BPPV sufferer just confirmed

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Hi i have been suffering dizzyness for over 10 years now and was told that i had meniere's disease but, four weeks ago i had a bad fall in the garden and hit my head on a stone wall and one of my symptoms was, very bad vertigo. after much passing around at the local hospital i saw a neurologist who confirmed that i was suffering from BPPV i have been given COOKSEY CAWTHORNE EXERCISES FOR VERTIGO which i have only just received so don't know how good the treatment will be for me. I have done two sessions so far.

I hope it works as i have apparently been missdiagnosed with meniere's for years now. Has any one used these exercises for the same diagnosis and have they worked i would be interested to know.

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    I have suffered dizziness of the worst kind, like someone gave me a dizzy whizzy and let me go, vomiting, unable to walk, stand alone, nothing, my life was on hold and a prisoner to my couch until I was given the cawthorn cooksley excersises and they changed my life, I am still giddy in mornings or if I wake thru night so sit and roll eyes and shrug shoulders and turn head side to side, and to think these exercises and a tennis ball was all it took to stop the spinning, its like a miracle happened, there are also gaze stabilization exercises too and also CRP) is to treat people with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) by moving particles trapped in the posterior semicircular canal in the inner ear (labyrinth) causing dizziness and that was going to be tried next if exercises failed by my ENT specialist, and now I don't need any medication to feel normal again and have my life back as the dizzies to my life away so please do them and let everyone know about them, thankyou. Rae
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    I've keep doing a lot of research online and still have only found temporary solutions for treating BPPV. But what do you do if it keeps coming back? It's too expensive to go to the doctors every time and doing a eply head maneuver everyday isn't always easy to do either. I found online a pillow you can be used to keep vertigo from returning. It's called a Simbalnce pillow system? Anyone else ever use or seen one before? I was just wondering if other out there have given it a try. I think I might.
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    i had the head manouver done in hospital by my ENT specialist professor rajan and could hear crystals making loud sounds in my head followed by a suction of the ear and i havent had any symptoms since, all back to normal now and not one dizzy spell, all back to normal now

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    Hi sorry to hear about your struggles. I've been struggling as well and had bad falls as well bout passed three months. I was diagnosed witn minears and bppv too. Have cooksey exercises and the epley worked for u? I also heard dizzy ness could be from b12 deficiency 

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