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For the past 2 weeks I have been feeling lightheaded for no apparent reason. It started on a Saturday morning when I arose from bed and stood up I go very lightheaded and dizzy. I procedded to walk slowly out to my livingroom and the feeling went away. My concern is that I have been lightheaded throughout the day everyday since this happened. I no longer feel lightheaded in the morning.

I do have seasonal allergies. I have had the sniffles since December and I can't get rid of them. I use Nasonex. Other then that I don't have an explaination on why I feel lightheaded all the time. When I am at work I stare at a computer all day. I know I have eye strain alot I can feel that but as for the lightheaded feeling I can't.


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replied June 10th, 2008
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A4255
Current medical status: Had physical examine on May 15th everything is normal Dr. went over my blood test panel with me he said that everything is normal.
Current medical treatment: No meds

Lightheadedness and dizziness can be due to several reasons:
1. Positional dizziness;
2. Ear disorder;
3. Hypotension;
4. Neck stiffness;
5. Brain disorder;
6. Due to old age;
7. Neurotic disorder;
8. Various medicines;
9. Unknown reasons – in 10% of cases, etc.


You need several medical investigations to find out the reason for your symptoms: basic physical examination, neurological examination, ENT-examination, audiogram, ECG, standard blood tests and certain more sophisticated tests, if necessary (MRI, EEG, evoked potentials, etc.).


You may want to consult your primary health provider first and then an ENT or neurologist.


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