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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Why do I have persistent pain on the left side of the face?

Query: Hi doctor,I think my sinus infection causes pain in my teeth. The pain is relieved only when I hold an ice cube in the mouth. I have severe pain in the entire left side of the face without the ice. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As per your history of pain, it is relieved only when you keep cold water or ice in your mouth. It is a typical feature of end-stage reversible pulpitis (inflammation of the pulp). The cold water causes vasoconstriction and reduces blood fl...  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 as l...  Read Full »

Can wait or seek medical help immediately for my lightheadedness and dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor,I am under medication for depression and anxiety. I am taking the following medicines;1. Capsule Venlafaxine - 75 mg.2. Tablet Mirtazapine - 30 mg.I do not drink alcohol or take drugs. But sometimes, I feel shaky, lightheaded, etc., after eating, so I went to see an endocrinologist. I g...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to liver enzymes are elevated, and your blood sugar level is high. But for liver enzymes and sugar, no urgent treatment is required; you can wait to see your doctor. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is borderline high. For the TSH level, treatment may be initiated, bu...  Read Full »

I overdosed on Benadryl and I feel lightheaded.When will I feel normal?

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 Bishnoi

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 am suffering from recurring vertigo canalolithiasis and have some symptoms of tinnitus. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,Three months ago, after self-curing a retriggering of an actual vertigo canalolithiasis (BPPV), I had an underlying and often debilitating wooziness and light-headedness with light nystagmus in the left eye with an upward rotation towards the right ear. It happened the third time that y...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern and will help you out.You need to know that positional vertigo is always triggered by placing the head in the critical offending positions or performing the offending movements. The vertigo is usually of a shorter duration and is often accompani...  Read Full »

Am I feel lightheaded and unbalanced because of panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, Lately, I have been feeling lightheaded and unbalanced. I have been diagnosed with panic attacks once in the past. I am not sure if I am getting the same panic attacks again. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Surabhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms of panic attacks are episodically occurring attacks for a duration of 10 to 20 minutes. The symptoms include: Chest pain. Breathlessness. A sense of impending doom. Increased perspiration. Nausea and abdominal pain. Numbness and tingling in extremit...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old has headaches and lightheadedness when he bends over. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My 7 year old has a temperature of no greater than 102 for three days, reduced by Tylenol. His symptoms are headaches, and lightheadedness when he bends over. He is drinking, but not eating much. There is no stomach ache or stiff neck.  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It can be a viral fever which generally recovers in five to seven days. But, headaches and light headedness are symptoms that can indicate either a brain infection or a viral fever. To identify the cause, he needs to be examined by a pediatrician. You can continue Ty...  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 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 »

I have difficulty walking with lightheadedness, migraines, dizziness, and nausea. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having problems walking with lightheadedness. It has affected my mental health, and I have been to every doctor. Some are saying it is vertigo, while others say it is blood pressure. But no tablets have helped. My current symptoms are dizziness, nausea, migraines, swaying sen...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Suppose you have already undergone all the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain and videonystagmography. And if they are found to be expected, then there are only a few possibilities that need to be ruled out. They are as follows; 1) Vestibular mig...  Read Full »

Can cervical spondylosis cause postural imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. I had a cervical spine x-ray and was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. I also have mild CAD and severe sleep apnea. Due to intermittent chest pain and breathlessness on exertion, CAD was suspected. After positive TMT, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohan Krishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tightness and neck pain can be due to cervical spondylosis. The lightheadedness and balancing issues can also occur due to spondylosis. Spondylosis is not so severe on x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is of mild grade. If your hand gri...  Read Full »

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