Why Do I Feel Dizzy When I Move My Eyes? It Happens When I Do Not Move My Head - Just My Eyes.

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Asked by Su S.

Why Do I Feel Dizzy When I Move My Eyes? It Happens When I Do Not Move My Head - Just My Eyes.

I tried moving my head side to side and around, but I didn't feel the dizziness then. But when my eyes are moving while driving or reading, looking side to side without moving my head, I get this funny dizziness. It is not a head rush or faint feeling.

Answer

Hi Su,

I'm not a doctor so can't know exactly what is going on in your particular case. However, I will share that I've experienced a strange dizziness or sense of disorientation when I would move my eyes up and down from the music deck on the piano to the keyboard. It turns out that I had developed nystagmus which was only happened if it were triggered by something.

It would be good to mention this to your neurologist at your next visit. If you also think that a relapse is developing, then please do call your doctor sooner rather than later.