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Anyone please lol when I tilt my head back I get dizzy. Is this bad or normal? ???????

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    Sounds like Benign Paroxymal Positional Vertigo. I wouldn't say it is normal....but it is very common. Im not a doctor or anything and i certainly cant diagnose this over the internet. I'll just tell you this. Get some rest. Drink plenty of water. Dont move your head. Just rest it. Or try placing your head in a comfortable position. If this doesn't clear up in about 2 weeks or is associated with other symptoms like shortness of breath, vision problems, shaking, sweating or anything that seems dangerous call the doctor. If it is getting worse or your appointment is too far, gladly permit yourself to the ER.

    -This should proudly go away on it's own. But if it doesn't get medical attention. Just try not to worry.

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    ophelia did a great job answering your post!  I can only add that allergies exacerbate my BPPV and now is about the time that I start to take decongestants to help.  Certain medications like motion sickness pills offer relief, too. However, I don't want to suggest starting on medication, even over the counter, if you have complications that may make them dangerous to you.  Just to add that if you do have BPPV and it's not getting better on its own, your Dr. may recommend medications. 

    When mine was at its worst, what really (REALLY!) helped me was accupuncture. It may not be for everyone, but if it gets that bad again, I'll go back in a heartbeat!

    Good luck!

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    ​Most of the time it gets away in a week or two, on its own. If treatment is needed, it includes head exercises. Sit down immediately when you feel dizzy. Though there is no cure, condition can be well managed with physical therapy.
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