Review: could Ashwagandha cause Lightheadedness (Dizziness)?
Summary: Lightheadedness is reported only by a few people who take Ashwagandha.
We study 25 people who have side effects while taking Ashwagandha from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness and more.
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Ashwagandha has active ingredients of ashwagandha. (latest outcomes from 47 Ashwagandha users)
Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 161,959 Lightheadedness patients)
On Mar, 2, 2015: 25 people reported to have side effects when taking Ashwagandha. Among them, 1 people (4.00%) has Lightheadedness.
Time on Ashwagandha when people have Lightheadedness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Ashwagandha * :
Age of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Ashwagandha * :
Severity of Lightheadedness when taking Ashwagandha ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Lightheadedness ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 100.00%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 100.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Avonex (1 people, 100.00%)
- Metformin (1 people, 100.00%)
- Omega-3 fatty acid (1 people, 100.00%)
- Calcium (1 people, 100.00%)
- Multivitamin (1 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Gfog on Feb, 2, 2015:
On Dec 2, 2015 I started taking Toperimate for severe back pain. Within 48 -36 hours I became very sick - throwing up, nausea, blood in my feces, putrid taste in mouth, blurry eyes, difficulty sleeping, confusion and severe fatigue. I felt like I was poisoning myself! After 7 days I felt no improvement to my back pain and was in pretty bad shape. So I made the decision to go off of it after day 7's dose. On day 9, I woke up with severe VERTIGO. I thought I was dying, it was so bad! Was it a brain tumor (I wondered at the time, horrified!)? I didn't know. I believe (actually I KNOW) it was a side effect of the Toperimate, which can cause vertigo. I also immediately began to feel drunk all the time, even when I wasn't "spinning". I had vertigo and the drunk feeling for 1week and then I went to Urgent Care. The doctor was useless and only gave me Valium. No answers, no improvement. I waited 3 more weeks, desperate, and again went to second UC doctor. This one was competent. He diagnosed me with BVVP ( Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - which us caused by dislodged calcium crystals in my inner ear.) and set me up to have the Epley Manuever through Vestibular Rehab Physical Therapy. My vertigo was (temporarily) corrected after the first PT visit. Although I was thrilled, I was STILL feeling drunk. I've had both an MRI and MRA to rule out brain rumors, etc. Everything, thank God, came out clean. Yes! But I still felt drunk 24/7. 3 weeks after The Physical Therapist corrected my vertigo, it fully came back. I was devastated! But I was able to correct it myself by doing the Epley Maneuver by myself at home. I watched a Youtube Video for instructions. I need to mention that I believe I caused the vertigo to return the second time because the night before it returned, my husband used a vibrating massager on the back of my head/upper neck area because I had pain there. I learned from my PT that the vibrations could have again dislodged the calcium crystals in my inner ear. Strange, right? She said often the PTs use vibration to force the crystals back where they're supposed to be. Apparent, the opposite is true too. Well, today is February 2, 2015. I haven't had a recurrence of my vertigo but I STILL FEEL DRUNK 24/7!!!! Thanks Toperimate and it's makers, and the doctor that gave it to me!! It was supposedly a "conservative approach" to my back pain, but the question is......will I ever feel normal again? If I do heal from this, I will try to remember to update this webpage again. Good luck to anyone who experiences this problem.
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I'm 14 years old, I take 25 mg of Topamax for my tension headaches/migraines (doctors aren't sure what they are, honestly), and at first I wasn't very good at taking the medicine, so of course there were no side effects. But now I take them everyday, and at first, it was just tiny spouts of diziness. But now it's constant vertigo. I stumble around and I'm verrrry dizzy and it's like something in my head is buzzing or something. I know it's probably just a side effect, right?
jay on Jul, 30, 2012:
I am a 39 yr old female currently taking topamax as a preventative for migraines. I can only withstand 25 mg every other day as increasing the dose the side effects were unbearable. I have a lot of dizziness and not sure it is from this drug or vertigo. About 2 yrs ago I had a severe episode of vertigo. I went to my physician and they ran all kinds of tests and told me everything looked good but I was having a vertigo episode. It was horrible. I am currently seeing a neuro and since then I have been put on meclizine, dizzy patch, drops placed under my tongue to prevent dizziness etc. The dizziness still continues daily. All MRI's have come out fine.So frustraing. Any ideas?
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