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Occassional burning moves through...

Occassional burning moves through legs to head then feel dizzy/light headed. This happens sitting or standing.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

Just a few times over during the past year

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'm female age 67 and no other complaints. I take a Wellbutrin sub and actor istatin and several supplements

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

When was your last physical?

Were any investigations done for these symptoms?

Do you think these symptoms happened when you suddenly changed your posture (like sudden getting up)?

Do you smoke, drink alcohol regularly?

Do you exercise regularly?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Next physical in Dec and didn't mention it as it had only happened once and forgot about it, but tonight the same sensations
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Can't afford more money, so guess I'm done
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok,
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
are we done?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

A B 12 deficiency is one of the commonest cause for these symptoms. So a blood work for it would be advised to assess the cause. You would need supplements for it as well as calcium and vitamin D.

This is unlikely to be due to anything life threatening but still your blood pressure, pulse and routine investigations should be done for assessing the overall well being.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I do have low to normal blood pressure but just had that checked a few weeks ago
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

A change in the blood pressure reading due to posture may be done. So doctor may see your blood pressure in lying, sitting and standing position. If change is more than 10, that may cause these symptoms.

You may need some medications.

Important is to keep yourself properly hydrated meanwhile.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks, it's just the strangest sensation and couldn't find any marching symptoms online.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

You are very welcome.

These symptoms are annoying, I can understand.

But these are not likely to be due to anything serious.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you!
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