Lightheadedness is a feeling of dizziness or faintness. It occurs due to dehydration, side effects of medications, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, and heart disease. It is necessary to consult a doctor if the lightheadedness occurs along with facial drooping on one side, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting. It is treated by taking enough water and receiving intravenous fluids in normal cases. In severe cases, antinausea medications and antianxiety medications are taken depending on the accompanying symptoms.

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When I wake up with my eyes closed, I experience lightheadedness and a faint feeling. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing lightheadedness and a feeling of faintness when I wake up with my eyes closed. It goes away within five to ten seconds. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Waking up with your eyes closed is called sleepwalking; it is a type of somnambulism, a type of sleep disorder. I would suggest the following tests: Neurological examination and electroencephalogram to rule ou...  Read Full »

I started to have a strange feeling of dizziness and lightheadedness after my first dose of the COVID vaccine. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I had tension at work for two years and had my first dose of the COVID vaccine. About 20 days after that, I started to have a strange feeling of dizziness and lightheadedness. Then the symptoms got worse by affecting my digestion system and causing anxiety. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Allergy can be the reason for your problem. However, it is slightly far-fetched. We need to rule out post-COVID sequelae in you. However, please understand that COVID vaccines have also resulted in post covid symptoms like the resurgence o...  Read Full »

Over the past two years, I have experienced severe discomfort in my left arm, shoulder, and side of the chest. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female who weighs 39 kilograms and experiences discomfort in my left side of the chest, arm, and occasionally shoulder. The pain is intense and lasts between five to ten minutes, sometimes longer. I frequently feel drowsy and lightheaded. I have been experiencing dis...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Firstly, an organic cause should be ruled out, like joint inflammation or nerve compression. It needs a physical examination. I would suggest having a visit to a rheumatologist. If he suspects nerve compression then...  Read Full »

Why do I have lightheadedness and pain behind the eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, From time to time, I get a weird lightheaded sensation. I feel such a weird sensation while reading, looking at my cell phone, watching television, or driving at night. For a moment, I feel as though I may pass out. But, I do not pass out, and it goes away quickly. Sometimes it happens a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most likely reasons for such episodes are likely to be hypoglycemia or hypotension. Both can manifest in similar presentations with mild dizziness followed by headaches. It is necessary that you should get your blood sugar levels and your blood pressure levels dul...  Read Full »

I get random severe stomach pain with lightheadedness and a spike in my blood pressure and pulse rate. Is it a stomach issue or anxiety problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with anxiety for my symptoms. Randomly, I will get severe stomach pains, and my hands and feet will get warm. I get lightheaded and then go to the restroom. My blood pressure can spike to 160/100 mm of Hg. Pulse of 130 to 140 beats per minute. After about...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and attached laboratory investigations (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I will discuss your symptoms individually and return to stomach pain at the end. 1) ...  Read Full »

Is lightheadedness related to neuro, heart or sinus issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently felt lightheadedness for about a week. I went to the ER and they could not find anything wrong. They did all neuro testing and I passed. Blood work and urine are perfect. Blood sugar and blood pressure were perfect. Ekg came back perfect, no stomach issues. I do not fee...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Probably you have an issue with your ear that may cause a block in the eustachian tube due to allergy or infection leading to vertigo. Other possibilities like acute labyrinthitis or vestibular neuronitis may cause your symptoms. Avoid smoking and caffeine drinks, coo...  Read Full »

I stopped taking my depression and anxiety medicine for two weeks and upon resuming I feel nauseous and lightheaded. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Paroxetine for depression and anxiety. However, I stopped taking it for two weeks, and now on resuming I feel extremely nauseous and lightheaded. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You may have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder) due to medications. If you abruptly start with a high dose or suddenly stop the medication at a high dose then it may give you withdrawal symptoms. So you must st...  Read Full »

What is the possible diagnosis of symptoms such as lightheadedness, chest pain and shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, A 56-year-old patient went to his physician for evaluation of recurrent episodes of lightheadedness, chest pain, and shortness of breath with exertion. One week earlier, he experienced an episode of syncope while walking up the stairs of his house. Vitals: Heart rate - 116 bpm, BP ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did he lose consciousness while walking upstairs? Is he a diabetic? His cholesterol report seems abnormal, along with hypertension and uncontrolled blood pressure. His color Doppler report showing aortic stenosis. Possible diagnosis is age-related atherosclerosis with ...  Read Full »

I have lightheadedness and nausea. Will MRA test help?

Query: Hello doctor, Extreme lightheadedness (not vertigo), sometimes a feeling of nausea, and feeling like I am going to black out any second. These symptoms hit me in very intense 20 to 30 seconds waves and then go away. I get these episodes about 7 to 10 times a day and they completely stop me in my tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read carefully your question and would explain that considering your performed cardiac tests, many disorders have been excluded (an inner ear disorder, epilepsy seizures, a cardiac disorder, thyroid dysfunction, etc.). Coming to this point, I would recommend performing...  Read Full »

I am having intense lightheadedness after quitting porn addiction. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male, age is 28 years, normal blood test results. After struggling with porn addiction for many years I decided to completely stop. However, everyday from 6 PM I have intense lightheadedness. I cannot go out, drink, go to the gym or be functional at night. I had sometimes panic att...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms are suggestive of panic attacks. I agree with you on the fact that these could be withdrawal symptoms. For this reason, I would recommend trying natural ways to relieve your anxiety: Yoga and medita...  Read Full »

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