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I have been feeling light headed past few days. I drink

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I have been feeling light headed for the past few days. I drink plenty of water and have been physically active for years.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
do you take any meds?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No I don't. Just some sport supplements (but I have been taking these for about 4-5 yrs)

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
is it lightheaded when standing?does it occur with position changes?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It's most of the time. Even when sitting at my desk. I also feel pretty weak.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I would get your blood counts checked.you could be anemicalso thyroid dysfunction along with electrolyte disturbances
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

OK - so will I need to do this with my local GP?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. I'm a different expert. You definitely need to see your GP right away. While this could be anemia or a thyroid problem there are other possibilities like a viral illness or even a low cortisol problem
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
yes, see your GP
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** didn't really help as I could of told myself that.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
why did you rate negative? I helped you fully I thought
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I offered several suggestions but in the end you need to get those tests and follow up at your GP. There is no way around that
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