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Lightheaded/Spaced out

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 6, 2007
  • 02:03 AM

Lately I've had this recurring lightheaded and spaced out feeling. It seems to come on at anytime, sometimes when I'm just sitting around or other times when I'm walking around. Its similar to the kind of feeling you get if you need to eat something, but lack of food isnt the cause b/c I get it no matter how much I ate during the day and eating doesnt do anything to alleviate the symptoms.

I've had symptoms of frequent thirst/urination as well, which I am not sure are related to the lightheadness or not. I know those two symptoms are often linked to diabetes and thyroid issues so I did go to the doctor and had blood work done and both tests came back negative.

I also suffered a minor neck injury, a muscle spasm, as a result of a car accident last Sept. I thought maybe that was causing the lightheaddness, that maybe the strain/tiredness in muscles in my neck were causing my head to be unstable or something, but I don't think thats the case anymore.

I know the symptoms are kind of vague, but does anybody have ideas with what could cause these symptoms. I'm not on any kind of medication, so its not a side effect of anything.

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  • hi i too am having the same symptoms as you lightheaded and spaced out feeling have you had any blood tests done or an mri on your head, i also have tingling in my hands and feet.i've had all sorts of blood tests and an mri but all have come back ok, sorry i can't help with a diagnosis but i can sympathise i am 36 and female
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  • I finally discovered a DR. that would listen to me about my "spaced out" foggy feeling syptoms, after being in a cardiac cath. surgery, my Dr. put me on Benicar 20mg a day, for high blood pressure symptoms, it took a few days, but the unsteady feeling is gone, and now no more sharp chest pains, Angina that I had, and a stree free thought process, ( stress will cause these exact same symptoms by the way)..have a long talk with yourself about anything stressful in your life, try a 7 day trial of Benicar,,those 2 together gave me freedom from my unsteady, feelings, good luck ...!
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