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A 62-year-old female asked:

why do i get dizzy when i lay on the left side of my head?

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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 presentation. In some cases, a videonystagmogram will provide localization and therapeutic directions. If inner ear, an epley maneuver may work wonders.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

When im laying in my bed I turn my head to the left, only ti the left and I feel like dizzy or something, I can explain, the I turn right and stop?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Positional vertigo: Dizziness with certain head positions is consistent with benign positional vertigo. This is usually self resolving. However, should your symptoms persist or worsen, be sure to see your family doctor, internist, or neurologist.
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A member asked:

Why do I get dizzy when I move my head?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
BPPV: This may be from a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. See your doctor...If it is bppv they should be able to give you some exercises (epley) to help. Sometimes medications like Meclizine (bonine) can also be helpful if it is bppv.
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How long should I feel dizzy after knocking my head?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Get medical care: If dizziness follows knocking your head, you may have suffered a concussion. In which case, you should immediately see a physician or go to a emergency room. If there was any loss of consciousness, you may develop a subdural hematoma, which is bleeding into the brain and can be life threatening. Please have your dizziness evaluated immediately.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

My head feels like its going to exploode.I can't lift my head, move, even talking hurts. I have gotten sick a couple times when I stand up I get dizzy?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Please be seen: You nee to be seen as asap. It could be a sinus infection or migraine or both . Either way you r headache is one that needs to be evaluated. Have someone take you to your doctor or nearest emergency department.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why does my head feel woozy after consuming a moderate amount of cola?

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Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Too much caffine: I would suspect that you are having problems with excessive caffeine in the cola. If the symptoms persist without consumption of the cola and then you would need a physical evaluation.

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