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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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Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


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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

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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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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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Why do i get dizzy when i hold my head back?

Why do i get dizzy when i hold my head back?

Get thee to a doctor: Dizziness may be benign, but if you can reproduce symptoms with neck positioning, it may signify arterial insufficiency that could make it more likely for you to have a posterior circulatory stoke. You need to see a neurologist for evaluation to separate this condition from an inner ear or sinus problem. ...Read more

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Hit the back of my head 4 days ago still have bump i little dizzy when i lay down?

Hit the back of my head 4 days ago  still have bump    i little dizzy when i lay down?

See a doctor: Your symptoms may be reflective of bleeding in your brain and you need to go to an emergency department to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy and nauseous when i tilt my head back?

Why do I get dizzy and nauseous when i tilt my head back?

Positional vertigo: This is frequently caused by positional vertigo. Exercises often will correct this problem. An ear specialist is the best physician to see to diagnose this condition. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy and nausea when i tilt my head back is it my ears , and can this be causing me to feel sick a lot .

Why do I get dizzy and nausea when i tilt my head back is it my ears , and can this be causing me to feel sick a lot .

Positional vertigo: It is common to experience vertigo on extending the head back and lowering the head. That is due to the inner ear balancing mechanism being stimulated and that can make you nauseous. ...Read more

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When im laying in my bed I turn my head to the left, only ti the left and I feel like dizzy or something, I can explain, the I turn right and stop?

When im laying in my bed I turn my head to the left, only ti the left and I feel like dizzy or something, I can explain, the I turn right and stop?

Positional vertigo: Dizziness with certain head positions is consistent with benign positional vertigo. This is usually self resolving. However, should your symptoms persist or worsen, be sure to see your family doctor, internist, or neurologist. ...Read more

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