Again, thank you for taking the time to read my post and sharing your thoughts!
I did have my hearing tested in Oct with only a slight change in hearing (which I was pleasantly surprised about and so was my ENT). In 2006 I had loss of hearing in my left ear which was the last component for my Meniere"s diagnosis. But since then I only had very mild bouts of vertigo which did not slow me down too much for too long.
My headaches are not so severe but this is dependant on how much aural fullness is going on at the time and which ear is giving me the most grief will determine if it feels one sided. I do get sound sensitivity with these and sometimes light sensitivity. Is it possible that I am also experiencing MAV? But it is really dependant on the pressure in my head/ears.
My Meniere's symptoms have been daily for the past 6 mos and more acute since BPPV came to visit at the end of August of this year. I keep waiting for that remission stage to hit but it's not coming very quickly. My attacks are a few minutes to sometimes hours every day. Today, it came on suddenly, first with aural fullness then some weird sorta vertigo - head fullness and numbness on the right side - almost like when your face in thawing out after the dentist. I am told that this is due to aural fullness but it is scary when it happens - doesn't feel right.
Ever since my Epley last week I have felt really off. I have read that you don't usually feel anything after an Epley. Can you share your knowlege in regards to this. You mentioned in your first reply that possibly the crystals moved to the anterior or lateral canal? How would I know this and what can I do about it? Or will it just go away eventually if I just wait it out.
It will be a week tomorrow since my Epley and I can lie on my right side and see if my BPPV has settled. If not I suspect I should re-do the Epley, however, considering how I felt after the last one I am hesitant. Do you think that possibly I was conditioned to having these crystals for 14 weeks and now that they have been moved my whole vestibular system is having to figure this all out. Also, for most of the 14 weeks I was sleeping on my "bad" BPPV ear as this was the only way I was comfortable as my left ear was so sensitive with Meniere's (which has been a problem this past week). Do you think this may have caused a problem? I would have a small tumble every time I would lie down but it would settle quickly and then I could get a little sleep. Would you wait for another week before attempting another Epley?
Also, I tend to struggle the most after getting up from lying down all night. Once I have been up and moving (forcing myself to move and be somewhat balanced) I seem to get a little better. But I have to move ever so slowly most of the day. I tend to keep busy with small tasks to keep my brain occupied so that I don't dwell so much on my physical body/weaknesses.
I know I am throwing out a lot of questions at you but it's not an instant response and I figured I should pick your brain as much as possible. I know you say you are not a doctor, however, you do seem to have a vast knowledge base possibly from experience or your profession - nonetheless I welcome your thoughts/opinions and appreciate your compassion.
Wtih warm thanks,