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A 22-year-old male asked:

If someone got dizzy from idiopathic intracranial hypertension and headache, would you expect them to wrosen upon going form upright to supine?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 35 years experience
Maybe: There may be a postural component to the degree of headache. Also may worsen if you strain at a bowel movement. The headache is occurring from the increased intracranial pressure and one may not sense the degree of worsened headache.
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