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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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What's wrong when you get really dizzy when you lay on the back of your head?

What's 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

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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?

Concussion: You may be experiencing some mild concussion symptoms. However, should your symptoms worsen or you develop vomiting or lethargy, a trip to the emergency room is warranted. Only a brain imaging, such as a ct scan or an MRI of the brain, can rule out a brain hemorrhage or a subdural hematoma. ...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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As soon as I get up from laying down, I get dizzy and my head start to hurt. Is this normal?

No: The main thing you worry about here is cardiac issues. I would recommend you have a cardiac workup to be safe. Beyond cardiac, you may have decreased blood pressure when standing, or orthostatic hypotension, still need to be assessed for this. You may be dehydrated as this can mimic many of the same symptoms. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I'm having dizziness and headache. The dizziness gets worse when I lean my head back or lay down. What could this be?

I'm having dizziness and headache. The dizziness gets worse when I lean my head back or lay down. What could this be?

Dizziness: Causes of dizziness like this can be from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), labrynthitis (an inflammation of the inner ear), otitis media (middle ear pressure), or other more concerning causes involving the brain and balance center (acoustic neuroma or even brain tumor or bleed). An in person exam is best. An urgent care center is a good option. ...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?

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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What does it mean when I have a quarter shaped pain area in the back of my head and whenever I touch it I get dizzy and pain?

What does it mean when I have a quarter shaped pain area in the back of my head and whenever I touch it I get dizzy and pain?

Occipital neuralgia: Occipital neuralgia is a common cause of head pain in the back of the head. It can occur on its own or may be triggered by tight neck muscles. Treatment may include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and or an occipital nerve block or cortsone injection. ...Read more

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I get sharp recurring headaches on the same part in the back of my head whenever I excersize and stays for a while after. Dizziness as well.

I get sharp recurring headaches on the same part in the back of my head whenever I excersize and stays for a while after. Dizziness as well.

Atypical migraine: For someone gets headaches and dizziness I think I'm in a typical form of migraine. Exercise me because incidental. The trigger may actually be stress, dehydration or something else what you're doing or not doing at the time of exercise. Neurologists and EMTs specialize in migraine. ...Read more

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Weird dizziness when laying down but no dizziness when bending head up back or side. Do you think it's neck related? I don't think it's bppv help

Vertebral artery: If you have neck problems, the cause of dizziness can be benign or related to an interruption of blood flow in the vertebral artery. If this is a new problem, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get back from work at night. I had eaten ok?

Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get back from work at night. I had eaten ok?

R/O VERTIGO: The symptoms may be secondary to inner ear anatomy/low BP/LOW G. Dexamethasone dose Pak is anti-inflammatory treatment for Vertigo. But they can only be used sparingly. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Also start low salt GF diet WholeApproach. Com EPPLEY MANURERS ARE TO MOVE OTOLITHS ...Read more

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The back of my head is tight and it feels heavy and when I get up I get dizzy and it hurts worse. What should I do?

The back of my head is tight and it feels heavy and when I get up I get dizzy and it hurts worse. What should I do?

Don't get up...: First see a doctor to rule out a serious or life threatening cause of dizziness. At young age it is likely not but would need a complete history & physical. With an assumption that has been ruled out, this sounds like benign/peripheral vertigo in which case, bed rest x 2 days, increase hydration, and an antihistamine (meclizine), & Tylenol (acetaminophen). Also try self Epley and Semont maneuvers for vertigo. ...Read more

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What if u have a headache on the left side of your head and it's in and off! I sometimes get dizzy to and nausiated! Tumor???

What if u have a headache on the left side of your head and it's in and off! I sometimes get dizzy to and nausiated! Tumor???

Headache: Sounds like you have a headache or migraine. Dizziness and nausea can occur with either, but we often become concerned about nausea and dizziness because it can be a sign of increased pressure in your brain. A tumor is only one out of the many causes of headaches. You should be evaluated by a physician to ensure that a more dangerous condition is not going on. ...Read more

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Been getting horrible headaches and with them a numbness, tingling feeling on the left side and back side of my head. Dizziness?

Been getting horrible headaches and with them a numbness, tingling feeling on the left side and back side of my head. Dizziness?

Atypical migraine: You probably are suffering from migraine and need proper treatment for you should visit and urgent care Center or go to or visit ER. Meanwhile use excedrin migraine or ibuprofen 400mg tablets every 6 hours. Drink a lot of water. Caffeine sometimes help in moderation ...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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Some days, after laying down and I get up, my head throbs, I feel dizzy, and my vision gets blurry for a few secs. I'm pregnant. What could be wrong?

Some days, after laying down and I get up, my head throbs, I feel dizzy, and my vision gets blurry for a few secs. I'm pregnant. What could be wrong?

See your doctor: The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by several things, and can be serious in pregnancy. Make sure that your doctor is aware. If you have no pre-existing conditions prior to pregnancy, you may not be drinking enough, or eating enough. Depending on where you are in pregnancy, especially in the second trimester, these symptoms can occur. You may also want to monitor your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Last year I felt from a mororbike hitting my head on the right, a few months later I get dizzy if I turn to the left what can it be, also lump abreast?

Garbled: Sorry, but your post is very difficult to understand. It appears that you are making three separate statements: 1) Mororbike, 2) get dizzy, and 3) lump abreast your breast; each of which is unrelated to the other two. However, to be certain, you should repost your question with assistance from a native speaker of English. ...Read more