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Feeling lightheaded, dizzy, heavy pressure on brain, nausea, numbness and buzzing in the ears. Had vertigo. CT or MRI scan? Suggest

On Monday April 15, 2013, I was @ a hospital visiting my sister when I felt lightheaded on the elevator. Once the doors opened (from the 4th to the 1st floor) I felt dizzy and collapsed; but, I didn't loose consciousness. However, during the time my friend was calling my other sister to come down via her CP, hospital personnel responded. It was during this time I became non-responsive for a matter of minutes (I was awake and alert; yet, I could not respond), in addition, the responder stated I felt clamy; therefore, they transported me to the ER. Once I was in the ER, I was telling the Dr my symptoms: lightheaded, heavy pressure on my brain in the back of my head, a little dizzy; however, during this time, I again became non-responsive, I was alert, but I couldn't say anything . . . it was like I was paralyzed. As a result, the doctor, began hitting me and calling out my name and finally I responded. She asked me what happened and I responded that I didn't know but, I just couldn't speak or move, as a result a ct scan was ordered. It was also at this time I felt nauseated and the doctor gave me something for the symptom. After returning from my ct scan (no abnormalities) I again repeated this same behavior, as a result, a MRI was ordered, test came back negative. After this I mentioned that I had a buzzing in my ears; and I mentioned that in the past I had vertigo . . . as a result the doctor diagnosed me again with vertigo and prescribed medicine based upon this diagnosis. However, I know the difference between a lightheadness and a little dizziness and the "spinning" sensation associated with vertigo -- this symptom I didn't have. Also, I mentioned to the ER doctor that I had some numbness in my arms. Now today, April 18, 2013, the symptoms are reoccurring please help I don't know what to do next! Do I request my ct scan and mri and try to schedule a consultation with a neurologist? SUK, my PCP is located in another city.
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
In vertigo usually there are spinning and once regain consciousness than usually not reoccurs at once.
You are only insisting MRI or C T scan.
Mention age?
hyperglycemia ( very high),
Since first time these appears in lift so check up of vestibulo-cocchlear nerve ( 8th cranial) is very important.
Cerebellum ataxia is one more cause.
Consultation of physician is at present important, there after deal accordingly.
Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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