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Getting a weird lightheadedness and pain behind my eyes. Why?


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Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Published At December 13, 2016
Reviewed AtDecember 28, 2023

Patient's 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 few times in a row. Afterwards, it is followed by pain behind my eyes and a slight headache. But that does not last long. What could this be? This has been going on for a couple of months now. It happened a year or so ago, when I was on blood pressure medication. But it has stopped until my recent episodes in the past couple of months.

Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar


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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 duly monitored. If you are found to have low blood pressure, then you need to increase your water intake, and if you have hypoglycemia, then prevention would have to be followed. You should get an examination done at your physician's office and make an informed decision.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sameer Kumar
Dr. Sameer Kumar

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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