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What causes dizziness while sleeping?

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Dr. Prasanna Heijebu

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Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Getting sensation of giddiness when trying to turn onto one side in sleep. Please help me understand the problem and possible medication.
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possible BPPV

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

I can understand your concern.

You possibly seem to have BPPV-benign positional paroxysmal vertigo.

This is relatively a common condition in the general population.

This can be treated with a short course of antivertigo drugs like Betahistine or Escitalopram.Please check with your physician if he shares my view and if can prescribe them to you.

In case of any doubt, I advise you to get 2 important tests to rule out inner ear disease which is usually associated with BPPV.

1.Dix Hall pike Maneuver.
2.Electronystagmography.

Post your further queries if any,
Thank you.






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