The feeling of being lightheaded and unbalanced is called dizziness. Some of the causes of dizziness are vertigo, Meniere's disease, drop in blood pressure, anxiety disorders, ear infection, heat stroke, motion sickness, anemia, and a decrease in blood volume.

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I have tingling in head and occasional dizziness. What is to be done?

Query: Hello doctor,For three months, I have had a tingling head which is irritating, and sometimes dizziness. Also, I have left arm numbness sometimes. I am not sure what to do. I am currently taking Maxgalin M 50 and Neurogin.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be related to epilepsy seizures. I recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and an EEG (electroencephalogram). An anti-epilepsy agent (Lamotrigine, Topiramate, etc.) may be necessary. Kind regards.   Read Full »

I have been suffering from dizziness with pain around the lower rib on both sides and under the arms for the past year. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from dizziness, bone pain around the lower rib on both sides, and pain under the arms for the past year. In addition, I feel lethargic and lack concentration. Also, I have taken allopathy and homeopathy medications for ear balance, but there has been no change. Ki...  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I reviewed your query. Your symptoms are suggestive of vitamin deficiency. So I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Take Calcium and Vitamin D3 supplements. Drink milk and eat milk products except for cheese. Dri...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing dizziness, mood disorders, and fatigue with pain in the left side of my chest. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am always sleepy, no matter how much I sleep at night. I have weakness and a foggy mood. I am always depressed and do not feel happy. I have pain in my muscle and bone which is unexplainable. I cannot lose weight no matter how much I try. I also experience hair fall and dry skin. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaiza Hashmi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There could be various reasons, some of which are: Dehydration, iron deficiency, hemoglobin deficiency, decreased levels of thyroid hormones, vitamin D deficiency, use of some medicines, or polycystic ovarian diseases. All the above factors are the culprit to cause...  Read Full »

I experience fatigue, tiredness, lightheadedness, and spinning sensations after having lunch. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had this complaint of extreme fatigue and tiredness after having lunch. I have a history of lightheadedness, spinning sensations, ringing in the right ear (sometimes), extreme fatigue, and tired legs. It is like a sudden drop in energy levels. I was told this could be postprandial....  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your history and assure you that you will be alright in a short time. Can you tell me whether you have undergone any other blood tests as you are 40? The probable cause could be type 2 diabetes mellitus, vitamin deficienc...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for developing throbbing left-sided headache associated with dizziness in a 24-year-old female?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female, and I have been having persistent headaches on the left side of my head for a couple of months now. I have been getting these headaches two to three times a week and it is a throbbing pain behind my eye, top of my head, and the base of my skull. The pain ranges ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have a common migraine. A common migraine is usually one-sided. The pain can be mild to severe and throbbing or dull aching in nature that occurs in episodes. Some episodes can be associated with nause...  Read Full »

After taking Sumo cold and Ibuprofen for fever, I have extreme dizziness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was having a viral fever for the last two to three days. I took a medicine named Sumo cold to get relief. I was also having some pain in my throat so I took a tablet of Ibuprofen yesterday morning at 10 am and then I took a tablet of Sumo cold at 1:00 p.m. In total, I have taken f...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you know this is a COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic time, I think you should undergo RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) to rule out corona first of all. Corona can produce extreme tiredness. Also, you are having all symptoms. The ram...  Read Full »

Can you explain in detail what these incidental findings in my MRI are?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had an MRI completed, and the report says the following. Inferior poles of cerebral hemispheres are seen 3 mm below the foramen magnum, with no crowding. I would like some more information. Is this MRI speaking of the cerebral tonsils?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, they do not mean anything like cerebral tonsils or Chiari malformation. The cerebral hemisphere's inferior pole is mostly at the level or above the foramen magnum. In your case, the level is slightly low. However, since there is no crowding, apparently, there is ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a remedy for fever, cough and green sputum.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain all over my body. Last night, I had chills with chest congestion and green sputum. The physician gave me Avelox and Medrol dose packs. Would that be fine?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor has given you the medicines of my choice. I would prefer to add an anti-allergic like Levocetirizine once daily for five days and, for fever, I suggest Paracetamol. I am sure your fever will go away in three to five days. But, your cough may take time. ...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for extreme lethargy in an Addison's disease patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Addison's disease, and I am taking Hydrocortisone twice daily and Fludrocortisone one daily. I am taking a vitamin D supplement. The last endocrinologist appointment showed higher levels of antibodies in the thyroid; however, the thyroid levels remain good, and the scan reveals...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that although you have antithyroid antibodies, the thyroid function is normal, so there is nothing related to the thyroid that could be responsible for your symptoms. However, it could be attrib...  Read Full »

Why do I feel increased lightheadedness and pressure near the back of the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from increasing lightheadedness and pressure near the back of the neck. I have this throughout the day. It gets worse with exertion and hot shower. I have some weird feeling in chest that is almost a fast heartbeat. My EKG and blood pressure are normal. Currently, I am on P...  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The common cause of dizziness or lightheadedness is abnormal blood pressure or irregular heartbeat. But, you said that your blood pressure and heart rhythm are normal. So, the other reason may be your depression medication. The common side effects of Prozac (Fluoxet...  Read Full »

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