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larryg333 (@larryg333)

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Apr 5 10:28am | Replies (23)

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@sueinmn

Hi Larry – the problem you describe does sound like BPPV. I have had it for many years, and regularly use the Epley maneuver to get over (or sometimes prevent) a spell of vertigo. It is very helpful to watch a you Tube or have a therapist guide you through the maneuver a few times to make sure you have it right.
When I get an episode, or feel one coming, I immediately do the Epley, then repeat it ay bedtime and in the morning for 2 days after dizziness is gone. If the Epley maneuver doesn't help, you may need to see an ENT for further diagnosis.
Letus know if it helps.
Sue

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Replies to "Hi Larry - the problem you describe does sound like BPPV. I have had it for..."

Thank you, Sue. Will likely follow through.

Hi, I had a couple of episodes of BPPV. It was scary but I was relieved to be told that it rarely represents a major medical problem, (whether this was correct or not). I was also told that it can be related to vitamin d deficiency. I didn't pay attention at the time but later when treated for osteopenia I started taking calcium and a low dose (400 units) Vit D. Since then the BPPV has not returned. It might be worth checking Vitamin D levels and supplementing if that is indicated.