It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Dizziness / Vertigo Message Board

Is there a difference between Labyrinthitis and BPV?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 107
JOG1151 HB User
Is there a difference between Labyrinthitis and BPV?

If so can someone please explain.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-10-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 456
bindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB Userbindar HB User
Re: Is there a difference between Labyrinthitis and BPV?

Quoted from Dr. Timmothy Hain:

Labyrinthitis: "The vestibular nerve carries information from the inner ear about head movement. When one of the two vestibular nerves is infected, there is an imbalance between the two sides, and vertigo appears. The symptoms of both vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis typically include dizziness or vertigo, disequilibrium or imbalance, and nausea. Acutely, the dizziness is constant. After a few days, symptoms are often only precipitated by sudden movements. A sudden turn of the head is the most common "problem" motion. While patients with these disorders can be sensitive to head position, it is generally not related to the side of the head which is down (as in BPPV), but rather just whether the patient is lying down or sitting up."

BPPV: "In Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) dizziness is thought to be due to debris which has collected within a part of the inner ear. The symptoms of BPPV include dizziness or vertigo, lightheadedness, imbalance, and nausea. Activities which bring on symptoms will vary among persons, but symptoms are almost always precipitated by a change of position of the head with respect to gravity. Getting out of bed or rolling over in bed are common "problem" motions . Because people with BPPV often feel dizzy and unsteady when they tip their heads back to look up, sometimes BPPV is called "top shelf vertigo."

In summary, patients during the acute stage of labyrinthitis (the earliest and most symptomatic stage) experience continuous severe vertigo at the early state of labyrinthitis. As the swelling in the inner ear goes down, this vertigo is caused mostly by movements. If you never experienced constant vertigo during the early stages of your symptoms, then you probably dont have Labyrinthitis. BPPV patients experience episodic vertigo generally only caused by head specific types of movements. Some patients can experience rocking, lighheadedness, etc... But the key is movement, most likely looking up or down, or rolling over in bed. If your vertigo/dizziness can be caused by mostly certain types of positions, then BPPV is likely.

Last edited by bindar; 04-10-2011 at 08:31 PM.

The Following User Says Thank You to bindar For This Useful Post:
fblvr (04-18-2011)
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Dizzy for 2 weeks and counting! Dizzynscared Dizziness / Vertigo 11 06-14-2011 01:48 PM
Labyrinthitis or Cervical vertigo? genesis667 Dizziness / Vertigo 4 03-29-2011 02:05 PM
Vestibular Neuritis? Help please Rachie24 Dizziness / Vertigo 2 03-21-2011 04:59 PM
Labyrinthitis - is anyone else suffering like I am?? hutchy82 Dizziness / Vertigo 4 01-06-2011 01:20 PM
1 year and counting: vertigo, headaches, dizziness toddg25 Dizziness / Vertigo 13 05-09-2010 02:08 AM
Labyrinthitis / Peripheral Vertigo robotsinmyhead Dizziness / Vertigo 0 03-18-2005 08:54 PM
Question about Migraine vertigo and balance problems suzyisdizzy Dizziness / Vertigo 4 01-05-2005 05:11 AM
Vertigo & Anxeity kezza5 Dizziness / Vertigo 18 04-01-2004 09:10 PM
Has anyone recovered completely from labyrinthitis/vertigo? Jen30 Dizziness / Vertigo 98 10-15-2003 06:55 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:24 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!