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Elevate Your Head In Bed
Trying to get out of bed today, but everytime i lift my head off the pillow i get a wave of dizziness. Is this serious?
After taking my meds & fall asleep, i feel 2 heavy 2 turn my body & lift my head. Same feelin when i awake and try 2 get out of bed. What causes this?
Beat!!: You should talk to your doctor the dosage of your meds need to be adjusted. ...Read more
Had neck fusion in 2009. I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain. Can't lift my head in bed either. What's wrong?
I am getting dizzy while in bed or when I lift my head. The only thing i've changed is that I am not eating meat . Heart press. Is 133/80 pulse 77?
Did you lose: Consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. If you don't have these types of symptoms - you can go to bed. ...Read more
Subluxation: Young females who experiences joint popping with range of motion might have Hypermobility Syndrome; inherited loose joints due to ligament laxity. Associated symptoms might include: premenstrual disorder, IBS, panic attacks, dizziness upon standing, fainting, chronic neck &/or low back pain, TOS, TMJ & migraine headaches. Gravity, injuries & dysautonomia participate in evolution of these symptoms. ...Read more
2 possibilities: You may have BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). This is a self-limited inner ear problem caused by loose otoconia (calcium carbonate stones) in the inner ear which move with position. A second possibility is cervical disc disease which may also cause positional vertigo. See and ENT doctor for a complete balance workup. ...Read more
When it's time for bed, many thoughts roam through my head causing me to lose sleep. How can I fix this?
Every so often when I roll to my side in bed, my head spins for several seconds. Is this anything serious?
Unlikely: If the symptoms resolve quickly, then no. You can learn exercises to minimize the discomfort. Here is an example of such exercises: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/canalith-repositioning-procedure/basics/definition/prc-20009592?DSECTION=all&p=1 If they persist, you should have an in-person evaluation. ...Read more