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i get very dizzy when i put my head down flat or put my head

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i get very dizzy when i put my head down flat or put my head back to look up. i have to sleepwith about 3 to 4 pillows to stop this. is this vertigo?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Khan replied 4 years ago.
Hello and Welcome to JA
Thank you very much for your question and coming to this service
Any past medical issues?
For how long has this been happening?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no past medical history and for about 1 year now
Expert:  Dr Khan replied 4 years ago.
SO IT IS ALWAYS PRECIPITATED BY HEAD MOVEMENTS?
ANY LONG STANDING EAR PROBLEMS?
DO YOU GET LOUD NOISE SENSATION OR RINGING EARS AS WELL?
HAVE YOU SOUGHT ANY HELP?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
only if i move very quickly or suddenly some days are worse than others it is bad this week. no ear problems although i do get ringing in ears but not often maybe once a day but gennerally only last about 1 min. i am waiting to see a neurologlist in march
Expert:  Dr Khan replied 4 years ago.
OK
This sounds like Vertigo
I will suggest one thing
Can be due to many reasons but absence of other symptoms and negative medical history makes BBPV likely
Commonest reason is benign positional vertigo (BPPV)
Disabling symptoms but never serious/life threatening
Usually due to small calcium particles in inner ear disturbing and irritating organs concerned with balance
A simple office procedure called Epleys Maneuver can diagnose it and during same procedure inner ear debris can be repositioned giving instant relief...with excellent results
Talk to your GP....He/She must be familiar with this procedure and worth a try
I am sure you will get your problem solved
Let me know if any further query
Best Regards
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