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Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Move My Head
BPPV: This may be from a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. See your doctor...If it is bppv they should be able to give you some exercises (epley) to help. Sometimes medications like Meclizine (bonine) can also be helpful if it is bppv. ...Read more
Chronic stiff neck/neck pain and pain often goes to the back of my head and I get dizzy when I move my head in certain ways. +neuro problems. Help?!
Stiff neck: Any old trauma or whiplashes. You are welcome to check with the neurologist first to exclude rare but serious problems but most cases are helped by an osteopath, physiatrist or chiropractor. ...Read more
I feel like I am swelling inside including nasal swellin, can this be why I get dizzy when I move head neck?
I go dizzy head pounds and my legs tingle all at the same time everytime I stand. Even when I get up slow. And I go dizzy when I move my head sideways?
Out of nowhere I got very dizzy the room seemed to twist. When I sit still I am fine but when I move my head or stand up I get very dizzy again. Why?
Barany's: This is probably barany's positional vertigo. Get with a neurologist and/or an otolaryngologist. Be very careful when you drive until this gets straightened out. ...Read more
Should I get medical attention? I have been having dizziness and nausea for two days now when I move my head
Those are fairly nonspecific symptoms, meaning that they could represent anything from a simple cold to meningitis. When there's doubt, it's always a good idea to see a doctor.
If you have pain in your neck when you touch your chin to your chest, that's a worrisome sign, and makes it even more important that you be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
I having issues with mu tounge being numb and tingling. Then when I move my head I get dizzy and a pressute pounding noise.
Need more history: Without knowing whether the tongue symptoms are one side or both and intermittent or constant, I'd say start with talking to your primary care doctor or a HealthTap consult to get a full history. Good luck! ...Read more
I woke up today so dizzy everytime I move my head or stand up, also felt some bad nausea. I am in the ER now, but is there any anti-dizziness medicine I can get over-the-counter to prevent it?
Complex Issue: I would like to know why you are getting dizzy before treating it. Many things can cause dizziness such as ear infections, baro-reflex dysautonomia, regular or vestibular migraines, disorders of your inner ear, anemia, dehydration, and ms (very rare). Please follow-up with your regular doctor if it recurs. Some people tolerate Meclizine well but the cause of your dizziness needs to be found. ...Read more
Floor feels like it moves when I stand up and laying down I'm ok but certain ways I move my head I can get dizzy headed. Dr said frontal sinus infection and said it wasn't bppv nor inner ear. Tumor?
Difficult to say: You'll need a complete evaluation by an ENT specialist and/or neurologist. ...Read more
I think I have an inner ear infection. When I move my head I get dizzy light headed. Can I dr this at home? Or need antibotics. Antivert (meclizine) maybe?
Trial of antivert (meclizine): Try Antivert (meclizine) and if not resolving see your doctor. ...Read more
For the past 7 months I have had episodes through out the days if I move to quickly or my head moves to fast I kinda get dizzy lightheaded?
BPPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Is the dizziness vertiginous, meaning, is there a spinning component to the dizziness? If so, and if the dizziness definitely gets worse with head movement, then this is likely the bppv. If other symptoms occur, the DX can change. Tx is usually maneuvers, decongestants, sometimes steroids, and sometimes Meclizine or other meds for symptomatic dizziness. ...Read more
Is there an explanation for when I'm going to bed and sit up, stand up, or just move my head in general I get dizzy? Sometimes I get a headache too.
There are many: Possible causes for this, such as dehydration, viruses, other illnesses, inner ear problems, middle ear problems, among others. There are also some people who have this and find nothing wrong on a medical evaluation. However, I would recommend you see your doctor to be examined and discuss this with him/her. ...Read more
Always feel light headed and dizzy. It's worse when I get up and move around. Even worse riding in a vehicle. Feel like my head is wobbling backnforth?
What can cause pain in the back of the head and neck. Then when you move you get very wobbly and dizzy?
Neck pain and Dizzy: There are numerous possibilities... So serious. Your pcp, ent, or neurologist should be able to start the process to determine the cause. ...Read more
Dizzy: When was the injury? Rest. See your dr. ...Read more
Migraines. They feel ok if I still but if I move a little I get dizzy and nauseous and my head feels like it's to explode. I'm pregnant. Help?
My head feels like its going to exploode. I can't lift my head, move, even talking hurts. I have gotten sick a couple times when I stand up I get dizzy?
With my IIH, is it normal for my eyes to hurt when I move them, and when I blink? I also get dizzy/head feels weird when I look up from reading?
Dizzy yes//eye pain?: The dizziness & head feeling weird is commonly heard about in IIH. I don't hear people mention eye pain to tell you the truth but I can certainly understand the mechanism since people do complain of deep behind the eye pain which likely represents swelling of the optic nerve and if this is present then, eye movements can be painful. So I think it's more likely that your Sx's are IIH related. ...Read more
I hitvmy head yesterday and im dizzy andbwhen I move or stand I get lightheaded and I can heardly move my neck should I go to the ER? Sorry for the t
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
Sometimes in social group settings I will get light headed, dizzy, and my eyes, when moved around, feel weird (slight tingle). Can this be anxiety?
I have low iron levels and am so tired I can hardly move or breathe, and I get dizzy and light headed. When would it be necessary to go to a hospital?
I have a sore neck and everytime I turn my head, my vision goes funny. It feels like my brain moves and I get dizzy and nauseous. What should I do?
I have a bump on the left side of my head, above my ear but more towards the top. I sometimes get dizzy when getting up after sitting for a long time. It is solid but when I push on it it moves around but then comes back to the spot where it started?
22yr old female feel dizzy when I move my head and slight nauseous. Can walk normally. Takin sertraline 100mg?
Possible BPPV: You may be describing a condition known as BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)...common in some young people who are active in sports such as running, jumping, intense movements, etc. Check with your doctor and they can examine you for it to see if that diagosis fits. If so, try not taking more medication before trying to treat it conservatively using specific exercises. ...Read more
For a week and a half now I've been feeling very dizzy when I move my head around. Also my left hand and left leg have a weak feeling.
Migraine aura?: Do you get migraine with aura? If so, this could be a migraine aura without headache (yes, this exists). I'd recommend you have an evaluation from a neurologist, who will decide whether you need brain imaging. If you'd like to discuss further, I'm available for a virtual consult. ...Read more
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
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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