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Why do i get dizzy when i get up or down or change position in bed?

Asked by ch730 (4 points ) October 7th, 2009

it only last a couple seconds .also get dizzy when i turn over in bed

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noodle_poodle's avatar

sounds like you should maybe go to the doctors and have them check your blood pressure and look in your ears

sandystrachan's avatar

Too sharp / fast a movement gets your inner gyro all out of sync , but maybe you should see a Doc just incase .

janbb's avatar

I’ve had a very severe version of this a couple of times. It was miserable. It was diagnosed as labyrinthitus (sp?) a middle ear problem. Motion sickness pills (anitvert, bonine) help somewhat. I would go to a doctor and have it checked out.

frdelrosario's avatar

Could also be Meniere’s disease, where the vertigo was prefaced by tinnitus.

Doesn’t the vertigo suck? Your body tells you to cling to your mattress for dear life because your bed seems to be trying to throw you off, but your brain is saying “hey, you’re in bed.”

gailcalled's avatar

Or Benign Positional Vertigo…very unpleasant but fixable by an ENT.

hearkat's avatar

Hello, I am an Audiologist. Based on your limited description, it sounds very likely to be Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) rather than Meniere’s disease or labyrinthitis (@janbb: the layrinth is part of the inner ear, not the middle ear).

This was recently discussed in another thread… click here for more

Very many problems can cause dizziness and vertigo, so the best way to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is to see a physician and give very detailed history and description of your symptoms. They will order further diagnostic tests to determine what may be causing your symptoms. These may include and Audiological evaluation of your hearing and middle ear status; the ENG/VNG test as described in that other thread; posturography and/or rotary chair testing are sometimes ordered when the diagnosis isn’t clear-cut, as are imaging tests if a Central Nervous System disorder is suspected.

Feel free to provide more details and ask any additional questions. I hope you feel better soon!

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