Help for people with vertigo,

@sueznewz2 (10161)
Alicante, Spain
March 14, 2016 8:01am CST
Recently a friend of mine had a few dizzy spells and feelings of nausea for no apparent reason...., We found out he had a very mild form of vertigo... called BPPV..... Which is Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It is a disorder formed in the inner ear. It's symptoms are a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of the head. While doing research for the treatment  of this problem, we found a very helpfull video on you tube called the Epley manoeuvre. It is a few simple head movements, that help the crystals go through the ear canal which eliviate the unpleasant, vertigo like symptoms ...., click on the link below for more information and a short video showing you how to do the movements.   BPPV is the most common cause of the symptoms of vertigo. It can occur when small crystals travel through the ear canal. ..for a much fuller explanation go to Wikipedia, it is easy to understand too, We found it very helpfull.... I hope you will too... Epley Maneuver to Treat BPPV Vertigo: While you can do the exercise / manoeuvre yourself, you can also get someone to help you.... so I helped my friend ...., the movements do sometimes bring on the symptoms ...., but that's good, because it means it's working...., his symptoms were mild compared to some peoples ...., and only lasted a minute or so, but he said it helped...., so hopefully it might help some of you too.
http://www.FauquierENT.net - Video demonstrates how the Epley maneuver is performed to treat POSTERIOR canal BPPV affecting the right ear. Animation showing ...
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@Shavkat (65887)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
That's a new technique in treating vertigo. Thanks for sharing it.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
I'm not sure if it's new or not... but you're welcome...
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@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 16
No it's not new, Doctor Epley first described this maneuver in 1980.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
My MIL had vertigo very badly, my mother had a few episodes. I'm quite dizzy enough w/o it!
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
Sorry about your mother and Mil having it.... glad You're ok...., your comments always make me smile... dizzy or not.....
• United States
14 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 LOL, glad to make you smile, that's my goal in life - to make people smile.
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@JudyEv (136399)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar 16
I'm sure this will be very helpful to many people. It is good of you to let us know about this.
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
14 Mar 16
Thank you for sharing. My sister had a bad case a couple of years ago, and her doctor taught her some exercises to do which really helped.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
That's good...when I was looking ...I did see several different types of exercises, for the different types of vertigo and similar problems. ...
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
15 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 I remember having it once years ago, and was unable to drive for several weeks. I did not know about the exercises then, just had to wait it out.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Mar 16
@AnneEJ in some cases people still do unfortunately. .... but i'm glad you've not been troubled by it any more. ...
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@Juliaacv (34106)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
Although I have not suffered from this, the video is helpful.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
I hope it will help someone.... and I hope youwere able to get some sleep last night and are feeling better...
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@Juliaacv (34106)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 Thank you, you're so sweet. I have been up since about 4am coughing, when I try to doze off my breathing gets difficult. I feel as bad today as I did on Saturday. Sunday wasn't too bad of a day, hopefully tomorrow will be an improvement. My muscles are sore from coughing if you can imagine.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
@Juliaacv. Oohh dear yes I can imagine...you must be very uncomfortable.... I hope you soon start to feel much better.... and hope that being on here mylot ...takes your mind of it for a bit....
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@MarymargII (10677)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Mar 16
I have a recurring condition of vertigo but it's a virus and comes around every 6 months or so. It is a problem with the inner ear and does cause vertigo. I treat it with anti-virus oregano oil drops and I do my own ear candling which helps a great deal. I'll take a good look at this info though- and thanks for it.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Mar 16
You are most welcome there is lots of other information too for the other forms of vertigo... it might include the one you are describing...I hope you find something useful...
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@MarymargII (10677)
• Toronto, Ontario
16 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 Yes, being dizzy is a very uncomfortable feeling so anything that helps is worthwhile.
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@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Mar 16
Very interesting. It has been many years since I suffered from a vertigo problem that for me lasted three days. I wish I knew about this treatment then, though I wonder if it would have been enough since what I suffered was severe.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
I'm glad you've not had any problems with it recently...
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@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 My kids were small when it happened last.
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@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 16
There are different kind of vertigo, sometimes it depends by a not fluid enough liquid in the labyrinth. My husband suffers of this problem from many years, his doctor showed me the right maneuver when he is so sick he cannot even get out of the bed.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
I'm sorry to hear your husband has it .... but glad that it helps....
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@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 Yes it helps, I also keep motion sickness pills to give him if it happens when we are outside.
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@PainsOnSlate (20649)
• Canada
20 Mar 16
That is the best video I've seen. I have had BPPV several times. My doctor saw me the first time and let me know what was happening and suggested going on line to learn how to do the maneuver. it worked like a charm but i had to do it a few times, This video is really good...
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 16
I'm glad you like it and that it has worked for you...my friend did it twice...and the problem has gone.....
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• United States
14 Mar 16
this info sure would'a been handy to've had the last 2 trips i made back to the hills to tend to my dad. dunno if'n it'd worked, but surely i've givin' it a try. that vertigo's somethin' awful :( glad this helped yer friend! big hugs!
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
I agree it's awful.... it can make folks feel so ill...., but this does seem to have helped my friend..
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@Dragonairy1 (1413)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
14 Mar 16
It's nice of you to share it, my aunt suffers from vertigo so I'll send her the link.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 16
I hope it helps... but It is for Bppv.... a particular type of vertigo... I do not know if it is suitable for your aunt...it depends on which type she has.....
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
20 Mar 16
I get slight dizziness from my inner ear, too, but only once in a while. Since I know where it comes from, I make sure to monitor things to make sure it's not getting worse. If that happens, I'll be sure to alert my doctor. Thanks for some great information!
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@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I will watch the video when I am back home and not on limited Internet. It is great to be able to treat vertigo.
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@Marcyaz (35594)
• United States
14 Mar 16
I knew about this as a lady I knew had vertigo and her doctor said it was caused by her ear.
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