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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Dizzy spells not the room spinning but I'm swaying staggering. Not dizzy laying down. Alway accompanied by sudden frequent urination. Last few hours?

Dizzy spells not the room spinning but I'm swaying staggering. Not dizzy laying down. Alway accompanied by sudden frequent urination. Last few hours?

Orthostasis: This is a phenomenon called orthostasis. It is very common and usually related to blood volume status. The reason you are having this is the unclear part and what a doctor can help you with. When lying flat the body produces more urine which will worsen your symptoms Try doing 5 toe raises when you feel the symptoms to raise your blood pressure and put 3 pillows behind your head when you lie ...Read more

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Dizziness while laying down, turning head or bending over. Not like room spinning just unbalanced. No nausea headache blurred vision. Any suggestions?

Dizziness while laying down, turning head or bending over. Not like room spinning just unbalanced. No nausea headache blurred vision. Any suggestions?

Positional vertigo.: In benigh paroxysmal positional vertigo you may experience a feeling of spinning or tilting while moving your head, rolling over in bed, turning your head quickly, bending over, or tipping your head back. It occurs due to some problem in the inner ear, causing brief vertigo spells that come and go. See an ENT specialist to confirm the diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can c4-c6 disc narrowing cause extreme dizziness/vertigo when lying down & turning head only? No other problems and no vomit. Just extreme spinning.

Can c4-c6 disc narrowing cause extreme dizziness/vertigo when lying down & turning head only? No other problems and no vomit. Just extreme spinning.

Unlikely!: At your age the symptoms sound like BENIGN POSITIONAL VERTIGO Treat the symptoms and if it continues see a neurologist ...Read more

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40 y old female, woke w vertigo attack, still very dizzy, worse when lying down but present moderately at all times. No other sym's. ER or wait n see?

40 y old female, woke w vertigo attack, still very dizzy, worse when lying down but present moderately at all times. No other sym's. ER or wait n see?

Likely labyrinthitis: Labyrinthitis is the most common cause of vertigo. Typically, it comes on suddenly (sometimes after a viral illness). The symptoms may last minutes to several hours, often accompanied by nausea--interspersed by periods of feeling well. It may become worse over several weeks, and then will gradually resolve. The symptoms may be incapacitating, so not a good idea to drive.
See Comment. ...Read more

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Female 25yo dizzy sitting up in bed in morning, not vertigo, feel as if on boat. Relieved when lying down, also less noticeable when walking. Why?

Get an evaluation.: Dizziness can be positional in such a case, and it is treatable. However vertigo has many causes that need further examination to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Bppv: Benign positional vertigo. Try sitting up on your bed. Lie backward with the head turned slightly to the right. Do you get dizzy briefly. If so, then tool all the way to the left on your side. Gently tool after about a min to your back. Wait. Then rool to the right. Wait till the dizziness stops. Then sit straight up and lean forward. You will get very dizzy. Be careful do not fall. Repeat in 5 d. ...Read more

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2 mnths ago I was hit with BPPV (left ear). I still sometimes feel dizzy or get mild vertigo while laying to left or turning left after laying down.

2 mnths ago I was hit with BPPV (left ear). I still sometimes feel dizzy or get mild vertigo while laying to left or turning left after laying down.

Epley Maneuver: When BPPV returns, you can just start doing the Epley Maneuver again until it resolves. There's great diagrams and videos of it online. Just google "Epley Maneuver" and/or search it in YouTube. Hope that helps and hope you feel better soon. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss further. ...Read more

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Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Yes: Usually you have inner ear issues but occasionally the vertebral artery can be compressed by spurs in the neck can lead to these symptoms. Ct of the cervical spine or MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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While sitting and watching television I suddenly was hit with a wave of vertigo (dizziness, room spinning) I'm a fit 28yo male in excellent health.

While sitting and watching television I suddenly was hit with a wave of vertigo (dizziness, room spinning) I'm a fit 28yo male in excellent health.

Positional vertigo: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is caused by a problem in the inner ear. It is short lasting vertigo. If problem persist more than 1 week, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I woke up feeling dizzy with the room spinning around me. I was very nausius and lay in bed for three days. Now six days later I am still unwell?

Get seen: May be vestibular neuritis (inflammation of your vestibular/balance system in the inner ear) or something more serious. See a doctor soon to determine a treatment plan and to ensure that this is not from something more serious. ...Read more

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I'm on bedrest, & for the past 4 days been waking up to dizziness, room spinning & feeling sick before getting up. Just stress? Should I see my dr?

Well...: Why have you been in bed for 4 days?? This is not normal.
Your vertigo and nausea are important symptoms.
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Hard to explain, feel like my head is swimming. Constant dizzy head feeling, no room spinning, I can walk and drive fine. Just annoying swimmy head??

Hard to explain, feel like my head is swimming. Constant dizzy head feeling, no room spinning, I can walk and drive fine. Just annoying swimmy head??

Lightheadedness: Hi, r u on any medicine? Do u drink a lot of caffeinated drinks? Do you sleep enough? How is your blood pressure? Any feeling of passing out?
Please see your PMD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Experiences dizziness and the feeling of being unable to stand. Doesn't feel room spinning. Travels, often jetlagged. High trigly. Inner ear issue?

Experiences dizziness and the feeling of being unable to stand. Doesn't feel room spinning. Travels, often jetlagged. High trigly. Inner ear issue?

Probably: Vertigo or Meniere's disease. Patient will need ENT evaluation, vertigo testing and a medical workup to include blood testing and cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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Dizzy with BP of 90/72 a rate of 175. Not working hard. I had 2 days of waking up with the room spinning. Had some lower adominal pain between hips?

Dizzy with BP of 90/72 a rate of 175. Not working hard. I had 2 days of waking up with the room spinning. Had some lower adominal pain between hips?

Doesn't sound good: A person with a heart rate of 175 should call 911 for an ambulance ride to the E.R. The paramedics will provide oxygen, to help the heart and the brain, because the dizziness may be due to the brain not being able to get enough blood (the heart is not pumping properly if the rate is 175). Best to call 911. ...Read more

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Sometimes while dizzy I feel the room spinning while im not moving. Other times I make a small movement and it feels like a huge fast movement. Others I feel like my head is floating. What is the difference?

Sometimes while dizzy I feel the room spinning while im not moving. Other times I make a small movement and it feels like a huge fast movement. Others I feel like my head is floating. What is the difference?

BPPV: Is a possibility. This is a condition of intermittent and varying degrees of vertigo caused by tiny crystals of calcium carbonate that are a normal part of the inner ear's anatomy, detaching and collecting in one of the semicircular canals, causing vertigo with head movement.
This can be readily diagnosed by your doctor with a simple maneuver and treated with another. Http://vestibular. Org/understanding-vestibular-disorders/types-vestibular-disorders/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy nd room spinning whilst in bed. Sharp pain at side of right eye?

See eye doctor: You may have a serious problem and should go to er. Once all the basic emergency items have been eliminated, you should see an eye doctor and make sure there is not an ocular source such as misaligned eyes or elevated eye pressure. ...Read more

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Pressure headache and tightness and numbness in left arm for days. Two days ago added dizziness and room spinning sensation. Blood pressure has seemed?

Headache: Need more information, age, under lying medical problem and medications etc.
If the headache was secondary to elevated blood pressure, it should get better with improvement or normalization of the pressure. Continuous headache ache may be from different reason. Dizziness and spinning commonly from inner ear problem. Of course other causes for that too. Better have it examined by your physician ...Read more

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Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read more

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Iv had dizziness, light headedness, the room spinning, nausea, and trouble with balancing. What's wrong? I had a brain tumor by my cerebelum a few years ago and since that IV had a shunt placed in and in the past two years IV had chemical meningitis 4 time

Iv had dizziness, light headedness, the room spinning, nausea, and trouble with balancing. What's wrong? I had a brain tumor by my cerebelum a few years ago and since that IV had a shunt placed in and in the past two years IV had chemical meningitis 4 time

Complex: You may have a recurrence of your cerebellar tumor, or you may have a new and different neurological problem. You should see your physicians asap and get a new brain MRI to see if the tumor has recurred. You may also have a shunt problem, again an MRI may help to determine this. See your doctors. ...Read more

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Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50's on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?

Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50's on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia with hypotension can cause dizziness but room spinning kind still usually from a vestibular source such as benign positional vertigo, labarynthitis, or other causes. You need a full history and exam thyroid levels holter monitor and expert cardiology consult today. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body aches, chest pain, numb hands and fingers, back pain, room spinning?

See a Physician: You have multiple symptoms and would be impossible to pin your diagnosis without a good physical exam. Seek medical attention and good luck ...Read more

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Is vertigo getting dizzy from top of skyscraper looking down?

May be: Vertigo is dizziness with a sensation of rotation either you or the surroundings around you. Often associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I am 3 weeks into my vertigo episode and getting better, am able to drive etc now. Dizzy spells return when I lie down. Am I safe to fly?

I am 3 weeks into my vertigo episode and getting better, am able to drive etc now. Dizzy spells return when I lie down. Am I safe to fly?

Positional: Since the air pressure is controlled in large commercial vessels, should not be a problem. Flying in small non-pressurized planes would likely be a problem. See ENT doc if you need professional exam and advice. ...Read more

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I get dizzy and the room twists when on a computer or phone. What can cause dizziness/vertigo when looking at a computer or phone screen?

Visual vertigo: I have answered this question before. But the symptoms have been labeled as visual vertigo and is caused by moving the eyes back and forth for long periods of time. It is worse in the dark. You also may be benign positional vertigo which is caused by loose stones in the inner ear. Visual vertigo is more central (brain). See an neuro-otologist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Every time I use the computer, stand while looking down for a period or time, even cooking make me dizzy sometimes vertigo how to get rid of it?

Every time I use the computer, stand while looking down for a period or time, even cooking make me dizzy sometimes vertigo how to get rid of it?

We need more info: You are being treated for diabetes, hypertension, lipidemia. Your "dizziness" could be vertigo, or a side or even direct medication effect if you are being overtreated for a diagnosis or from the disease itself if not adequately treated or even an unrelated cause like dehydration. At 31 you can still muster the will to tap your body's desire for health thru diet and exercise which can CURE all 3 ...Read more

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Tapering Valium down to 1mg and getting "dizzy" feeling. Like being pushed to one side or eyes not in sync with body. Not vertigo. Is this normal?

Tapering Valium down to 1mg and getting "dizzy" feeling. Like being pushed to one side or eyes not in sync with body. Not vertigo. Is this normal?

No: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, valium tapering should be done under supervision because withdrawal from sedatives can lead to seizures, even fatal ones.
Valium is, however, one of the easier drugs to taper due to its relatively long half life.
The symptoms you describe are not typical. Could be serious withdrawal cannot say. ...Read more

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Have difficulty when I lay down on the floor, stand up too long or head tilt for long period of time I get dizzy, lightheaded sometimes vertigo help.

Have difficulty when I lay down on the floor, stand up too long or head tilt for long period of time I get dizzy, lightheaded sometimes vertigo help.

Not normal: This description suggests a possible vascular phenomenon but it could also be related to inner ear or neurological factors. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I do have history of vertigo and low blood pressure. Is it normal that my head gets dizzy for a few second once I get up from a sitting position? Mostly when I m kneeling on the floor. Also, when I lie down flat on bed...my head can feel a bit dizzy. But

Yes orthostatic: This is probably orthostatic hypotension - the body needs to adjust when you move positions. I suspect this si why you feel dizzy. Your physician can clarify and be certain that your blood pressure is Ok Also your labs like blood counts are all OK and that there are not any circulatory or inner ear issues that could also be playing a role. ...Read more

Spinning (Definition)

Dizziness & ...Read more