Bouts of dizziness

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I'm a first timer on here and I hope somebody can help me or can relate.

I'm 47 years old....on Aug 23rd, I was diagnosed with having pneumonia. I was given antibiotics and sent home. I took my meds as directed and felt fine, went on with my daily activities (work)...On Tuesday evening (more like Wednesday morning) at 2am on Sept. 20th, I got up around 2am to use the bathroom, I heard my daughter up and stepped into her room to speak with her. I left and went back to my bed...When I laid back down, I turned my head to the left and at that moment, it felt like the room was spinning REAL HARD to the left. I closed my eyes and brushed it off, then I noticed it did the same when I turned on my right side...the next morning I got up and I felt fine. I went to work and by the afternoon, the same thing start happening again...If I bent to the left, it felt like my head was full of water and everything went to the left, same thing went I bent over to the right. I've since had my blood pressure checked, that's normal, I suffer at time with Low Blood Sugar, so I've been eating anything with natural sugar to raise it, I suffer with low potassium, so I've been eating the heck out of some bananas. I haven't actually gone to a doc yet but I called a registered nurse at a local hospital and she suggested that it might be a Sinus Infection.....I don't have nausea or vomitting. I don't and never have suffered with Sinuses or allergies....I don't have flu like symtoms. My vision is fine  (except after a dizzy bout). My dizziness only last like 30seconds to a minute (at best).....Has anyone ever experienced something like this?

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    I'm 22 years old and I get it sometimes its a horrible feeling you made b suffering with vertigo especially if it happens when turning your head it's to do with an inner ear thing

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    I would suggest going to ENT..  This may be benign proxysmal postional vertigo, an inner ear problem.

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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    Hi Kim, it sounds like you have BPPV, you can look it up the net. You need to see a Neuro Otologist if you're looking to see a doctor for it. It is vertigo possibly of the inner ear. There is the Epley manuever, and a few others maneuvers that help with this condition but your doctor would be the person to decide which maneuver is best suited for your condition once he makes a diagnosis. 

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    What they said. That's one of my fears. If I get a cold or sinus thing, if it ends up in my ears i am screwed. Have a docs app today. Was just dealing with some of that. Got up 2 hours early cause i rolled over twice and got dizzy. Hope it goes away and never comes back. If not your one of us . Lol

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    Commen symptoms of BPPV :-)
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