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Old 05-15-2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

when i was laying in bed this morning...i started to feel like i was spinning kinda slowly...and then i felt like my eyes were gunna start to shake...but like when i opened my eyes everythin was fine?? i started t get really worried about it soo i had to get up??

has anyone ever experienced this??

please someone help me!!!!

 
Old 05-16-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

last night there was no spinning or anything...and nothing happened when i closed my eyes?? so idk what it is now?? like why it only happens sometimes...soo id think its vertigo or bppv b/c it isnt constant??

 
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

can someone please help me out??

 
Old 05-19-2010, 04:51 AM   #4
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

please someone help me...it happened again this morning....and it isnt instant when i lay down its like after 10 mins of laying there with my eyes closed then it starts to spin??? then i open my eyes and eveyrhting s fine.....please anyone help!!!

 
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

Hi...it does sound like BPPV. What you're describing is what I've had on occasion. I think it depends on what canal is affected and if there are any other problems associated with it. But, there are other disorders that can mimic it....

Do you have it only when you lay on your back? Do you have it when you are sitting or standing and tilt your head one way or backwards?

Have you had a recent cold? Do you have sinus problems? Do you have allergies? Do/did you have an ear infection?


I've had it since I eas 11...I'm 55 now...so a long time.

Have you been checked out by an ENT?

What medications or supplements are you taking at this time?

I took a look at one of your previous postings enquiring about meniere's ... you described the feeling like your brain is moving....I have had that too with my eyes closed (when it's active) or other times sometimes stimulated sometimes by visual changes when it's not active.


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Old 05-21-2010, 05:30 AM   #6
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

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Hi...it does sound like BPPV. What you're describing is what I've had on occasion. I think it depends on what canal is affected and if there are any other problems associated with it. But, there are other disorders that can mimic it....

Do you have it only when you lay on your back? Do you have it when you are sitting or standing and tilt your head one way or backwards?

Have you had a recent cold? Do you have sinus problems? Do you have allergies? Do/did you have an ear infection?


I've had it since I eas 11...I'm 55 now...so a long time.

Have you been checked out by an ENT?

What medications or supplements are you taking at this time?

I took a look at one of your previous postings enquiring about meniere's ... you described the feeling like your brain is moving....I have had that too with my eyes closed (when it's active) or other times sometimes stimulated sometimes by visual changes when it's not active.


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I dont get it all the time the last time i had this was like last year and i only had it once...it stops when i open my eyes and it only happens when im lying down...but its werid cause it doesnt happen immedatly whne i lay down...i am fine until like 10 mins then it starts...it happens when im on my side or back...do u think its menieres?? omg...what r the othetr symptoms....im going to an ent soon...omg i hope it isnt menieres???

 
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

So, how often do you get it at this time...nightly?

Why would you think it's meniere's?

Are you having problems with your neck...pains, etc?

ARe you taking any medications or supplements?

Were you drinking the night you got dizzy?..

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Old 05-21-2010, 11:21 AM   #8
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

it doesn't happen every night it happened like two times in the past week...and it first happened after i watched a show about someone who had rapid moving eyes and an ear problem and that freaked me out..so who knows if that is related...

i do have neck pain...i have had neck pain for about a year now and have tingling in my shoulder blade...i think it was caused form caring so much stuff to school and sewing..i am a fashion design major so i sew a lot and carry a lot of heavy stuff...

no meds..

no drinking

but like i said it doesn't happen every night...which says to me it prob isn't an inner ear thing right? like if i had bppv it would happen every night and every time i move my head...which it doesn't...

idk i am paranoid that i have menieres...and so worried tat i do...i am a major hypochondriac and research online about all these things and im crazyy about it...

what do u think?????

 
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

I don't think it's Meniere's....doesn't fit the pattern of it at all (little pun there).


Regarding your neck...I think that's part of it. The neck muscles and nerves can definitely cause some light headedness that could be perceived as dizziness, especially if you're laying down. I have lots of those blips, and have a mini-freak-out believing I'm going to have an attack of BPPV, especially around this time of year. Both my ears are now affected, but differently. I had a 2 year 24/7 stint with both ears affected. Some days worse than others. Needless to say the neck problems got reallly bad during that time.

I see a chiropractor...might be something you could consider if you're not freaked out about it. I definitely know when I need to go.

You could consider having proper theraputic massage by either a physiotherapist or a specialist who deals with that kind of stuff. I can relate bigtime to shoulder/neck/headache/nerve/dizziness. Add a bit of pananoia...oh yeah!!! lol.

Do you eat regularly? Have you had your blood sugar checked?

I'm envious of your sewing knowledge!!!! I'm hard to fit and have stumped many "professionals"..ugh.

There are many exercises one can do to stretch/relieve neck and shoulder muscles. There are many therapies that can help also....to help rebalance your body posture so that you're not putting pressure on certain areas that can exacerbate your symptoms.

Take a look into the Alexander Technique....just to give you an idea of body positioning. Once you can become aware of what your unconscious body is doing to accommodate its load, you can make some changes that would be helpful.

I'm by no means a health freak but I do have lots going on regarding health issues. Setting up what you can do to aleviate some of the pain/pressure will set you up for a less painful functioning future.

Now....not to say that you might not have some allergies or sinus or eustachian problems that can cause those blips....it's still good you're going to have it all checked out by an ENT just to make sure.

If anything is continual after you've made some changes to some aspects...continue to dig.

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Old 05-21-2010, 12:17 PM   #10
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

thanks veryyyy much for ur help

i too think it is realted to my neck....but r u saying an ear problem can cause a neck problem??

sorryy i ask soo may questions

i am just a paranoid freak

im gunna go to an ENT soon and see whta he says then ill see if my neck is the issue

 
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

exacerbates or causes the muscles to be tighter....only because one tries to hold the head in a way to avoid being dizzy or creating symptoms.

Remember, to hold the head a certain way, it involves a LOT of muscles.

Oh, forgot to mention clenching one's jaw....just hold your fingers on your temple and chew...the muscles around the head can be involved.

Having sinus troubles, squinting to see, everything can have an effect on our muscular system because we compensate somewhat.

If you just sit and try to relax all your muscles in your neck and face and shoulders, you can immediately feel a change.

It's good to ask questions, but good to try to make adjustments where you can and see if you have improvements.

Do you consume artificial sweeteners? some peoople are very sensitive to them. But, you don't have the symptoms daily...

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Old 05-21-2010, 12:44 PM   #12
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Re: Dizzy when laying down with eyes closed

I reaally appreciate you taking the time to help me...

i dont eat as well as i should..so maybe that could be effecting that

i clench my jaw alot...and i always have my head tilted slitghy....and when i went to a physical therapist they told me my c4 anc c5 neck segements ig euss were out of line...and that was causing me to have my head tilted...idk...

i just dont want this to be a result of an ear problem...

 
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