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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Lay Down On My Left Side

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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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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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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 extremely dizzy and nauseous when i lay on my left side to the point if i wasn't laying down i would pass out. I have neurofibromatosis.

I get extremely dizzy and nauseous when i lay on my left side to the point if i wasn't laying down i would pass out.  I have neurofibromatosis.

May be inner ear: Most patients experience some hearing loss with acoustic neuroma which can occur particularly with nf2. However dizziness and nauseous feeling can occur from vertigo that can be related to virus affecting the inner ear. Usually related to laying on affected side. In your case the problem would be on left side. I would see doctor for evaluation and examination. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side?

Positional Verigo: You might have benign positional vertigo. See an ent. If you do, this can be easily treated with some maneuvers. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side ?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side ?

Inner ear: Could consider local inner ear problem, such as "otolithic dysfnctn", where the receptors are irritable and shift when on left, but could also wonder if posture affects the vertebral artery in the neck, with some minimal compression. These issues can be sorted out with vestibular testing and even a ct-angio, . ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on the left side of my head?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on the left side of my head?

A few thots: Maybe a local inner ear issue on the left, or perhaps, arterial compression in neck due to position, or even intracranial issues such as colloid cyst presentation. In some cases, a videonystagmogram will provide localization and therapeutic directions. If inner ear, an epley maneuver may work wonders. ...Read more