Vertigo

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I have vertigo for two weeks now. My ENT says to do the Eply maneuver 12 times a day. I have been doing it but is not helping. I want my life back. I am now trying to see a neurologist to see if they can do anything. Any suggestions???? What has worked for you????

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    Oh how I wish I could give you good news......  i have been suffering with Vertigo 24/7 for over 2 years.  I have had every type of test done and tried every "maneuver/excercise" suggested with no results.  The Neurologist tried different meds anywhere from anti-anxiety (?) depression meds to all the known vertigo pills and nothing seemed to help me?

    ?I feel your pain with "wanting your life back" as this Vertigo has been so debilitating not to mention I lost over 50 pounds due to the constant nausea and inability to eat and keep my food down.

    ?I am now filling out paperwork to get into the Michigan University Dizzy/Balance clinic with hopes of suffering less in the New Year.

    ?Keep me posted.

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      Oh my. They cant do anything else?? My ENT wanted to send me for therapy,but I read that it is only to help you deal with it,so I decided against it. I havent been able to drive for over a month. I had it the first time the beginning of Nov.

      I will keep you updated. Please do the same.

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    If the Epley is not working, then you do NOT have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) of the POSTERIOR semicircular canal.  So lets take it from the beginning.  With what symptoms did you go to the doctor with, and how are they triggered?

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      Since my initial "episode" where I got up from the toilet and the entire room flipped and I ended up crawling back to bed my symptoms have been pretty consistent:

      ?Constant dizziness 24/7, the feeling of walking thru the spinning tube at a fun house, my site which used to be perfect has also ben effected as everything seems to shake just enough to be a blurr.  I seem to be getting the "episodes" of MAJOR flipping more and more.  I've been sitting at my counter at work and found myself sitting on top of the counter after trying to stop the cabinet from flipping!  Of course the cabinet had not flipped!

       

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      It started when I went to get out of bed. I stood up and kept falling back down. It felt like someone was pushing me. Then I was dizzy for the weekend on Monday went to the ENT and he did the Eply maneuver and it helped. A week later it came back and nothing is helping. Just about everything gets it going. Sometimes just moving my eyes. Theres times I feel better and think its going away but no such luck!
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      It does appear that the posterior canal was affected initially, then later another canal has been affected.  Because of the short time period (days), I suspect that another canal has been affected, which is not serious.  You need to be reevaluated clinically.

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysiologist

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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    The Epley Maneuver will only help if the affected ear canal is the posterior one (as already mentioned). But don't despair - a good ENT doc or physiotherapist will check all ear canals and diagnose/treat the ones with "rogue" crystals. There are several other maneuvers to treat BPPV, not just the Epley. 

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    I am trying to get into see neurotologist. He deals with vestibular connections to the brain and such. I saw a neurologist. He told me he was a brain doc. Nothing wrong with my brain. Did nothing. Charged $400.
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    I'm still trying to get an appointment with the neurologist.

    Has anyone tried a chiropractor? Someone mentioned it to me and was wondering if it helped

     

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