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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest remedy for persistent lightheadedness

Hi , At times I will get very lightheaded And somtimes i see dots ... I dont get up very fast now but ill still get lightheaded every now and then ... Sometimes When i reach up to get pants in my closet ill get really light headed and start seeing dots in my vision , SO ill have to sit until it goes away.. One time i reached up in my closet to grab a shirt , and I felt lightheaded but this time i ignored it , when i grabed the shirt i brought my arms down and i started to feel light headed and then out of nowhere my vision went completley BlaCK l.. I felt for the floor and sat down and i tried to keep calm ... my vision was black for about three minutes until it finally i started to see dots and then ,my vision was back to clear ... idk if this is dangerous , normal , or if it could cause me to go blind ,... id like some advise or know if i should go to the doc ... thank you. -Rosa
Mon, 6 Oct 2014
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Symptoms described by you points toward postural dizziness causing presyncope. Cause to be evaluated and likely to be cardiac. I will advice 24 hrs holder monitoring, 2 D echo, head up tilt test, BP measurement in supine and standing. Please mention regarding your diabetic and hypertensive status including current medications to comment better.
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