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Head Spins When Lying Down
Orthostatic headache: Orthostatic decrease of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure thus leads to compensatory dilatation of pain sensitive intracranial venous structures which in turn causes orthostatic headache and facial pain/pressure. Rec. See a pain management or orofacial pain specialist for comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
I keep having strong lightheaded dizzy spells everytime i move my head when laying down sitting up moving head back and forth or even turning my head?
Hard to say: There are a lot of complicated fluid shifts with head down/head up exercises. However this sounds a bit unusual. More commonly people feel pain when going upside down. If the symptom is bothersome you should get a medical evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more
Can sinuses or inner make someone feel like on an elevator when standing up? My head feels bouncy when standing. When laying down it subsides.
Head has pressure, feels heavy. Floor feels bouncy when i stand up and subsides when laying down. Sinus infection cause this?
Dizziness: Rarely, distubrances in your inner ear canal or blood vessels can cause this symptom. You may also be describing orthostatic hypotension which is a significant drop in blood pressure when standing up. The best way to combat this is to ensure adequate hydration and stand or move your head up slowly. ...Read more
Possibly GERD or OH: I think of 2 things which could cause nausea by placing the head down. One would be reflux of acid into the esophagus and the 2nd is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Also, depends on what you mean by "head down"-- do you mean as in reclining back in the chair or placing head forward on the lap or between legs? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel pressure in the back of my head when lying down after 1 minute. The pressure feels like it is pulling my head back to pillow. Head MRI clear.
Dizzy lying/climbing: May be reflux, with or without h pylori an infection of the stomach elevate head of bed with pillow under mattress try ranitidine /prevecid , maybe pulmonary -asthma , when you lie down you compress your lungs, rarely could be cardiac (rarely asymmetric hypertrophy need echo) or brain/ear . Would f/u today with urgent care /doctor ...Read more
Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?
Lightheadedness: May be ear or vestibular issues labyrinthitis / neuritis/ otolith dysfunction a variant of vertigo ( which is usually exprienced on standing), rarely acoustic neuroma or other brain/ carotid ( stenosis/dissection), neck compression ( check thyroid) issues There are exercises that can be done for vertigo like Eply maneuver/ Brandt - Daroff . F/u/ w/ ENT. ...Read more
Sinusitis: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
Fluttering in left ear when lying down on left side and when bend down, doesn't flutter when standing or laying down on opposite side will it stop?
Tinnitus : This is the perception of noise in the ear. The fluttering can be from tiny muscles of the middle ear, either the stapedial muscle or tensor tympani muscle, going into spasm, similar to the eyelid flickering that many people experience. You do need to see an ENT doctor to fully evaluate this. It probably will stop but really need to see md check you out. ...Read more
Snapping sensation lower back, stabbing pain. Lightheaded. Worse after sitting or lying down. Legs unsteady/weak. Hips/abdomen now hurting.
Back pain: You pulled your back, have someone take you to the emergency room for pain control. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been on bed rest for 2 months. Sitting upright I feel wobbly, tense shoulders, wobbly swimmy head. I put head between knees and head spins. This bp?
Not surprising: In a study of medical student, 3 days of bedrest resulted in weakness and dizziness with standing. It's hard to imagine a recommendation of bedrest for 2 months. It would be expected to be associated with a high risk of blood clots in ones legs and resultant pulmonary embolism, and osteoporosis. Physiotherapy can greatly help in achieving a recovery. ...Read more
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