Doctor appt advice

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hi all,

i had an initial consultation over the phone which lasted about 40mins with the ENT doctor who has an interest in vertigo. not sure if that means he specialises in it. he didn't charge me for the call to which we diagnosed me with BPPV and pppd "persistent dizziness" and told me to make a face to face appt with him so he could examine me which of course he will charge. the appt is next week. he said to also rule out anything serious. I'm just wondering what he'll examine apart from my ears and there's no point doing the epley as i know i clearly have BPPV. i think examining my ears will be a waste of time too. i don't want to be wasting my time as ill also need to get a taxi but i also feel a bit cheeky having a free consultation and not paying. if i was to pay £225 I'd rather go the balance clinic who only specialises in balance and dizzy problems. any advice would be great

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    Im sorry your not feeling well.

    When i had my first episode with BPPV I went to a ENT to check for anything that was serious. They checked for Ménière’s and Vestibular Neuritis. They also did the test to check for BPPV. The ENT then diagnosed me with BPPV and sent me to a physical therapist that specialized in vestibular rehabilitation. I went there and they checked for BPPV again and did the Epley. I have been fine ever since.

    I hope you get to feeling better soon! xx

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    he'll check your eyes to see if you have nystagmus. Also likely will make you walk around to check your balance. Believe me it's worth it. You will get some answers and can proceed from there.

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    Hi Eagle, It is important to see a Dr...they need to perform a complete neuro exam, to check your ears(for other things like infection, ruptured/damaged ear drums, fluid, proper self-cleaning no wax build up), eyes( look at retina, check your eyes response to light, movements & etc), there are also 4 types of maneuvers that can be used for correcting these issues but, they need to be done properly, there are exercises for chronic vertigo & dizziness....You ALWAYS want to be thorough to rule out other things, to get the proper treatment, to limit the time you have to suffer with these symptoms, until you are fixed...Good Luck, feel better soon...try to relax, anxiety & stress do not help...you should be able to at least lessen your symptoms fairly quickly..BEST WISHES💒🌈☮♾🐾🎶

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