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What caused dizziness when looking up?

What caused dizziness when looking up?

Arthritis : One possibility is advanced cervical spine arthritis causing interruption of the vascular supply to the cerebellum due to the overextension of the neck! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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I often feel dizzy/unsteady, when I'm standing, sitting and when I'm lying down & when I look up, then look back down. What can cause this?

I often feel dizzy/unsteady, when I'm standing, sitting and when I'm lying down & when I look up, then look back down. What can cause this?

Dizzy spells: Dizziness or vertigo can be caused by several factors from low blood pressure to middle/inner ear disease. You should definitely schedule an appointment to be evaluated with a Healthcare professional especially if this a sudden onset and/or getting worse, associated with syncope or blacking out, headaches, waking at night, nausea/vomiting, etc. Good luck and God bless! ...Read more

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My head feels very off-balance and dizzy when i look down. Had bppv but was told no more crystals. Can sinus issues caused the same feeling?

My head feels very off-balance and dizzy when i look down. Had bppv but was told no more crystals. Can sinus issues caused the same feeling?

Possible recurrence: What you describe is a possible recurrence of your bppv. Crystals are usually always present in the vestibular apparatus. ...Read more

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I get dizzy and the room twists when on a computer or phone. What can cause dizziness/vertigo when looking at a computer or phone screen?

Visual vertigo: I have answered this question before. But the symptoms have been labeled as visual vertigo and is caused by moving the eyes back and forth for long periods of time. It is worse in the dark. You also may be benign positional vertigo which is caused by loose stones in the inner ear. Visual vertigo is more central (brain). See an neuro-otologist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Causes dizziness? I get dizzy and nausic when i move around and if i look up or even if something is moving fast in front of me.I feel its worsening

Don't worry: Your symptoms is suggestive of vertigo. With your young age, i won't be too concerned with serious medical condition. Nevertheless, it won't hurt if you go see your dr to have your ears and blood pressure checked and your blood tested. (on a similar note, my son got dizzy after riding the roller coaster 10 times in a row!). ...Read more

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Hi I had headaches and dizziness for a while now tinnitus and floaters not only when I look down what could cause this?

Hi I had headaches and dizziness for a while now tinnitus and floaters not only when I look down what could cause this?

Retinal problem?: Floaters could signal a retinal problem, which could be a big problem if related to trauma. See your doctor ASAP for a more complete evaluation, and ask if any imaging or a referral to an eye doctor is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more