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Benign Positional Vertigo - help please!
« on: Jul 13 2005, 08:46 PM »
Hello everyone! I'm sorry for talking about Benign Positional Vertigo on a Meniere's website, but I'm hoping I'm not the only one who can't find a message board dedicated to BPV!

My problem is: I believe my partner has BPV, but he is refusing to see his GP about it (he's scared).

I'm hoping: to find BPV sufferers in the south-east of England who can recommend specialists and talk about their treatment.

Desperately hoping someone can help as he won't do anything about it until he knows more.

Thanks!

Libby

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« Reply #1 on: Jul 13 2005, 09:18 PM »
Hi Libby

I know nothing about BPV but I found some stuff on one of the best inner ear sites

http://www.tchain.com/otoneurology/disorders/bppv/bppv.html

I hope it helps - it might make things clearer to himself.
Linda

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 14 2005, 08:17 AM »
There is quite a lot of information on the net about BPPV  & the Epley manoeuvre (which is used to treat the symptoms).  If you put Epley into the search engine you should come up with  quite a lot.  It is a very scary thing to become very dizzy when you move your head in certain ways - I imagine your partner is thinking the worst.  Reassuring him that it is a benign condition that will probably right itself anyway, even without treatment, over a number of months.  In some cases it doesn't, so it's best to see someone and it's a miserable thing to live with.  Some physios are trained in the Epley too.  I saw one privately at my local Nuffield Hospital.  Hope this helps.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 14 2005, 10:12 AM »
hi,has he been to his gp?some drs are doing epleys  in the surgery.
keep smiling!!

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« Reply #4 on: Jul 14 2005, 10:13 AM »
sorry,i have just re read your mail,and you said that he hasnt been to his gp :oops:
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 14 2005, 05:14 PM »
Hi Guys, thanks for all your replies.

The reason I'm asking for recommended specialists is that we've had bad experiences in the past with doctors who are not as knowledgable as they should be. If he gets referred to an ENT who doesn't specialise in BPPV, they may not perform the Epley manouevre correctly. In my experience they won't admit they don't know.   - sounds cynical I know!

Thanks for that website Linda - it was very informative. I also linked to the VEDA site & found a list with 2 specialists near us, which is great. If possible though, I'd really like some patient feedback.

Also, my partner's BPPV was caused by a head injury. Does anyone know if symptoms are likely to recur after the Epley manouevre if BPPV is caused by a head injury?

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« Reply #6 on: Jul 14 2005, 06:21 PM »
Hi Libby
I believe head injuries are a common cause of BPPV & from what I've read, once you've had one episode of BPPV, you are likely to suffer it again I'm sorry to say.
Chris
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 29 2012, 04:59 PM »
Another old post but I tried the Epley Manoeuvre myself after seeing the video on youtube. Mine was in the left ear which was opposite to the video so started on the other side.  It seems to work for me. I had the most sudden vertigo attack I ever experienced before I tried the Epley.  The vertigo was instant and very strong like a football hitting the side of my head. Since then I have had some vertigo and no nausea mainly caused by sinus blockage just on the left side. I take a few cough sweets and clear the nose and it seems to control it quite well. So maybe after all these years I might not really have Meniere`s after all.  ???

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« Reply #8 on: Mar 14 2013, 05:08 PM »
Hello every body, I am suffering from BPV from last 10 years. I faced extreme vertigo in 2004 and fall on the road, after that i have been suffering this disease, specially with my head movement i feel unbalance, and i feel pressure in my ears, due to the wrong treatment in 2005 i went to extreme psychiatry problem, i am a Phd student and from last 10 months my life is so bad, And plane travel is just like hell for me. I am taking stugeron Forte(Cinnarizine) one capsule daily in night from last 6 months, It helps me a lot to recover the problem. But i am not fully recovered, Some time feeling so horrible. So any body please guide me what i have to do in for fully recover,,

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