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Old 08-26-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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Subs, BPPV Blip!

So here I am almost at 18 months and been running about 99-100% with a few blips here and there, I decided to test my BPPV because I really want to go back to yoga. I laid back on the carpet and BAM, a little bit of nystagmus...once i got up my balance was so off and felt like I was going to puke. Did the MEP and after that my balance issues were gone, i felt fine. I continue to do MEP's but I still feel a little bit of vertigo while im doing it. Otherwise, I feel fine.

Will the MEP's get rid of the rest of the cyrstals lingering in my canal? Ive done quite a few of them last night and today and I still have those little buggers. Does it take sometime for these crystals to go back into place? Ive only had an epley. So doing this by myself is a little nerve racking.

Thanks,
Cathy

 
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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So here I am almost at 18 months and been running about 99-100% with a few blips here and there, I decided to test my BPPV because I really want to go back to yoga. I laid back on the carpet and BAM, a little bit of nystagmus...once i got up my balance was so off and felt like I was going to puke. Did the MEP and after that my balance issues were gone, i felt fine. I continue to do MEP's but I still feel a little bit of vertigo while im doing it. Otherwise, I feel fine.

Will the MEP's get rid of the rest of the cyrstals lingering in my canal? Ive done quite a few of them last night and today and I still have those little buggers. Does it take sometime for these crystals to go back into place? Ive only had an epley. So doing this by myself is a little nerve racking.

Thanks,
Cathy
Hi Cathy

..." laid back on the carpet and BAM"...

Do you mean---prior to any MEP maneuvers(at all)??


..."Will the MEP's get rid of the rest of the cyrstals lingering in my canal? "...

Yes---it should---but---it takes a little time---between MEP's---for the brain---to adjust....

So---most---will not do any more then---three in a 24 hour period---for about a week....(think that is what the instructions---say, also)....

Takes a little time---for the rocks(can be more like a slurry---then one or two rocks)---to clear---and then a little more time---after the rocks are completely clear---for the brain to adjust....


...."Does it take sometime for these crystals to go back into place"....

well it will vary---from person to person---but it is not at all unusual---for the rocks(or slurry)---to slip back---and the process(MEP/Epley)---will have to be started again......after---a period of time----six months, year, two years, etc....not for most---but for some---for me it was at the 24 month point---from the 13/14 month---was fine---did the MEP occasionally---then at month 24---while doing a MEP---"Bam"---but it only took a few MEP's(done in accordance with the instructions)---to return to normal....since then---nothing(about 3 or 4 years)...

Still do the MEP's about every 3 or 4 months---no probs.....

If u read up on BPPV on Dr Hain's web site(Sticky)---the recurrence rate is high---until after the 5 or 7 year point---then seldom---reoccures...


..."doing this by myself is a little nerve racking"...

Understand---but---don't let it throw---u...you seem to have a good handle on it and the soloution.....just takes time and a constant vigil-----probably---until u make it to the 5 or 7 year point.....then the "stat's" are with u....


 
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:41 PM   #3
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Re: Subs, BPPV Blip!

Great information and thank you! Very encouraging!

I got the BPPV blip before I did the MEPs, just by laying flat in my back. Then i got that small little whirl, I got up and did a few MEPs. I am going to continue with them until no more whirlies.

Cathy

 
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