I've I have been having lightheadedness for five months now accompanied by constant headaches everyday. Been to ER 2 times and seen physician and now a Neurologist. Blood work came back normal, 2 CAT SCANS normal. I don't know where this came from but it's not getting better. Neurologist thinks it's tension headaches. Gave me amitriptyline, and that has not worked with headaches. The headaches are all over. I get them in my temples, the back of my head, and the top of my head. Sometimes I feel like I feel the pain moving. I don't have symptoms of migraine. Light and sound do not bother me. I can't do anything anymore without feeling lightheaded. It happens every day. It's really getting to me and I don't know where to go anymore. I want to feel normal again. Do you have any suggestions? I am getting very desperate here. I have a 20 month old son and I want to feel like myself ag...
Light-headedness - dizzy; Loss of balance; Vertigo
If you tend to get light-headed when you stand up:
Avoid sudden changes in posture.
Get up from a lying position slowly, and stay seated for a few moments before standing.
When standing, make sure you have something to hold on to.
If you have vertigo, the following tips can help prevent your symptoms from becoming worse:
Keep still and rest when symptoms occur.
Avoid sudden movements or position changes.
Slowly increase activity.
You may need a cane or other help walking when you have a loss of balance during a vertigo attack.
Avoid bright lights, TV, and reading during a vertigo attacks, because they may make symptoms worse.
Avoid activities such as driving, operating heavy machinery, and climbing until 1 week after your symptoms disappear. A sudden dizzy spell during these activities can be dangerous.
Call your health care prov...
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