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Woke up feeling dizzy and nauseous. What should I take?

Woke up feeling dizzy and nauseous. What should I take?

Push fluids: I would stay from solid food and focus on keeping yourself hydrated. You can try some over-the-counter pepto-bismol or acid reduction medication. Some people feel that ginger ale settles their stomach. This may be related to some type of gastrointestinal bug however an ear infection can also cause similar symptoms. ...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


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What does it mean if I woke up feeling dizzy and nauseous?

What does it mean if I woke up feeling dizzy and nauseous?

Many Things: It really could be many things. It could be an infection to being pregnant. I would need more information to provide a meaningful answer. You need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up feeling dizzy with the room spinning around me. I was very nausius and lay in bed for three days. Now six days later I am still unwell?

I woke up feeling dizzy with the room spinning around me. I was very nausius and lay in bed for three days. Now six days later I am still unwell?

Get seen: May be vestibular neuritis (inflammation of your vestibular/balance system in the inner ear) or something more serious. See a doctor soon to determine a treatment plan and to ensure that this is not from something more serious. ...Read more

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I woke up feeling dizzy and and quickly felt fatigued and weak in my muscles. Any ideas what might be going on?

I woke up feeling dizzy and and quickly felt fatigued and weak in my muscles. Any ideas what might be going on?

Hydration: You may not be drinking enough water in the warm weather. Try drinking enough water each day so that your urine is colorless. If that does not help, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up feeling dizzy and my balance was off, felt like I was walking to the left. Could this be an ear infection? I haven't had a cold recently

I woke up feeling dizzy and my balance was off, felt like I was walking to the left. Could this be an ear infection? I haven't had a cold recently

Maybe but unusual: Positional dizziness / vertigo could be caused by dehydration, middle ear infection, problems in the inner ear, nervous system, some viral infection, side effects of medications or unknown cause. In some cases it may not signal anything dangerous but if your symptoms persist please consult with a physician for clarification on associated symptoms and a more concrete diagnosis. Take care ...Read more

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I've had a mild sore throat for a few weeks. Then I woke up feeling dizzy and it hasn't gone away all day. Inner ear? Meningitis? What to look for?

I've had a mild sore throat for a few weeks. Then I woke up feeling dizzy and it hasn't gone away all day. Inner ear? Meningitis? What to look for?

See the doctor: You could be dehydrated and feeling dizzy due to that. Get checked out, you might have strep throat and need antibiotics. Meningitis can present in different ways but classically fever, headache, neck pain, vomiting. Does not sound like meningitis but get it checked out. ...Read more

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Woke up today feeling dizzy. Why?

Woke up today feeling dizzy. Why?

Many possible causes: Dizzyness is a very vague/nonspecific symptom. You could be feeling spinning (vertigo), faintness/lightheadedness, unsteadiness, etc., which could be inner ear, heart/blood pressure, or a neurologic problem, or maybe your blood sugar is low from not eating. Try to more precisely define your symptoms and confer with your general md if your symptoms are significant or persist. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning feeling dizzy, what could be causing it and is it a medical emergency?

I woke up this morning feeling dizzy, what could be causing it and is it a medical emergency?

Viral labyrinthitis: Is one likely cause, or benign positional vertigo is another. Neither of which are a medical emergency if you are otherwise neurologically normal. Many times these symptoms will pass in 48-72 hours. If they persist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My grandmother woke up this morning feeling dizzy. Now hrs later she still feels the same and she also feels like she's about to vomit.

My grandmother woke up this morning feeling dizzy. Now hrs later she still feels the same and she also feels like she's about to vomit.

Needs MD evaluation: At least her vital signs, you can call her doctor first, much more information needed: her age, her baseline health status, medications that she is on, etc., so better act now, call her doctor or go to urgent care/ER, best wishes ...Read more

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I woke up this morning feeling dizzy and my heads pounding this happens often and I'm not sure why. Sometimes feels like I will faint?

I woke up this morning feeling dizzy and my heads pounding this happens often and I'm not sure why. Sometimes feels like I will faint?

Dizzy: Dizziness can be caused by many things for example, blood pressure fluctuations, sinus disease, inner ear infections or inflammation just to name a few. The pounding head may be related to congestion in your inner ear, but it is purely a guess without examining you. You would be best served to see a doctor (especially and ent) for an evaluation and more definitive diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning feeling dizzy, my stomach pain is worse than ever. Only ate a bowl of cereal and a few chips. No water. What to do? A bit worried.

Dizzy: You are probably dehydrated. Drink 3 8 oz glasses of water and reassess. You should be drinking 8, 8 oz glasses of water a day. Avoid soda or pop. You could be also coming down with a virus or a common cold. If this is the case get plenty of sleep and eat as well as you can while drinking as water as I said above. Good luck! ...Read more

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I ate a large quantity of salt and woke up feeling extremely dizzy. Any natural cure for this?

Wow: Stay from salt, feeling dizzy better call 911 and let er ck your sodium and hydrate you and put you on right treat ment and ck out any other cause of dizziness never do this again salt makes water retention and not good for brain, kidney and heart., mild Lasix (furosemide) might help get in the habbit of low salt foods. ...Read more

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Woke up feeling very dizzy from a 1hr nap and after eating suddenly started crying, why? Slept 5hrs last night and took a walk this morning. Anxiety?

Woke up feeling very dizzy from a 1hr nap and after eating suddenly started crying, why? Slept 5hrs last night and took a walk this morning. Anxiety?

Many possibilities: Not optimal sleep, dream activity, nutrition issues, interpersonal stress, inner emotional conflict, or undiagnosed medical condition (thyroid?) could be ruled out. Consult health psychologist or primary care provider for an assessment. ...Read more

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Clonazepam. 5mg during day got very dizzy then escitalopram 10mg on night woke up dizzy, burning feeling can I be allergic to these? Is there another

Clonazepam. 5mg during day got very dizzy then escitalopram 10mg on night woke up dizzy, burning feeling can I be allergic to these? Is there another

Not allergic: These are merely potential side effects from these drugs. Perhaps reducing the dose may help but a alternative drug may be required. Talk to the doctor who prescribed these drugs and tell him what you told us at HT. ...Read more

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I am a 50 year old woman that woke up feeling tired and dizzy if I stood too long and my limbs feel weak. I can't seem to think straight ie instead?

I am a 50 year old woman that woke up feeling tired and dizzy if I stood too long and my limbs feel weak. I can't seem to think straight ie instead?

Doctor visit: See a doctor today. Is there an Urgent Care nearby? Can you get into see your doctor today? If not go to the nearby ER to get labs and assessment quickly. A lot more information is needed here to further assess. ...Read more

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Woke up feeling hungry/tired/dizzy with jaw pain. Found whitehead with red rim on penile shaft. In a monog. Relationship. Cause for concern?

Woke up feeling hungry/tired/dizzy with jaw pain. Found whitehead with red rim on penile shaft. In a monog. Relationship. Cause for concern?

Monogamy pain?: Vigorous sexual activity like any athletic activity, can lead to sprains pains abrasions. Even in the mouth. Coupled with alcohol, it will dry the mouth and deplete blood sugars leaving you hungry. Superficial abrasions wherever can be treated with topical bacitracin, but if persist seek md attention. ...Read more

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I've been feeling dizzy and lightheaded ever since I woke up this morning. It's worse when I look up. What could this be?

I've been feeling dizzy and lightheaded ever since I woke up this morning. It's worse when I look up. What could this be?

See doctor: There are many potential answers dizziness and a viral infection would be one of them. If you are feeling dizzy, don't operate any heavy machinery or drive. It is best to consult your doctor who can provide you the treatment and diagnosis. I presume that you have not had any head or neck trauma just prior to this instance. ...Read more

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I woke up fine this morning and ate breakfast. Then I started feeling dizzy and I drank water so that I could calm down but only felt worst. Why?

Anxiety: Your symptoms are not uncommon in healthy young people. Start with your primary care doctor to evaluate the reason why you cannot calm down. ...Read more

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I ate before I go to sleep I woke up at 12 am feeling dizzy, and having a bad stomachache and I threw up half what I ate for the day, what should I do?

I ate before I go to sleep I woke up at 12 am feeling dizzy, and having a bad stomachache and I threw up half what I ate for the day, what should I do?

Clear fluids: And a medical exam. NO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS
Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day:
Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water
Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume.
AVOID ALL CITRUS JUICES: orange, grapefruit, pineapple, cranberry etc.
Avoid all aspirin, Advil, Aleve (naproxen) (NSAIDS).
If not improving go to private physician or ER. ...Read more

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9 hours of sleep last night. Woke up feeling like I had taken muscle relaxers with a migraine and slight dizziness.

9 hours of sleep last night. Woke up feeling like I had taken muscle relaxers with a migraine and slight dizziness.

Morning Migraine: The morning migraine is one of the most common morning headache patterns, and often avoidable if you hydrate more effectively, limit coffee intake and stress. ...Read more

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I have been feeling dizzy all day since I woke up. I'm not Sexually active so I know it's not that. But I woke up feeling really thirsty.

I have been feeling dizzy all day since I woke up. I'm not Sexually active so I know it's not that. But I woke up feeling really thirsty.

Please call your: Doctor and get someone to take you there to be seen. You may just have a virus, but this could be a sign of something more serious. ...Read more

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Mom has MS and has been feeling dizzy a lot and woke up with pressure in her chest and abdomen... What could it be?

Mom has MS and has been feeling dizzy a lot and woke up with pressure in her chest and abdomen... What could it be?

Several thots: Maybe, she is experiencing a relapse due to inflammation within the spinal cord, an "MS hug", but cannot exclude problem due to heart or lungs, even GI tract. Does need to be evaluated ASAP, so, contact your doctor and get this evaluated NOW!! Even if MS relapse, do not delay. ...Read more

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Take flecainide. Woke up in middle of night and as trying to fall back asleep, felt really sick. Kept getting overwhelming feeling of dizziness/lightheadness even with eyes closed. Also feel a tiny bit lightheaded during day at times. Normal side effect?

Take flecainide. Woke up in middle of night and as trying to fall back asleep, felt really sick. Kept getting overwhelming feeling of dizziness/lightheadness even with eyes closed. Also feel a tiny bit lightheaded during day at times. Normal side effect?

See your doctor: You are taking flecinide. You have a heart condition. Possibly atrial fibrillation or flutter etc. The medication has side effects but you may also be going back into the bad rhythm at night or throughout day. The dizziness etc.
See your doctor about having a monitor placed to tell what is going on when you feel bad. ...Read more

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