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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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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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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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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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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