Can having a cold make you feel dizzy when you bend over or lay flat? I don't think it's bppv? What could it be?

Hi Healthworrier. Did you mean to say HealthWARRIOR? Yes, common colds can cause congestion and make you feel dizzy or lightheaded when bending over or laying flat. Have you had BPPV diagnosed before? What makes you sure it's NOT BPPV? Perhaps, your symptoms only came on with this latest Upper respiratory illness? Do you know what to do if it IS BPPV? Right- call the PPVC (Paroxysmal Positional Vigilance Cops)!