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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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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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When lying down on my left side I am having severe dizziness and when I try to get up as well. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could this be?

When lying down on my left side I am having severe dizziness and when I try to get up as well. I have been on BP meds for 2 years. What could this be?

Bp: The problem is not necessarily related to your blood pressue medications. You should go see your doctor for a history/physical and examination. ...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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Dizziness when I lay down and turn to left side only?

Dizziness when I lay down and turn to left side only?

Dizziness: It may be related to an inner ear problem. Please visit an ENT physician. ...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

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Hit left temple hard. Week later woke up extremely dizzy only on left side of head(bad coordination get dizzy episodes on left side of head dailybad?

Hit left temple hard. Week later woke up extremely dizzy only on left side of head(bad coordination get dizzy episodes on left side of head dailybad?

Exam needed: The description of your symptoms suggest an exam is needed.
Call your DR and get this scheduled.
If worsening of the symptoms, then go to the ER ...Read more

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Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Bppv: Benign positional vertigo. Try sitting up on your bed. Lie backward with the head turned slightly to the right. Do you get dizzy briefly. If so, then tool all the way to the left on your side. Gently tool after about a min to your back. Wait. Then rool to the right. Wait till the dizziness stops. Then sit straight up and lean forward. You will get very dizzy. Be careful do not fall. Repeat in 5 d. ...Read more

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Keep getting pains in left side of chest, with spasms. Breathing becomes impaired, feel dizzy, which then makes me panic and get very hot and edgy.

Keep getting pains in left side of chest, with spasms. Breathing becomes impaired, feel dizzy, which then makes me panic and get very hot and edgy.

Difficult Symptoms: When people have chest pain and trouble breathing, it is very difficult if not impossible to rule out serious issues like pulmonary embolus (blood clot to lung), heart attack, pneumothorax, or pneumonia. This group of symptoms is best evaluated by a doctor in person, where many questions can be asked, and the doctor can examine you and check all your vital signs. ...Read more

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My eyes feel like popping out of my head, and then I get slightly dizzy and either the left or right side of my face tingles. Should I be worried?

My eyes feel like popping out of my head, and then I get slightly dizzy and either the left or right side of my face tingles. Should I be worried?

Head Ache: It is impossible to advise you without sufficient information. We don't even have your age. There are too many reasons for your symptoms such as infection, allergies, trauma, neurologic or vascular migraine. Do you take any medications? What is your medical history? Have you had recent BP and Pulse assessed? Are there any other symptoms? Are you pregnant? See your PCP. ...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're 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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Nauseous, dizzy when moving around, left side of head pounding, this only happens when I get up and move about. Been happening for past couple days?

Nauseous, dizzy when moving around, left side of head pounding, this only happens when I get up and move about. Been happening for past couple days?

Possible migraine: You may have a migraine headache. These are typically on one side of the head, pounding, & worsen upon moving. They can last days are frequently in the company of nauseousness & dizziness/vertigo & can come on without warning. You should see your doctor & may like to start keeping a journal of these things since it could happen again. BTW, is your period anywhere close? ...Read more

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When I sleep on my left side I get a bad head ache so I tried to go to the right but I get real dizzy when I do can any one help?

When I sleep on my left side I get a bad head ache so I tried to go to the right but I get real dizzy when I do can any one help?

Sleeping dizzy/ H/A: Go to ER today to be evaluated. May be carotid, vascular or cardiac but will need to do imaging. Please go to ER today. Usually dizzy occurs on standing due to gravity/autonomic effects so dizzy while lying down, when there is an increase in blood return is a concern. ...Read more

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My entire left side body shivers, I don't get a balance. My left leg becomes weak. Dizzy, very severe left side headache. Smtym feels like I have fits.

My entire left side body shivers, I don't get a balance. My left leg becomes weak. Dizzy, very severe left side headache. Smtym feels like I have fits.

Concerning: Make an appointment to see a neurologist as soon as possible (ASAP). Nimesulide has serious side effects and can cause fatal liver injury. Please be aware of this and ask your doctor for another medication with more favorable side effects. ...Read more