Originally Posted by Dawg52
The maneuver must have worked. Got to feeling much better this afternoon.
I am so happy for you that it is BPPV. I was a patient of Dr. Epley here in Portland, OR for a while. He semi retired and is only seeing BPPV patients. I unfortunately had Meniere's and not BPPV.
My hearing was screwed up for almost five years. It wasn't just hearing loss but distortion. But the worse was the vertigo, that stuff is awful as you know.
I was actually fortunate in that my symptoms went away about 2 years ago. I think the pre-menopause flared up the symptoms of Meniere's. Over a two week period (no pun intended) the distortion went away and I could communicate again. I haven't had vertigo since either.
Some poor souls have severe symptoms from Meniere's and live life with frequent and long lasting vertigo attacks. My heart really goes out to them. Vertigo feels like you drank a 5th of whiskey then got on a tilt-a-whirl. There is no sense of balance so you have to crawl to the bathroom and it can last for hours or days. It is the most horrible sensation. My eyes would involunarily dart back and forth (which is why I could see things spinning), I would sweat and turn ghost white. I was lucky when it hit at work I didn't have to crawl and I never threw up. Someone would escort me to the nurse's station and I would lay down until it passed. A few times the nurse didn't recognize me when I came out of the room because I looked so different from when I first went down there.
Anyway, God bless Dr. Epley for persisting with his research. He almost lost his license because the medical community thought he was a quack. He hung in there and it was a long time before the medical community accepted his methods and theories. He should write a book about it. He has given a lot of people their life back.