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Is it possible for your eyes to fall back into your head?

Is it possible for your eyes to fall back into your head?

Not at all: The eyes sit in the eye socket (orbit), which has a cone shape formed by the skull bones. The tip of the cone points back toward the brain and has a hole that is much smaller than the eyeball. Also, the eye is tethered in place by muscles, so it cannot fall into the head. Trauma to the face can break the bones in the floor of the orbit and the eye can sink down a little, but it cannot fall back. ...Read more

Falling Backwards (Definition)

Falling backwards (Backward disequilibrium) A postural disorder with tendency to fall backwards can be a sign of brain problems. (example: progressive supranuclear palsy). For other causes see: https://www. ...Read more


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Eveytime I fall asleep, I usually wake up 5 minutes later because I feel as I blackout and my eyes roll to the back of my head. My head now hurts.?

Eveytime I fall asleep, I usually wake up 5 minutes later because I feel as I blackout and my eyes roll to the back of my head. My head now hurts.?

Sleep disorder: You may be experiencing episodic sleep apnea, but I would wonder if there is some seizure activity. Do believe you should see a sleep specialist and undergo an overnight sleep study. If indeed you have sleep apnea, and a clue might be snoring, you could benefit from a c-pap unit. Get all of this evaluated, you will be far more satisfied. ...Read more

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Take flecainide. Woke up in middle of night and as trying to fall back asleep, felt really sick. Kept getting overwhelming feeling of dizziness/lightheadness even with eyes closed. Also feel a tiny bit lightheaded during day at times. Normal side effect?

Take flecainide. Woke up in middle of night and as trying to fall back asleep, felt really sick. Kept getting overwhelming feeling of dizziness/lightheadness even with eyes closed. Also feel a tiny bit lightheaded during day at times. Normal side effect?

See your doctor: You are taking flecinide. You have a heart condition. Possibly atrial fibrillation or flutter etc. The medication has side effects but you may also be going back into the bad rhythm at night or throughout day. The dizziness etc.
See your doctor about having a monitor placed to tell what is going on when you feel bad. ...Read more

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Odd spinning sensation in head mostly at night when I'm sitting or in bed sometimes. As if I'm going to fall back. Ent said all OK. Is this anxiety?

Odd spinning sensation in head mostly at night when I'm sitting or in bed sometimes. As if I'm going to fall back. Ent said all OK. Is this anxiety?

Spinning sensation: Glad you saw an ENT and that he/she said you are ok medically. Yes, anxiety can produce these symptoms. Continue to have your doctor monitor you and please see a mental health professional who can teach you some anxiety management skills. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have blood shot eye after as fall hitting the back of head?

I have blood shot eye after as fall hitting the back of head?

Can you see normally: Trauma to the head can cause some bleeding at the eye even if the eye is not actually hit. If you can see normally, the blood shot appearance can clear on it's own. ...Read more

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How effective / successful are hair restoration procedures for men (planting hair in the scalp, etc.)? Won't the hair just fall back out later?

How effective / successful are hair restoration procedures for men (planting hair in the scalp, etc.)? Won't the hair just fall back out later?

Very successful: Hair transplants work well. Consult someone who specializes in follicle or micro hair transplants as these work best and give the most natural hair line. The transplanted hair will fall out but if done properly a new hair will regrow from this area. ...Read more

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Fall onto hard kitchen floor over week ago on my left side caused black eye, have now increased pain under right rib wall, Radiating to middle back.

Get examined by Dr.!: You might even need an xray to make sure you haven't fractured a rib during your trauma. Plus, you need to be seen by the eye doctor to make sure you didn't cause injury to your eye, or have an eye fracture. This has to be seen in person. The rib connects from the spine (mid back?)to the sternum, depending on the Rib #. So get seen soon, and get relief! ...Read more

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What causes your eyes to sink back in your head within a couple weeks?

What causes your eyes to sink back in your head within a couple weeks?

Please elaborate?: Eyes should be in your head! When lying down the fat pads cushion the orbits so the eyes can do this easily. That's normal. Not sure under what condition you are referring to other than physiological normal state? ...Read more

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Why do my eyes keep rolling up in the back of my head?

Why do my eyes keep rolling up in the back of my head?

It is normal: Eyes rolling up when you close or attempt to close your eyes is a rather normal phenomenon called "Bell's" phenomenon. Some people will have a stronger Bell's than others. ...Read more

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Why does my head jerk and/or my eyes roll back when I faint?

Why does my head jerk and/or my eyes roll back when I faint?

Fainting: When you faint there is a brief decrease in the oxygen available to the brain. This can result in brief seizure like activity. ...Read more

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Why is it that my eyes keep rolling in the back of my head when I concentrate?

Why is it that my eyes keep rolling in the back of my head when I concentrate?

See an ophthalmologist: That really makes little sense. When we close our eyes they roll upward which is a normal phenomena known as Bell's phenomena. However this would not occur while concentrating unless you were closing your eyes. This symptom complex does not fit any pattern so you may wish to get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What could it be when your walking in the store and your eyes try rolling to the back of your head?

What could it be when your walking in the store and your eyes try rolling to the back of your head?

Visual vertigo: If you are looking at articles in a row in a store, you may have visual vertigo which is a central (brain) issue. You may optiko-kinetic nystagmus which is similar and caused by looking at rows of articles in a store. You need to see an ENT doctor or a neurologist for a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pressure in the front and back of my head and behind my eyes what can this be due to?

I have a lot of pressure in the front and back of my head and behind my eyes what can this be due to?

Sinus or other: Headaches can have various causes. Pain behind the eyes associated with headaches are usually either atypical muscle tension or sinus headaches. They may also be caused by migraines. If there is decreased vision or pain on movement of the eyes, see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have pain on my back side of my head and feeling cold and also feeling cold on my eyes? What is it? : (

I have pain on my back side of my head and feeling cold and also feeling cold on my eyes? What is it? : (

Head congestion: You may have acute sinusitis or rhinosinusitus, which means that there is fluid building up inside the sinus located on the facial bones, as well as nose. Its most often due to "allergic rhinitis" or a viral infection. Sometimes, it can be infected with bacteria and rarely with fungus. Please get ENT exam by your physician. You may need x-ray or a ct-scan if your doctor thinks appropriate. ...Read more

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Looking to the right with my eyes is causing the left back side of head to have a sharp headpain. Why is this?

Looking to the right with my eyes is causing the left back side of head to have a sharp headpain. Why is this?

Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Any vision change, see eyemd. ...Read more

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Can stress make your head feel like it's in a fog/haze? If you close your eyes for a split sec you will fall over?

Can stress make your head feel like it's in a fog/haze? If you close your eyes for a split sec you will fall over?

Stress can cause any: Number of symptoms at any time. However, if your symptoms are not improving or curtailing your ability to do what you new or want to do, it's time for a check up. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have headaches and hurts the back of your head sometimes and makes you want to close your eyes?

What does it mean when you have headaches and hurts the back of your head sometimes and makes you want to close your eyes?

Neck spasms: In a young person, you need to consider if you also have neck spasms. These muscles attach to the back of the head and can lead to head pain along the back of the head when they tighten up. This is a type of tension type headache. Relaxation techniques, muscle massage, heat can help. ...Read more

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Tried waking my 16 yo son up but he was limp and his eyes were rolling in back of his head. What could this be once up he was fine?

Tried waking my 16 yo son up but he was limp and his eyes were rolling in back of his head. What could this be once up he was fine?

Needs evaluation: Your description sounds like a psychiatric or behavioral issue. It could be an atypical seizure but this would have a post-ictal period after the event. Your son needs further evaluation to determine the cause of this issue. ...Read more

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When I move my eyes side to side, headache increases back of right side of head then also includes right top of head. Why?

When I move my eyes side to side, headache increases back of right side of head then also includes right top of head. Why?

Eye exam/head exam: Pain with eye movement requires an exam. An optometrist or ophthalmologist would be a good start and then if all is ok, a primary care provider would be a good next step. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and weird sensations in the head when I move my eyes back and forth? It's been going on for 3 months

What can cause dizziness and weird sensations in the head when I move my eyes back and forth? It's been going on for 3 months

Don't know: B"sd
if is vertigo - balance disturbance in the middle ear balance organ - you can have back and forth movements of your eyes - nystagmus - but this is involuntary and usually brought on with looking in various directions. So, I have no idea about you. There is also a condition with weakness of eye movement muscles. If me, would see an eye doctor and maybe a neurologist. Doubt its hormones. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter fell hit her head picked her up her eyes rolled back and started to shake they later on noes started getting runny?

Hi my daughter fell hit her head picked her up her eyes rolled back and started to shake they later on noes started getting runny?

Closed head: Injury with possible seizures. It is urgent that you take your daughter to see her pediatrician or go to the emergency if she has other signs and symptoms ASAP! Runny nose may not be related to the incident. Do not give her any pain medications to avoid masking other signs and symptoms before being seen. ...Read more

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Am 20years old and from no where I got headache at the back and top of my head for 7 days in a row now. It causing me weakness in my body and eyes?

Am 20years old and from no where I got headache at the back and top of my head for 7 days in a row now. It causing me weakness in my body and eyes?

See your MD: There are many possibilities but you should start with your medical doctor to rule out anything life threatening since there is no known source of your head pain and it has lasted for 7 days. Perhaps an MRI might be indicated. ...Read more

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When I stand I have some pressure over my eyes and I tilt my head back and it feels ok but soon as lean it forward, I feel the fullness return. Why?

When I stand I have some pressure over my eyes and I tilt my head back and it feels ok but soon as lean it forward, I feel the fullness return. Why?

ALLERGY SINUSITIS: Most likely you have allergy sinusitis, or you could be having a chronic sinusitis
try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night since it could make you drowsy
if persistent you might need to see ENT specialist
some people benefit from saline nasal spray, some suggest local honey from your local farmer market. ...Read more