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Q. I have lightheadedness. Is it due to GAD medicines?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 11, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have chest heaviness and lightheadedness along with muscular spasms.

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your post.

Lightheadedness and feeling of fainting are either due to low blood pressure or an abnormal rhythm of the heart. You will need a BP check and ECG so that any abnormality could be picked up.

Regards.

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Thank you doctor,

But, I had a TMT test and the tests were negative. The doctors say that my heart is absolutely fine. I also am on Paxidep CR 12.5 medication and Etilaam 0.5 mg tablet for GAD.

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

If your cardiac is normal then I do not think you should worry. Consult your doctor about decreasing the dosage of Etilaam to 0.25 because this drug can cause lightheadedness and instead I suggest starting tablet Vertin CR 24 mg (Betahistine) once a day.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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