Vestibular Rehab??

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Hi There, 

I was looking to see if anyone had positive experieces with vestibular rehab for inner ear problems? I'm supposed to start next week and was looking for some sucess stories to give me some hope. Thank you! 

Nicole 

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    They worked for me in the past. This last episode they are not doing a thing. Been doing them for a month or more. No luck. No idea why either.

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    Hello Nicole,

    I had a very sever episode of vestibular neuritis just over a year ago. I was completely bedridden for 5 days and then weeks of holding onto walls to walk around the house. At first my specialist thought it was all migraine related as I also have 'silent' migraines, so it took some time to get a diagnosis.  I had a cloric test done at the hospital which confirmed that I had  Vestibular Neuritis with a loss of 83% of my balance on my right side.  In my case it took me months of Vestibular Therapy exercises, to help train my brain to take balance signals from the left side.  I did a lot of walking through the winter months and that has seemed to help even more.  I'm not completely free of the symptons as I still have days that I have trouble functioning - I refer to it as being wonky (brain fog) and that's when I know I need to get out and get more exercise and be active.  The more you do to get out and test your balance the better it seems to be....   hope this helps.

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      I know.  It can be very difficult, some days I just wanted to curl up in a ball and lay on the sofa.  Try to get out and do things you enjoy.  Not sure where you live, but a nice walk on a trail or along the ocean can do wonders for your balance and improve you overall outlook.  Keep positive, it will get better in time.
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    No!!!! Made me alot worse that took over a year to recover and that doesn't mean gone. Means somewhat better.

    Every time I read about Vestibular Rehab I shudder.

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    Hi. I did a course of excersises which helped loads. Slow but worth it. Also like the other lady that replied I found that excercise helped and finding out things that upset balance i helped myself to work through them by doing them slowly and improving over time. It's all a slow process but I hope it helps you in the long run

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      Hi Nicole I did 12 weeks like I said was really slow. I've managed to get back to work and doing normal things. /sometimes if I'm having bad days I have to move a lot slower and use things to help me move like a lot of people have said walls or holding onto ppl. My ENT told me to keep doing excercise etc whenever I feel bad but sometimes when your really bad you really don't want to do anything that's going to make you feel worse.like most things you have to get worse before you feel better!

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      Yeah I've heard that it gets worse before it gets better so I'm preparing myself for that! What inner ear issue did you have? My neuro is still unsure. I never had any vertigo issues, I just woke up feeling very lightheaded and off balance one morning, 2 months ago and the feeling never left. 

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