Giddiness is a state where there is an imbalance of mind with lightheadedness. There is some disorientation with the surroundings spinning or moving around you. Giddiness is caused when you have hypotension, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, anemia, problems in the inner ear, dehydration, and tachy-brady syndrome. It can lead to long-term consequences if it is not treated earlier.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I have been having slight giddiness kind of feeling. I am not able to tell if it is giddiness since I did not fall or have any balance issues. This has been there for a week. I had the same symptoms two weeks back. It feels like some kind of pulling sensa... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be benign positional vertigo, which is more common. I guess you might experience giddiness when you suddenly turn your head. It is mostly because of imbalance in the middle ear fluid, usually following ear infection, which is responsible for maintaining our postu... Read Full »
What do my high body temperature, tiredness, weakness and giddiness signify?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a married woman. My body has a high temperature, and I feel tired, weak, and giddy. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The symptoms you have described can be due to high or low blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, or altered thyroid hormone levels. I suggest you get your sugar level, blood pressure checked, and a thyroid profile test. I also suggest: 1) T... Read Full »
My mom has been suffering from head spinning. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My mom is suffering from sciatica pain. She is 45 years old. Her doctor suggested complete bed rest for two months. It has been a month for now. She is facing trouble to take breath properly (night times). She is having head spinning and a sensation of falling from bed. She is having hi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possibilities for her head spinning are as follows. Probably, your mom is suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It can be controlled by a tablet like Vertin16 mg (Betahistine) or Stugeron (Cinnarizine) at bedtime or twice daily. The second po... Read Full »
Is it safe to pair Gabapentin with Metoclopramide?
Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from chronic migraines, and I take Gabapentin, 1800 mg daily for prevention. Recently, a GP recommended Metoclopramide, 30 mg daily to help with nausea, but I have yet to take it, as I am concerned about the combination. Is this a safe pair of drugs to use together? Thank you... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I would like to state that Gabapentin and Metoclopramide have no major interactions and can be taken together. However, there are reports of increased side effects such as giddiness and sedation. Some of the individuals with... Read Full »
My husband is type 2 diabetic, and he has not had a bowel movement for the past two days. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, My husband has not had a bowel movement in two days. His urine is close to brown. When he lays down, there is a pressure on his head. When he stands up, he is dizzy and off balance. He drank close to a gallon of water yesterday and did not have the bowel all day. He did go it once but,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your predominant complaints are constipation, giddiness on standing and discoloration of urine. Let me explain each. In diabetes, constipation could be due to diabetic gastropathy, in which the movement of the intestine is slow. It does not, however, happen suddenl... Read Full »
I have semicircular canal dehiscence and patulous eustachian tube dysfunction. Can I fly?
Query: Hello doctor, I have two inner ear conditions. Both are somewhat rare: Right-semicircular canal dehiscence and Left- patulous eustachian tube dysfunction. What I want to know is whether I can fly- take an airplane without getting ill and sustain further inner damage? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Super semicircular canal dehiscence is a rare inner ear condition. In this condition there will be giddiness and imbalance when exposed to loud noise and imbalance, echoing of once own voice, etc. This condition usually does not get worsened by change in environmenta... Read Full »
Is multiple sclerosis the right diagnosis for him?
Query: Hello doctor, My 66-year-old father who is a retired school teacher was having a cold and cough for 10 days. One month back, he developed slurred speech and blurred vision, double vision, giddiness, imbalance, nasal intonation of voice, hypertension. Blood pressure was fluctuating. As per him, symp... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father's symptoms are not typical of MG (myasthenia gravis). I would exclude MS (multiple sclerosis) due to his age and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings although his past history of optic neuritis. A stroke cannot be excluded although I would directly ... Read Full »
My husband has mild gastric upset, body ache, tiredness, nausea, and giddiness. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband has been suffering from mild gastric upset since today morning. He started feeling body ache, tiredness, nausea, and giddiness by afternoon. By evening the pain severity is increasing. He had two tablet Paracetamol 500 mg morning and evening. Had enterogemina in the morning. He... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like Indigestion primarily due to outside foods. so I suggest you take the following tablets for five days:1. Capsule Sompraz D 40 (Domperidone 30 mg and Esomeprazole 40 mg) once daily before breakfast.2. Tablet Norflox 400 (Norfloxacin ... Read Full »
What could be done for swelling, pain, and stiffness at the back of the neck?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old male weighing 70 kg. I have a swelling at the back of the neck. There is also a neck stiffness and giddiness as if the blood supply to the head reduced. I had sudden stretching at the same point 10 years back and had suffered the same problem for six months th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had a sudden stretching of the neck, followed by severe pain 10 years back. Now, you are complaining of the same pain with swelling at the back of the neck with a feeling of giddiness. From your description, it seems that there is some sort of an injury to your c... Read Full »
What causes giddiness with generalized itching?
Query: Hi doctor, I was admitted to ICU in a hospital with below conditions at night 4 AM. BP 90/60 mmHg, temperature afebrile, PR 80/min, CVS, R and PA NAD, giddiness, started generalized itching and nausea. There is no history of headache, visual disturbance, weakness of limbs and bowel and bladder distu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know a few more details. What did you feel in giddiness exactly? Was it feeling of everything rotating around you or feeling of head rotating or feeling of darkness in the front of the eyes or increased heartbeat? For how long these problems lasted? ... Read Full »