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What causes light-headedness and tunnel vision ? How can these be treated ?

I have been feeling weird, for a little bit now. Every time I try and go to sleep I lay down, then feel all of a sudden like I m getting liteheaded and like I m going to die. It doesn t feel like my usual panic attacks, and it happens very offten. I even start to get tunnel vision, and feel a sharp pain in my stomach. I want to be sure if I should got to the hospital for this and what it might be.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Apr 2011
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Hello Nicollette,

There is no doubt in my mind that you need to go to a hospital ASAP and get yourself assessed.

Yes, it could be a panic attack; some of your symptoms are certainly suggestive of a panic attack. However a panic disorder is diagnosed only after ruling out other medical causes of the symptoms.

In your case, there could be an endocrine (hormonal) or cardiac cause of your symptoms, or it could be something else. It will require assessment by a medical specialist and some investigations before an organic cause can either be diagnosed or ruled out.

Answered: Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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