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Why do I get dizzy when I lie down?

Why do I get dizzy when I lie down?

Problem in inner ear: The most likely cause is something affecting the nerves or the small bones in the inner ear. Could be a virus (acute layrinthitis) a bacterial infection (sinus, ears, nasal passages), 'benign positional vertigo' adverse medication affect. Aok if rx or goes away within 2wks.. But if goes on longer, very severe, need further tests, like a brain scan (including internal auditory canals). ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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I feel dizzy when I lie down and I have a painful lump on right side at bottom of head?

I feel dizzy when I lie down and I have a painful lump on right side at bottom of head?

Needs to be checked: Dizziness and painful lump right side bottom of your head needs to be examined by your doctor. We can not tell you what is causing it without examining after taking a deatailed history. Consult your doctor ...Read more

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When I lay down or lie on my sides I feel dizzy, why is that?

When I lay down or lie on my sides I feel dizzy, why is that?

Possibly BPPV: If by dizzy you mean that you feel as if you are moving or things around you are moving then that is called vertigo. Vertigo is a problem usually of the inner ear. If vertigo occurs only when you move your head in a certain position and then goes away shortly thereafter it is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or "bppv ". This is best treated by an "epley" maneuver. ...Read more

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Why is it that I feel dizzy when I am upright and not when I lie down?

Why is it that I feel dizzy when I am upright and not when I lie down?

Autonomic problem: The symptoms are consistent with either low blood pressure or autonomic dysfunction. The autonomic nervous system consists of 2 nerves, the sympathetic releases adrenaline and raises blood pressure and the parasympathetic (vagus nerve) lowers blood pressure. Sometimes, there is an abnormality of this system and diagnosis of this problem can be treated. ...Read more

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Everytime I stand, sit or lie down, I feel dizzy or sometimes "blind". Is this part of growing up or something is wrong with me. I'm 17 by the way.?

Everytime I stand, sit or lie down, I feel dizzy or sometimes "blind". Is this part of growing up or something is wrong with me. I'm 17 by the way.?

Have parents ask: Unfortunately young lady because you are a minor we would need parental permission to give you any specific advice about a medical condition you may have. Ask your parents to sign up for a free account and then, they may ask any question on your behalf and even solicit a private consultation with a specialist if necessary. All the best. ...Read more

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When I bend down I get dizzy?

When I bend down I get dizzy?

Spin or faint?: A feeling that the room is spinning when moving your head could be vertigo. Feeling faint when you bend over and then straighten up could be positional low blood pressure. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when I lay down?

Why do I get dizzy when I lay down?

Probable positional: You most likely have benign positional vertigo which is characterized by vertigo. ...Read more

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Why do I feel dizzy while I'm sitting down?

Why do I feel dizzy while I'm sitting down?

Dizziness: Studies show dizziness is one of the most common complaints presented to physicians. Need a full medical history and physical exam including but not limited to your vital signs blood pressure and history of diabetes, thyroid disease, vertigo. Please see Urgent Care MD today. ...Read more

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Why I always dizzy. Even I seat down I feel dizzy.

Why I always dizzy. Even I seat down I feel dizzy.

Assessment: There are a number of possible causes for dizziness. Can not diagnose you. Since this is a chronic symptom - would encourage you to seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Why am I getting dizzy and spinning when I lay down?

Positional vertigo?: Binign positional vertigo may be the diagnosis but you should see your primary doctor to check your blood pressure as well as blood tests including cholesterol and thyroid evaluations. ...Read more

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What to do for head dizziness when lay down at night.?

What to do for head dizziness when lay down at night.?

Check meds: It could be something simple like your blood pressure or some of you medications. Your family doctor can help. If not there are some balance tests that can be done by a neurologist or otologist that you family doctor can set up for you. ...Read more

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Can sternocleidomastoid cause dizziness when laying down?

Can sternocleidomastoid cause dizziness when laying down?

No: This is the name of a muscle, not an abnormality. Ask your DR. "Dizzy" or fainting? Vertigo? Positional vertigo? ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass out while laying down if not dizzy standing?

Is it possible to pass out while laying down if not dizzy standing?

Yes: Could happen with low blood pressure, abnormal heart beat, seizure, etc. See doctor if you lose consciousness. ...Read more

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How come I get dizzy everytime I stand up after sitting or laying down?

How come I get dizzy everytime I stand up after sitting or laying down?

Dizzy standing up: Your blood pressure changes when you stand, but should quickly normalize so that you do not notice. Occasional dizziness may be minor. When you have frequent postural hypotension, this adjustment does not happen as quickly and you notice the drop (dizziness). Your doctor can check your baseline blood pressure and make sure you do not have other issues that may contribute to postural hypotension. ...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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Effect if continously dizzy. I lose my balance when I stand up or lay down?

Get checked by Dr: Continuous dizziness or dizziness when lying still is unusual in your age group and should be evaluated, either by your dr, or urgent care, or er, to be sure nothing serious, and to get medication rx to reduce symptoms--why suffer needlessly? ...Read more

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Last night I heard nothing for a few seconds then I got a dizzy so sat down?

Possible Méničre's: It is hard to tell without knowing more detail. Méničre's disease can cause hearing loss and vertigo. Your hearing loss duration isn't characteristic of méničre's. Vertigo in méničre's lasts 30min-24hrs. If you were straining when this happened there is the chance of a peri lymphatic leak from the inner ear. Suggest follow up with ENT if it keeps happening. ...Read more

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When I lay down, I fell dizzy, same when I wake up also. What could be wrong?

When I lay down, I fell dizzy, same when I wake up also. What could be wrong?

Positional vertigo?: There is a condition known as benign positional vertigo. Which is what you may have.Dizziness, lightheadedness or frank vertigo have many causes if it persists see your md. ...Read more

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Why do I get really dizzy every time I get up from sitting down or laying down?

Need check up: Need to be evaluated for orthostatic hypotension and neurological examination. ...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 a lot I feel dizzy every time I lay down on one side like my left side I feel dizzy?

Why do a lot I feel dizzy every time I lay down on one side like my left side I feel dizzy?

Inner ear issue: Is most likely. Avoid lying on that side, get up slowly from any position, and see a clinician to get an actual diagnosis. Lots of useful info on http://www. Dizziness-and-balance. Com/index. Html Good luck! ...Read more

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The last 2 nights when I get up I am dizzy. I also get dizzy when I lay back down. What would cause that?

The last 2 nights when I get up I am dizzy. I also get dizzy when I lay back down. What would cause that?

Dizziness: Please review previous answers about dizziness and vertigo. Dizziness is very common but many things can cause it. We have to assess the heart make sure there are no arrhythmias, also the vertebrobasilar arteries, the inner ears, good hydration, check for anemia, no side effect from medicines, blood pressure issues. Viruses may cause them too. In women pregnancy. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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29/f. Woke up today and when I got outta bed am dizzy and feel off balance? Feel better when laying down.

Dizziness: Many causes for dizziness. Make sure you are well hydrated and rested as this can improve your symptoms dramatically. No caffeine no alcohol. Do some relaxation exercises as this can help as well. ...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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For the past 2 days, I've been feeling dizzy... While standing, lying down and bending over... What could be causing this.?

For the past 2 days, I've been feeling dizzy... While standing, lying down and bending over... What could be causing this.?

Many things: Can cause "dizziness" and much more information is needed to try to sort this out. You might find some helpful information at dizzinessandbalance. Com. You could also get a formal consult here on Health Tap. Or you may need to be seen to get a definitive diagnosis. Good luck! ...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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Have had multiple episodes of dizziness when going to lay down on back with head tilted to left side. Coincidence or problem?

Have had multiple episodes of dizziness when going to lay down on back with head tilted to left side. Coincidence or problem?

Vertigo: Does it feel like the room is spinning around you? Especially since you describe your dizziness occurring in a particular position, you may have benign positional vertigo (BPV). Visit your physician for an exam. Your physician can perform the Epley maneuver to try to treat you. Try to avoid the position that causes your dizziness. Https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001420.htm ...Read more

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I get dizzy after sitting/laying down. Has been going on for a week now, but last 24 hours it is happening every time I move. Why

I get dizzy after sitting/laying down. Has been going on for a week now, but last 24 hours it is happening every time I move. Why

Dizziness: You are describing what appears to be symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. There are a variety of causes, from dehydration to cardiac disease...All of which should be investigated and treated when diagnosed. It could also be do to anemia, bleeding, ongoing infection and other causes. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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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She is 14 yrs old. She often feels dizziness and blurry/dark vision when getting up from sitting/lying down, she also loses her balance.?

She is 14 yrs old. She often feels dizziness and blurry/dark vision when getting up from sitting/lying down, she also loses her balance.?

Postural hypotension: She needs to be examined for that to find the cause
in the meantime increase her fluid intake
that will help raise that blood pressure.also have her hemoglobin checked ...Read more

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Clarifying last question regarding systolic BP raises when standing lowers when laying down I've had lightheadedness and dizziness. 48 y/o?

Clarifying last question regarding systolic BP raises when standing lowers when laying down I've had lightheadedness and dizziness. 48 y/o?

Orthostatic hypotens: You must correlate your dizziness with a significant drop in BP to say that they're related. Check your BP lying supine. Stand. Do you get dizzy? Check your BP immediately (you may have to repeat this a few times to get it). If your BP drops by >40 points or if it drop to ...Read more

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After crouching down fot 10 minutes I got up really quickly. Felt dizzy and everything went Black for a couple of seconds then I was Ok. Help?

Normal: When you go from crouched position to standing up your body needs blood to get to the head immediately. This means the heart pumps faster and harder. As we age the process does not go as smoothly so it is not uncommon to become lightheaded if we try to move too quickly! ...Read more