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What causes sudden dizziness and nausea upon waking up?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka


Practicing since :2001

Answered : 6934 Questions

Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: What would cause leaning to left and back when I got up in the middle of the night with extreme unsteadiness and vomiting?
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Your symptoms could be related to an inner ear disorder or low blood pressure.

Have you measured your blood pressure?

If your symptoms persist I recommend going to the ER for a physical exam and some blood lab tests (complete blood count, blood electrolytes, kidney and liver function tests, fasting glucose).

An ENT specialist consult may be needed, to rule in/ out an inner ear disorder.

A cervical spine x-ray study is also necessary to exclude chronic backbone degeration as a possible cause of dizziness and nausea.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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