Is performing the Epley manoeuvre when suffering no BPPV symptoms a good idea?

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I've had about 5 BPPV attacks since January, usually doing the Brandt-Daroff exercises seems to help but on the last attack it took nearly a week for the symptoms to disappear.  So I visited my Dr a week after the symptoms had stopped and she said she would carry out the Epley Manoeuvre but due to timings would need to do it at another time.  So I'm meant to be going on Friday for her to carry out the manoeuvre but as I'm not currently experiencing any BPPV symptoms I'm wondering if it is a good idea?  Has anyone else had the manoeuvre carried out when not experiencing symptoms?  Did it help stop the attacks in the future or did it bring an attack on?  Thanks for your assistance.  

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    Even if the symptoms are reducing you should not have it as it can make it worse! A physiotherapist who was going to do it for me decided not to after I started to improve for that very reason.

    I would leave well alone.

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    I have been diagnosed with viral labrynthitis. Are the BD or Epley practices any good for this condition ?
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