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What causes frequent blackouts and dizziness?

Experiencing frequent...almost everytime I get up...sensation of fainting or blackout...but not completely...dizzy walking around wobbly...certain weakness accompanying each episode. Blood pressure readings taken beginning 1429...88/58-P95...90/58-P98...98/60-P88...and so on. Time now 1914...after tub bath still feeling woozy. Promise...NOT DRINKING. Quit 27 years ago. Quit smoking 1970. Getting up...or moving about being done slowly...often placing hands on wall.For several years before diagnosis and treatment for cancer...felt like I might have what I call vertigo. Have reported everything. Been seen, penetrated, probed, scanned, CT d, MRI d, from head to toe...or from bow to stern. Under care of a heart doctor, cancer doctor, g.i. doctor, back and pain doctor, internist doctor., and ent doctor..have I missed anybody? Thnak you for being in the medical profession. John R. Rochelle (RET.), 1999 Professor of History University of Louisiana System Houma, LA 70364
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
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Oncologist 's  Response
Hi,

Dizziness has many possible causes, including inner ear disturbance, motion sickness and medication effects. Sometimes it's caused by an underlying health condition, such as poor circulation, infection or injury.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Esmeralda Sera,
Oncologist
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