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Dizziness and spinning spells. What is happening?

the last two nights when ive laid down to sleep the room violently starts to spin especially when i turn on my right side,i feel very sick and turn back on my back where the spinning slows and stops. when i sit or get up it spins as well.its very frightening. During the day and being upright im not too bad, i do feel alittle dizzy and sick but nowhere as bad as the night time. i just want to sleep as im so tired. Any ideas would be very helpful and id be extremely grateful. Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
The symptoms of vertigo (spinning of head) on changing position of head points towards some pathology of the inner ear.
Inner ear is responsible for maintainance of balance and equilibrium.
This may occur due to head trauma, infection or idiopathic (without any cause).
Vertigo can also occur in cases of cervical spodylosis.

You need to get a complete otolaryngiological examination, audiometry and MRI head to know the exact cause of the symptoms.

Thank you
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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