Patient Comments: Dizziness - Causes

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Comment from: annielittlechick, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

My blood pressure at 2:30 p.m. was 139/45 and I feel very dizzy. I am anemic and I had my last shot of iron this morning but I sill feel very light headed. I am taking lisinopril 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night but I still do not feel good. I have been feeling like this for the last two months.

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Comment from: ddura281, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I got my first dizzy spell about 3 months after the birth of my last baby by c-section, I also got a tie-off. I am dizzy every day since December 22, 2010. My doctor had me do blood work and it came back with a low Hbg (9.7) and Hct (30.5). He diagnosed me with anemia and gave me Ferreron Tablets for 3 months. I am on iron pills since then but my pressure before and after taking the supplements have exceeded my usual 100/70 and 90/60 mark, once it went to 140/90! I still have dizzy spells but cannot take anymore iron supplement as it may be causing my blood pressure to increase and the dizziness to last all day and night.

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Comment from: thirtysomething, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

My baby woke me up in the middle of the night and when I stood up getting out of bed I was extremely dizzy. The room was spinning and I almost fell over. I thought at first I was just really tired but then when I went to lay back down the dizziness got even worse and the room started spinning harder. I felt drunk but I wasn't. I sat up and the spinning subsided some then I got sick to my stomach and thought I was going to vomit but never did. After about an hour the spinning stopped and I was able to lay down and go back to sleep. I woke up at my usual time and felt better, kind of dizzy but not spinning.

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Comment from: spunky, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

7 years ago at work I started feeling dizzy, like falling in a black hole but managed to pull myself out of it. I have ever since suffered with dizziness. A few weeks ago I had double vision, it lasted about 10 min. I am very sensitive to noise and movement. I am currently seeing a neurologist, had a cat scan and all related tests. They found I have a brain irritation and have been taking medication, but the dizziness is still as bad as ever.

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Comment from: Patti, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I was walking my small dog at a fast pace on the sidewalk down the hill where we live when suddenly I started losing my balance and felt just a little lightheaded. I fell on my right side over the curb. I did not pass out. I'm on B/P meds: 5mg Lotensin and 5mg Norvasc. Also cholesterol Zocor 20mg.

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