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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Tue 26 Jul 2011, 9:33 am

Hi

I get this too unfortunately. I've had 2 severe attacks & a couple that weren't so severe. I saw an ear, nose & throat specialist who did a little procedure (positional movements) & told me that it would then settle in a couple of days....and it did! So since then if I get it I immediately do the procedure & that seems to help immensely.

The other thing that I find is that if i keep my sinuses clear I don't seem to get it so much....it's come on in the past associated with upper respiratory issues.

Maybe you should think about seeing a specialist for a definitive diagnosis as there are a number of different conditions that can give you this type of severe vertigo? If you do see a specialist he will be able to show you the procedure to settle the crystals in your inner ear & give you some relief.

Apparently we get this from either past head injury or simply as part of the ageing process. Ain't life grand!
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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Sat 14 May 2011, 8:43 am

Hi Shelly

I get it as well. Can strike at any time and really freaks me out when it happens when I'm lying in bed or even just sitting at my desk at work typing and the world starts spinning.

I was given similar exercises to the one Ani mentioned, but mine also involved shutting my eyes, raising my arms to chest level, spinning around a few times, then sitting and throwing myself sideways. Great for the nausea, not.

Also make sure you are drinking enough water, as this is one thing I don't do sometimes and it seems to exaserbate the problem.

Hope you feel better soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Sat 14 May 2011, 8:37 am

thanks everyone,
yeah i feel like im walking around drunk and ith a hangover its horrible.
the first attack was 2 mornings ago and i went to get up out of bed,then it hit me,whooooo
i thought what the hell is going on here! i grabbed onto my husband because i felt like i was spinning around,horrible,then felt nauseous from it.my eyes wouldnt focus and keep going side to side.
i still feel crappy today.i hope it goes soon and never comes back!!
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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Fri 13 May 2011, 7:33 am


I had this when I was pregnant with my 2nd, so I couldn't take anything for it. It lasted about 2 weeks. Bit scary before (and well, after!) it was diagnosed. You want to walk straight but end up going to the left or right!

I hope it resolves quickly for you :)
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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Fri 13 May 2011, 12:09 am

Damn, Shell - I really feel for you.
Don't know about the first two words, but I've had positional vertigo too - and it really sucks.
Mine resolved by itself, but was around for a really long time first - came and went for years, and some episodes lasted for weeks and even months. I was given Stemetil for the nausea, but that only made me worse - seems that the meds lower your blood pressure, and since mine was already low the result was increased dizziness!
I really hope that you have much better luck, and that you can do something to get rid of it.
Good luck - I have all fingers and toes crossed for you (only metaphorically though, as I'll need to use them LOL)
Big hugs
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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Thu 12 May 2011, 4:30 pm

I had this a few years ago. It makes you feel dreadful, you can't help but panic and feel that something really bad is happening. The way someone explained it to me was that the cause was crystaline deposits in the ear dislodging and playing havoc with the little hairs in the ear that I think assist with balance. I was told that one thing you could do was an exercise sitting on the edge of the bed and making yourself fall to one side and then the other I think the aim of this was to try to get the crystaline deposits moved to somewhere that they did not cause havoc. Problem is when you suffer the vertigo the last thing you feel like doing is swaying from side to side. The good news for me is that it ended up resolving itself. It has been 1 year or longer now that, touch wood, I have not had any recurrence. I feel for you it is horrible but hopefully only temporary and something that will right itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Thu 12 May 2011, 12:15 pm

My mum gets vertigo. She says its really terrrible! I hope it clears up soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Thu 12 May 2011, 12:14 pm

Not good Shelly.

Take care!
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PostSubject: Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Thu 12 May 2011, 8:30 am

No! Never heard of it!

Is it a curable disease? Have you always had it?

I found some information here:

http://www.tchain.com/otoneurology/disorders/bppv/bppv.html

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PostSubject: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   Thu 12 May 2011, 7:52 am

well been to the doctor and apparently i have this,which really sucks
its dizzyness,lightheadness and for me its when im lying down when its
at its worst.Ive been feeling crappy for 2 days and thought it was
a virus,if i dont feel better next week ,i have to go to a specialist
does anyone lse have this or know anyone who has it?
shelly
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