Using medications that treat high blood pressure in combination with other prescription and over-the-counter medications may cause low blood pressure. People with BPPV are often able to replicate the exact head movements that make them feel vertigo. Symptoms of faintness, light-headedness, dizziness, confusion, or blurred vision occur within seconds to a few minutes of standing particularly after lying in bed or sitting for a long time and resolve rapidly when the person lies down.
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Your sense of balance depends on the combined input from the various parts of your sensory system. Waking Up Dizzy: Elsevier; 2018. The most common symptom is lightheadedness or dizziness when you stand up after sitting or lying down.
Click here for the Professional Version. It's even more urgent to see a doctor if you lose consciousness, even for just a few seconds. Dizzy in Bed?
These cells also narrow the blood vessels and increase blood pressure. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo occurs most often in people age 50 and older, but can occur at any age. Lose weight. Moskowitz HS, et al.
The doctor will decide whether and how quickly to see the person depending on the other symptoms and medical history. What is dizziness?
People under 50 may have BPPV without knowing it after suffering a head injury like a concussion. Shea, MD.
Essentials for Older People. Sometimes doctors combine propranolol or another beta-blocker with fludrocortisone. Learn more about ways to get rid of dizziness.