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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    Hi Nicole,

    If it weren't for vestibular rehab, I don't know what I would have done.  Walking was so diffucult with all the rocking and swaying and dizziness.  Shopping was next to impossible, as it made me so dizzy.  My vestibular therapist said the normal course of excercises is six weeks (Mine took  longer, as things have not always gone as expected. The main thing to remember is not to overdo the excerises. If you are not recovered  10-15 minutes after you do them, you need to slow them down and do less repetitions.  My therapist told me this, but I didn't listen and  I overdid it, and then I felt much worse,sometimes for days.  Take it easy with the exercises.  The improvement happens slowly, and sometimes there are setbacks, but it should help if you stick with it.  I am now able to go shopping without getting dizzy, and walking is much better.  Good luck!

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    I started the exercises 2 weeks ago - with a physio that specialises in that, a real expert - and I am very very much steadier - although tired. But I'd swap tired for constant wobbling any day. Best wishes and good luck!

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      Started VRT a month ago with a bout of VN (43% right ear "loss"wink. It absolutely helps. Immensely.

      But it takes time. Currently, I feel as if I've plateaued and minor symptoms still remain on a day-to-day basis.

      Stick with it! Hope it goes well.

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