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Elevate Head When Sleeping
Been on bed rest for 2 months. Sitting upright I feel wobbly, tense shoulders, wobbly swimmy head. I put head between knees and head spins. This bp?
Not surprising: In a study of medical student, 3 days of bedrest resulted in weakness and dizziness with standing. It's hard to imagine a recommendation of bedrest for 2 months. It would be expected to be associated with a high risk of blood clots in ones legs and resultant pulmonary embolism, and osteoporosis. Physiotherapy can greatly help in achieving a recovery. ...Read more
Pressure head aches mostly when lay down or lay on stomach with head turned.Improve when upright.Normal brain MRI . What can cause this?
Headache in forehead and temples that feels that pressure. Sore in areas when rub head. Sometimes worse when laying head on pillow. Tension headache?
2 months of bed rest laying on back. Now when I sit up on bed, dizzy headed. Even with my head propped up with pillows still dizzy. This normal?!
YES: This is called orthostasis- a temporary drop in BP when going from a supine ( laying face up ) to an upright position- may be due to prolonged bedrest. ...Read more
What causes a childs back of head to hurt when laying down but when standing or sitting lightly dizzy/nauseous. no injury, head hurt for 12 hours.
I think you are: asking for a diagnosis here. We can not diagnose this problem. A medical history, vital signs and physical examination would be needed at minimum. ...Read more
Neck pain worse at night. Turning head makes it sharp feeling and when I lie down it throbs on right side of neck and head. Feels better after sleep?
Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
I have difficulty breathing when lying flat in bed but when I prop my head and shoulders it improves. Why?
Concerning sign here: Shortness of breath with laying flat and improves with more upright position is a concerning symptom of heart failure, medically called orthopnea. Often fluid in the lungs settle at bottom with sitting, but spread upward with laying flat thus causing shortness of breath. Extreme obesity can also do this as pressure in belly pushes things up causing troubled breathing, ..Consult doc..Good luck. ...Read more
Head has pressure, feels heavy. Floor feels bouncy when i stand up and subsides when laying down. Sinus infection cause this?
Severe back pain only when laying down, at night, or standing after sitting. Switching positions in bed does nothing. Bad Headache when awake?
Pelvic girdle ?: 38y w. HA, back pain lying/standing, not sitting. Sitting: both ischial prominences contact seat surface forcing sacroiliac joints, SIJ, into neutral anatomic positions. Sleep: surface ground forces translate around pelvic bony ring to loose/pained SIJ. Standing: upper body weight upon SIJ's; torquing loose SIJ. Loose SIJ evokes functional scoliosis as upright, head tilt & neck muscle tension HA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I lay down on my bed with my head on certain position my head spin also when I stand suddenly l lose balance?
BPPV: This is likely benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Annoying as heck, but not to worry about. It is due to crystals that have gotten out of position in the inner ear and they usually work their way back into place. You will notice specific sides/directions when turning or getting out of bed a certain side will set it off. Give it a bit of time, and if not better, see MD! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sporatic dizziness laying in one position like the bed was standing up, up and closing eyes tilting head back, turning over in bed, standing, headache?
Yes: If you overextend your jaw muscles, you could have pain and soreness of an injury. ...Read more
Can sinuses or inner make someone feel like on an elevator when standing up? My head feels bouncy when standing. When laying down it subsides.
I feel pressure in the back of my head when lying down after 1 minute. The pressure feels like it is pulling my head back to pillow. Head MRI clear.
Constant burning feel top back head w. occasional head weight feel causing elevator effect when walking. dizzy can be replicated w pressure back head.
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