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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Discussion in 'Neurological/Cognitive: Brain Fog, Concentration' started by Sly Saint, Aug 15, 2019.

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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Am posting this because it is apparently a common and treatable condition that might be 'overlooked' in an ME patient.
    https://vestibular.org/understandin...isorders/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo

    NHS info
    http://www.uhs.nhs.uk/Media/Control...ysmalpositionalvertigo-patientinformation.pdf
     
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    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    interesting that it is associated with the elderly - my daughter is a teenager and this sounds familiar.
    Recent optician visit compared her optic nerve photo ( loss of definition around edge of nerve ) to being something more associated with those 40+ years old.
    I wonder if any other " elderly" research would also have relevence?
     
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    Shortened telomeres?
     
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    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I was diagnosed with this 28 years ago- day one of ME onset. Began with a sudden viral onset.
     
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    BruceInOz Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I first had this strike out of the blue this time last year. I've had ME for 25 years and am in my late 50's.

    It was not a pleasant experience. The first episode was pretty bad, to the point where I called for an ambulance since I had no idea what it was and couldn't walk to the car so someone could drive me to the emergency department.

    Over the past year there have been long periods when I've hardly noticed it and times where it is more obtrusive, when things like rolling over in bed brings on dizziness that lasts for ten or twenty seconds. On one occasion it was bad enough to keep me in bed for a day.

    There are exercises to help move the little bits of calcium that do seem to help. Overall it's just a mild inconvenience of growing older. Not at all in the same league as ME.
     
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