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After a night of heavy drinking the next day my head felt very

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After a night of heavy drinking the next day my head felt very strange, it felt as if I was going to faint, it kept coming in waves, it was not constant but it has lasted for a few days now, do you know why?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

how old are you?

Dr. David :

it could be due to dehydration and lack of good sleep.

Dr. David :

or it could be due to electrolyte imbalances in your blood like low sodium levels or low blood pressure.

Dr. David :

you should see a doctor about it and get blood testing and drink more water and avoid alcohol.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-ictkbkcc- :

I am 40, but I am concerned that it seems to have been lasting for over 4 days now. I feel like every now and again I get an overwhelming feeling of feeling faint and my head feels weird. I am also concerned as I am getting on a flight tomorrow and I am concerned that if I'm feeling like this the air pressure might escalate the feeling? My blood pressure has always been good, sometimes on the low level.

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

the cabin is pressurized in the airplane so the pressure difference isn't very much.

Dr. David :

you should make sure you are drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep at night.

Dr. David :

no more staying up all night.

JACUSTOMER-ictkbkcc- :

So it won't be a concern.

Dr. David :

no, your head will be fine.

Dr. David :

do you have a history of having excessive anxiety?

JACUSTOMER-ictkbkcc- :

thank you, ***** ***** hate this feeling and I'm waiting for my head to get back to normal, does alcohol affect the head in such a way, even after such a long time? It's like I have constant vertigo.

Dr. David :

are you taking any medications?

Dr. David :

do you have a history of excessive anxiety?

JACUSTOMER-ictkbkcc- :

I had been taking Nalfemene.

JACUSTOMER-ictkbkcc- :

yes.

Dr. David :

excessive anxiety can cause you to have vertigo symptoms and feel dizzy

Dr. David :

Nalmefene (trade name Selincro), originally known as nalmetrene, is an opioid receptor antagonist

Dr. David :

have you had drug abuse problems in the past?

JACUSTOMER-ictkbkcc- :

Yes, I had an alcohol dependency which had got better.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you need treatment for your anxiety symptoms and need to avoid alcohol completely.

Dr. David :

but you will be fine on your flight.

Dr. David :

you should also not be drinking on the flight as well.

Dr. David :

you need to talk to your doctor about treatment for excessive anxiety symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-ictkbkcc- :

thank you, ***** ***** good to know, I would love to know when these symptoms will subside.

Dr. David :

they will only subside once you start to get treatment for your excessive anxiety symptoms.

Dr. David :

most likely the excessive anxiety is causing these vertigo symptoms.

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