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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side?

Positional Verigo: You might have benign positional vertigo. See an ent. If you do, this can be easily treated with some maneuvers. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side ?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side ?

Inner ear: Could consider local inner ear problem, such as "otolithic dysfnctn", where the receptors are irritable and shift when on left, but could also wonder if posture affects the vertebral artery in the neck, with some minimal compression. These issues can be sorted out with vestibular testing and even a ct-angio, . ...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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Why do I get dizzy when I lay on left side?. I have RA and have had this disease for 36 years. Just started to feel like a trembling in my brain.

Why do I get dizzy when I lay on left  side?. I have RA and have had this disease for 36 years. Just started to feel like a trembling in my brain.

Left side 'dizzy': 'dizzy' is the worst word in the english language, because everyone means something different by it. Much more detail is needed about what you mean by 'dizzy'. I suggest you consult a neurologist, but first write out a detailed description of what you feel, without using the word 'dizzy'. Also think of what other activities or positions might bring on the symptoms. ...Read more

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I get extremely dizzy and nauseous when i lay on my left side to the point if i wasn't laying down i would pass out. I have neurofibromatosis.

I get extremely dizzy and nauseous when i lay on my left side to the point if i wasn't laying down i would pass out.  I have neurofibromatosis.

May be inner ear: Most patients experience some hearing loss with acoustic neuroma which can occur particularly with nf2. However dizziness and nauseous feeling can occur from vertigo that can be related to virus affecting the inner ear. Usually related to laying on affected side. In your case the problem would be on left side. I would see doctor for evaluation and examination. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping due to my dizzyness so when I lay to the side left or right I get headrushes but I can't sleep upright I'd be dizzy anyway?

I have trouble sleeping due to my dizzyness so when I lay to the side left or right I get headrushes but I can't sleep upright I'd be dizzy anyway?

Why dizzyness?: Dizziness is an impairment in spatial perception and stability. Because the term dizziness is imprecise, it can refer to vertigo, presyncope, disequilibrium, or a non-specific feeling such as giddiness or foolishness. To get an appropriate answer I need some explanations. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my right side for about 5 minutes. It is worse when i open and close my eyes?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my right side for about 5 minutes. It is worse when i open and close my eyes?

Blood pressure: This may relate to changes in blood pressure when you move or it may be your inner ear giving you the problem when moving. Either way--a visit to your internist should get you on the right path to figuring this out. ...Read more

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Why do I get really dizzy when i lie on my left side?

Why do I get really dizzy when i lie on my left side?

?inner ear: This could be a sign of left inner ear problem such as otolithic dysfnctn, meniere's, endolymphatic fistula, etc, and best to evaluate using a videonystagmogram and other otolaryngological studies. Many of these problems readily respond to vestibular therapies, even an epley maneuver. ...Read more

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Why do I feel really woozy, almost dizzy, when & after I am laying on my left side?

Why do I feel really woozy, almost dizzy, when & after I am laying on my left side?

BPV: You may have something simple as inner ear issue called benign positional vertigo, its usually associated with viral ear infection or sinusitis, if symptoms persist then see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do a lot I feel dizzy every time I lay down on one side like my left side I feel dizzy ?

Why do a lot I feel dizzy every time I lay down on one side like my left side I feel dizzy ?

Inner ear issue: is most likely. Avoid lying on that side, get up slowly from any position, and see a clinician to get an actual diagnosis. Lots of useful info on http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/index.html Good luck! ...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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I am having severe dizziness when lying on my left side and when i start to get up. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could be causeing this. ?

I am having severe dizziness when lying on my left side and when i start to get up. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could be causeing this. 
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BPV Benign Vertigo: We have 3 small "stones" on each side of our head. They float in c-shaped tubes or canals. These canals are lined with fine hairs which then transmit the position to our brain. These stones and tubes act like the bubbles on a level a carpenter uses. If a stone "sticks" then conflict arises in our brain which makes us dizzy. Sounds like one stone on one side is the culprit. ...Read more

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Get dizzy alot, feel sick to stomach, and have had a weird pain in left side for a while?

Get dizzy alot, feel sick to stomach, and have had a weird pain in left side for a while?

It could be related: To stress, anxiety and depression. Follow up with your dr. Lighten up, find time to relax, take a vacation in las vegas.Take care! ...Read more

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Why is it when i get a migraine it only hurts on my left side. But yet im still dizzy and nauseaous. Med didn't stay down.

Why is it when i get a migraine it only hurts on my left side.  But yet im still dizzy and nauseaous. Med didn't stay down.

Migraine: You may have classic migraine which is unilateral in presentation. You will need to try some anti-migraine medication and anti-nausea ones that your doc can prescribe. ...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???

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