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Dr. Abby, US Board Certified MD
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HOW COME EVERY TIME I LAY DOWN I GET DIZZY,THE ROOM SPINS.THEN

WHEN I SIT UP TILT... Show More
WHEN I SIT UP TILT MY HEAD BACK IT SPINS AROUND AGAIN.UNTIL I ALL MOST PASS OUT?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
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replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

How long has this been going on?
Do you have any ringing in your ears?
Hearing loss?
Nausea?
Any chronic health problems?
Do you take any medications?

Dr Abby
Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
since friday,no ringing in ears,or hearing loss,no meds.,diabetes runs in family.my left wrist has hurt for a long time but,notabove elebow.
Dr. Abby, US Board Certified MD replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information,

The symptoms you are describing are suggestive of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
This is characterized by spinning sensations whenever the head is turned or a change in position is made.
The underlying cause of this is believed to be due to calcium debris within the inner ear canal.
It is rarely serious (although very uncomfortable) unless someone is unsteady and at risk for falls.

Your doctor can perform repositioning maneuvers in the office and teach you how to do the exercises at home as well. These maneuvers will help to dislodge the calcium debris.

Unless your chiropractor knows how to do these maneuvers, I would recommend that you see your primary care physician.

Here is more information that describes this in greater detail for you:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vertigo/DS00534


Feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have.

Dr Abby

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