LABYRINTHITIS/BPPV

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Has anyone suffered either of these conditions? I've definitely got vertigo, but did you have a woozy/hangover type of head?

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    I was diagnosed with BPPV 2 weeks ago having had it for 3 weeks before that. Every morning when I got out of bed everything would spin uncontrollably for about 30 - 40 secs. My Dr. showed me how to do the Epley Manouvere which was successful but only lasted for 4 days. I don't drink so have never had a hangover but I know what you mean by 'woozy'! I had a 'woozy' day with a little spinning, and since then I have good days and 'woozy' days where I have to be careful to not turn my head too quickly or look up. Have tried to do the manouvere again a couple of times which has given relief for a while but does not last long. Because I am more careful now, I don't have the spinning when I get up but the 'woozy' days are pretty miserable. Glad it's not just me. I don't know whether to go back to the Dr or not. 

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    I'very been suffering on and off for 3 months and know exactly what you mean about the hangover head. I have it at the moment and find the only way I can function is to start the day with a betahistine followed by a beta blocker about an hour later. I'm still waiting on a diagnosis but my GP prescribed me both abd advisedo me to do what works for me.

    I also do vestibular exercises on good days which help clear my head.

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    I read the symptoms like a week ago myself and it looks as if this might be the culprit as well. However, it says nothing of limbs being numb and some others symptoms that are occuring. I was also wondering if anyone wants to add me on fb , it just seems like an easier way to receive updates so that we can battle this together
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    Hi Iris

    Definitely felt hungover! Like you're walking on a trampoline or a dock floating on water! Labs is nasty! My first bout lasted a long time but my second only a few months. Vestibular rehab exercises helped me to recover!

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    Hi Iris,

    I have had viral neuritis (as diagnosed by an ENT about 3 months ago) which seems to manifest of a clogging feeling/sensation in my ears (more th right), a ringing noise whenever I chew, and acute, constant dizziness/vertigo from day to night. I wake up with it and go to bed with it. Its always the same, I don't have bouts of it where it goes away, but just this woozy/hangover type of feeling in my head as you described. I feel like I'm going crazy! Still waiting to get a 2nd opinion and to see a vestibular physiotherapist as from what I've researched and been told, the vestibular exercises are important in re-training the brain. 

    Does this sound like something you can relate to?

    I feel your pain.

    Pamela. smile

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      Pamela I know everything you describe! I'm sitting in my car resting because of the spaced out feeling in my head and blurred vision. Fingers crossed we get sorted very soon. I cry with sheer frustration of it all. I feel helpless to help myself

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