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BPPV getting worse. Anyone else have this?

ladypat1
2 months ago

Def: Mayo Clinic: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you're spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning.

BPPV causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. It is usually triggered by specific changes in your head's position. This might occur when you tip your head up or down, when you lie down, or when you turn over or sit up in bed.


I used to get this once a year in August. I attributed the trigger to beginning of fall allergy season. This year I have already had 4 episodes. The best I can do is get to Physical Therapy asap and get a canalith maneuver to my head.


Yesterday, I had one come on while crossing a street. Two ladies walking behind me saw me start to stagger and grabbed me and got me to a sitting position before I fell. I think one was a nurse or had it herself, judging from the way she was talking to me.


Most doctors don't know much about it, and specialists will diagnose it and say yep that's what you got. Does anyone else have this or found any better help? I am starting to worry about driving especially.


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