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Khizra Naz, GP
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  GP training at St helens and knowsely trust (Acute Worcestershire Hospital Trust, Ul
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I have been experiencing lightheadness, dizziness and

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Hi there, I have been experiencing lightheadness, dizziness and occasionally, blurred vision. GP and other doctors seem to agree that it may be due to my ongoing issues with posture
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, I've seen doctors and osteopath no meds
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I think thats all

Hello My name is***** will try my best to help you

I am sorry that you are going through this.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Hi there Doctor. GP believes, as do I, that my posture is leading my to constrict arteries in my neck, hence the lightheadness

How old are you? Do you have any chest pain?

When do you have this mostly?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I am currently working with osteopath
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
22 years old
no health conditions

What investigations have you had?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
GP did many tests in hospital: i.e., urine, balance, eye movement etc.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Would you have any advice in terms of posture to avoid (i.e., head or neck positions that may be causing this?)
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I generally eat and drink well also

You need bloods, ECG for this at least.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
They check blood pressure + oxy count, all was normal
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
when adjust head position, I get some relief - hence why GP thinks posture related
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
when I adjust...
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
hello?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Are you still there doctor?

It can be posture related but first it needs to diagnosed with specialist.

I belive you should be refrerred to cardiologist/ENT to look into this further.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok I will look into getting an appointment asap

Great.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
But, till then, (assuming that it could be postural, i.e., something I could possibly adjust) is there anything you could recommend to give some relief. E.g., not raising chin too high to avoid constriction? Any motion, positions to avoid?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Also, given that I'm experiencing lightheadness fairly regularly (I havent fainted/blacked out), is there a risk of damage to my brain. This is what worries me

You need to identify the triggers, what makes it worse, what makes it better.

Try crossing your legs before you get up, don't make hasty movements.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
It occurs when standing or sitting
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I've noticed it occurs when raising my head to look up

Try to take things slowly

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
It occurs when sitting, when I'm not really moving
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
working on computer, which I try to ensure is eyeheight

Good, just try to take things slowly.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I also feel a tingling sensation behind eyes and in face occasionally
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
But Doctor, it occurs when I'm not moving
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
when I get up to walk I get some relief
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
are there specific head and neck positions which can cause lightheadness

No, it's not related to positions.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
even when extending the head forwards/ raising up the chin for extended periods? This is what I suspect is happening

Abnormal positions for long time would obviously cause the poblems.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
In terms of damage to brain due to these periods of lightheadness/dizziness?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Is there cause for concern?

No damage.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
even with consistent lightheadness?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I worry the lack of blood may damage brain cells or something?

No, it's not.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
what would lead to damage?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok then, I'll look to get an net app, thanks doctor

Thank you .

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