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Doctor insights on: Falling Sensation In Head

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What causes the weird falling sensation I have while sleeping?

What causes the weird falling sensation I have while sleeping?

Vestibular shutdown: Your vestibular system, the motion sensors in the inner ear, continue working during sleep, but their output is selectively blocked. While poorly understood, it's thought that asymmetrical inhibition (left vs right) is what gives the sensation of falling during sleep. This sensation is alarming enough to startle us awake. It is probably why we use the phrase "falling asleep". ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause a falling sensation?

Could acid reflux cause a falling sensation?

Maybe: If the reflux causes pain and nausea, you could feel some faintness, secondary to a vasovagal reaction, but another issue could involve a gastritis or ulcer, which could cause bleeding and anemia, and this too could promote a generalized dysequilibration sensation. Contact your doctor and check this out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience a falling sensation right before you go to sleep?

Is it normal to experience a falling sensation right before you go to sleep?

Yes: Some people feel this and it is quite normal. Sometimes these are associated with brief muscle twitches called hypnic jerks. ...Read more

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What to do if I get dizzy and get a falling sensation randomly and snap out of it when I touch something?

What to do if I get dizzy and get a falling sensation randomly and snap out of it when I touch something?

Dizzy at 41: Touching something and dizzy goes away suggests simple exercises might help.
Try balancing on one leg next to a chair you can touch. Try to increase the time.
Try turning in a corner where you can grab the wall. See if you can increase turning time.
Most yoga exercises are helpful: there are some right now on kcet.
Be diligent: don't want you to fall. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dizzy and get a falling sensation randomly and snap out of it when I touch something?

What to do if I have dizzy and get a falling sensation randomly and snap out of it when I touch something?

See a Neurologist: Dizziness and vertigo can be due to inner ear issues, funky nerve feedback (dysafferentation), neck misalignments, among other things. Dizziness and vertigo should not be taken lightly and checked out. An Ear, Nose and throat consult as well as a visit to your chiropractor may also be in order. ...Read more

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Is it normal if smoked weed to have symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, falling sensation the next day or was my weed laced? Or could it be just anxiety?

Is it normal if smoked weed to have symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, falling sensation the next day or was my weed laced? Or could it be just anxiety?

"Weed": We do not have enough info to determine the cause of your vertigo. Clinically I've seen paranoia result from smoking in young men. It is dangerous to use substances from the street because who knows what is in them. As your doctor about using CBD oil. It's the non-psychoactive part of cannabis and tell him/her your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's that weird falling sensation I feel while sleeping?

Can any doc tell me what's that weird falling sensation I feel while sleeping?

Hypnic Jerks: From your brief description, it seems you may be experiencing hypnic jerks. It occurs during the transition from wake to sleep. ...Read more

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I suffer from dizziness, weakness, falling sensation when I sleep. What should I do?

I suffer from dizziness, weakness, falling sensation when I sleep. What should I do?

Sleep symptoms: Your complaint does not explain if these are dreams or awake experiences. I would recommend a sleep study to make certain your oxygen supply remains intact overnight, and an evaluation of brain and its circulation to insure that there is not a narrowing in one of your neck arteries (vertebrals) that gets worse when you lie down, due to cervical degeneration. ...Read more

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What causes a split second falling sensation? It seems to happen when I am reading on the phone, watching tv, or if my leg or foot shifts position.

What causes a split second falling sensation? It seems to happen when I am reading on the phone, watching tv, or if my leg or foot shifts position.

See doctor: You're describing a fleeting vertigo or a fainting- like sensation that could have many causes. See your pcp for exam and proper diagnosis. Write down all meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use. If all is normal, consider seeing a mental health professional to look at anxiety as a factor. ...Read more

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Why do I get weird sensations in my head? Sometimes it feels like I'm falling backwards or I feel pressure spots on my forehead.

Why do I get weird sensations in my head? Sometimes it feels like I'm falling backwards or I feel pressure spots on my forehead.

2 possible answers: These may not be the answers, but they are common causes.

The sensation of movement arises from part of the body called the vestibular system. It is located under each ear. Sometimes this is the source of peripheral vertigo.

There is also something called a tension headache. It feels like a band or pressure, often in the forehead, on both sides. ...Read more

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I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

Unclear: Since you are being treated for a sinus infection situation is more complex. Pay attention to what part of right head goes numb. Nerves to anterior skull are different from nerves to posterior skull. The fact that you are young and symptoms are on opposite sides of head makes possibility of concerning illness less. Stress can cause non-specific, wierd symptoms; but caution when infection. ...Read more

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When I lay down to go to sleep I very frequently get a very strange sensation in face and arms. Like when u feel like ur falling. Lasts couple secs.?

When I lay down to go to sleep I very frequently get a very strange sensation in face and arms. Like when u feel like ur falling. Lasts couple secs.?

Hypnogogic Phenomena: This is something that happens when you are in between wakefulness & sleep. Sometimes you begin to dream & are still not completely asleep. It's usually temporary & you don't treat it. ...Read more

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What can cause my face to have the sensation of pins and needles/ falling asleep. It happens on and off for years vitamin levels good.?

What can cause my face to have the sensation of pins and needles/ falling asleep. It happens on and off for years vitamin levels good.?

A nerve problem?: Pins and needles sensations are called paresthesias, and may be due to a nerve being irritated. A neurologist, an ENT surgeon, or a facial plastic surgeon can evaluate to see if the area involved is serviced by one particular nerve. These doctors know where the facial nerves travel, and may be able to tell if somewhere along the path there is compression by bone, muscle, scar tissue, etc... ...Read more

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My wrist it hurting, and I get a tingly sensation. Could it be broken? Yesterday while ice skating I fell and landed on my wrist wrong. I really paid no mind, but today it hurt a lot and it felt tingly, like the sensation when your arm falls asleep. The t

My wrist it hurting, and I get a tingly sensation. Could it be broken? Yesterday while ice skating I fell and landed on my wrist wrong. I really paid no mind, but today it hurt a lot and it felt tingly, like the sensation when your arm falls asleep. The t

Certainly: Certainly a fall can cause a fracture and the swelling associated with a fracture can cause tingling.

Other things can cause tingling such as a contusion or bruise to a nerve, swelling of the skin from an injury causing the skin to feel different.

If pain discomfort and tingling persist an evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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Why do I have itchy, dandruff, burning sensation and my hair is falling out and its really dry and my doctor gave me peanut oil to put overnight

Why do I have itchy, dandruff, burning sensation and my hair is falling out and its really dry and my doctor gave me peanut oil to put overnight

Itchy: Itchy and flaky scalp is a common condition. This is caused by a fungus called malessezia fur fur. Sometimes this condition is called seborrheic dermatitis. Some people are prone to the fungal infection of scalp skin. This causes hair loss too. This is not a harmful condition by any means, but it is a nuissance due to itching.

This condition can be treated with dandruff shampoos over the counter. Shampoo that works for it are selsun blue, t-gel shampoo, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo, ketaconazole shampoo (pharmacist can show you this if you have difficulty finding this). Apply any of these shampoos to the scalp and leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat at least twice a week. This will help get rid of the problem. If you keep getting this condition repeatedly then you can use it once a week for maintainance to keep the condition under control all the time. These shamppos usuaully makes hair rough, so it is important to use a good conditioner following the shampoo.

If this is not helping, I recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep), ear pressure, ear ache (quality: stinging or burning sensation, feels...

I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep), ear pressure, ear ache (quality: stinging or burning sensation, feels...

Possible infection: You MAY have an ear infection. Please see your doc. He/she will help. Peace and good health. If your sleep issue is not because of your ear pain, please see mental health pro for ways to deal w/insomnia. Avoid stimulants after noon. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Deep inside constant left ear pain and fullness heavy feeling falling sensations nausea. Been gp ENT dentist they are clueless. Pinch nerve?

Deep inside constant left ear pain and fullness heavy feeling falling sensations nausea. Been gp ENT dentist they are clueless. Pinch nerve?

Deep, ear pain: It is possible you could have a cholesteatoma, which if present for awhile might be eroding your mastoid bone. A CT scan or MRI might be in order to find out ...Read more

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Can anxiety give you a really weird head sensation n kinda like you pass out or lose ur self really worried it's serious I keep worrying bout it?

Can anxiety give you a really weird head sensation n kinda like you pass out or lose ur self really worried it's serious I keep worrying bout it?

See your doctor: It is very common for anxiety to manifest as physical symptoms. These physical symptoms can be scary because they mimic serious medical conditions such as a heart attack. Go see your doctor for a physical exam. Once physical problems such as thyroid disease or heart disease are ruled out, your doctor can recommend treatment for your anxiety such as medication and therapy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a tingling sensation in my head?

What does it mean if I have a tingling sensation in my head?

Sensitivity, anxiety: Sensation in the scalp is mediated by the trigeminal system, which can cause tingling in the head, even soreness when combing your hair. What activates the trigeminal system? Stress, tension or migraine headaches, gum or tooth disease or recent dental, or a tight headband. The trigeminal system gets stirred up easily by these and other things, but usually comes down in days to weeks. ...Read more

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What can cause a tingling sensation in the head? Only right side?

See below: Could be pinched nerve from your neck or it could be tmjor temporomandibular joint disease if it is occurring near your ear. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I get a popping sensation in my head when i. Yell what could that be?

I get a popping sensation in my head when i. Yell what could that be?

TMJ: You might be suffering from TMJ problem and the popping sensation in your head might come from the popping of the joint. Please go to a specialist to get checked for temporamandibular joint disorder. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my husband is having tingling sensation in his head?

See a neurologist: If symptoms have been ongoing for weeks or more then see a neurologist. It may be a pinched nerve in the neck. More detailed history and examination is needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a chilll sensation in the back of your head?

What does it mean when you get a chilll sensation in the back of your head?

Relax: As far as I am aware a chill sensation is not worrisome for anything in particular. However, people describe sensations differently and if this is a recurrent or worsening problem more information and a Dr visit would not be reasonable. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband is having tingling sensation in his head.?

What do you suggest if my husband is having tingling sensation in his head.?

Need further info: There are a lot of questions to ask so that I may understand what he is experiencing such as date of onset, frequency, duration, anatomical location, other sxs, etc. If interested, he can make an appointment to speak with me further online at www. Healthtap. Com/drileneruhoy. Use key code RQMXWM or he should see his physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more