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I have had vertigo for 4 years I find I turn my head to left it flares up. When I go to bc I face my body the way the road goes  .sitting in back of a vehicle is the worst for I get all dizzy lightheadedness and going in water is worst to. Water waves  makes me sea sick  do chirpactor  help with vertigo I find taking peppermint oil helps a bit I still liked get it under control  please help 😌

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    Treatment for BPPV, positional vertigo, is the Epley manuever.  It can be performed by a physical therapist or a doctor trained in the manuever.
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    I suppose the Epley is worth trying - but only by a trained professional, as Terry says. However, it's unlikely to be BPPV if it's been going on for four years. BPPV eventually resolves itself without treatment.

    All the official sites say maximum two months for BPPV to resolve, but this isn't my experience. My first attack of, about 25 years ago, took more than a year to resolve spontaneously. The second, at the beginning of this year, was still going strong two months after it started, but was then fixed by a physiotherapist doing the Epley. I still think 4 years is a bit too long for it to be BPPV though.

    Can you get a referral to a neurotologist or a balance/vertigo clinic?

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    Hi Joy, very sorry to hear that you have vertigo and light headedness.  I have had it for over 2 years and was diagnosed with BVVP and did the Epley exercises however I had relief for a short time.

    I also suffered from nausea, vertigo, was extremely tired and found it difficult to walk.  I have been referred to a physio and a neurologist.

    There was a lot of concentration focused on the vertigo and nausea.   During this time I also suffered with really bad sinus and hayfever,  after seeing an ENT specialist, he put me on steroid spray and tablets which assisted a little and I have just had a sinus operation and all of my symptoms of vertigo, nausea, being tired, and difficult to concentrate have disappeared.  What I am saying is at times a doctor will only concentrate on the current issues and not look at other problems.

    Hope this assists you.


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      Hi Terry,  I had a deviated septum and my sinus scraped.  the operation was covered by my medical fund. 

      I experienced a lot of pain and pressure in my head, ears and was always tired, nauseus and dizzy,  I did also try acupuncture for the sinus, but since having the op, I can say I have no effects such as vertigo, nausea, I am not tired, I can walk properly and I sleep well. Prior to this, I found it difficult to drive or walk and had severe vertigo for which I had time off work. 

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