How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 58716
Experience:  GP in the United States
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now

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

This answer was rated:

I have been feeling light headed for the past few days. I drink plenty of water and have been physically active for years.
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)

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.

I would get your blood counts 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?

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
yes, see your GP
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

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

why did you rate negative? I helped you fully I thought
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
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 58716
Experience: GP in the United States
Dr. Phil, MD and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you