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Dizziness, nausea, heaviness in body. What can this be?

Hi, About a week ago I experienced a dizzy episode that lasted a few days. This was the first time I have experienced this. it was also accompanied by nausea . A week later the dizziness has for the most part subsided, but a strange heaviness has come over my whole body. Especially at nighttime or when laying down or sitting down my limbs and head feel extremely heavy. I can still move them. It just feels as if I m being pulled down by gravity. yhe heaviness has not gottem any better yet. What can this possibly be?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
dizziness, nausea, and heaviness suggest inner ear infection (labyrinthitis).It can be bacterial or viral.Symptoms of labyrinthitis begin quickly and can be quite intense for several days. After that, they usually begin to fade, but continue to surface when you move your head suddenly.
other conditions like migraine,small stroke and Menieres syndrome should also be ruled out.
Avoid any stress and anxiety. Contact your doctor and get test like hearing test, CT or MRI, EEG and blood test to be sure and rule out diseases.
Hope it helps.
Take care!
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General & Family Physician Dr. Masroor Mir Hussain's  Response
There are several causes of dizziness. You must check if you have had the following symptoms.

Any ear pain
Any noises or discharge in the ear
any fever
any loss of conciousness
any previous episodes of limb weakness
history of hypertension or diabetes
any visual disturbances
any muscle aches
any tiredness
any tingling or numbeness in your limbs
any loss of power or movements
any drifting of the angle of mouth
any difficulty in walking or changes
any changes in speech
any drooling or saliva
any headache
any vomitting

Depending on your answers this could vary from a viral infection to a cerebrovascular event.

It is important that a doctor talks to you and examines you and then will be able to comment.
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