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Why do I get dizzy when i lay my head back?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay my head back?

Dizziness: This might be benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or bppv. See an ent. The doctor may be able to perform a modified epley maneuver, which has a >90% rate of improving your dizziness. ...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 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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Whats wrong when you get really dizzy when you lay on the back of your head?

Whats wrong when you get really dizzy when you lay on the back of your head?

Positional vertigo?: The chances are that this is benign positional vertigo but other diagnoses should be ruled out vertigo is a symptom not a diagnosis! ...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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When I lay my head down forward I get dizzy all my blood work came back normal any ideas or suggestions?

When I lay my head down forward I get dizzy all my blood work came back normal any ideas or suggestions?

Hydrate: You need to check your BP and your heart rate in a supine position, sitting ,and standing position and noticed the difference . Hydrate yourself well with water and juices avoid energy drink and caffeine ...Read more

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Is it bad if every time i stand up from laying down i get Dizzy and Very Lightheaded and alot of pressure on my back head, as if im going to faint ?

Is it bad if every time i stand up from laying down i get Dizzy and Very Lightheaded and alot of pressure on my back head, as if im going to faint ?

Low blood pressure: It sounds like your blood pressure is getting low. Please discuss this with your Doctor. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Is it normal every time i lay on my stomach i get up with throbbing on the back of my head for about 30 seconds and its get hard 2 see with dizziness?

Is it normal every time i lay on my stomach i get up with throbbing on the back of my head for about 30 seconds and its get hard 2 see with dizziness?

Not normal: You are probably hyper-extending your neck in the prone (belly down) position. This causes occipital nerve irritation (headache) and possibly vertebral artery compression ("dizziness"). So either turn your head when prone or don't lay on your belly. ...Read more

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2 mnths ago i was hit with BPPV (left ear). I still sometimes feel dizzy or get mild vertigo while laying to left or turning left after laying down.

2 mnths ago i was hit with BPPV (left ear). I still sometimes feel dizzy or get mild vertigo while laying to left or turning left after laying down.

Epley Maneuver: When BPPV returns, you can just start doing the Epley Maneuver again until it resolves. There's great diagrams and videos of it online. Just google "Epley Maneuver" and/or search it in YouTube. Hope that helps and hope you feel better soon. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss further. ...Read more