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17 Jul 2006

A few months ago, I was started to feel dizzy at times for no apparent reason. I would be driving the car and all of a sudden I feel quite light headed. My GP says that this is caused by the changing in the seasons & the reaction of the ear fluid to said seasonal change. Does this sound plausable? (I do not really have headaches)
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jl
One gets two kinds if dizziness - vertigo, which feels like you are off balance and the earth is turning around you, sometimes associated with nausea - this can be an inner ear or brain problem. Read up on "vertigo"
The other kind of dizziness is when you feel that you are going to faint - your ears feel blocked and everything goes black and you may lose consciousness - this can be caused by heart problems, low bloodpressure or lung diseases and the symptoms are caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. If the problem persists, you should ask your GP to refer you to an ENT surgeon if it sounds like vertigo, or do a good medical checkup with ECG and lungx/rays if it is more of the fainting kind. Sometimes it is also needed to see a neurologist.
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