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Why do I get dizzy when I move my head?

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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


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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?!

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

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I feel like i am swelling inside including nasal swellin , can this be why i get dizzy when i move head neck ?

I feel like i am swelling inside including nasal swellin , can this be why i get dizzy when i move head neck 
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Dizzy: With sinus symptoms can occur especially with ethmoid and sphenoid sinus involvement . Tell your doctor about the dizziness with head movements . If you run a fever with this see the doctor right away. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a neurologist: or orofacial pain specialist to rule out movement or balance disorder caused by the neurological deficit. This is a serious medical condition needs to be evaluated. See a neurologist for consultation, imaging and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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Should i get medical attention? I have been having dizziness and nausea for two days now when i move my head

Those : 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

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I having issues with mu tounge being numb and tingling. Then when i move my head i get dizzy and a pressute pounding noise.

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

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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

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