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Past week or so, whenever I lie down, especially if

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For the past week or so, whenever I lie down, especially if I turn my head to the right or lie on my right side, I get vertigo (room feels like it is spinning) and it makes me feel a little nauseous and it feels like my brain is "buzzing" as the room spins. It goes away after a short while but I have to usually sit up or straighten my head first and very slowly lie down again. Also if I sir up/get up from a lying position too quickly, the room spins. In addition, I feel very dizzy when it is dark - but only if I walk (so sitting/standing/driving is ok, but when I walk I struggle keeping my balance). A few weeks ago I had pretty much the same but with the left side. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Any other medical issues?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No related medical issue in my opinion. ME/CFS (for several years) and recently short periods of supraventricular tachycardia on a 24h ECG.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
this sounds like BPPVhave you tried epley maneuvers
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is BPPV and what are epley manouvers please?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Here is an article for you is an inner ear condition where crystals form in the fluid and aggravate nervesEpley maneuvers function to move those crystals so they don't do that
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it :)
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I apologise for the delay in answering and rating. The dizziness is gone after doing the Epley maneuver - thank you very much for your help!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
welcome :)

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