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Dizziness when I lay down and turn to left side only?

Dizziness when I lay down and turn to left side only?

Dizziness: It may be related to an inner ear problem. Please visit an ENT physician. ...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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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 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 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

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Why do I get dizzy when I lay on left side? . I have RA and have had this disease for 36 years. Just started to feel like a trembling in my brain.

Why do I get dizzy when I lay on left side? . I have RA and have had this disease for 36 years. Just started to feel like a trembling in my brain.

Left side 'dizzy': 'dizzy' is the worst word in the english language, because everyone means something different by it. Much more detail is needed about what you mean by 'dizzy'. I suggest you consult a neurologist, but first write out a detailed description of what you feel, without using the word 'dizzy'. Also think of what other activities or positions might bring on the 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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I feel bit dizzy when I lay down. Especially when I turn left. What could be the reason?

I feel bit dizzy when I lay down. Especially when I turn left. What could be the reason?

Ans: Could be a vascular issue or an inner ear issue. Make sure you hydrate well and you are best to see your doctor at your age. You need a complete evaluation ...Read more

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For over a year I am very dizzy when I lay down I get the spins so bad I have to close my eyes and it takes a lil while to go away, what can this be?

For over a year I am very dizzy when I lay down I get the spins so bad I have to close my eyes and it takes a lil while to go away, what can this be?

BPPV: Your diagnosis is most likely benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It is caused by free floating calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear. It may be confirmed by a Hallpike Maneuver performed by your doctor. It may be treated by different exercises and maneuvers. You may try some exercises by searching on line. ...Read more

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I have been getting extremely dizzy when I lay down or get up as if my eyes were spinning, then I get up and try to throw up but I can’t.

I have been getting extremely dizzy when I lay down or get up as if my eyes were spinning, then I get up and try to throw up but I can’t.

Needs to be checked: Dizziness which is extreme at age of 17 associated with nausea needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It may be coming from a condition in your inner ear.As you know inner ear controls our equilibrium and any inflammation there can cause dizziness. There are other causes to. We can only diagnose by taking a detailed history and doing a physical examination. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when I first lay down for sleep at night?

Why do I get dizzy when I first lay down for sleep at night?

Benign pos. Vertigo: Suspect benign positional vertigo, the most common cause of dizziness. There is a good summary of this on wikipedia. See your doctor for an appropriate work-up and treatment. This is usually easily treatable. There are other diagnostic possibilities, but they are less common. ...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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Starting today. I woke up and every time I get up or stand up in any way I get super dizzy but right when I lay down I'm perfectly better. What is it?

Starting today. I woke up and every time I get up or stand up in any way I get super dizzy but right when I lay down I'm perfectly better. What is it?

Describe dizzy!: Though benign positional vertigo (bpv) is a good possibility, it's important to describe what you mean by dizzy :
1. Dizzy = things are"spinning" around, or
2. Dizzy ="light-headed" and about to faint.

#1 suggests bpv while #2, in the appropriate context such as starting a new medication (like a beta-blocker for high blood pressure) it can also be orthostatic hypotension. ...Read more

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Started with the dizziness yesterday where if I move or get up I'm super dizzy but if I lay down still I'm fine it continued today is this ok?

Started with the dizziness yesterday where if I move or get up I'm super dizzy but if I lay down still I'm fine it continued today is this ok?

Dizziness: This sounds like a condition called benign positional vertigo (bpv), which results from an inner ear disturbance. Symptoms are worse with movement of the head. If your symptoms do not resolve on their own, a visit to your primary care doctor is recommended, as there are maneuvers and medications that may help your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is it when I get a migraine it only hurts on my left side. But yet im still dizzy and nauseaous. Med didn't stay down.

Why is it when I get a migraine it only hurts on my left side. But yet im still dizzy and nauseaous. Med didn't stay down.

Migraine: You may have classic migraine which is unilateral in presentation. You will need to try some anti-migraine medication and anti-nausea ones that your doc can prescribe. ...Read more

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Anytime I lay down and open my eyes, I get dizzy getting up. It can be in the afternoon or morning. Why?

Anytime I lay down and open my eyes, I get dizzy getting up. It can be in the afternoon or morning. Why?

Dizzy on getting up: Anytime I lay down and open my eyes, I get dizzy getting up. It can be in the afternoon or morning. Why? ANS: Ah that is the question. Need much more details and need to look at your eye movements upon getting up. So have your Dr. Test you for positional nystagmus or a fall in BP when you stand. I am here till 4 AM PDT and can look at you eyes right after you get up and see what is going on. ...Read more

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Bedrest 4 over a month. No sitting up. Now I'm sitting up & I get swimmy dizzy head that lasts until I lay down again. This normal?

It's common: After a prolonged period of bed rest. You need to start gradually becoming upright & give yourself a chance to adjust. The longer you have been flat, the longer it takes. You will adjust quickly to being upright. Good to hear you are working your way until being up on your feet. Just start slow. Don't sit up fully, just part way, and then wait. And don't stay up too long. Progress from there. ...Read more

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Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Bppv: Benign positional vertigo. Try sitting up on your bed. Lie backward with the head turned slightly to the right. Do you get dizzy briefly. If so, then tool all the way to the left on your side. Gently tool after about a min to your back. Wait. Then rool to the right. Wait till the dizziness stops. Then sit straight up and lean forward. You will get very dizzy. Be careful do not fall. Repeat in 5 d. ...Read more

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Why do I feel very weak and dizzy when I walk around or when I lay down. I get tired really fast?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities for such symptoms. Your info indicates you're on coumadin, (warfarin) which can cause bleeding, which can lead to anemia -- and result in weak, dizzy feelings. Please get medical attention asap to check your bleeding time and hemoglobin count, etc. Even if these are normal, you still need help with these potentially dangerous symptoms. Be well. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to fell like my room is spinning every time I lay down and making me dizzy to where I almost pass out? When I lay down at any time I get light headed and dizzy and fell like I am gonna past out and fells like the room is spinning.

Hello.: Hello. The symptoms you are describing can be consistent with a condition called vertigo. I am answering this 6 days after you wrote in. I suggest that if you are still suffering from these symptoms when you get this answer, that you see either your physician or an ear/ nost./ throat specialist. ...Read more

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Doctor said I had a virus and it isn't getting better when I lay down I feel fine but as soon as I get up I'm dizzy and sick again?

Doctor said I had a virus and it isn't getting better when I lay down I feel fine but as soon as I get up I'm dizzy and sick again?

Labyrinthitis?: It is possible that the structures in the middle ear which allow you to have a sense of position are inflamed. You should see an ENT doctor and be evaluated and treated appropriately. This can definitely be due to viral infection, but other things are possible. Good luck and best wishes for rapid improvement. ...Read more