feel dizzy sudden for like 2 seconds and when I take big breath I feel like tickling in my hands and legs. Numbness in head when I go to malls.

Get checked.: This could be from anxiety (especially if you notice symptoms only when you go to malls), but when your doctor checks you, they'll be focusing on your heart - listening for any murmurs or abnormal rhythms. They will also ask if you have been having any caffeine or nicotine, which are stimulants. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Tremors in my hands uncontrollably for over a week with no cause. Light headed and dizzy, my whole body feels weak like jello and feeling faint. Help!

Tremors in my hands uncontrollably for over a week with no cause. Light headed and dizzy, my whole body feels weak like jello and feeling faint. Help!

Go to the hospital: LuciL you sound seriously dehydrated or perhaps profoundly anemic. You may have been losing blood from an ovarian cyst or from something else (internal bleeding). This is a dangerous situation with probably very low blood pressure and you could die or pass out while driving for example, so please drink something salty right now and call 911 or have someone drive you to hospital. ...Read more

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I feeling dizzy when move eyes, head and tingling in hands and foot, bit jerking on face what it could be?

I feeling dizzy when move eyes, head and tingling in hands and foot, bit jerking on face what it could be?

If 1st. Time MRI bra: If you never had these symptoms in the past which resolved for long time, you need to have MRI to rule out any pathology in brain stem and/or cerebellum. ...Read more

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Had a headache for 2 months, recently been stress. Side symptoms have included, dizziness, tingling head feet and hands, shakes, different head pains, had nausea when it first started. Headache is barely there any more. Is this from stress/anxiety?

Had a headache for 2 months, recently been stress. Side symptoms have included, dizziness, tingling head feet and hands, shakes, different head pains, had nausea when it first started. Headache is barely there any more. Is this from stress/anxiety?

Anxiety?: You have a variety of symptoms that can be anxiety related. You need to see your doctor to identify or rule out medical causes such as thyroid, diabetes, GI problems, etc. Please see your doc and then a clinical psychologist to learn to manage your anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I took 140 mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and im prescribed Zoloft, why do I feel dizzy light headed and tingly in my hand and feet?

I took 140 mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and im prescribed Zoloft, why do I feel dizzy light headed and tingly in my hand and feet?

Very hi Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): You took a very hi dose of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). usual recommended dose 70 mg. Fortunately, the symptoms should have cleared if you have not taken any more Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more