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Dizziness When Lying Flat On Back
Can laying flat on back during bed rest cause little dizzy spells just laying down? Maybe it comes from looking at my phone all day? Thoughts?
On bed rest since June flat on back and little on side. When I roll over on my stomach with head face down to do exercises im dizzy. This normal?
Positional vertigo: Ask your doctor if Meclizine should be tried for this this in adequate dosages ...Read more
Bloating in stomach, difficulty breathing while laying flat on back, dizziness , fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness... what can the cause be?
GET YOURSELF CHECKED:
You are only 15 years old and have all these symptoms of difficulty in breathing, dizziness, fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness
You should speak to your parents and they need to take you to your Pediatrician or Family Doctor to be checked as soon as possible
We can not help you on this site as there are several possibilities for your multiple symptoms which can be serious
Talk to your parents asap ...Read more
Fell a week ago. Still rather severe back pain betwn shoulder blades & im dizzy (worsened by: changing head position, lying flat, sitting. Reason why?
Did you hit your he:
If you hit your head see your physician
It is neck this needs evaluation to clarify. ...Read more
When lying flat on back left rib protrudes much more than right side rib have been having left side breastbone pains related? Serious?
Maybe ok: Asymmetry of the rib cage is not unusual and often there is flaring out of the lower part of the ribs. Your discomfort should be evaluated by your physician, however. It may be costochondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage between the sternum and a connecting rib. This is usually a tender spot and is most likely unrelated to the asymmetry of the lower rib cage. ...Read more
What causes 5 second ache type pains in chest near left breast and sternum when lying flat on back? Trying to correct my slouching habit.
Most likely due to::
Stretching of the chest wall/sternal muscles that are weak, and I am sure if you continue to stretch them and they get stronger, this type of achiness would subside in a few weeks.
Do see you Doc to ensure its not some other cause, as for chest pains, its better to be examined by a Doc.
Good Luck. ...Read more
Could hiatal hernia cause trouble breathing when lying flat on back? My husband's heart is healthy-went to cardiologist but Dr had no idea why
"Pad" of thumb is numb and tingling in thumb/index finger. Some hand and wrist pain. When lying flat on back get pins & needles in entire lower arm (like when sleeping on it). Few days before felt shoulder pain playing guitar. Not sure what to treat.
Finger numbness: You need to see an Internist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Acute or chronic?: At your age various structural answers are possible. If this is acute (new) then follow the post nasal drip as a possible clue of a sinus disorder. While this would not directly explain positional vertigo, the two might be related. Benign positional vertigo generally is not associated with nasal drip. Last, a nasopharyngeal leasion might produce true post-nasal drip and vertigo. Get eval. ...Read more
When I lay down flat on my back I start to feel dizzy and like the room is spinning. This morning when I got up, I couldn't keep balenced.
Woke up this mornin made 1/2 around the bed, then got dizzy bad!! Unsure if I blacked out or not but went from standing up 2 flat of my back, hurtBad? ?
Needs to be checked:
We can not tell you what is wrong with you as we do not have enough information.
You should get yourself checked asap by your doctor or go to ER
You will be evaluated with detailed History of any past medical problems and if you are taking any medicine or supplements. And a detailed exam including neurological exam and if indicated by exam a Cat Scan or MRI exam to find out what is wrong ...Read more
Husband can't lie flat on back w/o not being able to breath. He's doing hida scan today and worried about lying on back for so long. He truly can't.?
Consult with team: This is a very sensitive situation and your concerns should be addressed. Can you have your husbands Internist or Family Doctor join the radiologist who will be performing this study to discuss your concerns with you? I wish your husband the best with his health and remain available for future consults on this and other health issues. ...Read more
Can laying flat on my back on months bed rest without any activity cause dizziness when sitting up?
Possibly: Long term bed rest can lead to loss of muscle mass. In the legs, muscles function to squeeze blood from veins to the heart. If there is lack of utilization, it would take few seconds for the blood pressure to normalize and the dizziness to dissipate. If dizziness lasts longer, get further evaluate. Common cause includes dehydration as well. ...Read more
Baby is a little over 4 months and I think he may be starting teething. He seems uncomfortable flat on back why is this?
? Ear pressure?: If he's more uncomfortable when laying down, then it would be worth a visit to the pediatrician as frequently ear pain/pressure will manifest this way. ...Read more
Been on bed rest since June flat on back. No getting up. Should I start with exercises laying down first for few weeks then walking?
Back pain. Mid back. Only fine laying flat on back. Doesn't feel like a muscle issue as it's not sensitive to touch. Nerve?
Pelvis subluxation?: 27y fem. W. "mid-back pain" better lying on back. Have seen in cases of sacroiliac subluxation caused by unilateral sacrotuberous ligament injury. Lying on back causes both posterior superior iliac spines to equally incur ground force of sleep surface & thereat shift both sacroiliac joints to neutral anatomic position. Detected by manual exam. Not discovered by MRI, which is "snapshot". Osteopath? ...Read more
In a very thin person is it normal to feel your heartbeat in your stomach when laying flat on back? Sometimes its very strong other times its faint
Feeling heartbeat: You are likely feeling your aortic pulsation simply due to being very thin. This sensation can normally vary from weak to strong. I wouldn''t worry. ...Read more
For months had lower back pain can't lie flat on back as struggle to get up. Worse after work, limping and have to hold onto walls as I walk sometimes.
Back and leg pain: If this been for months and you have tried to do conservative measures without success then you must have it evaluated further. ...Read more
Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when I lay flat on back.
Pain between spine and right shoulder blade when moving arm? Slipped on ice and fell flat on back.
It could just be: Bruising however fracture of the scapula and the thoracic and lumbar spine are possible if the fall was a hard one. Consider seeing ur pcp if ur pain is getting worse or u have weakness and numbness of ur arms and legs. God bless u! ...Read more
I'm obese, can it cause tightness in my chest while laying flat on back? Had EKG done everything came back normal.
Yes: Obesity can cause pressure on your lungs and airway causing chest tightness and pressure. However, obesity is also a risk factor for heart disease. If your chest pain persists, or if you have not had an EKG recently, then it is best to go to the Urgent Care or ER to rule out a heart attack. ...Read more
I'm a female who broke her collar bone and had the surgery to fix it. Am I able to have sex? If so is it ok to lay flat on back?
Ok: You can do whatever is comfortable. Don't hang from the chandelier ...Read more
Week old baby spits up in her sleep so I worry about her being flat on back. Is it okay for her to sleep in her swing that is slightly inclined?
Back is best: Babies who spit up will turn their head automatically. An incline of several degrees is ok, but too much incline leads baby to angle perpendicular to how they lay down. Swings that suspend a newborn baby can lead to airway compromise and suffocation during sleep as babies head drops to one side. ...Read more
Woke up aftr nap flat on back. Worried because I dunno how long I slept like tht, maybe hour. Can it cause brain damage to or kill fetus? 23wks preg.
No: Relax. If you have a concern talk to your obstetrician. I have never heard of such an issue before. ...Read more
63yr old man woke up this morning laying flat on back the whole room was spinning got real hot started sweating real bad and upset stomach lasted 20mn?
A little short of breath while laying flat on back any ideas wht this could its winter right now where I live. My brain goes to the worst lung cancer?
I am experiencing nausea (severity: moderate), dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, hot weather, lying flat, sitting upright, prolonged standing), shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: psychological stress, lying?
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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