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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