Woke up dizzy

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Has anyone else had this?

I woke up this morning feeling very dizzy. I could feel it as I lay down but when I got out of bed it felt much worse. I had to get back in bed. If I sit still it seems to get better, but every time I move, even slightly it's horrible. I am also feeling nauseous. I am getting over a cold so I'm guessing it has something to do with ears.

Please, can someone help me

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  • Posted

    Sounds like bppv. Probably caused by the cold. Extra fluid got in your inner ear.
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    Hi there it does sound like bppv as I have the same I am going for the epley manouver today as I have had mine since february. The dizziness does get better but it can be caused by a virus or a heavy cold which can affect you ears. If you look it up you will find lots of info on it. X
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      Hi Jules,

      Hope the Epley worked as well for you as it did for me when I had it done two months ago. The whole procedure only took about 20 mins and I knew I was cured the minute I got off the table.

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    Hi, It does sound like BPPV. You can easily do the test at home to establish whether it is this or not. Look up Dix-Hallpike.

    When you do the test, there's no need to have your head hanging over the end of the bed. Just take the pillows off the bed and position yourself far enough down the bed to ensure you won't crack your head against the wall or the headboard on the way down. The test won't do you any harm at all, though obviously if you do have BPPV it will produce an attack of vertigo lasting several seconds.

    Whatever the result of the Dix-Hallpike, you should then go to your doctor and tell him/her about it. If it is BPPV you'll be referred either to an ENT doctor or a specialised physiotherapist for the Epley manoeuvre, depending on what country/area you're in. In general, physiotherapists tend to be better at performing the manoeuvre than ENT doctors. If it's not BPPV you may be started on low-dose steroids. However, it's my understanding that these need to be started early on if they're to be effective.

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      Hi Bill,

      I could well be wrong, but it was my understanding that if the spinning and nystagmus stop after a few seconds when doing the D-H, it's more likely to be BPPV. I thought Ménière's caused vertigo pretty much all the time and not specifically when putting your head in a certain position. I agree though that whatever the cause, it still needs medical attention.

      Btw, been meaning to ask how you are these days. I note you posted a couple of weeks ago that you were having an extra-bad time with Ménière's.

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      The fluid build up from the menieres can cause bppv symptoms. Crystals floating around. In some cases if they can get rid of the extra fluid, the vertigo is supposed to settle down. Or at least become less frequent. In my case it hasn't worked. I am still having a bad time. Go back to the specialist up north tomorrow morning to see what he wants to do next.

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    Sounds exactly like BPPV. Go see and ENT and they can fix you up in minutes.
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