For the last couple weeks I have been getting very dizzy when I would:
1) Roll over in bed when waking up. 2) Sit up and sit on the edge of the bed when waking up. 3) Stand up from my bed when waking up.
Also, I've gotten dizzy quite a few times when bending over and standing up.
This has never happened before. It's a kind of dizziness where everything starts moving/spinning around me and I feel like I'm about to fall, where I can't really tell where up is up and down is down for a little while there until I stand still until the dizziness goes away. I'm also taking coumadin. Would that have anything to do with it or is it something else?
This is referred to as vertigo. Vertigo can be caused from several things. Some people will get dizzy if their blood pressure is low. Vertigo can be the result of fluid behind the eardrum. Go to your doctor. You don't want this to result in you falling. I can think of no reason that coumadin would cause vertigo.
I am not writing to you as a physician. I think that you should look into Orthostatic Hypotension. This information may help you. You should review it and print if out if it fits. Check off or highlight the symptoms that you do have and see your physician. OH is not life threatening is most cases.
Benign Paroxysmal Postional Vertigo - can occur after certain IV antibiotics, after a head injury and after oral surgery. The most telling symptom occurs when changing positions in bed. Have someone look at your eyes when changing positions. If they roll round and round, it's BPPV. The medical pundits posit that it's "stones" (otoliths) in the ear that become dislodged, roll around....causing the problem. Remedy is to have a "repositioning" done in doctor's office (called Epley maneuver) by lying on the table and turning to and fro as your doctor tells you. Additional exercises can be done at home in bed. They are easy and this cures the worst symptoms. However, they can linger for years. You get use to it. Some people get quite nausated and others don't. Good luck.