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Old 06-29-2007, 07:21 AM   #1
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On Spins(BPPV?, VN?) For Balancechicago, subs and all.

After reading the BPPV post from scott(hang int here man), one doubt came into my mind: Leaving out Meniere's and Autoimmune Disease which have a progressive well defined course including it, I wonder: Does spinning vertigo exclusive to BPPV or to a VN attack? or it could be associated with residual symptoms too?(compensating process)

I'm curious to know because I started with strong positional vertigo, much like a BPPV attack, and during my almost 3 year mark this has happened to me again like three times, none as strong as the first one tough.

Added to that I've also had mild spinning like symptoms, some of them positional, some of them not(they start alone), which are part of my whole vestibular tandem alongside with visual, fog, unsteadiness, you know the drill.

So after all this I wonder if those spinning blips(the more frequent mild ones), and the less frequent strong ones could be related to a residual effect from a detected right inner ear dysfunction(VN probably), a BPPV attack, even as I've tested negative on Hall-Pike all the time(but balance explained me this could happen), or some MAV condition, or my allergy clogging, or a sum of them all?

And in the end what is the real difference between spinning vertigo and the other stuff?

Best to all

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Old 06-29-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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Re: On Spins(BPPV?, VN?) For Balancechicago, subs and all.


I'm only a vet of the BPV fun, not VN, but I can attest that additional blips or episodes that are not of the same strength can definitely be BPV-related particularly when doing the Epley or MEP has not completely succeeded in removing all the canaliths/crystals from the canal. If there are still bits in there, you can have additional attacks that are lesser in severity. That said, I think you are also correct to postulate MAV, allergies, etc. to also cause dizziness. Though in my experience those things don't cause the same kind of violent spinning that a good old-fashioned BPV attack can. Hope that helps!


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Re: On Spins(BPPV?, VN?) For Balancechicago, subs and all.

Rotational vertigo is the most common presentation of MAV.. the chronic dizziness and imbalance is not as common.

Most people with rotational vertigo due to MAV do not seek help as it often doesn't happen with enough regularity to seek treatment or go on forums.

I have a mixture of both.. I spent my childhood with spinning vertigo and it then evolved into the chronic dizziness. I still get a vertigo attack occasionally (once every 6-12mths perhaps).

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Re: On Spins(BPPV?, VN?) For Balancechicago, subs and all.

Thanks to both!

This stuff is so odd and strange that we always are in a quest for answers...hopefully one answer at a time we'll get closer to our cure.

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