Common "Lightheadedness" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I have chest pain on and off under the breast. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I am attaching a word document detailing cardiac issue symptoms. I have been experiencing this for the past seven months of this year since I ended up in A and E. It outlines the issues and tests so far. At present, I have chest pain that comes and goes on the left-hand side under the b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your concern and would like to explain that your recent clinical symptomatology seems to be related to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), alcohol, and cocaine use. They are potent stimulants, and apart from leading to blood electrolytes imbalances...  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 meditati...  Read Full »

Is orthostatic hypotension causing my nausea and dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor,I just woke up at midnight and slept down for a while, and now I feel nauseous over the past three hours every time I try to stand. I was feeling uneasy, so I assumed my blood pressure was low and I was dehydrated, but I had just cooked food and had plenty of water, and now I want to th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. If you experience recurrent symptoms of nausea, dizziness, and head heaviness, you may have orthostatic hypotension (OH). OH is a form of low blood pressure that happens when you quickly stand up, forcing blood to rush...  Read Full »

When will I feel better after a cough syrup overdose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 15 year old male. It has been two weeks since I overdosed on Benadryl and I still feel lightheaded and everything is like a dream. The dose I had taken was 500mg. I also get random confusion spells. When will I feel normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Benadryl consists of Diphenhydramine and the drug is an antihistaminic drug. In high doses it causes side effects like blurred vision, dry mouth, confusion, delirium, severe sedation etc. In very high doses this may result in death also. So, I would advise yo...  Read Full »

I have imbalance and lightheadedness issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 211.41 Pounds and height is 6 feet. I have severe sleep apnea and minor CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) with hypertension. I am facing problems of imbalance and lightheadedness. This started some six months back. Then, I was diagnosed with an uncompensa...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the information you gave me, it looks like your imbalance is due to a condition called cervical myelopathy. The examination findings of your spine specialist also correlate with your diagnosis. This happens when there is undue pressure or compression of the spinal...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism and experience lightheadedness and occasional breast pain despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of PE in one submental right basal lobe and the other submental medial middle lobe. I have been asked to take Xarelto 15 mg twice daily. After discharge, I have felt lightheadedness several times with occasional pain in the c...  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have been correctly prescribed the anticoagulants. Sometimes because of the various medicines and the recent onset of pulmonary embolism (PE), you can feel lightheaded. Do not worry about it. Just take adequate rest...  Read Full »

Can dehydration cause dizziness along with lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. For about four weeks, I have been experiencing lightheadedness. It happens a few times each week. I never pass out, but I get very hot and feel like I might pass out. I have also not had an appetite. I have lost about 5 pounds from not being hungry. I went to the doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are too young to have high blood pressure. There could be many reasons for dizziness. The most important one is orthostatic hypotension if you are on blood pressure (BP) medication. Others could be thyroid disorders, anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, and diabetes. If...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest tests to rule out underlying causes fir constant weakness.

Query: Hello doctor, I am constantly feeling weak, lightheaded, and sick. My blood pressure is around 95/54 mmHg most of the time. I also get excruciating menstrual cramps. I am not sure if the two are related. I wanted to consult a doctor about the tests that I need to do to make sure that I do not have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. Sorry for the discomfort you are having. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Since how many days are you having the symptoms mentioned above? 2) Do you have abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting? 3) Do you have dizziness on chan...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old female who feels constantly fatigued and lightheaded. I also have hair loss and brittle nails. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I feel constantly fatigued, even after getting ample rest. I have noticed significant hair loss and brittle nails. Additionally, I often feel lightheaded and have difficulty concentrating. What diagnostic tests or procedures should I undergo to confirm this con...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Actually, these symptoms indicate that you might have vitamin and hormone deficiencies. And yes, definitely this condition is treatable so do not worry. I will suggest you a few tests. Revert with the rep...  Read Full »

Suggest some solutions for constant fatigue, weakness, off-balance, brain fog, and dizziness.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I am not on any current medications. For the past four weeks, I have had constant fatigue, weakness, off-balance, and lightheadedness, seeming to arise from the back of the neck and head, and I have brain fog and have a sort of dizziness. I am currently under mu...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from weakness, fatigue, imbalance, lightheadedness, brain fog, and dizziness for the last four weeks. Such type of clinical features may result from some underlying health conditions such a...  Read Full »

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