My GP thinks that I have bppv and referred me to a pysio who just told me to go to http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com...bppv/bppv.html and do some exercises at home.
(gp had me do blood tests and i guess all is normal apart from slightly high cholesterol which I am working on!)
I'm looking at doing the home epley. Is it possible to have success with this? I'm willing to give it a go, the side which makes me dizzy is my right, so I would reverse those diagrams presumably!
I started feeling the dizzyness a few days after a head cold and they are just not going away 3 weeks later! It seemd to occur when I lie on my right side or head tilted back, or lying flat on my back.
..."I'm looking at doing the home epley. Is it possible to have success with this? I'm willing to give it a go, the side which makes me dizzy is my right, so I would reverse those diagrams presumably!"....
Think u want the:
Self-treatment of BPPV - Modified Epley Procedure (MEP) - A Radtke et al
I think it is possible to get results. I still do the Epley and Horizontal canal repositioning exercises. Good luck with it. I would start with Epley. Personally my horizontal canal is more affected so when i lay on my side I feel the BPPV more then looking up and down, my Neurotologist missed the horizontal canal diagnosis and my PT found it.
If you don't get results soon I would suggest a Neurotologist.
Doing the MEP at home alone is what saved me from this crap. My doctor and ENT didn't even diagnose me, it was my friend's husband who is a doctor who told me about the MEP after doing a little research for me.
After the second time doing it I never had any spinning or vertigo again for over a year. It came back, very mildly, and the MEP cured it again.
You can't get hurt or make anything worse by doing it so you have nothing to lose.
Let us know how it goes
thanks for the link...i have tried this a few times with no success...un-like most folks with BPV re- positioning myself doesnt seem to help me, in fact i have tried to set off a dizzy spell with no luck. my symptoms are more like MM rather than positional vertigo...BUT b/c i dont stay dizzy for hrs at a time my dr thinks i have BPV.& NOT MM..
& i have been like this for almost 6 yrs...I dunno..
Thanks everyone. I was about to start the excercises when blood work from my doctor showed that I have low iron stores. OK I thought, I'll take the iron and sort out my dizziness...within 2 days of taking hem the dizziness just stopped! I don't know if it was caused now by low stores or by bpv. It seemed to be classic vertigo symptoms, dizzy when lying back,looking up and turning to right side.
At the moment I am just pleased and feeling 100% better and will play it by ear! (excuse pun!)