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What Causes Dizziness, Fatigue And Diarrhea?

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Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Question: I am lightheaded, feeling weak and unsteady. When I move around I have this slight clicking feeling in my head. I have had loose stools and not very hungry. I feel better just lying still and resting a lot. Don't know if I should wait it out or go to an Urgent Care. Right now, no transportation. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
should replace electrolytes and consider probiotics

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Loss of fluid and electrolytes from loose stool can cause the symptoms that you are describing.
The water, juice and sprite would help to replace the fluids well but to get back any electrolytes that you have been losing, you should take an oral rehydration drink or diluted sports drink (Eg dilute gatorade or powerade)

Hold off eating till there is a 4 hour window with no diarrhea. When this occurs, you can start with a small amount of dry foods such as bread, biscuits

Probiotics will help to restore the normal bacterial flora. These can be used on their own or in some yogurt.

If you replace the fluids and electrolytes with the oral rehydration drink or dilute sports drink and still feel unwell then you should be seen

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (10 minutes later)
What causes the clicking or swishing noise in my head? It seems to make me feel off balance and sick feeling.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
related to concurrent illness

Detailed Answer:
HI

The abnormal noise and sensation are due to the illness that you are experiencing.

Electrolyte and fluid loss along with any infection, which is what you are likely experiencing can cause these symptoms.

You may have an infection of the GI (gastrointestinal tract) , this is the most common reason for recent onset loose stools
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Dizziness, Fatigue And Diarrhea?

Brief Answer: should replace electrolytes and consider probiotics Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Loss of fluid and electrolytes from loose stool can cause the symptoms that you are describing. The water, juice and sprite would help to replace the fluids well but to get back any electrolytes that you have been losing, you should take an oral rehydration drink or diluted sports drink (Eg dilute gatorade or powerade) Hold off eating till there is a 4 hour window with no diarrhea. When this occurs, you can start with a small amount of dry foods such as bread, biscuits Probiotics will help to restore the normal bacterial flora. These can be used on their own or in some yogurt. If you replace the fluids and electrolytes with the oral rehydration drink or dilute sports drink and still feel unwell then you should be seen I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions