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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?
Probably not forever: Good question. The epley (; semont) maneuvers are relatively recent discoveries so in the not-too-distant past when people developed this type of vertigo it was usually self-limited (doctors used to blame it on viruses). Besides falling out, the otoconia may dissolve spontaneously. I theorize that herbs known to help dissolve kidney stones like chanca piedra ; golden coin grass might help this too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal to still feel off balance with bppv after doing the epley maneuver and how long will it last?
Various: Usually a few days to a week. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Sudden Dizziness for 13 days worse when resting. Have done epley maneuver 4x. Makes it worse. What might cause this?
Labyrinthitis? Vert?: From your brief description, it is hard to tell. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to an ear-nose-throat (ENT/Otolaryngologist) to discuss further. It sounds, though, like you have vertigo which can be caused by a loose rock (otolith) in the inner ear (your ear naturally makes the otolith to help determine position. Alternatively, viruses can attack the inner ear but usually cause other symptoms also.GL ...Read more
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