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Feeling dizzy first thing in the morning.

By Anonymous October 27, 2012 - 7:05pm
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For the past 2 mornings, I have woken up with a dizzy feeling. I am 25 years old. I have had dizziness before and went to the doctor to find out it was nothing serious. (This was a few years back.) I also had a few spells a few months back and figured it was probably due to a nasty head cold that I was suffering from. I have been good now for about 4 months now and yesterday morning I had a spell and this morning I had a spell. I feel fine when I open my eyes but if I turn on a different side or if I stand up and walk I get all a feeling like floors are shifting. (If I close my eyes it feels like I have spun around in circles really fast.) I don't feel like I am going to pass out or anything and it only happens for a few minutes and then I am good the rest of the day. Just wondering what could be causing this and if I should be concerned? Thank you for your help.

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Thank you so much! I woke up this morning with no issues. It's just strange...

October 28, 2012 - 9:31am
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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. If you had this dizziness before due to a head cold or some other kind of flu like symptoms it is often associated with vertigo. For example, any sort of inner ear infection will cause you to feel that "off" feeling and I always associate this feeling with the V8 commercial if you have ever seen it. They were walking crooked in the commerical.

Once you have that vertigo, it is easily reactivated but the simple things such as bending over and standing back up too quickly so when you mention laying down and standing up - this sounds about right. You should go to your doctor about this issue and just be sure there are no inner ear issues going on. I had vertigo once with an inner ear infection and at times, that dizziness comes back but not too often anymore as the infection was over 3 years ago now but in the beginning it was quite often.

I hope this helps and good luck.


October 28, 2012 - 6:17am
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