Ok I am SO hoping this is because I think I have a flu bug and feel crappy but I have been awfully dizzy today. But I notice sometimes when I turn my head sometimes i am dizzier. I have never had any correlation between dizzy and head movements. I know BPPV can develop so i am deathly hoping for it to be due to this flu bug......any opinions??
Okay this what you need to do...go up to the stickey and scroll down and you will find self help links to BPPV. The manuvers are called MEPs. Read the article and play the video. The video is great! If you get a nystamgus when doing the MEP then it sounds like BPPV. Make sure you know which one is your bad ear.
well it is nothing definite just a few times yesterday if i turned my head quick or soemthing i felt dizzy. But when I started to think BPPV I would try to turn my head fast to the sides and up and down but rwouldnt get anything. And I watched Tv laying on both sides last night and nothing but felt dizzy when went to lay down in bed last night. But I didnt feel any spinning vertigo flipping sides so no idea.....maybe it is just the flu???
If you lie down flat and turn your head left to right or vice versa, you would likely get very strong rotational vertigo if it was BPPV. If it is, you'll know it, believe me. It's full on stuff and there's generally no guessing. While moving through the MEP, you'll notice your eyes flicking back and forth (nystagmus) if there's any rocks in there.
The jury seems to be out on whether their can be more subtle versions of BPPV. Not certain.
Have you went to the doctor at all? I would go to your PCP and maybe ask for an antibiotic, since you think it might be viral. If that fails then have your PCP refer you to an ENT, so he can check out your ears and do some diagnostic testing. He can also refer you to a physical therapist. They can determine if you have vertigo and other balance problems. If all of these don't work and your dizziness persists, have your PCP order an MRI. In the meantime, I would ask the doctor for Antivert (Meclizine), which is a seasick med that helps with vertigo. Cut back on salt and caffeine too, these can make dizziness worse. Hope this helps.
Beatle I am 6 months into this and already been to an ENT (no Help) a neuro who siad it is Labs had an MRI Been to the ER 3 times been on meclizine and seen a PT (only once though as that is all my insurance covers) so I thought BPPV may be developing ON TOP of my Labs just wasnt sure....