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Magnolia, NC
A 36-year-old female asked:

2 months of bed rest laying on back. now when i sit up on bed, dizzy headed. even with my head propped up with pillows still dizzy. this normal?!

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
YES: This is called orthostasis- a temporary drop in BP when going from a supine ( laying face up ) to an upright position- may be due to prolonged bedrest.
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Last updated Dec 20, 2020


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