Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
132 Doctors are Online

Experiencing dizziness and an uncontrollable shake upon standing, have psuedotumor cerebri, take wellbutrin daily. Cure?

Hi, I am experiencing dizziness and an uncontrollable shake upon standing. I have been experiencing this for quite some time and had a brain scan done years ago after telling my doctor about it. Nothing was found, but now it is happening far too frequently. I recently had routine bloodwork done and according to my doctor everything was fine. I should mention that I did not discuss the dizziness with my new doctor. I do have psuedotumor cerebri, papilladema, and take wellbutrin daily.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  18
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Neurologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query
I understand your concern
Dizziness can be related to fluctuation in the intracranial pressure as in your case. You need a detailed neurological evaluation including lumbar puncture which will determine the cause of these symptoms. Please consult a local neurologist who will help through clinical evaluation including investigations
Best wishes
Dr Gopal Krishna Dash., MD(Medicine)., DM (Neurology).,Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist
Narayana Hrudayalaya Multispeciality Hospital
Answered: Sat, 25 May 2013
I find this answer helpful
Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Shailja Puri 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition characterised by increase in intrecranial pressure but there is no mass lesion in the head.
The cause of psedotumor cerebri has to be investigated. It can be due to hydrocephalus, increased production of CSF in the ventricles, etc.
A brain scan will help to know the cause of increased pressure.
Increased intracranial pressure is associated with symptoms of dizziness and disturbance on standing.
hese symptoms are relieved by treating the underlying disease process.
So, investigation for the cause of pseudotumor cerebri is required to treat these symptoms.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sat, 25 May 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor