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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