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If patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo do not get the epley maneuver, will the otoconia stay stuck in semicircular canals forever, or do they eventually fall out naturally?

If patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo do not get the epley maneuver, will the otoconia stay stuck in semicircular canals forever, or do they eventually fall out naturally?

See below: The otoliths usually are removed over time by movement. The epley maneuver can help to accelerate the process of removal. Please refer to your neurologist if you continue to have symptoms or have questions about the maneuver itself. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I determine which ear has bppv? What if it's both ears? Should i then do epley maneuver starting out with head turned to which direction?

How do I determine which ear has bppv? What if it's both ears? Should i then do epley maneuver starting out with head turned to which direction?

BPPV: Determining which ear is the problem in bppv is very difficult to do to yourself. I think you should see a doctor who is familiar with performing the dix hallpike maneuver and then if positive, the epley maneuver. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still feel off balance with bppv after doing the epley maneuver and how long will it last?

Is it normal to still feel off balance with bppv after doing the epley maneuver and how long will it last?

Bppv: As the particles "dump" into the part of the inner ear called the vestibule the unsteadiness can last for a variable length of time. Usually a few days to a week. Sometimes repositioning needs to be repeated, about 80% effective after one treatment. ...Read more

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What is epley maneuver ? I'm told this will help with my positional vertigo.

What is epley  maneuver ? I'm told this will help with my positional vertigo.

STEROIDS FOR VERTIGO: Steroids like Dexamethasome are the ultimate antiinflamatory treatment for asthma/MS/Vertigo. But they can only be used sparingly. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord may be done. Also start low salt GF diet WholeApproach.com EPPLEY MANURERS ARE TO MOVE OTOLITHS ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from severe vertigo symptoms since 3 years. had done epleys maneuver thrIce.but I stIll experIence thesame feelIng.what shall I do?

Sir I am suffering from severe vertigo symptoms since 3 years. had done epleys maneuver thrIce.but I stIll experIence thesame feelIng.what shall I do?

Reassess diagnosis: Epley maneuver is often useful to address positional vertigo, but doesn't always work. But could be that your events are caused by different disorder such as Meniere's, and would be of value to discuss further with otolaryngologist. In some cases, paroxysmal vertigo can be caused by migraine equivalent. ...Read more

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Will an epley maneuver help with visual vertigo?

Will an epley maneuver help with visual vertigo?

No: An epley maneuver is only a benefit in benign positional vertigo. In this condition loose calcium deposits are repositioned into an area where they cannot float freely. This is the only condition in which an epley maneuver is a benefit. ...Read more

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Had Epley Maneuver on Omniax for BPPV. One week and no change. Could it still get better?

Had Epley Maneuver on Omniax for BPPV. One week and no change. Could it still get better?

May need another one: In some cases the Epley maneuver does not work the first time around and you may need a second maneuver in order to completely clear out the debris in the semicircular Canal. ...Read more

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Bppv. We read that sleeping, sitting up, could help. Is this true? What other way could help besides the epley maneuver?

Bppv. We read that sleeping, sitting up, could help. Is this true? What other way could help besides the epley maneuver?

Exercises: The exercise therapies are the best treatment for benign positional vertigo brandt-daroff maneuvers can help if epley does not. Sit on the side of the bed, then lay down on your side of the affected ear. Sit up again, then lay down on the opposite side. Repeat 5 times in a row, twice daily. ...Read more

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Does the epley maneuver hurt if you have benign recurrent vertigo without migraine?

Does the epley maneuver hurt if you have benign recurrent vertigo without migraine?

No, it is gentle: If you possess a loose mobile piece of the otolithic process, or cupulolithiasis, the procedure could be literally miraculous. It is gentle and in experienced hands, complication free. Do not ever get this done by a chiropractor or non-medically trained person. ...Read more

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