Re: BPPV and earache
The neti pot rinse is a little tea pot looking thingie that is filled with salt-water and put in a nostril to have the water draining out of the other one. Of course, that could cause you some dizziness with leaning forward. It's a fine line to see if it can work for you.
Just to let you know that I've had BPPV since 1966 when I was 11. I tripped and fell forward and it seemed to coincide with that timing. But I was enlightened eons later that my mom had it too. So who knows.
I had many bad episodes, but functioned regardless.
I went through many years with no attack and once I ended up with an attack almost 3 years long in both ears now. I still keep hoping it'll never come back.
The maneuver is called the Epley. I do it on my bed with my head hanging over the end. It sounds like yours is in the left ear...look up Epley for left ear and that will explain how to do them.
What I also do is lie on my affected side too because like you say...it's uncomfortable to lie on the one side continually. If I do get dizzy, I flip quickly over to the right side and lie quietly until the dizziness stops. Then do the Epley.
There seems to be a correlation between migranes and BPPV from what I read a long while ago.
The trick for you is to be persistant in the exercises. I wouldn't suggest the Brandt Daroff exercises, however.
Are you using anything for your migranes?
Do you see a chiropractor or someone for them?
Hope you feel better soon. I've just come down with a cold...very nasty and I feel horrible. I'm just praying I don't get dizzy...I'm taking Sudafed regularly...just a tad hyper and majorly ticked..lol.
It's all a matter of perspective!
Last edited by quincy; 04-27-2011 at 12:15 AM.