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I'm just seat down and my head spinning?

I'm just seat down and my head spinning?

Maybe vertigo: A condition of vertigo is the sensation of movement when you are not moving. A common cause is peripheral vertigo, which can occur spontaneously and cause just this symptom. Perhaps you could give more information. These symptoms may be episodic, and they may feel worse when you move your head (up or down, or turn from side to side). ...Read more

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At times i feel my head spinning what could be the cause?

At times i feel my head spinning what could be the cause?

Inner ear problem: True vertigo, a spinning sensation, usually has something to do with the inner ear (vestibular system). Other causes can be something involving the brain, drug side effects, systemic issue (like high blood pressure) or metabolic disorders (thyroid, electrolyte imbalance , etc) another common disorder is bppv(benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) caused by loose calcium crystals in the inner ear. ...Read more

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Head-spinning whoozy feeling whenever I get up or lay down - why?

Head-spinning whoozy feeling whenever I get up or lay down - why?

Brain blood flow: Sudden change in position of the head relative to the heart can change brain blood flow. Most people adapt easily, but some people with disorders of the autonomic nervous system can have serious problems. Also, certain medications can make this worse. Blood pressure should be carefully checked including in different positions. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as having vertigo without having the spinning and severe light headness when i move my head to quickly it takes a sec to react?

Is there such a thing as having vertigo without having the spinning and severe light headness when i move my head to quickly it takes a sec to react?

Vertigo: The definition of vertigo is a spinning sensation. It is not always positional, as in being exacerbated by head movement. If you are having vertigo, please have it checked out. Having severe lightheadedness is not the same as vertigo, but you should still see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What causes brief intense vertigo spins after turning head, with sensation of water sloshing in circles in your head?

What causes brief intense vertigo spins after turning head, with sensation of water sloshing in circles in your head?

Positional Vertigo: The condition is commonly called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. In most cases there is no cause for this and it gradually fades away, without specific treatment, but it may be worthwhile to get an ENT consultation to see if your inner ear is WN!. Feel better ...Read more

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My Head spinning and body is aching what's wrong with me?

My Head spinning and body is aching what's wrong with me?

Aches & dizzy: This means you need to see your doc. He/she will identify what is happening and help you. One POSSIBILITY is an infection but there are others. Peace and good health. ...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

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Could head spinning when you close your eyes be a possible sign of vertigo?

Could head spinning when you close your eyes be a possible sign of vertigo?

Yes: Vertigo is the sensation of movement of self or environment in the absence of movement. The closing of one's eyes often accentuates this sensation. ...Read more

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I have vertigo episode, my head spins when i lay down . This happen for a very first time. Should I go to the doctor. ?

I have vertigo episode, my head spins when i lay down . This happen for a very first time. Should I go to the doctor. ?

Getting dizzy: you describe vertigo look up BPPV there are clinical manouvers by your physical therapist can relive this symptom slow progresive symptoms are worisome for other brain causes. if asociated to hearing loss it may be Menieres disease then you should see a neurologist ...Read more

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What can I do if I have prolonged fatigue, nausea, and head spinning?

What can I do if I have prolonged fatigue, nausea, and head spinning?

Brain disorder: Three thoughts come to mind. First is side effects of medications you may be taking. Second would be lack of quality sleep. Third would be direct effects on brain function either inflammation (encephalitis) or pressure (pseudo tumor). A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Today is my 3 days menstruation and my head spinning so bad . What's going on of me ?

? Dehydration: You may be dehydrated from blood loss and warm weather. Try drinking more water. If that does not help, it would be prudent to consult your doctor in-person. ...Read more

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Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?

Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?

Bppv: You are likely suffering from a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo caused by sudden head movements. The dizziness is classic and lasts only 30 secs or less. Occurs with head movements. It can be easily taken care of in an ents office with an eppley maneuver in 80 to 90 % of the cases. Good luck. Hope you feel better. Check it out on the web and see if this is it. ...Read more

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Wake up with the room spinning for a brief period and it stops.No vertigo throughout the day,just asleep.Helps 2 sleep w/head propped up,Any ideas?

Wake up with the room spinning for a brief period and it stops.No vertigo throughout the day,just asleep.Helps 2 sleep w/head propped up,Any ideas?

Sounds inner ear: Might want to check on whether it gets worse when laying on left or right side, as that might assist evaluation. But clearly, see otolaryngologist and get evaluation with appropriate otological/ audiological testing, as this may be a persistent issue if not addressed and stabilized. ...Read more

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I have dcm and a crt-d and untreated sleep apnea. This morning before getting out of bed, my head was spinning & i almost passed out. Vertigo?

I have dcm and a crt-d and untreated sleep apnea. This morning before getting out of bed, my head was spinning & i almost passed out. Vertigo?

Call cardiologist : With severe cardiomyopathy and a crt-d, you can't assume a simple or harmless cause for any kind of dizziness. We used to believe that heart problems wouldn't produce vertigo-type dizziness, but recent studies have proven that assumption false. Get in to see your doctor, preferably your cardiologist, asap. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 years-old female. I sometimes feel nausea, dizzy, heavy on left chest, and head spinning around. I also sweat but feel cold. What's wrong?

I'm a 23 years-old female. I sometimes feel nausea, dizzy, heavy on left chest, and head spinning around. I also sweat but feel cold. What's wrong?

Anxiety attack: The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is an anxiety attack. Medicines, counseling, and various therapies can help greatly. There are other potentially serious conditions that need to be ruled out, so go see your doctor. ...Read more