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What causes lightheadedness?

i had a mri and it showed that I have a spot on my Cerebelum and a few tiny one on my head. I ve had the spinal tap to rule out MS the Eye nerve test from a Neuro Opthemoligist. It all can back ruling out MS. I still feel the light headedness my legs get numb when I an sitting and sometimes I fell like I m not all there like I m walking on clouds .
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
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Hi Dear .

As per your query you have lightheadedness . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo , Vertigo may also be caused by inflammation within the inner ear sometimes due to infection , meniere's disease , acoustic neuroma , sinusitis and multiple sclerosis .Sometimes there are simple reasons like low blood sugar or iron level and anxiety are also responsible , but there can be some serious reasons like stroke is also possible . I suggest you to consult with ENT specialist for proper checkup . Doctor may order certain test like CT scan , MRI , blood test , audiometery test and rotatory chair test . Doctor may prescribe ant emetic drug , sedatives , antibiotics and some ear aid and recommend vestibular therapy . For now avoid bending foreword , drink green tea thrice a day and do light exercises daily . Doctor may also refer you to cardiologist for heart problem .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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