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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 I lay down on my bed with my head on certain position my head spin also when I stand suddenly l lose balance?

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 more

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Pain in the base of my head in the middle with vertigo what could this be?

Pain in the base of my head in the middle with vertigo what could this be?

Separate problems: Since you already have "menieres disease, that is the cause of your vertigo. The neck pain is unrelated and probably from arthritis in neck. ...Read more

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What is different between head tension and vertigo? Which is much more severe?

What is different between head tension and vertigo? Which is much more severe?

Vertigo: Vertigo is dizzy feeling with a definite sense of rotation, it is often organic tension headaches are usually related to anxiety, tension , life situation factors and often found not to have a definitive organic basis. ...Read more

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Waking up with extreme vertigo. Could it be I slept with my head in a bad position?

Waking up with extreme vertigo. Could it be I slept with my head in a bad position?

Not likely: If you woke up with vertigo, and it continues, it is most likely a viral illness. Viral labrynthitis is treated with high-dose steroids. You should try to contact an ear nose and throat doctor for an evaluation within two or three days. Medications like anti-vert can help with the symptoms but steroids can make the problem much better and go away faster with less permanent damage. If your vertigo occurs only when you turn from side to side and lasts just seconds then it is a different problem. ...Read more