Dizziness, shooting pains in head for 6 weeks

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Hi, I'm 32 and I'm confused to what is wrong. One minute I'm being told I have labrithritis, then I'm told I have bppv now I'm told I have both. Went to A&E 3 days ago and he gave me diazepam. He also said to go back if no improvement. I haven't been scanned yet.

Please help any advice would be appreciated. Thank you

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    I had bppv , would turn over and room would start spinning , had the eppley manerver , which they think gave cleared the bppv but have got problems with balance , feel unsteady all the time , having vrt therapy , but got to see a neurogist 
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    It is easy for a trained person to check.  You have to lie down and they trigager an attack. The classic sign is nystagmus (eyes flipping quickly up and down)  You can have either rightsided or left sided BPV (rarely both) and the drugs for labyrinthitis don't wok for BPPV.  If you do have it, the Epley manoeuver, perfomed by your GP or a physiotherapist trained in it can fix it in 90% cases by manipulating your head in a series of positions.  Good luck.
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    It is easy for a trained person to check.  You have to lie down and they trigger an attack. The classic sign is nystagmus (eyes flipping quickly up and down)  You can have either rightsided or left sided BPV (rarely both) and the drugs for labyrinthitis don't wok for BPPV.  If you do have it, the Epley manoeuver, perfomed by your GP or a physiotherapist trained in it can fix it in 90% cases by manipulating your head in a series of positions.  Good luck.
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      Hi, I'm feeling dizzy standing up laying down or walking. No I feel like I'm going to me sick and my sentences don't make sense. It's the headaches I wake up with that are worrying me the most
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    Hi Kerry Anne,

    BPPV can throw up some odd symptoms but this doesn't sound like BPPV. With BPPV you feel dizzy when you suddenly turn your head to the left or right (depending on which side you have it).   Quite often it is when you turn over in bed that you first experience it.  When I first had BPPV it was first diagnosed ad Labyrinthitis and I had to go back to get a correct diagnosis because the drugs did not work.  It does tend to come back, but the Epley will usually shift it.  If you are not satisfied, go back to your GP and ask for an ENT appoinment at the hospital.  You should not have to suffer these symptoms without help and correct treatment.  I do hope you get it.

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    I have both BPPV and MAV and finally got properly diagnosed after 2 years.
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    Another thing to ask a specialist is wheather or not it might be Migraine-Associated-Vertigo, given your headaches and the mixing up of words. That is most likely what I have... constant unbalanceness when I move my head. They say it gets better with retraining and/or drugs that prevent migraines.

    Do you have any other weird eye symptoms? Lights? Feeling like the things in your field of vision aren't staying where they are supposed to be for a split second? Good luck and feel better. See if you can find a balance center somewhere nearby.

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