Severe right Posterior Canal Vertigo

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Im looking for anyone that has had an operation for Vertigo, as i understand its called Plugging. 

I have suffered with Vertigo for 2 years and had endless Epley Manoeuvres and veracious other treatments that i do at home none of which have worked, so i am know faced with the decision of an operation,but would love to hear from anyone that has already had the Op and what there thoughts are.

Its a big decision and one im struggling with, do i have the Op or dont i ?

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    Hi Angela

    I only posted the other day asking if anyone has had surgery for this condition as I am also suffering and been given every tablets possible and not working.

    I am being referred back to a specialist and i wanted to opt for surgery if there was any they could do as cannot carry on living like this.

    Sorry I am no help to your question but I will be following this discussion.

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      Hello Kathryn

       Im sorry to hear you have the same condition its awful isn't it, Ive had never been offered tablets as i was told by my specialist that they dont work ?

      Do you get the dizziness all the time or a random times, i get it if i turn to fast if im pushing the super market trolley even if the floor is overly patterned ? its really life changing, i think my only option is the op and lets hope we both get some answers from this forum.

      Wishing you all the best.

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    I have tried endless times to have the op they don't like doing it cos it can leave you deaf I have suffered for 4yrs and tried every tablet they have give me and still the same x

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      Bless you Alison my gosh 4 year ive had it 2 years and cannot imagine having it for another 2.

      Ive been to see a private Doctor in Leicester who has done quite a few of these Operations and has given me a life line if you like that the Op is doable and so my only dilemma is when to have it. But as i said i would have liked to have chatted with someone thats had it, Ive never been given tablets as i was told they dont work. I was told i would only ever need 3-4 Epley monouvers and yet ive lost count at 13.

      It so horrid i no what your going through Alison.

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    I went to a neurologist and he recommended these specific exercises and if necessary these patches that you can wear behind your ear.  I ended up not getting them as they were 302. 00 with insurance.  I'm doing the PT and the exercises they gave me and it seems to help.  I'm hoping you get some relief.  

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    I only have minimal hearing in my affected ear anyway due to a mastoidectomy 30 years ago so am hoping they would do the operation for me.

    My head is constantly fuzzy with dull headache and am so so tired all the time, vision is different but I get dizzy if I turn my head to the right, lie down and get back up, bend over and any movement to the right causes my dizzyness.

    The doctors have given me so many different tablets and nothing works. Haven't heard of the patches but not something I could afford at that price.

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