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For about a month & a half my husband has been lightheaded.

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For about a month & a half my husband has been lightheaded. Each time he gets lightheaded he vomits a few time and feels better. Benedryl helps. There's no pressure or pain in his head, but maybe some slight pressure/pain in his neck. He's gone to the chiropractor which has helped, but for some reason he is having daily episodes again. I'm really worried that he has some kind of tumor going on. He hasn't had any issues until around 2 months ago where it came out of nowhere, and started off as vertigo w/vommitng which has gradually moved into just feeling lightheaded with vomitting. I'm really starting to worry about brain tumors or cancer and it's really ruining his quality of life. He has no seizures, headaches or personality changes, just light headed. He has gone through intense stress for about a year as well.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

he needs to see a doctor right away

and neurologist preferably and get a brain MRI scan and neurological evaluation and sinus and ear examinations.

a chiropractor is not enough for his symptoms.

only after a brain MRI scan will you know for sure if he has a brain tumor or not

he could be having migraine headaches causing his symptoms. these could be from severe food allergies possibly.

does he have health insurance to be able to see a doctor or neurologist for testing?

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