Q. I get dizziness only while waking up from bed. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 11, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am getting dizziness while getting up from the bed for the past three days. My vitamin B12 is low in the report taken last month. Whether my dizziness is due to that or it is vertigo? Please suggest me some medicine.

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetology Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The giddiness does not appear due to vitamin deficiency. The symptoms are suggestive of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). We need to confirm the diagnosis. For this you have to provide details as follows.

Is it spinning sensation or is it weakness? Does it get triggered by turning your head or getting up from the bed? How long does the spinning last, say few minutes or a few hours? Is there vomiting or nausea along with it? Is there any hearing loss or ringing sound inside the ear or fullness of the ear during this giddiness? Is there any ear discharge or decreased hearing?

Based on your replies we shall confirm the diagnosis and suggest the right exercise and medicine for you. The exercises cannot be explained via text. You would need to confirm for a video consultation so that we can show you the same. If the diagnosis is BPPV then I shall guide you on what to do next.


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Thank you doctor,

I am getting this spinning sensation for one minute while getting up from the bed. No vomiting, no ear discharge and no hearing loss.

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetology Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is confirmed that you have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. You need to do canalith repositioning maneuvers daily thrice and take Cinnarizine 25 mg tablet daily thrice. It is better if you follow up with a video query so that we can demonstrate the exercise to you. Let us know what suits you.


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