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cheekygirl
cheekygirl Member Posts: 128
edited 16. Oct 2013, 06:28 in Community Chit-chat archive
hello all hope this rain and damp not upsetting your bodys too much at min, would like a bit of advice if i may ,i have been suffering really bad vertigo at min ,,being sick cant move my head either side .if i wasn,t in my wheelchair i would hit the floor i noticed someone else put on here they too have vertigo. its so frighting isnt it .i have seen my gp 3 times and now she is going to do the manuvour dont think i spelt that correctly ha :) please can you tell me how any of you deal with it .as if we don,t have enough to cope with .lots gentle hugs cheeky girl xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
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  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    (((( )))
    I have no experience of this but my father suffered from labrynthitis for many years similar experience to yours and called it his dizzy dos, he used to stand up and start walking and listed to the right each time it has settled down now
    Sorry you are having a tough time
    Maria
  • cheekygirl
    cheekygirl Member Posts: 128
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    maria09 wrote:
    Hi
    (((( )))
    I have no experience of this but my father suffered from labrynthitis for many years similar experience to yours and called it his dizzy dos, he used to stand up and start walking and listed to the right each time it has settled down now
    Sorry you are having a tough time
    Maria
    thank you so much maria i appreciate ur kind words . xx
  • suzygirl
    suzygirl Member Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I think your gp is going to do the Epley move on you. If it doesn't help then physio can show you exercises to help retrain your brain to cope. I have meniere's disease and take betahistamine to cope with the vertigo, it helps a little.

    You have my sympathy, if it doesn't settle ask to be referred to ENT.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    It sounds nasty. I hope the manipulation will help.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • cheekygirl
    cheekygirl Member Posts: 128
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi all thanku for your help with my vertigo .i was told about 6 years ago i had meniere,s disease .and i too have been taking histermine medication .but last few months it has gotten worse .what do they do in the epley move ? i go next thursday morn .but i have bad spine and i havent layed down flat for lots of years as i just cant .bit scared it will make vertigo worse . i really appreciate all your advice .take care gentle hugs xxxxx
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,468
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I do have a similar thing when i move a certain way, GP said to give it a good ignoring but every now and then it crops up again.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello cheekygirl
    Has your GP had you checked out at an ear nose and throat specialist..a middle ear infections can be very similar....it must be an awful feeling..hope you feel better soon..
    Love
    Barbara
  • suzygirl
    suzygirl Member Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi, the Epley move is for those who have BPPV not Menieres disease. Who told you, that you had Meniere's disease? You need to see your ENT specialist. Other treatments for Menieres are more invasive. I also take a diuretic and have an appt at the Balance Clinic in 2 weeks.

    Contact Menieres UK for more advice.
  • Susiesoo
    Susiesoo Member Posts: 358
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I suffer from vertigo. I take a Gingko Biloba tablet daily and have for several years. I feel this keeps it under control most of the time. It is so unpleasant that I can't pluck up the courage to stop it and see if symptoms return. My GP and Rheumy are aware of this.

    I have occasional bad attacks and have been told by two GPs to use Stug..on travel tablets.

    It is an extremely unpleasant condition and I do hope you find some relief soon.

    Susie
  • numptynora
    numptynora Member Posts: 782
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi, What is the Epley move and BPPV?

    I've never heard of this, I'd be grateful for any info'
    Numps x
    Pets come into our lives, and then leave paw-prints on our hearts.
  • newbygran
    newbygran Member Posts: 96
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I have had virtigo for nearly 30 years, from the shingle virus, in my inner ear, I had the epley movement done at the ENT clinic, it didn't help me. l have learned to live with it, l have stemetil tablets for the bad turns, other wise l just dont rush around, lf you tell people that you have virtigo most will think your not keen on high places, ln my case my vision is disterbed by movement, slow and steady thats me, l open my eyes in the morning and look at the lampshade to check its movement if its busy or slow and work with that for the day, it's a quiet life, still waiting for my THR appointment.......
  • newbygran
    newbygran Member Posts: 96
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    the epley movement,, I was told to lay my head on the bad side for 5 mins then turn over quickly to the other side for 5 mins then sit straight up, with a dodgy hip a bit of a no no.
  • suzygirl
    suzygirl Member Posts: 2,005
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    BPPV is benign positional paroxysmal vertigo. The theory is that the crystals in your ear become dislodged, and the Epley move is supposed to settle them.

    You don't get fullness of the ear, deafness, tinnitus with BPPV but you do along with vertigo and nausea/sickness with Meniere's disease.
  • cheekygirl
    cheekygirl Member Posts: 128
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi again guys thanks for all your help my gp told me i have BPPV 2 weeks ago .and i am not looking forward to the eplin move yak haha .but i will try anything .the ent specialist at LGI in leeds sent me for a balance test (not :) )nice . think we all have enough to put up with dont we without this dam BPPV as well .it can take over your life .if you let it .but seeing as we are all positive people we just wont let it will we . :wink: take care all xxxx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,622
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I have benign directional vertigo (something like that) and when in trouble take stemetil.

    Can I wish you all the best for 'the manoeuvre??

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • cheekygirl
    cheekygirl Member Posts: 128
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi all thank you for ur advice help ,, i got my eplin move tom at 10 .hope it works i take antisickness drugs all the time but dont feel they hepl much ? wll let u know how i grt on .thank you all xx
  • cheekygirl
    cheekygirl Member Posts: 128
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi everyone .didnt come on site yesterday .felt too ill after having eplin move .oh god wasnt nice .but had bad pain all night too in back ,hips and neck .unfortunatly i stll dizzy most of today .my doc said she thinks i will have to go e n t..and have it done again . thank you all for your messages xxxxx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
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    That must be disappointing and I'm sorry you'll have to have it all done again. I hope you can rest up this weekend.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • MrOptimist
    MrOptimist Member Posts: 175
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I hope you are feeling a little better today :). My advice would be to ask your GP to refer you to an ENT Consultant for further examination and investigation.

    My very best wishes :)
  • cheekygirl
    cheekygirl Member Posts: 128
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thank you all for your advice and kind words .to be honest yesterday it was a terrrible day i had nonestop .episodes .dizzy feeling realy sick .need to go back doctors ,seems to be much worse the vertigo ,don,t understand /. thank you again xx :cry:
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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm sorry, cheekygirl. I do hope something can be done and quickly. I don't think I even want to try to imagine what it must feel like let alone how restricting it must be. Please keep us updated.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • suzygirl
    suzygirl Member Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I agree that you need to see an ENT. Vertigo is horrible and very limiting. I wish you well.
  • MrOptimist
    MrOptimist Member Posts: 175
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    CheekyGirl, does your dizziness wake you up during the night? Additionally, is the dizziness worse when you lay on one particular side?
  • cheekygirl
    cheekygirl Member Posts: 128
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi mr optimist and all yes it wakes me up .and my right side is the problem , the trouble is i do sleep on my right side due to problems on my left .to be honest its starting to get me down .thank you for your mess xxxxx
  • Catie
    Catie Member Posts: 362
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Cheekygirl, so sorry to hear you are so poorly. I've suffered from vertigo for quite some time and so really feel for you. I hope your doctor is able to refer you and you get the help you deserve.

    Catie x