Vestibular Rehabilitation Session OK-Dizziness Comes and Goes in Episodes

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I've been going to Vestibular Rehabilitation sessions but I don't know if they are helping. The dizziness comes in episodes, as does the ringing and pressure in the ears and the nauseous feeling which can sometimes follow the other symptoms and last longer...So my balance may or may not be good during rehab sessions....are they helpful or am I wasting my time? Should I continue with the sessions during an episode of ringing or pressure in my ear?.

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    hi eric. vestibular rehab does work. it's important that you do the exercised every day between sessions. you do not mention how long you have been going to VR. usually it takes 3-4 weeks before you notice improvement. please keep with it. do the exercises and go to the sessions even when you are feeling unbalanced....VR is particularly helpful at those times.

    what meds are you taking for meniere's disease symptoms? are you on betahistine (what dose?) Are you on Ativan?

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      not actually diagnosed yet...Neurologist says he believes all the boxes are checked..at or therapy for two weeks now.....also scheduled VNG and hearing tests...have episodes of dizziness...alternating ringing in ears, pressure and nausea ...

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    I have found vestibular therapy to be helpful in reducing the recurrence of episodes of Meniere's It indeeds takes several weeks of therapy sessions and daily practice between sessions but I believe they are of great value .

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      thanks so much that was going to be my next question...how does it help....I appreciate the feedback.. it's so scary at first, and so surreal,,,,there are days when I feel fine during the therapy because I'm not having an episode. and other days when I wonder if I should be at therapy or going to therapy because I'm in the middle of an episode

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    Hi,

    I have Vestibular Migraine (VM) with tinnitus & hearing loss in left ear for many years now. I'm on Magnesium & nothing else. Most days I'll start with a little dizziness and after breakfast I'll usually feel a little better. But some days the dizziness will stay with me throughout. A nap in the afternoon helps a lot but not always though. Very annoying I must say. There is something I would like to share & I hope someone here can help me. I notice whenever my dizziness goes up higher, my blood pressure (BP) goes up as well eg 160mm/90mm. I don't have hypertension. My BP is normal at around 125mm/78mm. My heart rate at rest is 44 bpm. Been having this low rate for 25 over years. I'm now 69 yes old. I'm generally ok except for this annoying problem. I'm just wondering whether the dizziness is causing the high BP or the high BP is causing my unbalanced feeling. Has anyone here had my kind of problem? I'm looking forward to do the Camino walk in Portugal/Spain in May this year. I'm hoping my VM will not get any worse to disrupt my pilgrimage. Will appreciate any reply.

    Thanks guys.

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    I'd just realised I made a silly mistake. My earlier post was meant to be a New Discussion about Vestibular Migrane and Not a reply to Eric. I'm so sorry.

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