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Lightheadedness, black spots in vision, tingling sensation throughout body, unable to focus. Is it serious?

Hi my 11 year old daughter is 5'2" and 100lbs. For about 7 months she's been complaining about feeling light-headed evey so often. Now she's saying she sees black spots, feels tingling all over her body and not being able to focus. It has been happening evey other day. I have an appointment with a neurologist and she's going to have an eeg done as well. Could it be something serious?
Mon, 13 May 2013
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Hello,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Any pathology in the vestibular apparatus in inner ear (it is associated with maintenance of body posture & balance)
2. Any stress or inadequate rest & sleep.
3. Decrease in blood sugar levels (Hypoglycemia)
4. Deficiency of certain nutrients like Iron, Vitamin B 12, Calcium, etc. which interferes with blood formation & nerve conduction.
5. Long term use of certain medications.

Investigations like complete blood count, estimation of blood sugar levels will be helpful.

So, it will be better to consult a Neurologist & get a proper physical examination done.
Based upon that, appropriate management steps could be taken.

Wishing her a good health.
Take care.
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