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i have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down. is this a transient ischemic attack? could this be a tia?

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Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
Likely, not a TIA: Positional dizziness is not usually related to a stroke or stroke like symptoms. A specialist in ENT would be a good first choice to investigate the cause of dizziness as you describe.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 18 years experience
Unlikely: If it only happens with laying down, it is less likely to be a tia. That being said, if the dizzines feels like spinning and is associated with weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or seeing, you should talk to your doctor, this could be a tia.

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