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Head feels like it's lagging behind when I move, what could cause this?

Hi, I've been getting a clogged nose and sinus pressure for a couple of months now however only in the mornings. Just yesterday, I started to feel slightly light headed when I move my head along with a very weak but constant headache. It also feels like I'm still in the same position I was a second ago right after a quick movement, as if there's some latency in my positional awareness or "inner compass" per se. I thought it was vertigo however I'm highly doubtful now because I don't actually feel dizzy or off-balance. I described this to my GP today and he said the most likely cause is just a change in environmental factors i.e. dust build-up and a change to cold weather. Any further insight would be much appreciated as it's an incredibly off-putting feeling. Thank you.
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Hi cshan726.

It must be a very awkward feeling!

The condition could be Proprioception, a dysregulation or damage of one of the sensory nerves ( the 6th ?), where in your case the feedback information of  the sensing of your movement is lagging.

Have you experienced any physical, mental or psychological changes/ events , prior to all this?

I would look into  Qi-Gong , one of the few disciplines, which integrates
body-mind-spirit in a very  very gentle way.
Tai Chi is another great discipline which derived from Qi-Gong, however, I find that at first it requires too much mental effort to learn the moves in sequence, which might defeat the purpose in your case.

On the other hand, it would be quite a challenge for conventional  Doctors to deal with such a health concern.
It would likely require a barage of testing  and possibly prescribing some medication
(more like a shot in the dark) to find out if it would help.

My hope for you is that it is a transient imbalance of sorts affecting you only temporarily .

Best wishes,
Niko
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