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On Valentines day, 2014, I got an illness where I both felt dizzy and then got an eruption on my chest and some small "pox" on face. The eruption looked and felt like shingles, except was getting vertigo. oddly, was also accompynaied by pain on bridge of nose and vertigo would be most likley to occur while sleeping. I'd be sicker in late afternoons. Also headaches. It then recurred frequently over the next year, both the dizziness and vertig and eruption on my chest of a few pox that would usually reabsorb after a few days- turns out its not shingles (herpes zoster) but HSV1 (I got a DNA test which picked this up in my blood). I've seen other claims that chronic vertigo is indeed caused by reactivation of a herpes virus. Incidentlly, antivirals worked, but they upset my gut so badly i had to go off. and each time i went off, the infection with vertigo would just come back. Incidentally, I've been a long time sufferer of vertigo, with episodes in past. but back then, i'd have bad vertigo for 6 weeks, and then be ok except for some balance issues. Now, this has been pretty continuous sfor a while. not every episode is scream out loud vertigo, but in between real vertigo are sensations of swaying, feeling on a boat etc. Its not BPPV. and i'm familiar with other casues of vertigo. I do think once an area is damaged- like vestibujlar system- it them becomes a target of attack from all sorts of things due to its vulnerability- viruses, migraines etc.
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