Alternate Names : Dizzy, Lightheadedness
What other signs and symptoms are associated with this symptom?
The first thing a healthcare provider needs to know is what the person actually
means by the term dizzy. Other questions about the feeling of dizziness can help to
determine the cause:
How long has it been going on?
How often does it occur?
Is it associated with fainting, nausea, vomiting, or confusion?
Is it related to certain activities or body positions?
Does the person feel as though he or she or the room is spinning?
Is the person taking any medications or illegal drugs?
Does the person have any other medical conditions?
Are there any problems with movement or coordination?
Are there feelings of anxiety along with the dizziness?
The person should tell the healthcare provider about any other symptoms because
these may be important, too.