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I've suddenly felt a rush of blood/pressure on my head and it felt uncomfortable. It lasted 15/20 seconds, I was laying down. What can cause this?

I've suddenly felt a rush of blood/pressure on my head and it felt uncomfortable. It lasted 15/20 seconds, I was laying down. What can cause this?

Probably not serious: This could have been a sign that your blood pressure is high, or could have just been a temporary feeling of anxiety, etc. If you aren't having any other symptoms, and your blood pressure is normal, I wouldn't worry too much about it unless it keeps happening. If so, schedule an appointment with your Family Doctor. Stay well. ...Read more

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I have ringing/rushing in ears for years. I sometimes heart beat in ear when laying down. Should I get a head scan? My doctor won't order MRI or CT : (

I have ringing/rushing in ears for years. I sometimes heart beat in ear when laying down. Should I get a head scan? My doctor won't order MRI or CT : (

Often symptoms of: The nature you describe are due to excessive ear wax. CT and MRI is not indicated. Ask your health care provider to make suggestions regarding how to safely clean out your ears. ...Read more

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Can your back/ back of the head get "disfigured" (change in shape) if you are laying down in bed too much?

Can your back/ back of the head get "disfigured" (change in shape) if you are laying down in bed too much?

Only as a baby: Once your skull fuses, which is essentially done by two years of age, this problem should not occur. ...Read more

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Why does my head spin whenever I lay down? It feels almost like a head rush.

Why does my head spin whenever I lay down? It feels almost like a head rush.

Vertigo - BPPV: If you have the sensation of the room spinning when you lie back, get up, or move your head suddenly, it sounds like you may have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. There are many other causes of vertigo, and your provider can perform a simple maneuver in his office to see if you indeed have bbpv. Bppv is caused by an inner ear condition which is usually easily corrected. ...Read more

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When laying down I get a feeling in the top of my head like an elastic band being snapped, what could cause this?

When laying down I get a feeling in the top of my head like an elastic band being snapped, what could cause this?

Tension Headache: The most common type of headache is the tension headache, where the sufferer experiences a tight band around the head, almost as if the head were caught in a "vise-grip." the pain and tightness is usually the most intense at the base of the skull and tends to start in the neck and shoulder muscles. The headache can last only one day but may last up to a week or more. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp stinging pain on my right side of my head its gets worse when am laying down and I turn my head or when I sit and turn my head?

Pain is Urgent: This is most likely not the forum for this problem. You are having acute pain and symptoms that must be evaluated in person by a trusted medical expert. Please get in to see your physician soon. ...Read more

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Last couple of weeks whenever I stand up from sitting of laying down. My head spins badly n everything around gets black so I kind of tends to fall.?

Last couple of weeks whenever I stand up from sitting of laying down. My head spins badly n everything around gets black so I kind of tends to fall.?

Postural issues?: As described, you appear to have some sort of postural issues, such as Low blood pressure possibly occuring with the change of your body posture. Dehydration or inadequate "fluid status" can be an issue so be sure to stay well hydrated. See a Dr. And get a Good exam with serial BP checks lying, sitting, and standing to properly diagnose you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I'm laying down I get where it feels like my insides are shaking like my chest and head but I'm not outwardly. It freaks me out.

Sometimes when I'm laying down I get where it feels like my insides are shaking like my chest and head but I'm not outwardly. It freaks me out.

Anxiety?: I am wondering if you suffer at all from anxiety or other anxiety symptoms like nervousness, worrying, heart pounding, fatigue, difficulty relaxing, muscle tension, poor sleep, headaches and/or neck pain? Your symptom could also be a symptom of anxiety for which treatment could greatly reduce your symptom (s). If so I highly encourage a talk with your doctor regarding this and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Been in bed with headache all day. Laying down then all a sudden the back right of my head got cold. Felt it it was wet. Should I be worried.?

Been in bed with headache all day. Laying down then all a sudden the back right of my head got cold. Felt it it was wet. Should I be worried.?

See your doc: Many things might cause this and you have doctors for various issues. Please see one of them. No one here will be able to sort this all out for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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As soon as I get up from laying down, I get dizzy and my head start to hurt. Is this normal?

No: The main thing you worry about here is cardiac issues. I would recommend you have a cardiac workup to be safe. Beyond cardiac, you may have decreased blood pressure when standing, or orthostatic hypotension, still need to be assessed for this. You may be dehydrated as this can mimic many of the same symptoms. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I get a headache every night before sleeping. It hurts my entire head. It gets worse when laying down.?

I get a headache every night before sleeping. It hurts my entire head. It gets worse when laying down.?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Bending, forceful movement, getting up from laying down, this all causes a sharp pain on the sides of my head.

Bending, forceful movement, getting up from laying down, this all causes a sharp pain on the sides of my head.

Head pain: Hard to say. Is the headache there when you aren't bending or stooping? Have upper airways and sinuses evaluated, and review all meds, particularly those for depression. And have headache diary to allow timing of headache. ...Read more

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I'll be sitting for a while or laying down everytime I get up fast the room would spin for a second or would get light headed..

I'll be sitting for a while or laying down everytime I get up fast the room would spin for a second or would get light headed..

Vertigo: Vertigo name for permanent or prolonged Dizziness occurs with positional changes from lying down/ sitting/ standing or turning one's head quickly to one side or the other and up/down. Problem with the middle ear, like water/fluid or Infection in the ear. Colds with head congestion, or even long standing damage to the middle ear with calcium deposits. Best to see PCP or ENT for proper eval/ RX. ...Read more