Dizziness only when sitting down/lying down

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I have an inside feeling that i am moving but this only happens when i am not doing anything. Its kind of like like i am on a train moving or an airplane. I am not falling over or losing balance. I cant even watch t.v and just relax. It feels much better when i am moving. It actually feels better when i am driving and doing exercises. This is really annoying and dont know wat to do. I still have a very big appetite but i cant really enjoy the food because of this. I Think the problem is either the neck or the ears. I got blood tested and urine tested( came back normal) and didnt need to do further tests because keeping me in bed. My doctor gave me paxil but i kinda dont want to use it yet because of the side effects. I am so mad because how can you get dizzy when your not doing anything, doesnt make any sense. I just need some advice and if some one could explain what is happening to me.

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    Ive had this for 10 years!! I can tell you ive had every test...mri...ctscan and all negative!! Its your inner ear. 3 weeks of sudafed PE and Gufassin syrup will fix it!
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    Hi Guys, I appreciate you've put all the matter yo here. Was going throuh various post for about some time now & found this approriate to my condition.

    I'm male, 27 from India & diagnosis in India is a big time challenge. Happy to see rich started a discussion about exactly what I feel. Some of the symptoms as mention below presists from about 25 days now.

    1st episode looks like,

    Started with sudden head spinning on one fine day I was working on computer

    Dizziness

    Uneasyness

    Sudden blurred vission

    Confusion

    Had immidieatly gone to GP & was diagnosed with low BP which was actally not the case hence was given ORG powder to maintain BP.

    2nd episode immidiately after 2 days

    All similar symptops appeared again

    Additionally headache that too so severe

    Had gone to GP again was given vertin mg & stemetill md assuming I was suffering from a vertigo

    Medication lasted fot about 10 days, from 7 the day I was feeling fine and stop taking medication from 10th day on wards assuming it was all fine

    2 days later, it appeared again & this time I've decided to go to ENT who followed same medication of vertigo bit this time I did not take it, not sure if ENT has really done inner ear diagnosis but I think that needs to be done looking at th posts from you all.

    ENT did not convince me & hence I've gone to neuro for further check ups & was again prescribed with vertigo drugs along with that I was asked to get CT scan done. I was not really convince to take medication as it was the 3rd time I got it prescrisbed from neuro following general GP & ENT but yes, I've got my CT scan done which came back normal.

    Since couple of days, strange feeling of wave like situation happening to my brain and feels like gentle waves are passing through my brain which is wavign my entire body as well. I work for almot 9 hours facing computer with regular gaps in between to maintain the momnentum.

    Lying back on the office chair, I've also observed wave like feeling was connecting to my  heartbeat  which was felt on the back of neck & feeling like hearbeat & waves are adjoining. 

    Just wondering what could this be in case anyonce can help 

     

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    I suffered from similar symptoms and a coworker told me that she had too. She said that she had "rocks" in her ears. If its the "rocks" causing your symptoms, they are actually little salt crystals moving in your inner ear. Apparently positioning your head a specific way will cause the rocks to shift. To diagnose a provider will tilt your head into various positions and look for eye movements called nystagmus, this also determines where the crystals are located in the ear. If nystagmus present your condition is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo abbreviated BPPV. There are simple head maneuvers to reposition the crystals depending on where they are located in the ear. If you have any cervical neck issues you're either not supposed to perform some of the manuevers or are supposed to stop if you have additional symptoms that occur during treatment. Thankfully for me, I got tremendous relief with performing the Epley head manuever at home. Hope this is helpful, vertigo is terrible!!!

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    I have the same problems, get ready because I know what it is.

    A) Trigeminal neuralgia, triggered by allergies or nerve damage from dental work, chewing, even if you have glasses on your face,

    B) major - digestion - reflux from a hernia can cause acids to rise up from your belly and trigger the neuralgia which can cause the dizziness

    see a neurologist and gastroenterologist.

    Try watching acidic foods, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, prop head of bed up 6 inches, I take Clonazapam and it helps. For me, I have so many problems and I know the end is near but if I can help someone else get better than I will be happy.

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    I have similar feelings and can't figure out why. Did CT, MRI, blood work and nothing shows reason for dizziness. It's gotten worse over the last few months. Very bad when laying down and putting my head on pillow. Spinning. Have to get up slowly and sit on edge of bed to regain stability. I'm on BP Meds and doc said sounds like low BP well that's not the case. It's higher or normal so not BP . Tried taking Meds at different times but still no help. Something causing it to get worse and don't know what. Frustrated as doc doesn't know what to do about it. Found this site and comfort knowing I'm not alone.

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    Hi everyone,

    I think I may qualify to be a member of the this club too. I get this random "swoosh" when sitting, most often in front of a computer. I am unsure how to describe it. Sort of like a wavy feeling in the head, that comes out of nowhere and its "gosh, I really don't feel well am I going to fall of my chair?". Last a few seconds to couple minutes, then I am fine. Sometimes I get it a few times a day, sometimes not for a couple of days. The GP ordered MRI's, sent me to opthamologist because I thought related to eye movement from looking from one monitor screen to the next, also sent to cardiologist for Lexiscan stress test, and carotid ultrasound, I've seen a neurologist and had MRA of brain and neck. (need to call to find out results) He had no idea what this weird thing is. For awhile I thought it was related to chemical exposure at work, since this is where it started and where happened. It seemed to resolve when I moved my office. Now I am at home in front of a computer and starting to have frequent episodes again.  Reading others post, I wonder if it doesn't have something to do with sitting in front of computer screens-perhaps the constant exposure to light on screen, neck position...

    Sorry to hear all of you having problems. Maybe we can find a common factor and figure it out

     

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    Hello rich

    I've got exactly the same symptoms as what you are saying...I'm getting really frustrated and feel like sometimes I have anxiety. Just wanted to know if you have had it treated or found something to treat it?

    Thanks.

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    I am also having very similar symptoms. The dizziness is very quick and is as if somebody has just lightly pushed my head in one direction (usually to the left). It came on and is at its worst when I am sitting in front of my computer at work. It is never bad enough to make me sway or have to grab onto something - it is just unpleasant. I also switch between two (equally sized and positioned) screens. Like others, the feeling disappears almost completely when I am in a moving vehicle - I feel fantastic actually when I'm a passenger in a car. The rest of the time I feel dizzy and just generally unwell. I have had my ears and blood tested (all fine). An orthopaedic specialist has found my upper back and neck muscles to be extremely hard and tense and I have had some injections to relax them, an IV drip of muscle relaxant (with no improvement in the dizziness) and will begin physiotherapy. He said it could be related to that but not necessarily. I have an MRI of the head scheduled this week. Many doctors think it is stress but I am not convinced. I also notice that I have started to feel worse when I am hungry, with a minor improvement after having eaten. I will keep you updated in the hope that I or somebody else can find a solution to make life better again...

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      Just to update. I had an MRI of the brain/head which came back perfectly normal. My next ports of call are GP for an ECG and ophthalmologist for an eye test. It is a huge relief to know the MRI was okay though.
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      I hate to admit it (although it is a relief) but since the MRI and in the knowledge that I don't have a brain tumour or similar, the dizziness has got a lot better. It still isn't perfect and I will be taking some days off work for some R+R, but I haven't been worrying so much and it has improved. The neurologist does want to double-check the flow of blood to my brain as I have a blood disorder that means your blood is more susceptible to clotting (protein S deficiency) but that is more a precaution than anything. I will also go to the ophthalmologist this week as my eyes are very sore. The dizziness is noticeably better when I take my glasses off when working on the computer as well, in case that is of use to anybody. I haven't done the ECG yet.  Mark, are you able to get an MRI? That might help you at least mentally to worry a little less about the problem (I know that is easier said than done smile ).

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      Hi there 

      Hope you don’t me joining in the thread, I did actually contribute on it about 9 months ago way up this thread. 

      I have had the dizziness for well over a year now and had a number of tests - Head & Neck MRI, CT scans, Heart and Aorta scans, 24 heart monitoring, ECG’s and seen neurologist, cardiologist, doctors, ENT specialist, Optician and dentist and sure there’s probably one or two more I’ve forgotten. After all this all they could find was that I had was Sinus infection!

      They’ve put it down to anxiety and am being treated for it with citalopram, been taking this for 6 months now. This has helped so much if I’m honest. I do regular exercise and have reasonably healthy diet. The dizziness hasn’t completely gone but improved loads. Probably a lot to do with having such a big health MOT has mentally eased the worry and when I get it I take comfort in knowing realistically there’s nothing wrong with me.

      I’ve also started attending some anxiety groups found through the Meet Up App which have allowed me to meet similar sufferers. For me it’s a become apparent that my symptoms dizziness / swaying sensation, feeling of pulsating pulse, itchy swollen top teeth only feeling, knot in the stomach, occasional bloating feeling, upper back and neck muscles extremely tense, itchy skin and eczema, sinus pain and drip are mostly all symptoms of anxiety.

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      That's exactly what I was trying to say. The anxiety that you get from having a really bad sinus infection or any type of fluid whatsoever in the sinuses can make you feel like you're losing your mind. Once you understand that it's dizziness and loopiness caused from extra fluid in the sinus cavity it all begins to stop.

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      Just to keep you updated: the ophthalmologist didn't find anything wrong with my eyes and the neurologist also didn't find any issue with the flow of blood to my brain/head (ultrasound). I'm still none the wiser as to what it is. The neurologist thinks that it is the fact that I am not doing enough exercise and my spine is not correctly aligned and sending the wrong messages to my head. This is largely based on the fact that the vertigo is at its worst when I am sitting at a desk or when I am lying in bed with my head propped up. On the other hand I went to the orthopaedic specialist and he didn't find this so.... :-S I have an ECG scheduled for the end of the month.

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      Hi Katie, when you say that your "dizzinies is very quick and is as if somebody has just lightly pushed my head in one direction (usually to the left)." is very similar to what I've been having since 15 years ago. 

      Did you found out what was the issue ?

      Thank you!

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