Neurology

Ask a neurologist. Get answers to your neurology questions.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Feeling dizzy + feel like fainting. Started 5-6 days, felt…

Customer Question
Feeling dizzy + feel like...
Feeling dizzy + feel like fainting. Started 5-6 days, felt like losing balance/control when walking & talking. Now, I feel a bit of tingling on my tongue and losing balance 24/7. I took dramamine, phosporous, and other anti-dizziness/motion sickness meds but nothing is helping. My vision is quite impaired - not that I cannot see but flashes of lights (atypical to migraine pre-symptoms) then vision fades a bit before feeling like fainting. What's wrong with me and whom should I see? FYI, I am lyrica (for fibro) & colestipol (for cholesterol + IBS).
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Neurology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Neurology Question
Answered in 49 minutes by:
1/4/2018
Neurologist: KarayanMD, Neurologist (MD) replied 3 months ago
KarayanMD
KarayanMD, Neurologist (MD)
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 848
Experience: Board Certified Neurologist with Subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology. Private Practice.
Verified

Hi. Thanks for your question. I am a board certified neurologist in the U.S. I will be happy to help.

I would recommend seeing a primary care doctor and possibly also a neurologist for these symptoms. If the symptoms are very severe or you will not be able to see a general physician and/or neurologist in the next several days, then you should consider going to the Emergency Room, as passing out can be quite serious, and to help figure out what is causing your imbalance and tingling symptoms. An ER doc will be able to start the evaluation and might possibly come up with some helpful answers. It will be important to have a doctor check your blood pressure lying and standing as well as checking your pulse, but you may end up needing more workup for the fainting symptom (possible causes can be from dehydration, structural heart issues, heart rhythm problems, or a problem with the nervous system that causes blood pressure to drop when standing).

You also might possibly end up needing to have a Brain MRI scan for the imbalance and tingling tongue symptoms, but first a very good history and exam will be necessary. There are many different causes for imbalance, which is why the exam by a neurologist may be helpful. In some cases, low blood pressure could be a cause for imbalance and possibly tingling symptoms as well, so a general doctor would be a good starting point to figure out the fainting symptom which may be tied into the other symptoms.

Therefore, please make sure to see a doctor promptly about your symptoms, perhaps an ER doctor, unless you can see a primary doctor and possibly neurologist in the next several days. I don't feel you should wait very long to get evaluated, to prevent any worsening in your symptoms and to help figure out what is going on.

Best wishes. I hope this has been helpful. Please let me know if there are more questions. If this has been helpful, please rate me highly!

Ask Your Own Neurology Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask KarayanMD Your Own Question
KarayanMD
KarayanMD
KarayanMD, Neurologist (MD)
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 848
848 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Board Certified Neurologist with Subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology. Private Practice.

KarayanMD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Neurologist (MD)

1,985 satisfied customers

Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery

Jack Scariano Jr

Jack Scariano Jr

Neurologist (MD)

1,056 satisfied customers

Board Certified Neurology 1982 30 years experince. Also expert in Pain Medicine

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Neurologist (MD)

3,731 satisfied customers

Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience

healthydoc

healthydoc

Board Certified Physician

1,851 satisfied customers

Board Certified U.S. Neurologist

Dr. F

Dr. F

Board Certified MD

266 satisfied customers

Neurosurgeon with more than 20 years experience in practice and teaching.

Phytube.com

Phytube.com

Neurologist (MD)

86 satisfied customers

Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine with Special Research In Pain Medicine/Medications

Stroke Doc

Stroke Doc

Board Certified Physician

51 satisfied customers

I am board-certified in Neurology and the subspecialty Vascular Neurology.

< Previous | Next >

Related Neurology Questions
My right upper cafe from my knee up is numb and when I touch
My right upper cafe from my knee up is numb and when I touch it with my hand it has no feeling. Also it feels swollen and when I go to bed at night it is very painful. It's only painful when I lay dow… read more
Dr. Greg
Dr. Greg
Residency
90 satisfied customers
I have a terrible pain go from my. 3. 3. Lamination & fusing
lamination & fusing syaticer Had an ebtadurial for it 3 days ago fell… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
1,985 satisfied customers
I want to have transcranial magnetic stimulation, but I have
I want to have transcranial magnetic stimulation, but I have a repaired right middle cerebral artery aneurysm, could i have these treatments with this? … read more
Dr Subbanna MD
Dr Subbanna MD
Neurologist, Medical Doctor
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified)
6,119 satisfied customers
I have been having a spasm or vibration on the left side of
i have been having a spasm or vibration on the left side of my back.. it has fluttering feeling that I can feel with my hand. … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,788 satisfied customers
I know each epileptic is different. My son's side effects
I know each epileptic is different. My son's side effects really hit him hard in high school and college. And puberty. Is it good for a parent to go to doctor appointments with a son like that? … read more
Sumanth Amperayani
Sumanth Amperayani
Consultant Paediatrician
Master\u0027s Degree
569 satisfied customers
My father is 80. In general he is fine. But has been loosing
My father is 80. In general he is fine. But has been loosing strenght in his legs and arms and he gets very tired after walking short distances… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
33,484 satisfied customers
I have slight numbness in my right forearm and hand and my
I have slight numbness in my right forearm and hand and my right leg from the knee down. My right hand also dries out when I wash my hands, but the left one does not. I do have a pinched nerve in my n… read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
7,004 satisfied customers
Are oxygen levels higher in indoor gardens that outside?
Are oxygen levels higher in indoor gardens that outside? Specifically at Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco I find I can breathe easier while visiting.… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,788 satisfied customers
I am a 71-year old female who is traveling. Three days ago,
I am a 71-year old female who is traveling. Three days ago, I suddenly experienced quite severe dizziness which lasted about an hour all together ((it gradually decreased in intensity). Today I am fee… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
1,985 satisfied customers
My 2.8yo grandson fell this morning and hit his head on the
My 2.8yo grandson fell this morning and hit his head on the curb outside. He didn't lose consciousness or was bleeding and I got a child compress on the knot asap. But he's been talking about going to… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,788 satisfied customers
I started having seizure for almost 10 years now and haven't
i started having seizure for almost 10 years now and haven't found what types of a seizure is it and i need help with it … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,169 satisfied customers
Does fmri can datact brain damage that mri cant. i feel
does fmri can datact brain damage that mri cant. i feel dizziness, double vision, weakness, memory problems, concentration problems after i was strangled for a very short time but i havent even lost c… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
1,985 satisfied customers
Have history of multiple strokes. Forth one early Oct with
have history of multiple strokes. Forth one early Oct with vomiting up lots of clots, no liquid just clots. Vomiting one clot and one pint of blood Feb 16. Hosp sent home after few days. Gastro doc he… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,746 satisfied customers
I have had fibromyalgia for 7 years. For 1 month now I have
I have had fibromyalgia for 7 years. For 1 month now I have had extreme fatigue, muscle weakness and swelling in hands and feet. Fingers and toes turn a deep red color at my joints. My hand or hands b… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,169 satisfied customers
I have been experiencing mainly right sided symptoms such as
I have been experiencing mainly right sided symptoms such as righ arm discomfort shoulder feels tight as well as bicep it fatuiges fast and so does my right leg mainly around the ankle feels like a we… read more
Dr. Das, MD
Dr. Das, MD
Senior Consultant, Radiodiagnosis
MBBS.MD
1,018 satisfied customers
I have had muscle pain and weakness especially in my legs
hi i have had muscle pain and weakness especially in my legs this past year. i also have fatigue and shortness of breath when climbing stairs. I am 51, female and in early menopause. I am on hrt patch… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
33,484 satisfied customers
Small lump under skin on lower left shin, just left of the
small lump under skin on lower left shin, just left of the bone, no pain, can't feel it in the morning but as the day goes on I can feel it. NOthing on my right leg.… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,788 satisfied customers
I am in a ascetic. I am experiencing non stopping headache
I am experiencing non stopping headache on the left side of my head. My nerves from my head to neck to shoulder are in constant pain and disconfort..my muscles seams to be stiffening which makes it very hard to walk..my tenders are in pain...not taking anything now. I have an appointment for neurology for May 26..need second opinion..please help. … read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
1,985 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x