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For the past 2 days, I've been feeling dizzy... While standing, lying down and bending over... What could be causing this.?

For the past 2 days, I've been feeling dizzy... While standing, lying down and bending over... What could be causing this.?

Many things: Can cause "dizziness" and much more information is needed to try to sort this out. You might find some helpful information at dizzinessandbalance. Com. You could also get a formal consult here on Health Tap. Or you may need to be seen to get a definitive diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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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My girlfriend has been to numerous doctors. She has headaches but without sensitivity to light or sound. She also gets dizzy from bending or lying down too fast. What couldbe the reason?

My girlfriend has been to numerous doctors. She has headaches but without sensitivity to light or sound. She also gets dizzy from bending or lying down too fast. What couldbe the reason?

Headache specialist: She should find a headache specialist, a neurologist specializing in headaches. The dizziness is a blood pressure issue. Make sure she drinks plenty of fluids and that her blood pressure is controlled. ...Read more

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What causes heart palp., dizziness, diff. Breathing while lying down/bending? 30m & no caff. Drugs or alc. Norm holter, blood work & stress test.

What causes heart palp., dizziness, diff. Breathing while lying down/bending? 30m & no caff. Drugs or alc. Norm holter, blood work & stress test.

Multiple reasons: If you are not overweight. There could be multiple reasons. The best way however to diagnose this is to have an event monitor (not a holter) in this way will be able to correlate your complaint with what ever the cause is. Further recommendations will be based on the results. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down.?

Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down.?

Probably not: If low blood pressure is source of sensation you are calling dizziness, it would usually worse when you are upright. There are certain types of vertigo and disequilibrium that are worse when you have your eyes closed. Consider an evaluation with your pcp about whether your blood pressure is low or other causes for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause dizziness when bending over or laying down after taking it a few days ago? Could that be the cause?

Can ibuprofen cause dizziness when bending over or laying down after taking it a few days ago? Could that be the cause?

No: Especially if you took the medication a few days ago it should be out of your system by now, your body should have cleared the medication. Sounds like you have a possible problem with your inner ear. See your physician. ...Read more

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34 yo, healthy woman. Get dizzy going from laying down to standing, but then goes away. Also get dizzy when bending over. Not dizzy any other time. Serious?

34 yo, healthy woman. Get dizzy going from laying down to standing, but then goes away. Also get dizzy when bending over. Not dizzy any other time. Serious?

Orthostatic: That is a symptom of orthostatic hypotension - meaning an abnormal drop of BP upon standing. This can be due to dehydration. Try drinking more fluids during the day. If it worsens or you actually pass out you should see your doctor for further tests. ...Read more

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Weird dizziness when laying down but no dizziness when bending head up back or side. Do you think it's neck related? I don't think it's bppv help

Vertebral artery: If you have neck problems, the cause of dizziness can be benign or related to an interruption of blood flow in the vertebral artery. If this is a new problem, see a neurologist. ...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 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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I feel light headed and dizzy whilst lying down?

May be BPV: Bpv or benign positional vertigo occurs when the head assumes a more horizontal position or the affected ear is closer to the floor. Shortly after assuming or getting out of the inciting position, often laying down, there is brief spinning lasting. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness when I stand up from lying down?

What causes dizziness when I stand up from lying down?

Orthostatic hypotens: Orthostatic hypotension (also called postural hypotension) is a form of low blood pressure that can cause dizziness. It happens when the blood vessels do not constrict (tighten) as you stand up, which makes you feel dizzy. Everyone is likely to experience a mild form of postural hypotension at some time. It’s the lightheaded feeling you may get if you leap out of bed very quickly. ...Read more

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What causes the temporary dizziness when you get up after a long time sitting or lying down?

What causes the temporary dizziness when you get up after a long time sitting or lying down?

Hypotension: What you are describing is orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension. When you get up, your blood pressure dropa and there is a delay in recovery to normal. Mild symptoms, lasting a few seconds, is not usually a cause for concern and does not need to be treated. If it is lasting a long time, see your primary doc for evaluation and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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A little dizziness when first lying down, or rolling over. What causes this?

A little dizziness when first lying down, or rolling over. What causes this?

BPPV: Benign paroxismal positional vertigo is a benign form of vertigo caused by position change. I would refer you to multiple online resources available - just google it and ample and reliable information will come up. As far as treatment, I am not a big pill believer for this problem. I like home epley maneuver. Again, just google it and it will come up in text & pictures and even youtube video. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy when lying down but gets normal when standing or sitting. What is the cause?

I feel dizzy when lying down but gets normal when standing or sitting. What is the cause?

? labyrnthitis: Your inner ear may have some inflammation or an issue causing the dizziness and different body positions can cause it to come and go as the fluid in your inner ear shifts. If this persists, you need to see and ent. ...Read more

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Why do I get very dizzy everytime I get up from lying down?, this has been happening to me from the past 4 weeks.

Why do I get very dizzy everytime I get up from lying down?, this has been happening to me from the past 4 weeks.

Might be dehydration: What you're describing sounds like a syndrome we call orthostatic hypotension, or a drop in blood pressure when you go from lying down to sitting or sitting to standing. It is often due to dehydration. Be sure you are drinking plenty of liquids, especially if you are exercising or working outside in the heat. Also, diuretic medications (that increase your urination) can cause this. ...Read more

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Why is it that at times I feel dizzy for a while when I get up from lying down? It has been happening for the past 4 weeks.

Why is it that at times I feel dizzy for a while when I get up from lying down? It has been happening for the past 4 weeks.

Dizzy: Many things might cause this. I am assuming you mean you get lightheaded when you get up and it doesn't last very long. And once you are up and it passes you feel fine. Medications, diet, hydration level, metabolic/hormonal problems might all cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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She is 14 yrs old. She often feels dizziness and blurry/dark vision when getting up from sitting/lying down, she also loses her balance.?

She is 14 yrs old. She often feels dizziness and blurry/dark vision when getting up from sitting/lying down, she also loses her balance.?

Postural hypotension: She needs to be examined for that to find the cause
in the meantime increase her fluid intake
that will help raise that blood pressure.also have her hemoglobin checked ...Read more

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When lying down on my left side I am having severe dizziness and when I try to get up also. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could this be?

When lying down on my left side I am having severe dizziness and when I try to get up also. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could this be?

Bp: The problem is not necessarily related to your blood pressue medications. You should go see your doctor for a history/physical and examination. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness when bending down?

Probale inner ear: Likely benign positional vertigo. See a neurologist or an ent. ...Read more

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Every time I sit up after lying down I feel dizzy and the place seems to spinning around me. What could be the cause?

Every time I sit up after lying down I feel dizzy and the place seems to spinning around me. What could be the cause?

BPPV: Hello, it sounds like you are experiencing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This is a condition where crystals within chambers of the balance portion of your inner ear. This may only last a few days and may improve with otc medication called meclizine. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. He/she may recommend further therapy such as an eply maneuver which may cure you immediately. ...Read more

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I often feel dizzy/unsteady, when I'm standing, sitting and when I'm lying down & when I look up, then look back down. What can cause this?

I often feel dizzy/unsteady, when I'm standing, sitting and when I'm lying down & when I look up, then look back down. What can cause this?

Dizzy spells: Dizziness or vertigo can be caused by several factors from low blood pressure to middle/inner ear disease. You should definitely schedule an appointment to be evaluated with a Healthcare professional especially if this a sudden onset and/or getting worse, associated with syncope or blacking out, headaches, waking at night, nausea/vomiting, etc. Good luck and God bless! ...Read more

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Bp isusually norm. Went to dr 4 headache& dizzy. Bp was 150/100, &been that ever since. When lying down it's 135/86. Dizzy when sitting. What iswrong?

Hypertension: Alone can cause all of these symptoms, and you definitely have it. You need to see your doctor ASAP and get on a more effective medication, and also rule out causes other than just essential hypertension.
If you can't get an appointment, and these symptoms continue, you need to go to an ED to get an additional medication or a recommendation for an increase in your dose. This could be serious. ...Read more

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I have had a blood test about my dizziness and headaches that occur when I stand up after lying down. Is there any chance you could interpret results.

I have had a blood test about my dizziness and headaches that occur when I stand up after lying down. Is there any chance you could interpret results.

Try our other forum: PRIME (one of our premium services) is a primary care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. A patient using PRIME has a private visit with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, and he can show the doctor pictures or test results. (You currently have posted on our free forum where medical care is not given.) ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy and a little nauseous when bending down since the morning. What could this be?

Feeling dizzy and a little nauseous when bending down since the morning. What could this be?

Many causes: The many causes include anxiety, low blood pressure, sinus headache, orthostatic/positional hypotension, medications, vasovagal, dehydration, etc. Don't make sudden changes in position. See your primary care physician to be evaluated. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/dizzinessandvertigo. Html ...Read more

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Small ischemic stroke 2006 to left cordite. Dizziness really bad now. Turning over when in bed or bending down. Is it related to the stroke? Thanks

Small ischemic stroke 2006 to left cordite. Dizziness really bad now. Turning over when in bed or bending down. Is it related to the stroke? Thanks

Vertigo: It may not be ralated to stroke. It could be benign positional vertigo. Epley's meneuver could help you. I recommend to see a neurologist to get confirmatory diagnosis. If not neurologic origin then see a cardiologist to rule out pre-syncope. ...Read more

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I slept on my neck wring and now whenever I stand up from lying down I am very dizzy. Is is something serious? Will it pass?

I slept on my neck wring and now whenever I stand up from lying down I am very dizzy. Is is something serious? Will it pass?

Prob not: Dizziness upon standing is usually not related to sleeping on the neck wrong. It is called orthostatic hypotension and it is very common and usually not serious. Unclear if it will improve over time but simple things like wearing compression stalkings or getting up more gradually from a lying position can help. ...Read more

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Super dizzy headrush/faint feeling a few minutes after lying down. It was very intense but only lasted about 4 seconds, Why is this?

Likely normal: The symptoms you are describing may be related to anxiety. If this is the case, breathing exercises and calming techniques such as meditation may help. See your doctor for a proper evaluation and consideration of another cause. ...Read more

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For the past two days, I have been feeling dizzy and weak when I stand from a sitting or lying down position. It feels like I'm faint and nauseaus?

Orthostatic hypoten.: Sounds like orthostatic hypotension: occurs in response to postural change and includes generalized weakness, dizziness/lightheadedness, visual blurring or darkening, and in severe cases fainting. May result from volume depletion (due to dehydration, diuretics, or vomiting) and certain medications. Increase fluid intake and get up from laying/sitting position slowly. ...Read more

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I think I hv low BP cause whenever I stand up from lying down, I feel dizzy & my vision is blurred. I feel like fainting & almost puked. Wht do u think?

I think I hv low BP cause whenever I stand up from lying down, I feel dizzy & my vision is blurred. I feel like fainting & almost puked. Wht do u think?

See a physician: There are many reasons for low blood pressure. This type of problem need immediate medical attention. You may be dehydrated for some reason, etc, etc. Impossible to know without examining you. Get yourself to a physician today, or to Emergency Room or urgent care center. Better to be safe than sorry. ...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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Feeling dizzy and nausea and 1st bp was 140/87. 2nd bp back to normal 106/60. But I'm still feeling the symptoms even lying down. Should I be worried?

Feeling dizzy and nausea and 1st bp was 140/87. 2nd bp back to normal 106/60. But I'm still feeling the symptoms even lying down. Should I be worried?

Dizzy and BP: Feeling dizzy and nausea and 1st bp was 140/87. 2nd bp back to normal 106/60. But I'm still feeling the symptoms even lying down. Should I be worried? ANS: need more information. I specialize in BP problems. Please contact me for 2nd opinion and see if I can help. ...Read more

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I am a 58 year old male and after getting up from lying down I get dizzy for a few seconds then I am ok.. I also am winded after climbing steps I?

Dizzy: Postural hypotension or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Sound like you need to see an internist to check heart and lungs. How many steps before winded, an chest pain? What is daily exercise routine? ...Read more