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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?

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 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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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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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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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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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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How common is it for someone to need a dix hallpike maneuver?

Useful sometimes: The dix hallpike maneuver is something that is used often for certain indications. It is a diagnostic tool to help determine why someone is feeling off-balance. ...Read more

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Will I need any medicine for pain when I go for a dix hallpike maneuver?

Will I need any medicine for pain when I go for a dix hallpike maneuver?

No: The dix–hallpike test or nylen-barany test is a diagnostic maneuver used to identify benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, no pain in performing that test. ...Read more

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Sudden Dizziness for 13 days worse when resting. Have done epley maneuver 4x. Makes it worse. What might cause this?

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