Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
You passed out (lost
You have dizziness along with symptoms of a heart
attack. These may include:
Chest pain or pressure, or a strange feeling in the chest.
Shortness of breath.
Nausea or vomiting.
Pain, pressure, or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, or upper belly or in one or both shoulders or arms.
Lightheadedness or sudden weakness.
A fast or irregular heartbeat.
Dizziness occurs with signs of a stroke. These
Sudden numbness, paralysis, or weakness in
your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body.
New problems with walking or balance.
Sudden vision changes.
speaking or understanding simple statements, or feeling confused.
A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.
Call your doctor now or seek
immediate medical care if:
You feel dizzy and have a fever, headache, or
ringing in your ears.
You have new or increased nausea and
Your dizziness does not go away or comes back.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to
contact your doctor if:
You do not get better as expected.
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November 14, 2014
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