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What causes the temporary dizziness when you get up after a long time sitting or lying down?

What causes the temporary dizziness when you get up after a long time sitting or lying down?

Hypotension: What you are describing is orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension. When you get up, your blood pressure dropa and there is a delay in recovery to normal. Mild symptoms, lasting a few seconds, is not usually a cause for concern and does not need to be treated. If it is lasting a long time, see your primary doc for evaluation and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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What can cause u to get dizzy like u r on a ship at sea and it only happens when u r laying down and should I be worried about it?

What can cause u to get dizzy like u r on a ship at sea and it only happens when u r laying down and should I be worried about it?

Is it positional?: When you say "get dizzy...and it only happens when u r laying down" do you mean that the feeling comes on when you are lying down from either a seated or standing position? Does it also happen when getting up from a lying position? Sounds like BPPV or "benign paroxysmal positional vertigo." You should touch base with a neurologist to help you. ...Read more

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When i stand up from sitting or laying down for a while i get dizzy and have tunnel vision. What can cause this?

When i stand up from sitting or laying down for a while i get dizzy and have tunnel vision. What can cause this?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can Suprarobital Neuralgia cause dizziness when laying down? I can get dizzy just sitting also. I have used essential oils to help my TMJ

Can Suprarobital Neuralgia cause dizziness when laying down? I can get dizzy just sitting also. I have used essential oils to help my TMJ

Hard to tell: differential diagnosis for diziness is quite large, and has to be diagnosed by history and physical exam plus imaging and diagnostic work up.
you can also see an interventional pain physician or a neurologist who performs supraorbital nerve blocks.
if your symptoms resolve, then that is both diagnostic and therapeutic.
you should take medications such as gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin) for nerve pain ...Read more

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Can laying down to much cause you to feel dizzy light headed when u get up n walk around. Doing a lot of bed rest. C diff?

Can laying down to much cause you to feel dizzy light headed when u get up n walk around. Doing a lot of bed rest. C diff?

Yes: Prolonged inactivity can lead to deconditioning and reduced sympathetic tone so that blood that pools in the large veins of legs and pelvis isn't squeezed rapidly into the circulatory system when standing up so that the blood pressure drops causing lightheadedness. Blood pressure meds a major cause, also dehydration. C diff causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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I get really dizzy only laying down cause ? History: htn pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) zestoretic

I get really dizzy only laying down cause ? History: htn pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) zestoretic

Vertigo is one: Most people with vertigo complain of dizziness with head movement but some complain mainly on laying down and turning as if going into a whirlpool. It is best to see your doctor and they can perform maneuvers to confirm and do tests if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness when i stand up from lying down ?

What causes dizziness when i stand up from lying down ?

Orthostatic hypotens: Orthostatic hypotension (also called postural hypotension) is a form of low blood pressure that can cause dizziness. It happens when the blood vessels do not constrict (tighten) as you stand up, which makes you feel dizzy.Everyone is likely to experience a mild form of postural hypotension at some time. It’s the lightheaded feeling you may get if you leap out of bed very quickly. ...Read more

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A little dizziness when first lying down, or rolling over.What causes this?

A little dizziness when first lying down, or rolling over.What causes this?

BPPV: Benign paroxismal positional vertigo is a benign form of vertigo caused by position change. I would refer you to multiple online resources available - just google it and ample and reliable information will come up. As far as treatment, I am not a big pill believer for this problem. I like home epley maneuver. Again, just google it and it will come up in text & pictures and even youtube video. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy when lying down but gets normal when standing or sitting . What is the cause?

I feel dizzy when lying down but gets normal when standing or sitting . What is the cause?

?labyrnthitis: Your inner ear may have some inflammation or an issue causing the dizziness and different body positions can cause it to come and go as the fluid in your inner ear shifts. If this persists, you need to see and ent. ...Read more

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Why do I get very dizzy everytime i get up from lying down?, this has been happening to me from the past 4 weeks.

Why do I get very dizzy everytime i get up from lying down?, this has been happening to me  from the past 4 weeks.

Might be dehydration: What you're describing sounds like a syndrome we call orthostatic hypotension, or a drop in blood pressure when you go from lying down to sitting or sitting to standing. It is often due to dehydration. Be sure you are drinking plenty of liquids, especially if you are exercising or working outside in the heat. Also, diuretic medications (that increase your urination) can cause this. ...Read more

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Why is it that at times i feel dizzy for a while when i get up from lying down ? It has been happening for the past 4 weeks.

Why is it that at times i feel dizzy for a while when i get up from lying down ? It has been happening for the past 4 weeks.

Dizzy: Many things might cause this. I am assuming you mean you get lightheaded when you get up and it doesn't last very long. And once you are up and it passes you feel fine. Medications, diet, hydration level, metabolic/hormonal problems might all cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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When lying down on my left side I am having severe dizziness and when i try to get up also. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could this be?

When lying down on my left side I am having severe dizziness and when i try to get up also. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could this be?

Bp: The problem is not necessarily related to your blood pressue medications. You should go see your doctor for a history/physical and examination. ...Read more

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Every time i sit up after lying down i feel dizzy and the place seems to spinning around me. What could be the cause?

Every time i sit up after lying down i feel dizzy and the place seems to spinning around me. What could be the cause?

BPPV: Hello, it sounds like you are experiencing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This is a condition where crystals within chambers of the balance portion of your inner ear. This may only last a few days and may improve with otc medication called meclizine. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. He/she may recommend further therapy such as an eply maneuver which may cure you immediately. ...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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I think i hv low BP cause whenever i stand up from lying down,i feel dizzy & my vision is blurred.i feel like fainting & almost puked.wht do u think?

I think i hv low BP cause whenever i stand up from lying down,i feel dizzy & my vision  is blurred.i feel like fainting & almost puked.wht do u think?

See a physician: There are many reasons for low blood pressure. This type of problem need immediate medical attention. You may be dehydrated for some reason, etc,etc. Impossible to know without examining you. Get yourself to a physician today, or to Emergency Room or urgent care center. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I am a 58 year old male and after getting up from lying down I get dizzy for a few seconds then I am ok. . I also am winded after climbing steps I?

Dizzy: Postural hypotension or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Sound like you need to see an internist to check heart and lungs. How many steps before winded, an chest pain? What is daily exercise routine? ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause chest pain and dizziness that worsens when lying down?

Can topamax (topiramate) cause chest pain and dizziness that worsens when lying down?

See below: I see dizziness at times in patients taking topamax (topiramate). Chest pain I have not seen. Call the doctor who prescribed it to you. ...Read more

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I suddenly blank out after i get up from a sitting or lying position n i feel dizzy just lying down.. I'm 21 n a sportsman so i dunno why i feel weak.?

I suddenly blank out after i get up from a sitting or lying position n i feel dizzy just lying down.. I'm 21 n a sportsman so i dunno why i feel weak.?

Sounds orthostatic: When you get up your blood pressure drops and you get those symptoms. You need a full work up including an echo , holter and a tilt table test. ...Read more

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I feel a little dizzy and eyes blackout when i get up from sitting or lying down. What can that be?

I feel a little dizzy and eyes blackout when i get up from sitting or lying down. What can that be?

Blood flow: This is called orthostatic hypotension. It is when you change position from sitting or lying down the blood rushes to the lower part of you body due to gravity, causing low blood flow to the brain and your symptoms. This can be caused by many things, blood pressure medications, dehydration, occluded blood vessel(vetebral basilar artery syndrome), intestinal bleed, etc. You need to see your pcp. ...Read more

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I get dizzy when I am lying down & feel light as a feather when I'm sleeping and getting up. I'm on Paxil (paroxetine) 10mg should I be concerned ?

I get dizzy when I am lying down & feel light as a feather when I'm sleeping and getting up. I'm on Paxil (paroxetine) 10mg should I be concerned ?

Check blood pressure: It may be low blood pressure and it's not a common side effect of Paxil, (paroxetine) but I have heard of it. Do tell your Dr and have a full exam around the low BP issue. It's not always a problem, but it can be. Meanwhile, be careful upon arising. Sit a moment and breathe full ins,holds,blowing outs till you feel stable. Check diet/exercise possibilities for strength too. Best! ...Read more

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Can c4-c6 disc narrowing cause extreme dizziness/vertigo when lying down & turning head only? no other problems and no vomit. just extreme spinning.

Can c4-c6 disc narrowing cause extreme dizziness/vertigo when lying down & turning head only? no other problems and no vomit. just extreme spinning.

Unlikely!: At your age the symptoms sound like BENIGN POSITIONAL VERTIGO Treat the symptoms and if it continues see a neurologist ...Read more

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Dull throbbing mostly(left)back of head.Seem to worsen when touch,abit dizzy.Better when lying down.Spend time on phone.Possible causes n how to ease?

Muscle pain: Seems like a muscle issue (strain or sprain). I think some warm compresses and some Motrin or tylenol is in order. The fact that you talk on the phone often can affect your posture and help cause the problem. Be aware of your posture. Get a headset if you need to be hands free on the phone and perhaps you sit up straighter and not develop this pain. Warm compresses and cold ones can be done. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for a week (started with sulfurous gas) and get dizzy when I change position (upright to lying down or vice versa). Any ideas?

I've had diarrhea for a week (started with sulfurous gas) and get dizzy when I change position (upright to lying down or vice versa).  Any ideas?

Dehydrated?: Sounds like you may be dehydrated due to diarrhea. You should Increase your intake of fluids and electrolytes. If your "dizzy" occurs when you lay down as well as when stand up then you may have paroxysmal vertigo which is not likely related to the diarrhea at all. In either case both of these are self limited. ...Read more

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Feels dizzy back of head. Example; sharp turn as passenger in car can cause feeling and can last hours. Worse lying down. Has minor Hemolytic anemia?

Feels dizzy back of head. Example; sharp turn as passenger in car can cause feeling and can last hours. Worse lying down. Has minor Hemolytic anemia?

BPPV?: S/He might have benign paroxysmal postural vertigo. BPPV is very common, occuring in up to 5% of the population. Mostly in older persons but can occur at any age. Just like certain positions or movements can trigger it, positional procedures usually can reverse it quickly. Unrelated to anemia, hemolytic or other. Google BPPV for lots of websites; the Wikipedia article is pretty good. ...Read more

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What causes heart palp., dizziness, diff. Breathing while lying down/bending? 30m & no caff.Drugs or alc. Norm holter, blood work & stress test.

What causes heart palp., dizziness, diff. Breathing while lying down/bending? 30m & no caff.Drugs or alc. Norm holter, blood work & stress test.

Multiple reasons: If you are not overweight. There could be multiple reasons. The best way however to diagnose this is to have an event monitor (not a holter) in this way will be able to correlate your complaint with what ever the cause is. Further recommendations will be based on the results. ...Read more

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Sufferin with bad headache n nausea feel dizzy while lying down on my period day 3 just spotting what can be the cause should I seek medical attention?

Sufferin with bad headache n nausea feel dizzy while lying down on my period day 3 just spotting what can be the cause should I seek medical attention?

Menstrual migraine: Compared to other migraine attacks, menstrual migraines are more severe and last longer, and are more resistant to standard acute and prophylactic management. Associated symptoms of menstrual migraine include depression or irritability, fatigue, bloating and breast tenderness.
Rec. See orofacial pain or headache specialist, . ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down. ?

Probably not: If low blood pressure is source of sensation you are calling dizziness, it would usually worse when you are upright. There are certain types of vertigo and disequilibrium that are worse when you have your eyes closed. Consider an evaluation with your pcp about whether your blood pressure is low or other causes for these symptoms. ...Read more