Patient Comments: Dizziness - Diagnosis

Please describe your diagnosis of your dizziness.

Comment from: DrDoolittle, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I have bouts of extreme vertigo, dizziness, nausea. It has been so bad my husband insisted i go to the dr as he thinks my blood pressure was dropping. The nurse said you are really relax this morning as I was moving/talking so slow. My B/P was 98/58. The dr said it is because of my IBS symptoms causing dehydration. Don't know if i agree as I drink plenty of fluids everyday. Sometimes it will last for 30 minutes, sometimes for hours.

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Comment from:, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I was recently diagnosed wit emphazema, COPD, high blood pressure, plus I have hypothyroidism. Lately I get ligtheaded. I am on oxygen 24/7. What might cause it?

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Comment from: Neoma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

I am 62, have had relatively high blood pressure most of my life. I have only one kidney so I have always been very careful what kind of medication I take. Recently they put me on blood pressure medicine. My blood pressure went down to 107/60. At the same time I started getting dizzy and lightheaded. But in addition my arms and legs felt so heavy they didn't want to move....I am lethargic and feel like I can't concentrate. I would be dangerous driving this way. So I cut my blood pressure pills in half. things got better. But recently I am dizzy and lethargic and feel awful. Took my blood pressure and it was 144/84. Not low. I guess there must be something else going on. Time to go to the Dr.

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Comment from: Jimmy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I broke my C2 vertebrae in August of 2012. The last two months or so, I occasionally get dizzy if I lie down or while I am lying down and roll over to my left. This has never happened before.

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Comment from: phoenixgal7, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I have a dizzy spell about two to three times a week. It usually occurs at work in the mornings and always between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. I log onto my computer and check emails, etc., and all of a sudden, my vision becomes blurred, and I start to feel dizzy and off balance. I get real hot and have to fan myself. It lasts for about five minutes and then I get cold. Once this passes, I am not bothered with it for the remainder of the day. I have had my heart checked out, and an EKG performed. An echocardiogram and stress test showed my heart is perfectly normal, my doctor says.

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Comment from: Jeni, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

I am experiencing bouts of lightheadedness but do not have any other symptoms, such as vomiting, nausea, headaches. It almost always occurs on the treadmill and sometimes between breakfast and lunch. It feels as if my head drops forward, but it doesn't. I don't think that I have any symptoms such as confusion, but I think it is more of a feeling of imbalance. Today is a bad day, and I cannot get rid of the feeling. I just ate a big bowl of soup and snacked on crackers and carrots mid-morning. I also had oatmeal this morning. I don't know what's causing my dizziness.

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Comment from: NT, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I feel dizzy when I stand up living my disk to go and see other colleagues or I am going up the steps and vice versa. When I get dizzy I do not have pain anywhere eccept that the ground feels to far a way from my body. The minute I take some sugar then I get to feel better.

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Comment from: Dizzy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

No nausea or vomiting, I just sit here and feel dizzy. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night feeling dizzy. It comes and goes all throughout my day. As a matter of fact I feel dizzy right now.

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