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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...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?

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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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
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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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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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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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Dr. Riyad Mohama
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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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Dr. Catherine Willner
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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. ?

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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Dr. Brian Kelly
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


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