7 weeks vertigo related issues. No concrete diagnosis. help!

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Hello,

First time poster. 7 weeks ago I moved my head in bed and was hit by vertigo that left me with 24/7 balance issue, jumpy vision, minor headaches, and major anxiety issues.

4 weeks in, I had an audio test with my hearing came out perfect, during that time, I started noticing I had tinnitus and my left ear was feeling full. The ENT diagnosed me with BPPV and did the Epley, which helped with the violent vertigo when I move my head.

However, 3 week into this, I still have tinnitus, jumpy vision, headaches, and ear fullness, but suprisingly no real vertigo except when I move my head up and down I sometimes have short lightheadedness. 

Saw my ENT again and he thinks I have a complicated version of BPPV that has left me with a damage nerve in my left ear. Can BPPV cause tinnitus? My VRT thinks I have secondary endolymphatic hydrops, but I don't have any hearing loss. Any ideas what I might have. Going in 2 weeks for a VNG test and my GP discovered my ear looks inflamed due to a sinus issue.

Thank you.

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    Hi, do you mind sharing any recent medications that you were prescribed. My sister suddenly started having vertigo and the only thing we can zero in on was perhaps medications or vitamins. She's thinking it maybe to much B12. I think some of her other issues (gastric) sound like  side effects of amlodipine. . She's considering stopping all medications for a few days to see if it clears up and then adding back one at a time. She's nauseous and constipated, as well as pain in neck and left side under breast. Hope this helps. 

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    When menieres first rears it ugly head you may not have significant hearing loss. Mine started out as bppv. So they thought. The VNG didn't show much difference in either side. Now, 11 years later, there's a huge difference. 35% vestibular response in left ear. Hearing in left ear starting to go. Vertigo every day almost. Dizzy 24/7.

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    Is your jumpy vision continuous, and in which direction does it jump (horizontal or vertical)?

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      Hi eleft... Sorry for the late response. My VRT trainer said I have minor Oscillopsia due to nystagmus . Mine goes horizontal. I have been feeling better the past week and have been dizzy free since the epley procedure, but I am left with a vestibular deficit to one ear which confuses me that most of the health professionals says mine is minor, but I have fully recovered after nearly 8 weeks. I guess my stress and panic attacks have slowed down my recovery. I also have a sinnitus that my GP believes has lead to chronic ETD that is causing the ear fullness and potentially tinnitus in my ear. Anyway to improve my nystagmus or just continue with the VRT gaze training? Thank you again.
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