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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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