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What causes dizzy spells associated with headache and neck pain?

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Hi there I have been suffering dizzy spells, sometimes associated with headache but not always. I had a CT scan which revelaved bone spurs on my neck, was not getting any neck pain at that time.... I was put on Endep which helped a bit. but lately I have been getting the dizzy spells back am ok when sitting, most of the time when walking but when standing up for a period of time it hits, eg I was stading taking to a friend today and had to hold onto a wall I had a second blackout its a terrible feeling. I have pains in my neck now constantly as well right in the nape. I have to see a local nurologist but cant get in for awhile yet. was after suggestions my or my GP could try in the mean time. as I am over it
Posted Sun, 5 Jan 2014 in Head Injuries
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen K Nath 22 hours later
Brief Answer: ?VERTIGO Detailed Answer: RESPECTED MA,AM HELLO BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY . I have gone through your medical history in detail . Spells of dizziness with/without headaches especially while standing & changing position may be due to many reasons . May i suggest you to 1. Check your BLOOD SUGAR /BLOOD PRESSURE/ SERUM SODIUM/SERUM POTASSIUM ETC as these derangements can also cause dizziness. 2 Take some antivertigo medication/CINNARIZINE etc. for symptomatic relief . 3. Get your MRI BRAIN /MRI CERVICAL SPINE to rule out any intracranial /cervical lesion as a cause of vertigo. 4 . If above all is normal , check with your neurologist for BENIGN POSITIONAL VERTIGO . which improves with time & bed rest . Thanx Hope this answers your querry Dr XXXXXXX k XXXXXXX Director Deptt. of neurosurgery
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Follow-up: What causes dizzy spells associated with headache and neck pain? 7 hours later
1. i check my BSL and bp regularly and these are normally normal when i have eposide. 2. I was on serv which made me sick. i still get occasioanl norsea with it 3.4 i will have to wait till i see my nurologist in 2 weeks but i want something to fix me now ... I have a dance concert next week and dont want to feel like iam going to pass out or worse yet actually do.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen K Nath 11 hours later
Brief Answer: vertigo Detailed Answer: RESPECTED MA,AM HELLO MY BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY IF you blood sugars/blood pressure is normal ,then nothing much to worry about Continue taking CINNARIZINE along with STEMETIL/ANTI NAUSEA MEDICATION FOR symptomatic relief . Later on you can check with your neurologist Thanx Dr XXXXXXX k XXXXXXX
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Follow-up: What causes dizzy spells associated with headache and neck pain? 15 days later
Hi there I saw my nurologist today who did examination and said there is nothing wrong with me nurologiclly not suffering with vertigo.. or any of those type of issues, he also checked for Postural hypertentsion but my BP went up not down and not by much so also not the cause... I also had my eyes tested I wear glasses no all good... so out of ideas on what is causing my lightheadness I am not getting the headaches anymore but am contastly lightheaded when standing or walking fine when sitting down am at my worst when just standing still I sway when standing still and feel like an walking on a boat when walking... any other ideas open to all suggestions now...
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen K Nath 5 days later
Brief Answer: VERTIGO Detailed Answer: RESPECTED MA,AM HELLO MY BEST WISHES FOR YOU ALWAYS . SOORY FOR UNAVOIDABLE DELAY. I am happy to know that everything is normal neurologically & hyper/hypotension wise . I would suggest you to 1. Please check with your neurologist whether your MRI BRAIN /MRI CERVICAL SPINE WAS NORMAL or some lesions are there. 2 . If all MRIs are normal , then go for a complete ENT examination to rule out possibility of BENIGN POSITIONAL VERTIGO. THANX DR XXXXXXX K XXXXXXX
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Follow-up: What causes dizzy spells associated with headache and neck pain? 16 minutes later
1 and 2 already checked all fine.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen K Nath 2 hours later
Brief Answer: VERTIGO Detailed Answer: RESPECTED MA,AM HELLO IF all the examinations are normal , continue with symptomatic treatment . Do some relaxation / destressing exercises. Try some anti anxiety medications . Wishing you a speedy recovery Thanx DR XXXXXXX K XXXXXXX
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