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Dizziness when sitting or standing. Headache, pressure in head. What could be wrong?

Hi, my name is cindy. I have these weird dizzy feeling when I sit down or stand up. But its the worst when I go and lay down. It feels like the bed will tip over. I get dizzy when I turn my head to rest on my chair or to speak to my husband. I get dizzy when I look up or down. No matter what I do I feel dizzy. I also have these weird headaches . It feel like someone is putting pressure on my brain. What could be wrong?
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Most likely, you are suffering from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). In this condition, there is dizziness, whcih gets aggravated with change of head or neck position.

It responds well to medical treatment with medications such as betahistine and piracetam.

For preventing the recurrence of symptoms, vestibular rehabilitation exercises are useful.

You may consult an ENT doctor or a neurologist for treatment and further advice.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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