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I have had this for a couple of weeks now and it's really getting me down. Thought I was getting over it then did too much yesterday and set myself back. Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this and any tips on things that made you feel better?
I would agree with SchroSaw, the only thing that really helped was to stay very still! I found keeping my eyes shut helped as I had nystagmous (wobbly eyes) with it. I was given some anti-sickness pills, which I think helped. It gradually got better. I still have odd moments of dizzyness but mild in comparison.
I've had this quite a few times - it really is awful, and exhausting. Talk to your GP - I was prescribed something which did help with the nausea but didn't actually stop the rocking/dizziness. It will pass - although I have to say each episode I have takes longer to pass.
I suffer from it quite frequently too. I find that I can cope so long as I don't move my head too much I.e. I can move around freely, but can't suddenly turn around or twist my neck sharply to look up/behind me. Resting helps, but it is exhausting.
Schro - have you been offered an Epley's manoeuvre for your BPPV? I have also had this condition (and this was debilitating, even more so than the labyrinthitis), but after an Epley's manoeuvre I was better within a couple of weeks, and (touch wood) have been clear ever since.
I had it really badly and so has dh, although it affected us differently. I had it really badly for 3 months. Dh has had it for ages off and on since November.
You are not meant to stay on tablets for long , I thought max of 2 weeks. Why you need is vestibular rehabilitation. Download Cawthorne-cooksey excercises. Lots of head shaking, but they work as they rebalance the crystals in your ears
Schro - I had it done at my GP surgery, but I think physios can do it too. My GP just said to take it easy. I didn't sleep sitting up and I also ran around after my children, and it cleared up. I'd read stuff on the Internet about having to sit up etc. but I figured that I had nothing to lose, so went for it. You can have it repeated after a few weeks if it doesn't work first time. I am so glad I did because I lived with the condition for about 8 months and I thought I'd never feel normal again.
(Also sorry for the thread hijack, but it made such a difference to me that I thought it was worth sharing xx)
I had it a long time ago but remember clearly how bloody awful it was. You have my sympathy! Walking down stairs was very hazardous. I was referred to ENT eventually and they gave me exercises but it was such a long time ago I can't remember them - sorry.
I have this too. Suddenly just collapsed one day last September and have been dizzy on and off ever since. Have been taking strematil? Don't know how to spell that lol. And it seems to help. So so hard with a toddler though isn't it?!? Haven't felt normal since, but some days are a lot better than others. I was also told by the doc to use some pure olive oil as ear drops.....it feels bloody awful for half hour, but does help reduce that awful pressure in the ears for a little bit. Didn't help the sickness or dizziness for me, but the discomfort in the actual ear eased a bit. Hope everyone is feeling better soon!! X
It's funny you say that absent as I've been getting the dizziness on and off for a couple of weeks and have been worried I'm coming down with another bout.I then started feeling a bit 'other-worldy' with blocked ears,and tried dropping in some olive oil - my ears have felt miles better since and the dizziness has definitely decreased a bit (touches wood).