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I was asleep and woke up to the room spinning, I took out my ear plugs and the room was still spinning, after about 5-10 minutes the room stopped spinning. I laid back down and then had to fumble my way to the bathroom to throw up. all that came up was stomach acid. i have felt light headed and dizzy, with occasional numbness or tingling in both arms and hands.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoctorS replied 6 years ago.

Dear nynada,

It sounds like you may have vertigo and should have this evaluated by a doctor, interist or neurologist, to evalaute the cause. The fact that you have felt light headed and dizzy and have this numbness and tingling is concerning and suggests that you should be evaluated as soon as possible. Here is a link with more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001432.htm

I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you have more questions.

DrS

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to DoctorS's Post: I am also fatigued and can not concentrate, with hot and cold flashes, mild ringing in the ears
Expert:  DoctorS replied 6 years ago.

Dear ryada,

I would certainly still see your doctor who will likely evaluate your thyroid as well. These symptoms sound like they may be consistent with an underactive thyroid and here is a link with more information: http://www.uptodate.com/patients/content/topic.do?topicKey=endocrin/8039

I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you have more questions.

DrS

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to DoctorS's Post: all of the symptoms from the second question happened and are happening in conjunction with the first question. Mind is not focused. Let's see. yesterday I was fine. Last night went to sleep with my ear plugs in at about 10 pm woke up at about 5 am coughing, the room was spinning in circles and back and forth, so I sat up blinked my eyes shook my head and the room was still spinning. I laid back down, did not help. after about 5-15 minutes the spinning stopped so i tried to go back to sleep but i was still feeling like my head was stuffed full. felt extremely nauseous, made my way to restroom and threw up stomache acid three times, mild ear ringing the whole time. went to lay back down. was getting hot and cold flashes and was sweating. got up took shower and still feel like i am dizzy or light headed, however i am not nauseous at this time. The tingling in my arms and hands comes and goes. I have no doctor and would like to know how serious this is.
Expert:  DoctorS replied 6 years ago.

DearCustomer

Thank you for your explanation; this helps. I would recommended seeking assistance in the emergency room because the most dangerous possibility is that you have a bacterial meningitis that would require urgent treatment. The headache, nausea, and feverish symptoms is consistent with this. While hopefully this is not the case, and the fact that you are well enough to type this information makes this less likely, it cannot be ruled out without evaluating you in person. The more likely possiblity is that you have a viral syndrome, however since it cannot be properly evaluated without a physical examination, I would suggest that you go to the emergency room to be evaluated in case you do require urgent care.

I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you have more questions.

DrS

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank You
Expert:  DoctorS replied 6 years ago.

DearCustomer

It's my pleasure - I hope you are able to get medical attention and I hope you feel better.

DrS

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