Can someone help me?!

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Hi I'm a 15 year old boy. I woke up one morning really dizzy, I was lying on my left side so I turned to my right side and put an extra pillow under my head. And then everything was fine. Now I've only been lightheaded for the past 2 days of and on, and it's really worrying me. I have had this before before last Christmas and that ended about 2 months after it started. I'm only lightheaded when I'm lying down, a little bit when sitting down, bending down and sometimes walking. So can someone please help me. Thank you!

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    You might want to go to an ENT to have your ears checked. Try and see an Neuro - tologist, they specialize in ears.
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      Hi Nathan,

      It's your inner ear (together with your brain) that controls your perception of where your head is in space. If anything goes wrong, it manifests as a sensation of dizziness, or even a feeling that you're falling or that everything is spinning around you.

      However, given your young age, it could also be just that your cardiovascular system hasn't yet caught up with your general growth, and your blood pressure is low. It would probably be best to get yourself checked out by a general doctor first, who will be able to refer you to a specialist if necessary.

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      Tell all this to your doctor. No need to worry about it - lots of young people your age experience something similar. It can especially happen if you had a late growth spurt, but in many teenagers it happens for no identifiable reason.

      It's always a good idea to get a general checkup if you're concerned about your health, partly to find out whether there is anything wrong, but mainly to reassure you.

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