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Query about dizziness due to high pressure in the neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello there so so scared as i went to pick my son up from school and got out of car after 5 mins and then i got out of the car and then i get this really werid feeling in the neck like when you get the high blood prussure ad felt i couldnt breath till that went away and i was atiny bit dizzy and when i looked behind me at sumone then i get that prusser in the neck with the dizziness whats wrong with me
Doctor :   May I know when did this event occur?
Doctor :   And how long did it last?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   uyes
User :   lasted 1 min
Doctor :   Did you lose your consciousness?
User :   no
User :   why could i
Doctor :   Did you have any other associated symptoms such as ringing sensation in the ears, ear discomfort, blurring of vision, double vision, nausea, vomiting and so on?
User :   and what is wrong
User :   nop just dizziness when i hoped out of car then looked over shoulder then go this weird high blood prussere symptom in the head
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   You may have experienced the symptoms of benign vertigo describe as BPPV medically.
Doctor :   The commonest cause such symptom is sudden change of posture.
Doctor :   Since it was only a single episode, you need not concern.
Doctor :   You will need evaluation, if your symptom recur.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   what coud it be if it is going to contiune
Doctor :   Most often the symptoms are benign,
Doctor :   In the sense, they fade away over few days.
Doctor :   No complications are expected.
Doctor :   Rarely such symptoms are associated with Ear problems - infections.
Doctor :   If they are associated, then they need treatment.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   and i have this weird breathless if sumone speaks to me
User :   sorri had to do sumthing for my son
Doctor :   This kind of breathelessness is not seen in any organic medical illness.
Doctor :   It is probably due to symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks which you been suffering from.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   what is wrong with me as my neck got ths tight and felt like the blood vessles where constried
User :   i dont know if it was anxitey or panic as i didnt feel axxitey till it happened then i was
Doctor :   Without a physical examination, I cannot point out an exact cause.
Doctor :   However based on your description, the symptoms do not suggest an organic medical cause.
User :   have you ever had that happen to me
User :   and do you know what feeling i am talking about if u do please let me know so i know u have it right
Doctor :   There are high possibilities that these symptoms are features of anxiety/panic attacks too.
User :   i felt as tho i was going to pass out too!!
Doctor :   Again as your symptoms have been an isolated one,
Doctor :   you need not worry.
Doctor :   There are least chances that you will develop the same again, if you are relaxed and involve in destressing measures.
User :   but do you know the feeling i am talking about that i had. if so tell me and then i know u will know what i am talking about
User :   u there
Doctor :   A neck vessel constriction cause obstruction of blood flow to the brain which results in vision blurring, loss of consciousness
Doctor :   symptoms of stroke
Doctor :   Since you do not report of these symptoms, it is unlikely that you have an organic neck vessel problem.
Doctor :   A physical examination by a doctor, and if necessary a carotid doppler study will help in confirming the diagnosis.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   so so scared as when i was outside with dad b4 he went down the road i get this dizie weird feeling and not the tightness
User :   very very scarey
User :   This scary feeling is a psychological thing and does not relate to any organic problem
User :   but get a feeling like i am going to fall over or passout ad its like my eyes cant kep up with me
User :   Yes, this scaryness can call for such symptoms
User :   though you do not really fall or pass out
User :   If I am not wrong you should have got this kind of feeling many a time before also but you never fell, Is it not?
User :   Can you answer me?
User :   i dont really fall or pass out no
User :   i have never had these symptoms b4 ur wrong
User :   Ok

User :   I believe you should be having such symptoms frequently in future since this episode is the first, in order to prevent such symptoms you should get examined by a NeuroPsychiatrist get proper treatment
User :   You can work closely with this Neuropsychiatrist who can counsel and you and give you some medications to prevent such symptoms
User :   This can take couple of months time to get right
User :   what
User :   Have you read my opinion above?
User :   Did you follow it?
User :   so you say its from anxitey and panic still
Doctor :   Based on your history, the symptoms are more suggestive of anxiety/panic attacts rather than an organic medical illness.
Doctor :   Hence a neuropsychiatric assesment and treatment will provide you with the much needed relief from your symptoms.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   think there is more wrong
User :   if i see a doctor will he say the same thing
Doctor :   Sitting from here, without a physical examination, my view on your problem is restricted. A physical examination will provide more clues which can be essential in the diagnosis.
Doctor :   But with my previous experiences,
Doctor :   the chance that you have any thing wrong organically is unlikely.
User :   what u mean with ur experinc
Doctor :   I mean, my previous experiences in neurology
Doctor :   You can consult a doctor near your locality for more accurate diagnosis and treatment options.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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