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I am very lightheaded upon standing, my feet are numb when i

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I am very lightheaded upon standing, my feet are numb when i sit and i have red eyes that burn
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

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How long has this been going on for?

Do you have any other symptoms?

Is your vision affected?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Light headed upon standing, numbness in feet when sitting, i do itch and occasionally get a rash. I have high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, chronic back pain due to spinal fusion. Im on xanax, Tizandine, morphine, cymbalta, amlodapine, singular, topomax
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

The lightheadedness could be due to many things....some of them no big deal, and some of them an emergency.

The safest thing to do would be to have someone drive you to the ER for a quick going over to make your heart is ok and your basic labs are fine. If needed, they can do specialized testing and imaging.

If the is has been going on for a while and has not been getting worse recently, it wouldn't be unreasonable (if you do not want to go to the ER) for you to see your primary care MD in the morning.

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS