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I feel very lightheaded and shaky, no I haven’t been able to

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I feel very lightheaded and shaky
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no I haven’t been able to see my gp
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: im taking lyrica, naproxen, sertraline, tamsulosin

What are your age and gender?

Since when are your symptoms?

Do you have a fever, bodyache, anxiety, nausea, loss of appetite?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
62 male, from today with a little nausea

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thank you

Symptoms like lightheadedness and shaky are considered significant in your age group. These symptoms can be due to heart, lung, neurological, anxiety/stress, medications, electrolyte imbalance, metabolic, etc.

Thus you need a physical exam and investigations for the ascertainment of the cause.

You may call your GP or NHS or even consider going to A&E.

Meanwhile, rest, electrolyte fluids would help you.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
thank you for this answer, I understand what these possible causes are.
My head feels quite heavy and my whole insides feel shaky. Particularly my hands.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I have tried to contact my gp via their Econsult service but they’re unavailable

The first step would be;

1) Rest.

2) Electrolyte solution

3) Avoidance of alcohol and tobacco (if you do).

4) Avoid staying alone

5) Managing stress and anxiety by meditation, deep breathing.

If the symptoms persist, you may need to go to the urgent care on this link;

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Last week I had some very strange sharp pains across my chest that I’d not experienced before. My pupils are dilated.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I also have a strange taste in my mouth

Last week symptoms would not matter now.

This can be acid reflux as cardiac symptoms do not present across the chest.

Strange taste can be due to;


Acid reflux.

Dilated pupils warrant a CT scan and blood work.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok I’ll try the link you sent me

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

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Thank you.

Stay blessed.

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
thank you

My pleasure.