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Feeling lightheaded and numbness in the head. Food poisoning?

Hi. Im darren and im 19 years of age. Two days ago, i began to feel lightheaded and sick. I went to rest and i couldnt get out of bed. The sickness feeling in my stomach had got worse and i thought i was going to be sick. After this i couldnt sleep and my eyes were sensive when looking around the room. Numbness in my head began through most of the night and i was lightheaded, tired, started to sweat and was trying my best to sleep. This was upto the morning and i had slightly got better. I now have numbness in my head, eye pains from looking around the room and no appetite. I would also like to note that i had a sandwhich before these syntoms occured and probably, mostly the case/state im in. Thanks for your time and will be looking forward to your response. Much appreciated

Darren United kingdom
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012

The fact that you do not present with typical digestive symptoms will very much not connect your present neurologic symptoms to be of digestive origin. You did mention how ever that you have stomach disturbance which was not diarrhea, constipation, pain etc (which are the usual symptoms of food poisoning).
It is very possible that your symptoms could be due to food poisoning (even though atypical) but it will be best if you could allow your primary care doctor take a look at it. I do believe that your symptoms will subside how ever in due time and might not even require any medical intervention.
Light-headedness can be simply (and most commonly) an indication of a temporary shortage of blood or oxygen to the brain due to a drop in blood pressure, rapid dehydration from vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, or from playing a wind instrument.
Just get some bed rest while symptoms subside and you feel better. If symptoms persist despite bed rest, it is best you see your doctor.

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