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HI! I started having vertigo when I was 5, was given valium at er and sent home. Had slight dizziness episode in middle school, do's (neurologist) ran several tests but found nothing. Was going to go on chair to induce dizziness but dizziness went away so they decided to not induce. Then vertigo again in high school, upon turning in bed. Went to primary care physician and was told I have BPPV. Now I'm 23 and had the worst case of vertigo, couldn't get up for 2 days because of nausea and after effects of vertigo. went to urgent care on day 2 and was given meclizine, felt better and went on to go to work although still wobbly, I also went to my primary care again and was told it was BPPV since he examined eye movement, he suggested epley maneuver, but since it seemed i was on my way to recovery i didn't want to go thru that feeling again. on week 6 i turned in bed and had another episode of vertigo, this time i threw up clear fluids. This time I was up and about quicker, but after 2 weeks, after only having ginger tea, no fluids all day, I felt dizzy at the supermarket at around 1 and fell to the ground and got vertigo (note: i didn't bump my head or anything, it was a gentle fall to the ground, i landed on my bottom). Went to ent, saw a nurse practitioner since she was the only one available. I had a lot of wax build up so she really couldn't see in my ear, so i had ears flushed of ear wax, went for audiology tests. No loss of hearing. I haven't had an episode of vertigo, because i sleep propped up and avoid head movements. But i continue to fee wobbly and like I'm on a boat. I am also sensitive to noise, like when at a restaurant. I try to keep active so my family comes along and walks with me and i feel weird when i walk at the turn (cul de sac) and I feel like i have a bad memory as well, because i feel like my brain is working hard to compensate for balance issues. i have an appointment tomorrow for vestibular therapy. I'm just wondering if anybody out there has the same situation. I also read that bppv can resolve on its own in weeks or months. Please help, I'm so scared.
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