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lightheaded still and migraine

hi thank you for you rresponce so today i went for a mra for clogged autories also went to adiologist for a couple of test which i have not completed so i have to go back on monday i do not have meineirs diease the audiolofgist said rthere is something going on with my right inner ear but she is not sure if this is what is making me feel so lightheaded i almost passed out in her office and at the imaging center where they did my mra this awful feeling just will not go away. on top of me being lightheaded and unable to do anything my husband is bed ridden with some kind of virus oh my i am at a lost i have an cardiologist appt tomorrow i am afraid to drive i have to get my daughter to school stress is very high right now i just want my life back i have no controll over all this not good
what else can cause someone to feelo so lightheaded all the time any info would be great

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Hi,
How are you? Were you able see your cardiologist? Light-headedness happens when there is not enough blood getting to the brain. This may be due  to a sudden drop in your blood pressure or if you are dehydrated from vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or other causes. Other causes include heart problems (such as abnormal heart rhythm or heart attack), stroke, and severe drop in blood pressure (shock). Additional symptoms like chest pain, a feeling of a racing heart, loss of speech, change in vision may be felt. If you tend to get light-headed when you stand up, then it is best that you avoid sudden changes in posture. Drinking plenty of fluids is also recommended.  Diagnostic tests that may be done include blood pressure measurement, ECG, hearing tests, neurological tests, balance testing  and even MRI. Take care and do keep us posted.
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Hi thank you for your response yea i saw the cardiologist he said it has nothing to due with my heart they are thinking that i amy have a slow growing tumor apiece of fragment or a viral infevtion in my middle right ear  since my balance is off i am dtill very lightheaded.  And i seem to keep getting my migrains. the cardiologist is going to put me on a blood presure machine for 24hrs.    they are also going to due a chemical stress test.. i am praying that i have the viral infection in the middle of my ear i am going for ct scan on monday for my ear i am also doing a balancing test with audiologist and i willl be seeing a ent doctor. i am sorry if i do not respond right away but it is very hard to type and stay steady with the spells. I will keep in touch   please be patient.

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Hi,
It is good that cardiac cause was ruled out. Don't worry, take your time. If you have difficulty typing and responding our posts, we understand. Just concentrate on getting well. For now, we have these tests to determine the possible cause. Hang on and will be praying for your speedy recovery. Take care always!
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Hi I was wondering what are all the dirrerent names for migrane headaches and could it be my migraine.  I have not completed all my test as monday i woke up with such a bad migraine i did not make my apointment to audiology dept,
my migrains are severe pain in my shoulder up the back of my neck in my tooth / ear and temple it also is in my eye / sinus area the neck area feels like something is being sqeezed tightly.
oh and my face gets burning or tingling numb sensation.  I was wondering if you could tell me the names of different types of migraines. I am so afraid to take my zomig after what happened 12days ago. Any info would greatly be apprieciated.

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Hi,
How was your chemical stress test and appointment with your ENT doctor? This could be migraine with aura, which presents with warning symptoms such as visual disturbances, numbness in arm or leg. Pain is felt a few minutes after. This can be treated with medications at the earliest onset of symptoms or by biofeedback therapy. On the other hand, cluster headaches, another type of primary headache, presents with pain in the  vicinity of eye and also is associated with tearing of eye, nose congestion, flushing of face. Pain frequently develops during sleep and may last for several hours. It is best that you check with your doctor for proper evaluation. There are other different kinds of migraine that should also be ruled out. Best regards.
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With regards to the different kinds of migraine, there are the typical and atypical migraine. Typical migraines present with or with out aura. While atypical may be abdominal migraine , nocturnal migraine, cyclic migraine syndrome, complicated Migraine, ophthalmoplegic migraine, retinal/ocular  migraine, hemiplegic migraine, basilar migraine. To determine your kind of migraine, further evaluation may need to be done by your neurologist.
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Hi Thank you for the info on migraines..  Ok on a bad note my health Ins. denide me to have a stress test they also denide me to have mra which i already did have so i am praying they will pay for it anyways.
On a good note i do not have meineirs vertigo or a small tumor in my ear the say my balanceing seems normal. Which means i am back to what the heck is going on.
I am able to walk around now the falling feeling is not as many as when i started out  the ent doc. want me to an MRI with contrast of the brain to rule out a brain tumor.
Brain tumors are in my family history my father died age 55 he has a cancerous brain tumor he died of a heart attack the day he was suppose to go home from the hospital after chemotheripy so  who knows.    i am wondering if my migraines have anything to do with this.. I can not do anything heart related because my insurance said not medically nessecsary..   What are all the problems medically that does cause lightheadness falling feeling.. What else should i be looking for my neighbor said i should be tested for lymes   any thoughts i truly would apriciate it i have so much on my plate.
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Hi,
I hope your insurance will reconsider. Light-headedness happens die to decreased blood getting to the brain. This can happen if there is a sudden drop in your blood pressure, dehydration, medical condition such as  flu, hypoglycemia, common cold, or allergies. It can also be due to more serious conditions such as  heart problems, stroke, and shock. Diagnostic tests that may be performed include: blood pressure measurements and tests, ECG, hearing tests, neurological tests, or balance testing (ENG). Take care and best regards.
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Hi I was wondering if you could help me with the results of this test i do have a doc appointment next week but i am wondering about the report

MRI Examination of the BRAIN PERFORMED AND POST GADOLINIUM ADMINSTRATION.
HISTORY SUSPECT CEREBELLAR ATAXIA

MRI FINDINGS

1. Mild Bilateral Cortical Atrophy
2. Mild deep white matter ischemic change as described

Report states Multiple MRI images of the brain performed pre and post gadolinlum administration show the fourth venticle to be midline and normal appearence. The lateral and third ventricles show mild ventriculomegaly. There is Mild Bilateral CORTICAL ASTROPHY noted.  Finding most suggest deep white matter ischemic change with in the Periventricular.  There is no evidence of enhancing mass, mass effect or midline shift. No intra or extra axial fluid collection is demonstrated.

The cerebellar pontine angles and 7th and 8th nerve complexes are bilaterally symmetrical and in appearance. the pituitary gland and region of the sella appears normal in apperance as are the globes and extraocular contents. The Visuallalized Paranasal Sinuses show very mild periosteal thickening, right ethmoid air cells. The remainder appears clear The cerebellum and brain stem are normal in appearence.  

What ? should i ask my Doctors when i go

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