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I had some chest discomfort yesterday and now I feel dizzy

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I had some chest discomfort yesterday and now I feel dizzy when I get up
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: I have never felt dizzy like this before. Don't have any bad shortness of breath
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have numerous heart stints and lots of allergies
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

how old are you?

are you male or female?

it sounds like you are worried about having heart related chest pains.

do you have severe anxiety symptoms? this often can cause dizziness and chest pains

not drinking enough water or fluids can cause dizziness.

inner ear infection can cause dizziness.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am 77 yrs old female. Been drinking fluids and am in bed.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

I see

why are you in bed?

are you bed bound?

are you feeling ill or tired?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am t dizzy to be up. I am not bed bound.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

I see.

this can be from a viral infection or inner ear infection.

do you have any pain in your ears?

are you able to eat and drink fluids?

what medications are you taking?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have no discomfort in my ears. I am able to drink fluids and eat. I take the following meds:
Zetia, plavix, amlodipine, singular, fluoxetine
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

I see

why do you take the fluoxetine? for depression or anxiety symptoms?

that is good you are able to drink fluids and eat.

did the dizziness start yesterday? what did you do and eat yesterday?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Depression. Dizziness started yesterday. Went to bed as I am not steady when I get up. Ate cheese, sausage bread
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

bad depression symptoms can cause dizziness sometimes.

the sausage you ate yesterday could have been bad and food poisoning can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and dizziness.

have you tried to drink more fluids this morning? dehydration can cause dizziness.

you can try over the counter meclizine or antivert or dramamine and see if those help your dizziness symptoms

if your dizziness doesn't go away, you may have to see your doctor next week for evaluation.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

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