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Why do I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning my head back?

Why do I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning my head back?

Circulation issue: The back of the neck contains the vertebral arteries, the blood supply to the back of the brain, hearing, balance and vision centers. Leaning your head back, if it consistently causes deficits in these functions might mean there is compromise to these arteries. You should see a neurologist to get started as this may be progressive and lead to permanent changes. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning the back of my head on pillow or couch back. What could be the cause of this?

I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning the back of my head on pillow or couch back. What could be the cause of this?

Low blood flow: In some patients the blood vessels that run in the back of your neck to your brain (vertebral arteries) can be pinched by the spine, especially if you have arthritis. This can cause symptoms when you put your head back as the blood flow to your brain is diminished. It could also be caused by spasms of the muscles themselves. You should start by seeing your primary care doctor and getting an exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i see double vision and feel dizzy everytime i put my head bavk up after reading or looking down for a few minutes?

What does it mean if i see double vision and feel dizzy everytime i put my head bavk up after reading or looking down for a few minutes?

See your PCP: for consultation. The neurological exam might help find an etiology for this symptom or rule out any other pathology. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant and very dizzy, light headed and double vision, is this normal?

I am 10 weeks pregnant and very dizzy, light headed and double vision, is this normal?

Possibly serious: The dizziness, lightheadedness and double vision could all be related to elevated blood pressure and/or blood sugar associated with your pregnancy. Please have this checked immediately, since untreated it could lead to a stroke or loss of the fetus. It may be less serious, but based on the question, the first two diagnoses to exclude are toxemia-preeclampsia or gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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My left pupil is larger than right. Also I get double vision a lot when tired, and my left eye is crossed. Hit head and also have hemi cp left?

My left pupil is larger than right. Also I get double vision a lot when tired, and my left eye is crossed. Hit head and also have hemi cp left?

Consult an eye doc: please consult an ophthalmologist ASAP. For how long do you have these symptoms? Is it getting worse with time? You will through exam and history to help with your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Following open heart surgery I've had a very stiff neck and shoulders and when sitting for a while and moving head up and down I get double vision?

Following open heart surgery I've had a very stiff neck and shoulders and when sitting for a while and moving head up and down I get double vision?

Double vision: The surgery and being in hospital as well as stress around the procedure could cause the stiff neck muscles. However, double vision is not likely due to the stiff neck. I would have an evaluation and discuss this with your primary MD. ...Read more

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I had the test for cushings and it came back negative. But I am still having double vision, peripheral vision loss head aches, what should I do?

Ask your primary: care doctor about referral to a neurologist & an ophthalmologist, an M.D. eye doctor, for further evaluation of your unexplained symptoms. ...Read more

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Dizzy and double vision lasting about ten seconds while doing nothing but sitting . I'm thirty yrs old?

Dizzy and double vision lasting about ten seconds while doing nothing but sitting . I'm thirty yrs old?

Tis: Transient loss of vision or disturbance of vision with or without exertion is typically called TIA s. Sudden lowering of oxygen supply to the brain. You need a good cardiovascular and neurological examination fro. Your Primary care physician. Specially if this is happening often at rest. ...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


Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more