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Why do I get dizzy when I lay on my back and turn my head left

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Dizziness: This might be benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or bppv. See an ent. The doctor may be able to perform a modified epley maneuver, which has a &g... Read More

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
A few thots: Maybe a local inner ear issue on the left, or perhaps, arterial compression in neck due to position, or even intracranial issues such as colloid cyst ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Positional vertigo?: The chances are that this is benign positional vertigo but other diagnoses should be ruled out vertigo is a symptom not a diagnosis!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Vertigo: Does it feel like the room is spinning around you? Especially since you describe your dizziness occurring in a particular position, you may have beni... Read More
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Not normal: You are probably hyper-extending your neck in the prone (belly down) position. This causes occipital nerve irritation (headache) and possibly vertebra... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Hydrate: You need to check your BP and your heart rate in a supine position, sitting ,and standing position and noticed the difference . Hydrate yourself well ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
See a doctor: None of this sounds good. You may need to go to the emergency room now. Since the information lacks some important details I can not be sure how much ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Low blood pressure: It sounds like your blood pressure is getting low. Please discuss this with your Doctor. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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No, not common: Yours is not common. Talk with your doc about these symptoms and review meds which may delay a ‘normal’ cardiac response to position change. In the in... Read More

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