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What causes extreme dizziness with mild headache?

Yesterday and today I woke up with a mild headache but extreme dizziness. The dizziness is much worse when lying down or suddenly turning my head. Today my blood pressure was 145/90 with medication. I have a doctor s appointment already scheduled for later this week. Should I go to he ER? I am still having lots of dizziness and don t feel that I should drive or leave the house.
Tue, 20 Oct 2015
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Hi Dear ,

As per your query you have dizziness along with headache , also your are on bood pressure medicine . Well there can be many reasons for headache and dizziness like low blood glucose or iron level , benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) , infection , meniere's disease , migraine , neurological , inner ear infection and due to certain medicines such as blood pressure medicines or anti depressants . It seems to me that in your case there is probablity that blood pressure medicine are causing the symptoms . I would suggest you to consult ENT specialist for proper examination and rule out above causes . Doctor may order balancing test , rotatory chain test , hearing test , posturography and CT scan . Doctor may prescrine ani emetic drug , sedatives and alter the dose of BP medicines or prescribe some substitute . For now avoid bending forward and take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for headache .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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