Benign paroxysmal postural dysfunction

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hi, new here and reading some of the older posts feel even more depressed...... Have had the above for going four months, GP has done the Eplely manoeuvre about 3 times and assures me it will work eventually.  Most of the time I feel as if I am on a boat with a continual rocking motion, nauseous, spinning sensation when I turn my head in bed and completely exhausted.  Tried prochlerperazine and cinnarazine both of which wiped me out and very depressed.  Almost better without them. Am actually getting properly depressed and worse because I live on my own with other health problems and little support.

Anybody got any positive thoughts as to the outcome of this. Lots of people locally seem to be afflicted with varying degrees of relief

Guess I'm just looking for some hope.

cheers, Julia63553

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    During the three times, have you noticed some improvement?  Or do you feel that the nature of the vertigo has changed during the three times (spinning in a different direction or getting vertigo with a different head movement)?

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      I would say there has been a little improvement but very slight.  I took to sleeping with three pillows, and lately have gone back to two as it is more comfortable. However the spinning feeling at night has worsened when I turn over and also the nausea particularly in the mornings.  I plan to go back to three pillows!

      thanks for your reply,

      julia

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      After three sessions and little improvement, I am doubtful if this is the correct diagnosis (unless this is not BPPV of the posterior canal, but perhaps of the horizontal canal).  Not all positional vertigo is BPPV. I am also uneasy by the fact that a GP is doing this for you, and not ENT, neurotologist or a neurologist with a special interest in neurotology.

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysiologist

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      Thank you for your message.  However, I am unable to see your reply to libertine 111. Is there a special button to press?

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysiologist

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology 

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    Hi Julia........sorry to hear about your suffering. It can lead to anxiety and depression. I've got no motivation at all. I've answered a query to another person but can't remember the name. Will forward that to you seperately

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