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Will flying induce benign positional vertigo?

Will flying induce benign positional vertigo?

Not likely: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo will not be affected by the pressure changes induced by flying. What induces bppv is any rapid change in posture and position. The treatment for bppv is the canal repositioning maneuver. Your ENT or neurologist can perform this maneuver for you. Good luck and well wishes. ...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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How does antivert (meclizine) for positional vertigo?

How does antivert (meclizine)  for positional vertigo?

Not effective: You should know that Antivert (meclizine) or generically called Meclizine is an antihistamine and as such will only effect your brain and cause sedation. It has no effect on the inner ear. Benign positional vertigo is the result of loose calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear and will respond to head exercises or physical therapy by a trained therapist in inner ear vertigo. ...Read more

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Benign positional vertigo cure, what to do?

Vestibular rehab.: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disease causing vertigo. It is caused by loose otoconia (calcium carbonate stones) in the inner ear fluid. It can be easily treated with head positional exercises. Strongly recommend that you consult a physical therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation. Relief can occur withing weeks. ...Read more

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What causes positional vertigo?

What causes positional vertigo?

Crystals in your ear: This is usually caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv). A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crystals" in your ear that get lose and irritate sensors in your balance organ in your ear. We all have those crystals. A neurologist or ear-nose-throat doctor can re-position them with a harmless physical maneuver. ...Read more

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How do I treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?

How do I treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?

Epley Maneuvers: First make sure that your physician really thinks you have bppv. If so, then you may try the epley maneuvers. You can find online videos that show you how to correctly perform these. Sometimes we use medications to help with symptoms. Lastly, seeing an ENT and going through vestibular rehabilitation may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

Some possibilities: The list of possible causes of downbeat nystagmus that the neurologists and neuroophthalmologists think about include: Arnold-Chiari type I malformation, tumors (meningioma, cerebellar hemangioma) at the foramen magnum, demyelination, stroke, cranial trauma, drugs (alcohol, lithium, anticonvulsants), spinocerebellar degenerations, syrinx of the brainstem or upper cervical spinal cord, etc... ...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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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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How does "antivert" work in positional vertigo?

How does "antivert" work in positional vertigo?

It doesn't work well: Positional vertigo occurs when the position of the head changes and loose calcium deposits float free sending a mixed signal to the brain about the location and motion of the head. This leads to a very intense and short lived sensation of motion (vertigo). Antivert (meclizine) won't stop this but it might make the sensation less intense. ...Read more

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Does nasal irrigation cause vertigo (bppv)?

No: If the nasal irrigation starts in the nostril, it is highly unlikely that the inner could react to a nasal irrigation. However, if you are using a nedi-pot to irrigate the nose and if the water gets into the middle ear through the et, it is possible that the middle ear temperature could alter the inner ear fluid temperature and the inner ear fluid would move. Vertigo can only occur by temp.Change. ...Read more

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Are there cures for positional vertigo?

Are there cures for positional vertigo?

Yes: Positional vertigo is usually benign and self limited. However, a correct diagnosis is imperative and should be made by either a neuro-otolgist or neurologist. Rarely positional vertigo is central. Therefore a proper diagnosis must first be made. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for benign positional vertigo?

Is there a cure for benign positional vertigo?

Yes: There are a series of movements called the epley maneuver that can be done to help. Here is a link to my favorite site for info on bpv: http://www.Dizziness-and-balance.Com/disorders/bppv/bppv.Html scroll down about halfway to "home treatment for bppv". If this doesn't work, see your doctor. There are other in-office treatments. You also might need verification that bpv is really what you have. ...Read more

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Does benign positional vertigo always cause vomiting?

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Does benign positional vertigo always cause vomiting?

Not always: Benign positional vertigo does not always cause vomiting, although vomiting is not an unusual symptom of the disease. Nausea without vomiting is more common. ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with benign positional vertigo?

Discrete vertigo: Bppv typically presents with recurrent spells of vertigo that are severe but short-lived. There is a very clear spinning sensation associated with marked nausea, and bystanders may notice jerking of the eyes. The spells are often triggered by head movement (e.g. Rolling over in bed), and can be treated by a specific exercise program called the epley manuver. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Yes.: Meniere's disease often involves vertigo - the sensation that you or the environment is moving- and changes in hearing. ...Read more

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Can Chiari cause positional downbeat nystagmus? Vestibular PT it's definitely not BPPV I also have DBN intermittently in all directions of gaze

Can Chiari cause positional downbeat nystagmus? Vestibular PT it's definitely not BPPV I also have DBN intermittently in all directions of gaze

Comments: Downbeat nystagmus is a sign of cerebellar/ brainstem connection pathology, and may or may not relate to an effect of the Chiari malformation. This needs further evaluation by a neuro-ophthalmologist, and perhaps a neurosurgeon who has prior EXPERTISE in Chiari, as can be associated with other problems. ...Read more

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Can ENT doctors diagnose migraine with vertigo?

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Without doubt: Any doctor can diagnose migraine with vertigo. Ent is the expert in vertigo diagnostic and treatment. However, for migraine is recommended to see an orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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