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Why do I keep losing my vision and getting headaches when standing?

Why do I keep losing my vision and getting headaches when standing?

Time for an exam: If you are rather tall, have low blood pressure or are taking certain medications, when you stand up too quickly your blood vessels are too slow to squeeze the blood up to the head and brain, causing a small temporary lack of oxygen. The brain and eye are very sensitive to even minute decreases in oxygen and respond with your symptoms. You should be evaluated for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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I get debilitating headaches where I lose my vision, hearing, and sense of balance for periods of time. What could be causing these?

Debilitating headach: This is impossible to answer over the internet. You need to have a clinical examination by your medical doctor, neurologist, and/or dentist. ...Read more

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Should i go to the emergency room tonight for my headache? I have been having extreme migraines for the past three years probably three times a year to the point where i would lose vision completely get sick to my stomach and sometimes vomit. I never thou

Should i go to the emergency room tonight for my headache? I have been having extreme migraines for the past three years probably three times a year to the point where i would lose vision completely get sick to my stomach and sometimes vomit. I never thou

Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You may also want to maintain a headache diary when you have a headache. In this you should write down anything you ate in the hours before the headache started, or how much sleep you got the night before or anything else that stands out and look for patterns. ...Read more

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Can I get headaches from bad vision?

Can I get headaches from bad vision?

Yes: Visual problems are one of the most common reasons for mild headaches. Get your vision checked and also visit your doc if there are any concerns. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get all blurry and then i get get a headache?

Why does my vision get all blurry and then i get get a headache?

See eye MD: At your age group, probably the most common cause of fluctuating vision and headaches is dry eyes. However, there are other serious conditions that need to be considered. The most common is a type of eye pressure problem called narrow angle glaucoma. You should see an eye md for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Please answer! what would cause me to get black spotted vision and and a strong headache?

Please answer! what would cause me to get black spotted vision and and a strong headache?

Migraine: The most common cause of such symptoms at your age would be occipital migraine in which there are visual defects in 1/'2 of the vision, flashing lights and other visual changes. The condition lasts minutes to 2 hours in most cases with restoration to normal afterwards. Headache can be associated but many occur without headache. ...Read more

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When i study for 1 hour or more..I get headache and the words appear hazy ..! my vision is 6/6 then what's this ?

Headache: After you read for awhile, your eyes may be drying out. You might need reading glasses if your eyes are not correctly aligned. Try some theratears while you study to see if this helps. If your symptoms persist, then call your local eye doctor. ...Read more

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I keep getting lots of flashing particals in my vision sometimes theres not many sometimes theres loads and other times its like shooting stars 50% of the after these random burts I get a really bad headache others a hot flushes and bad dizzyness with ri

I keep getting lots of flashing particals in my vision sometimes theres not many sometimes theres loads and other times its like shooting stars 50% of the after these random burts I get a really bad  headache others a hot flushes and bad dizzyness with ri

Migraine headache: Your description sounds like migraine headaches but you need to have a complete eye exam to make sure everything with eye is ok. Flashing lights can be a sign of retinal disease so a dilated exam is needed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I think I might have vision problems? I get headaches in class.

I think I might have vision problems? I get headaches in class.

Possibly: There are many causes for headaches and vision is generally a minor one. If you notice that things that others can see at a given distance, are blurry to you, then you might need eyeglasses. But a need for glasses rarely by itself leads to headaches. See your ophthalmologist for analysis of this. ...Read more

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Whenever i stand up i get tunnel vision and a headache. What could it be?

Whenever i stand up i get tunnel vision and a headache. What could it be?

Several things: You may have what is known as postural hypotension. In other words, you have low blood pressure that gets even lower when you stand up. Also, some people have low intracranial pressure that will cause headaches when they stand upright after laying down. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more