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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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I get extremely dizzy and nauseous when I lay on my left side to the point if I wasn't laying down I would pass out. I have neurofibromatosis.

I get extremely dizzy and nauseous when I lay on my left side to the point if I wasn't laying down I would pass out. I have neurofibromatosis.

May be inner ear: Most patients experience some hearing loss with acoustic neuroma which can occur particularly with nf2. However dizziness and nauseous feeling can occur from vertigo that can be related to virus affecting the inner ear. Usually related to laying on affected side. In your case the problem would be on left side. I would see doctor for evaluation and examination. ...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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17yr female, not sexual active, Lower left side pain, fever 99.8, back pain, nausea, dizziness, hurts laying down, cant eat not passing urine often

17yr female, not sexual active, Lower left side pain, fever 99.8, back pain, nausea, dizziness, hurts laying down, cant eat not passing urine often

See your doctor: Are you having any burning sensation when you urinate, or do you notice an odor from your urine? See your doctor, you may have an infection, which will require antibiotics ...Read more

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Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?

Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?

I would: Go to the hospital, now. I would not even wait till the morning please. You need to know why this is happening. Please don't put this off till tomorrow. ...Read more

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Dull throbbing mostly (left)back of head. Seem to worsen when touch, abit dizzy. Better when lying down. Spend time on phone. Possible causes n how to ease?

Dull throbbing mostly (left)back of head. Seem to worsen when touch, abit dizzy. Better when lying down. Spend time on phone. Possible causes n how to ease?

Muscle pain: Seems like a muscle issue (strain or sprain). I think some warm compresses and some Motrin or tylenol is in order. The fact that you talk on the phone often can affect your posture and help cause the problem. Be aware of your posture. Get a headset if you need to be hands free on the phone and perhaps you sit up straighter and not develop this pain. Warm compresses and cold ones can be done. ...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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Possible heart attack? I'm 26 Been having palpitations, dizziness that goes away when sitting or lying down and left arm numbness/burning for few days

Possible heart attack? I'm 26 Been having palpitations, dizziness that goes away when sitting or lying down and left arm numbness/burning for few days

See a doctor: Palpitations and dizziness that disappear with sitting or lying down are not suggestive of an acute heart attack, but these symptoms need evaluation. The numbness and burning of the left arm may or may not be related. There are many possibilities for these symptoms, including panic disorder, episodic irregular heart beats, anemia. Please see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I was in the shower, I got dizzy had blurry vision then a pain in my left eye came I got out, I was lying down my hands started to shake and felt cold?

I was in the shower, I got dizzy had blurry vision then a pain in my left eye came I got out, I was lying down my hands started to shake and felt cold?

Vasovagal: If you were using a very hot shower then you could have Vasovagal reaction which causes sudden drop in blood pressure and therefore decrease blood flow to the brain which causes you to faint. Try to avoid hot showers, long standing then you should be fine, If you take those measures and you had the recurrence of symptoms see your provider. ...Read more

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Dizziness when I lay down and turn to left side only?

Dizziness when I lay down and turn to left side only?

Dizziness: It may be related to an inner ear problem. Please visit an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Why do a lot I feel dizzy every time I lay down on one side like my left side I feel dizzy?

Why do a lot I feel dizzy every time I lay down on one side like my left side I feel dizzy?

Inner ear issue: Is most likely. Avoid lying on that side, get up slowly from any position, and see a clinician to get an actual diagnosis. Lots of useful info on http://www. Dizziness-and-balance. Com/index. Html Good luck! ...Read more

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Have had multiple episodes of dizziness when going to lay down on back with head tilted to left side. Coincidence or problem?

Have had multiple episodes of dizziness when going to lay down on back with head tilted to left side. Coincidence or problem?

Vertigo: Does it feel like the room is spinning around you? Especially since you describe your dizziness occurring in a particular position, you may have benign positional vertigo (BPV). Visit your physician for an exam. Your physician can perform the Epley maneuver to try to treat you. Try to avoid the position that causes your dizziness. Https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001420.htm ...Read more

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Why is it when I get a migraine it only hurts on my left side. But yet im still dizzy and nauseaous. Med didn't stay down.

Why is it when I get a migraine it only hurts on my left side. But yet im still dizzy and nauseaous. Med didn't stay down.

Migraine: You may have classic migraine which is unilateral in presentation. You will need to try some anti-migraine medication and anti-nausea ones that your doc can prescribe. ...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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Left side of chest sevier pains ease when I sit down and im dizzy rest of day?

Left side of chest sevier pains ease when I sit down and im dizzy rest of day?

Must check the heart: Anyone with severe chest pain has to see his doctor or go to the E.R. To be checked right away for a heart problem such as a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see whether or not it turns into a really bad situation. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". If it turns out to be a painful lung, stomach, esophagus, or ribs problem, the E.R. Doctor can still begin treatment there. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness daily, head pressure when laying down on one side almost like moving pressure, clear MRI?

I am experiencing dizziness daily, head pressure when laying down on one side almost like moving pressure, clear MRI?

Sinus?: Could be sinus related. Possible inner ear - labyrinthitis which can be viral. How long has it been going on? Any other symptoms? Vision changes? Hearing changes? ...Read more

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Dizzy when walking or sitting, goes away when laying down. What should l ask GP to check? Iron levels on the low side, but still normal.

Dizzy when walking or sitting, goes away when laying down. What should l ask GP to check? Iron levels on the low side, but still normal.

Let GP figure it out: Do see your GP and describe your symptoms, and let her/him figure out what to check. In the mean time, make sure that you drink enough water so that your urine is watery. ...Read more

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In the past 6 months, I have become dizzy as if some unseen force was pulling me down to the left side. No pain, numbness, or ringing in my ears.

In the past 6 months, I have become dizzy as if some unseen force was pulling me down to the left side. No pain, numbness, or ringing in my ears.

Circulation??: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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My left arm feels heavy and I feel slightly dizzy and nauseous. I have a slight headache which hurts more on the left side of my head. I feel very weighed down on my left side. I'm very worried about this.

My left arm feels heavy and I feel slightly dizzy and nauseous. I have a slight headache which hurts more on the left side of my head. I feel very weighed down on my left side. I'm very worried about this.

Left-sided heaviness: Hello. The left sided heaviness you describe could represent a neuropathy, but I would suggest evaluation by a Neurologist to make sure that no evidence of a more sinister neurologic syndrome is present. You should start with a local physician that could steer you to a competent Neurologist. ...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)

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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Tubes were tied 8/14/12.Period late 1st time. Now very lite, severe dizziness, cramping left side of belly button down 2 right side & lowerback. Help!

Tubes were tied 8/14/12.Period late 1st time. Now very lite, severe dizziness, cramping left side of belly button down 2 right side & lowerback. Help!

Ectopic Pregnancy: I don't believe that you should be on the internet with those 'severe' symptoms but should be at your doctor's office today. Please sign off of the internet and get to your physician's office urgently. ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up up with a pounding head ache and I was hot and dizzy. And it went down, but this morning, the left side of my ear and throat ache!

Yesterday I woke up up with a pounding head ache and I was hot and dizzy. And it went down, but this morning, the left side of my ear and throat ache!

Need to be seen: A thorough examination of your ears, nose and throat with a possible throat swab may help to determine the cause of your symptoms and get you the most appropriate treatment. ...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?

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?

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.

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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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

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

BPV Benign Vertigo: We have 3 small "stones" on each side of our head. They float in c-shaped tubes or canals. These canals are lined with fine hairs which then transmit the position to our brain. These stones and tubes act like the bubbles on a level a carpenter uses. If a stone "sticks" then conflict arises in our brain which makes us dizzy. Sounds like one stone on one side is the culprit. ...Read more