Early morning nausea when lying on my side

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i do not have any vestibular function in my left ear following vestibular neuronitis 7 yrs ago. I am fine but do get off balance from time to time. For the last month I have been waking about 5.00 am and when I try to go back to sleep get very nauseous if I lie on my side. Is this a vestibular problem ?? Decompensation 

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    This sounds like something I get from time to time.  It's called Benign Postural Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) and usually goes away of its own accord.  There are also some exercises which help.
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      Thank you for your reply I did wonder about BPPV but it does not happen at night when I go to bed only early am on waking. I do have the exercises here somewhere so I will give them a go. I feel a bit groggy until about midday and then fine !
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    Jacquie, do you only get dizzy when laying on one side? If so, so you get less dizzy when your face straight and looking up to the ceiling or if you are laying on the other side? If so, I agree with Roseann that it may be BPPV. You can see videos of the Epley Maneuver and Dr. Carol Foster's movement on youtube. I would not recomment to wait until it goes away on its own accord since it is an easy fix. Keep in mind, the problem may come back and need adjusting again. There are so many reasons for dizziness, please go to a doctor ~ not just any doctor but one who specialized in vestibular issues / dizziness, or perhaps a neurologist to rule out neurological problems. If you are anywhere near Colorado, I highly recommend Dr. Carol Foster and her team. Please look her up.
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      Thank you Debira I don't get dizzy I just feel nauseous I was diagnosed with canal paresis 7 years ago and am mostly ok as my brain compensates - just not sure if this recent problem is decompensation or something else. I am in the UK.
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    This does sound like BPPV, the first P standing for Positional. That is, your balance is off when you're not in a certain position.  Also, if I get up quickly in the morning or if I turn too quickly to the right, I get dizzy. So:  I take them slow. You're probably not near NY, but if you are the otalaryngologist who got rid of my BPPV is Dr. Darius Kohan. Also, the vestibular therapy hospital he sent me to is the Rusk Institute, Langonne New York Hospital. The latter are predominant in this field and so is he. Maybe they could give you a referral in your city. I agree, it won't go away without the proper exercises. Best luck.
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