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Hi all, male 49 in otherwise fair health.
Was sitting having dinner one evening three weeks back when all of a sudden the room started spinning anticlockwise around me! had to hold my chair to stay upright. Really fast spinning.
Felt so tried wife put me to bed and I woke up maybe three hours later and could not stop being sick, the room still spinning around me. We called the emergency doctor who turned up about four hours later. He said he thought I had Labrinthitis, my own GP came out later still, by now the spinning had stopped but he said I had BPPV, he sees it quit often.
There is the backgound.
OK I drive for a living so have been off work ever since the attack.
I am now left with a low grade feeling of lightheadedness (no spinning) Hall Pike does not show anything, but when I tip my head back and forward I do feel a slight increase. Some days are better than others. The feelings seem to come on after excersise, going for a walk, cutting the grass etc. I do have some eye distortion in the distance at times, get the occasional sharp pain in my head. What I need to know is.
1) Are my symptms typical?
2) How much longer?
3) Work and affect on public driving?
4) Do I have BPPV?
Really very worried, going back to GP in three days.
Oh, my BP is up of late, it's drug controlled normally.
Thanks for any help
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