Yes, I have been treated with the Epley maneuver during 4 weeks of physical therapy. I also learned a couple of other procedures which might help some; however, since I have two fused vertebrae in my neck (cervical spondylosis which most older people have in some degree) I have limited range of motion in my neck.
I do the other exercises I learned in therapy, but I am afraid to do the Epley maneuver on my own because I fear falling on my head off the bed.
The therapist told me that I have an extreme level of “compensatory” behavior and eye movements which I naturally use to compensate for what is going on…such as holding my line of vision straight in front of me as my head turns to prevent dizziness.(my eyes/vision does not flow with the turn.) One exercise I do is to stand about four feet in from of a piece of tape on the wall, eye level. Then for one and two minutes, I quickly turn my head left and right while holding my gaze on the piece of tape. The movement makes my neck hurt for some time afterwards, but I have to weigh one against the other.
I understand how other people do not understand how overwhelming the situation is. I try not to share the episodes with friends and family. It is just that sometimes, when I am out with friends, all I can do is quietly stop and grab hold of the nearest stable thing, a car, a shelf, a lamp post, whatever I can use to steady myself for the few minutes the episode takes to pass.
On the brighter side, what kind of business do you and your husband have?