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Lightheaded, shaking hands with seeing strange things. Cause?

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Hey, my left hand shakes on its own, I get lightheaded a lot and I see strange things that make no sense. I drink plenty of water. I'm on a healthy diet and I do yoga regularly

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I understand your concern.
Do you have any medical history of hypertension?
Are you on any kind of medications?
Also can you elaborate what you mean by strange things? Does it happen when you are anxious? Are you referring to white spots or floaters in front of your eyes?
Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

My mother has hypertension but I do not. I'm only on Flecainide (150mg) every 12 hrs. I avoid drugs and alcohols and I get plenty of sleep. Now the strange things that I see pretty far strange. For instance, two days ago I walked into my dinning room (it was in the middle of the day and I had just got done drawing so I was in a good mood) and there was a teddy bear on table. It's mouth opened then it started to shake rapidly. I blinked and it was gone. Then a few weeks ago there were 3 people standing in my living room with no faces. Again I was wide awake and I was pretty relaxed. Then before that it was raining in my bedroom (I thought it was a leek until it was all over the ceiling then it just stopped as if someone turned off a switch. Then i always get this feeling someone's watching me but I think everyone gets that. I hate being alone for very long because even though I see strange when others are around, at least when they don't react I can just ignore it.

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What you are having is a visual hallucination. Seeing of such images mostly indicates that either it is due to recreational drugs or it is due to to some organic brain damage. If you have used any recreational drug in the past, then the same can occur with the use of cannabis or LSD. This may occur even if you had taken it months back.
I would suggest that you should go ahead with MRI scan and if there is any damage to the brain then the same can be visualized on the MRI scan. Further electrolyte imbalance also needs to be evaluated by doing serum sodium and serum potassium as electrolyte imbalance can also lead to such a symptom.
Do meet your doctor and get these tests done.
Feel free to discuss further

Patient replied :

I do not nor have ever done drugs. I was too fearful it mess with my heart. I've had MRIs donr, nothing was shown.

Its good that MRIs have not revealed anything much.
Then it that case it would be wise to get serum electrolyte levels done as this will be the commonest cause for the visual hallucinations.
Hope this helps.

Patient replied :

Okay I'll ask, thank you

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