Feeling dizzy or about to pass out.


For self-care drink a lot of fluids. Don't stand up too quickly. Don't drink caffeine or use tobacco.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a healthcare professional right away for:

  • Falling or trouble walking.
  • Chest pain or an irregular heart rate.
  • Sudden or severe lightheadedness.
  • Facial weakness or numbness.
  • Sudden change in speech, vision or hearing.
  • Shortness of breath.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a healthcare professional if:

  • Keeps coming back.
  • Lasts long.