My vertigo started 15 weeks ago. I was diagnosed (after many doctors) with BPPV and vestibular nerve damage. I had PT (physical therapy-the epley procedure ) for the BPPV a month ago and no longer have the crystals. I am still woozy-not dizzy like I was earlier. It almost feels like I am going to get very dizzy but I don't. The PT thinks my brain needs to adjust to the nerve damage (it is only working at 48%). Everyone I talk to who has had vertigo or the crystals said they just felt better, not this wooziness I am experiencing. Has anyone experienced this? How long did it take you to get better, and how did you get better? I have been to ENT- tested with ENG/VNG, blood tests, tried meclizine, herbs, accupuncuture, MD-four times, and am currently going to a chiropractor. I have also been cutting down my sugar, alcohol and salt. Any help or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. I don't think I have allergies, since my breathing is fine and I don't have pressure in my ears but am considering being tested.
I have Meniere's Disease...it's an inner ear thing.
I have tinnitus that comes and goes, vertigo, nausea, etc.
My allergies make it worse...however because I'm not a child, I can't find a doctor that will send me in for allergy testing...so I have no idea ( except for the snow molds allergy that I KNOW I have) what is setting it off the rest of the year.
I know that wind ( including blow dryers) set it off, heights ( altitude changes) and water in my ears can set it off too.
I know that it has something to do with the "crystals" in the inner ear shifting, but other than that...
I find that SERC helps with the vertigo and ear pressure.
And also...allergies don't necessarily mean that you're going to have breathing issues.
Get the tests done if you can.
I have been going through the exact same thing for 7 weeks . As you say , I am now not dizzy but I am feel woozy when I have to look up or down , this after doing the Epley maneuver for 3 straight weeks .
My positional vertigo was , in the past , only when in bed and I turned to the left .
Now it is when I turn to the right .
Upon rising in the A.M. I have no signs of it until I am up for about 3 hours , and it returns .
I have an appointment with my Neurologist tomorrow but i don't have any confidence that she can help me . It's not her fault , I just know that the constant ringing in my ears and feeling of my ears being clogged have no real medical treatment that's going to help me .
I too take Meclizine to no avail .
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