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I'm at a loss of what to do. I had my very first bout of vertigo last summer (2017), while brushing my hair and turning my head, and it was 6 months before it started up again. Since then I have had it one or two days in a row every 1 to 2 months. My doctor diagnosed it as bppv but I worry that it's something else. Even if that is what it is, the constant fear around spinning at any time is almost debilitating.
I woke up to it in the middle of the night last night, and had it again a few minutes later after it has stopped. That's the first time that has happened. I also suffer from an extreme fear of throwing up, and the nausea is torture.
I'm not sure what I'm really looking for - I have obviously been all over the internet, and it partially helps to hear others' experiences a d partially makes me feel overwhelmed and hopeless. In the worst of it last hight I felt like my life was over. I wasn't able to work today, and I know that my anxiety around the vertigo is only adding to my suffering, and yet I don't k ow how to just give into it.
I was prescribed some medication for nausea, but I didn't want to add anything new to my meds list and I thought that doing the eply maneuver was helping enough. Last night's episode has me terrified though.
Any words of advice, encouragement, hope, would be much appreciated.
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