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What else can cause dizziness upon head movement besides BPPV?

What else can cause dizziness upon head movement besides BPPV?

Dizziness: Etiology (cause) of dizziness is very broad. If you are having symptoms, I recommend a consult with one of the HealthTap docs, or with your personal physician. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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Feel dizzy with certain head movements. Once head is upright, dizziness goes away. Can this be caused by herniated disc compressing nerveroot?

Feel dizzy with certain head movements. Once head is upright, dizziness goes away. Can this be caused by herniated disc compressing nerveroot?

No.: The nerves that control dizziness are inside your head. Specifically your symptoms are very suggestive of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (bppv) treatment is epley canalith repositioning maneuvers easily found on you tube. ...Read more

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The past 10dys I have slight dizziness sometimes when turning in bed and sometimes while making certain head movement on daily basis. What can it be?

The past 10dys I have slight dizziness sometimes when turning in bed and sometimes while making certain head movement on daily basis. What can it be?

Vertigo: Sounds like vertigo usually caused by viral labrynthitis. Supportive measures are key. If persistent, get checked by your doctor. Meclizine helps in this condition as well. ...Read more

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Dizzy after sudden head movement. I wear bifocal lenses?

Dizzy after sudden head movement. I wear bifocal lenses?

See below: If you mean "a spinning- like feeling" and not felling faint, you may have an inner ear problem and seeing you doctor would be the first place to start for answers. ...Read more

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I been having recurring dizziness and nausea for about a year or more it becomes worse with movement and head fell heavy any suggestions?

Seen a Neurologist?: Well, dizziness should be properly defined as lightheaded vs. Vertigo or spinning sensations. If movement is a trigger or exacerbant have you been seen either by a neurologist, otologist, or neuro-otologist? Have you had blood work done to check for metabolic issues and have you had an imaging study of the head. Are there any neurological problems such as movement problems or sensation issues? ...Read more

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Get nauseous like every three months. Head feels dizzy and can't do much movement. Have to stay in bed but do not really get much sleep.

Get nauseous like every three months. Head feels dizzy and can't do much movement. Have to stay in bed but do not really get much sleep.

Vertigo: Episodic vertigo can be caused by conditions such as migraine headache (even when there is no headache) or recurrent inner ear abnormalities like meniere's syndrome. Nausea is typical. An ENT and a neurologist are the people to see. ...Read more

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15dys I have dizziness when turning in bed, getting out of bed and while making certain head movement on daily basis. Can it be tumor? Do I need MRI?

15dys I have dizziness when turning in bed, getting out of bed and while making certain head movement on daily basis. Can it be tumor? Do I need MRI?

Medical therapy: Vertigo is kind of dizziness - you, or your environment, is moving or spinning, even when no movement. On exam dizziness & specific eye movements occurring when on back with head turned to one side, tipped slightly over edge of examination bed showing involuntary movements of eyes from side to side (nystagmus). Inner ear problems such as labyrinthitis, gravel, etc. Rx.medication or tincture of t ...Read more

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Sometimes while dizzy I feel the room spinning while im not moving. Other times I make a small movement and it feels like a huge fast movement. Others I feel like my head is floating. What is the difference?

Sometimes while dizzy I feel the room spinning while im not moving. Other times I make a small movement and it feels like a huge fast movement. Others I feel like my head is floating. What is the difference?

BPPV: Is a possibility. This is a condition of intermittent and varying degrees of vertigo caused by tiny crystals of calcium carbonate that are a normal part of the inner ear's anatomy, detaching and collecting in one of the semicircular canals, causing vertigo with head movement.
This can be readily diagnosed by your doctor with a simple maneuver and treated with another. Http://vestibular. Org/understanding-vestibular-disorders/types-vestibular-disorders/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo ...Read more

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Dizziness with movement of head an feel like retainin fluid an headache worse with antidepressants what is this?

Dizziness with movement of head an feel like retainin fluid an headache worse with antidepressants what is this?

It's not one thing: Dizziness, fluid retention and headaches while on antidepressants is unlikely all due to the medication. Dizziness with head movement may be due to an inner ear disturbance but may occasionally be due to a stroke. If your dizziness or headache has just started recently or is worse than usual you need to be checked right away. If your physician can't see you, go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Pressure @back of head, tight neck, dizziness (feel/see movement when there's none, plus generalised). Ongoing for >1yr. Balance good. What could it be?

Pressure @back of head, tight neck, dizziness (feel/see movement when there's none, plus generalised). Ongoing for >1yr. Balance good. What could it be?

2 ideas for a cause: A chronic tension headache could cause most of these symptoms. It is very common, it is easy to treat, it is probably the cause. It is hard to know the cause based on the amount of information we shared so far.

Another cause is much rarer. Chiari malformation sometimes causes headaches and dizziness, and it is caused by crowding and the base of the skull on the inside. ...Read more

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Been dizzy with head movement and ears pop when I speak. What can this be?

Been dizzy with head movement and ears pop when I speak. What can this be?

Dizzy: Things that might cause those symptoms include allergies, benign positional vertigo, neck vertigo and if you have a history of migraines, then vestibular migraines. Check it out with an ENT first ...Read more

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I have pain in my head on the right side above the ear it feels like a tight feeling sometimes sharp I feel dizzy lightheaded wen I do fast movement?

I have pain in my head on the right side above the ear it feels like a tight feeling sometimes sharp I feel dizzy lightheaded wen I do fast movement?

See doctor soon: For severe headache and don't do any fast movements to make it worse until you're seen. It could be due to neck issues or even lower back. You could benefit from seeing a cranial osteopath too to have an evaluation to rule our musculoskeletal conditions that could be affecting it. They can treat it as well, before seeing your doctor to see if you can get relief. ...Read more

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I have suffered with a bad ear for many years. I also suffer with 24/7 dizziness. Worse with head/eye movement is this all related or do I have ms?

I have suffered with a bad ear for many years. I also suffer with 24/7 dizziness. Worse with head/eye movement is this all related or do I have ms?

Please repost: Please repost your question explaining specifically what you mean by "bad." Unfortunately that alone is hopelessly vague. Also how many is "many" years? ...Read more

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Dizziness standing up, just sitting, middle of the night & with head movement, pressure behind eyes. Possible to have orthostatic hypotension & bppv?

Possible: But not likely. I would see your doctor to sort it out. He/She can take blood pressure and heart rate measurements to see if you are actually orthostatic. If not then the vertigo is the culprit and that can be addressed. ...Read more

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Severe throbbing pain on right side of head, dizzy, lightheaded, nausea and some vomiting. Symptoms worse on movement?

Severe throbbing pain on right side of head, dizzy, lightheaded, nausea and some vomiting. Symptoms worse on movement?

Seek treatment: Do you have a history of having such "severe throbbing pain " or any of the symptoms you described? If you do not its time to see a doctor. Various conditions can cause the symptom you are describing, strokes, migraine-associated vertigo, vertigo, some sinus infections. You made need a CT of you brain if your symptoms are "severe" ...Read more

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Dizziness for 6 months. Gets worse with head movements, sometimes vertigo. Plus tinnitus, hyperacusis and vision problems. MRI fine. Any advice?

Dizziness for 6 months. Gets worse with head movements, sometimes vertigo. Plus tinnitus, hyperacusis and vision problems. MRI fine. Any advice?

Likely central: Hi Joe, dizziness with visual acuity changes and hyperacusis may point to a central problem rather than a problem with your inner ear. One of the more common conditions associated with this constellation of symptoms is migraine variant. I'd consider obtaining vestibular testing and if negative, a neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a severe pain in the right temple made worse with movement at times I get dizzy when standing up?

I have a severe pain in the right temple made worse with movement at times I get dizzy when standing up?

TMJ-TMD: Temporomandibular disorder accompanying symptoms sometimes include: migrainous features such as throbbing temple pain, phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision. See your PCP for evaluation and referral to orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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23 YO Male, dizziness, headache, nausea, left eye movement and blurred vision. Is this vertigo or something more serious?

23 YO Male, dizziness, headache, nausea, left eye movement and blurred vision. Is this vertigo or something more serious?

Get it checked: It may be or may not be something more serious than vertig
But with your symptoms it needs to be checked by your doctor asap as it may be something serious and may need treatment asap
It is very hard to tell you what it may be without taking detailed history and doing a thorough physical exam including neurological exam. And may need some imaging if indicated to make a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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A lot of eye motion for a long period of time makes me dizzy and sometimes vertigo even on car rides if it turns alot quickly movements what to do?

A lot of eye motion for a long period of time makes me dizzy and sometimes vertigo even on car rides if it turns alot quickly movements what to do?

Get evaluated: Some dizziness can be brought on by discoordination at the ear/eye/balance centers of the body and can respond to some simple forms of treatment such as anti-dizziness medications, exercises to restore head balance, and allergy treatments. Some conditions are from more severe causes such as nervous system disorders or muscular conditions. Get a thorough evaluation to be sure. Good health to you! ...Read more

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How long does vestibular neuronitis take to resolve itself? I am on week 4 and am left with eye strain and dizziness with eye movements and just fogg

How long does vestibular neuronitis take to resolve itself? I am on week 4 and am left with eye strain and dizziness with eye movements and just fogg

Comments: Most cases of vestibular neuronitis (labyrinthitis) of viral origin should be fully resolved over 4-6 weeks. Further persistence of symptoms raises question of a different diagnosis. Maybe you need to have an otolaryngological visit if not better soon. ...Read more

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Female 26yo with occasional spinning vertigo attacks lasting <5 sec, usually with head movement both in and out of bed. Cause for worry?

Female 26yo with occasional spinning vertigo attacks lasting <5 sec, usually with head movement both in and out of bed. Cause for worry?

Probably BPPV: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is usually due to free-floating crystals (otoliths) in the semicircular canals of the inner ear. The best treatments are manipulations to move the stones, either the Epley or Semont maneuvers - usually done by neurologists or ENTs. If the Epley maneuvers help, you can learn to do them at home with DizzyFIX, a device available on Amazon for $140. ...Read more