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Causes of dizziness and lightheadedness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   yes i am having constant lightheadeness and a pressure on my head
User :   what could it be
Doctor :   since how long
User :   8 days
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, This would require a detailed history
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age is 19
User :   male
Doctor :   ok
User :   musician
User :   135 lbs
User :   single
User :   no dependents
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing?
User :   no
Doctor :   Please mention about the Sleep, Stools and Appetite also if you have problems with them.
User :   its normal
User :   i went to emergency and they told me it was stress or dehydration
Doctor :   ok
User :   and gave me liquids
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i see no change
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Over wt, Diabetes, High Blood pressure, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Allergies,Thyroid?
User :   no
User :   nothing
Doctor :   it could be due to low blood pressure as well

Doctor :   hi
User :   ok im back
User :   are you the same doctor
Doctor :   yes
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   light headedness
User :   yes
Doctor :   could be due to low blood pressure
Doctor :   as well
User :   really
User :   but
User :   for so many days
User :   ??
Doctor :   yes it could
Doctor :   do u have cold or sinus infection
Doctor :   lack of sleep will cause this sometimes
Doctor :   some medicine do cause this problems as well
User :   well ok ill tell you with details what my problem is
Doctor :   sure
User :   ok on thursday
User :   i had some fever and a cold on the morning but i was feeling alright later in the night when i had to go to a gig with my band
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have ear ache any time
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   the next day i started feeling this pressure and the lightheadedness
Doctor :   if ur anxious it might cause this problem as well
Doctor :   did u get ur blood pressure checked when u consulted
User :   yes
Doctor :   what was the reading
Doctor :   abnormally rapid breathing that often accompanies anxiety disorders may make you feel lightheaded
User :   but i feel this lightheadedness all day
User :   i feel better when i am resting
Doctor :   do you have difficult in breathing as well
User :   no i dont think so
Doctor :   do u feel alright if u lie down?
User :   yes
Doctor :   then it would be could be to low blood pressure
Doctor :   or Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Doctor :   one of the two
User :   but is there any medicine i could use for this low blood pressure
Doctor :   there is nor medicine
Doctor :   u need to rest well
Doctor :   and have sufficient fluids
Doctor :   lack of sleep will cause low blood pressure
User :   maybe thats it
Doctor :   yes u need to de stress
User :   since im in a band
Doctor :   if ur stressed out
Doctor :   try relaxing urself
Doctor :   break from the routine for few days
Doctor :   all u need is adequate rest
User :   and we play in nightclubs every weekend and come back till 2 or 3 am
Doctor :   sleep for 8 hours ideally
Doctor :   atleast for 7 hours
Doctor :   have food on time
Doctor :   with this u can overcome this problem
Doctor :   if the symptoms persists
Doctor :   u need to consult a physician
Doctor :   and get examined
Doctor :   clinically examined
Doctor :   to find the cause
User :   i feel no difference
Doctor :   Avoid using caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Excessive use of these substances can restrict your blood vessels and worsen your signs and symptoms.
Doctor :   Sit or lie down immediately when you feel light headedness
User :   every day i think of feeling better the next day but when i wake up its the same lightheadedness
Doctor :   it could be just hang over
User :   hang over?
Doctor :   u need to drink lot of fluid
Doctor :   when u consume alcohol if do so
User :   i dont even drink alcohol
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u ever check ur blood sugar levels checked
User :   so until how many days of the same simptoms i should see a physician?
User :   cause its been like a week already
Doctor :   when was the last time around u had visit to ER
User :   whats ER
Doctor :   Emergency
Doctor :   room
User :   oh
User :   like 3 days ago
User :   4
Doctor :   u can visit a physician and get ur self evaluated again
Doctor :   meantime
Doctor :   If you tend to feel lightheaded when you stand up, take your time making changes in posture. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, which can cause or worsen lightheadedness
User :   ok this is what they told me when i went to ER
User :   first they checked my heart rate
Doctor :   ok
User :   then gave me medicine for dizziness
User :   but i felt the same
User :   and told them
Doctor :   u can seek repeat appointment
Doctor :   they will change the medicine
Doctor :   or alter the dose
Doctor :   to fine tune to ur body needs
User :   then they told me that the simptoms were related with dehydration
User :   and asked me that if wanted to go home and rest and drink lots of fluids
User :   or
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   keep urself well hydrated
User :   if i wanted them insert me a big needle with liquids
Doctor :   and follow these instructions
Doctor :   if they feel u need fluids
Doctor :   they will do
Doctor :   if ur blood pressure is very low
Doctor :   or ur dehydrated
Doctor :   they will
User :   and they did, they gave me liquids and told me that my dizziness was going to go away but it didnt
User :   and then they told me to go home and rest
Doctor :   then if dehydration is not the cause of low pressure
Doctor :   we need to investigate the cause of the lightheadedness
Doctor :   ur physician will run few tests
Doctor :   to find out the cause
User :   but do u know what could it be?
Doctor :   i told u the possible causes
Doctor :   which will present
Doctor :   only on clinical examination can
Doctor :   find the exact cause
User :   but could the low blood pressure for this lightheadedness last so many days
Doctor :   yes it could be
User :   until when?
Doctor :   cant say how it will last
Doctor :   since its 4 days already
Doctor :   u need to consult physician
Doctor :   again
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   well no i just hope i feel better
Doctor :   u should be
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   thanks
Doctor :   just cheer up
Doctor :   ur welcome
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User :   yes ahahaha
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