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Old 03-02-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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Which ear is affected

with BPPV, how do I know which ear is affected? I just get dizzy when I lay down or tilt my head back (or bend over). But once I am laying down and the dizziness goes away I can move my head left and right and I dont get dizzy. How come?

 
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with BPPV, how do I know which ear is affected? I just get dizzy when I lay down or tilt my head back (or bend over). But once I am laying down and the dizziness goes away I can move my head left and right and I dont get dizzy. How come?
Hi

March in place----counting backward by 4---from 100--with eyes closed---u will normally turn to the side that has the problem.(have someone watch over you--while doing)

Short answer---inertia---the rocks(slurry abt 67 they think) do not move immediately upon movement of ur head---and then it takes them a little time to coast down--once ur movement has stopped.


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Old 03-03-2008, 08:24 AM   #3
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Thanks!

When will those little buggers finally come out - its been 7 days now. I am terrified of having the Epley done to be honest. I am hoping it may just resolve on its own like it has in the past.

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Old 03-04-2008, 05:07 AM   #4
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When will those little buggers finally come out - its been 7 days now. I am terrified of having the Epley done to be honest. I am hoping it may just resolve on its own like it has in the past.
Hi Tinywings

Without doing the Epley/MEP---there is no way of knowing---since ur relying on a "chance" movement---to move them out....and on "chance" that they do not roll back---in....


 
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I know, bleh !
I do keep reading that the rocks will be absorbed at some point and just dissapear. Is this true? I wonder.

 
Old 03-04-2008, 06:31 AM   #6
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Also I was wondering....I saw the video for the MEP online, does the actual Epley they do in the doctors offices have more positions than that? How is that maneuver modified when you do it at home?

Sorry for all my questions, I just thought I had menieres for 8 years and am trying to learn all I can about BPPV now

 
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