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What does dizziness indicate while on Aspirin?

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Dr. Antoneta Zotaj

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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: my wife is age 49 and in seemingly in very good health; she is a non-smoker, athletic and with no history of dizziness or vertigo, but she woke up from sleep tonight with a feeling of dizziness and said when she tried to go to the bathroom it felt like she could not walk straight , that it felt like her body was being pulled to the left. She also reported feeling nauseous to her stomach and thought this was caused from the dizziness. She took 160 milligram of aspirin and tried to go back to sleep thinking the feeling would pass, but woke up several hours later feeling the same way. I am unsure of what to do for her/ Any suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Antoneta Zotaj 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Several causes of this and more clarification needed

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for asking at healthcaremagic.

I carefully read your question and understand your concern.

There are several causes of dizziness to be considered and i would like to ask few more clarifications related to this.

It seems it is something that started suddenly and she has this dizziness and balance issue (feeling pulled in one side while walking). Does she feel like she rotates or the room rotates? Does she have these symptoms in crises that come, last few minutes and go, and than another episode and so on, or is it a constant feeling of the dizziness?
Does she have other neurological symptoms like weakness in one limb or more, numbness, difficulty with vision, speech, swallowing, etc?
Has she had any trauma recently that might have affected her head?
Does she have respiratory symptoms like cough, nose congestion, fever, etc?

Answers to these questions will help us understand if it is related so something related to the inner ear (vestibulum) which might be affected when we go through a viral infection and is the most common cause of dizziness or something central (brain related like hemorrage or trauma or mass) which is more rare but important to be spotted on time.

I am waiting to hear back from you related to the issues above and would kindly ask you to give as much information you think will help identify the cause and proper treatment of the symptoms of your wife.

Kind regards,

Antoneta Zotaj, MD
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