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Can a Chronic BPPV w/a History of Trauma be the Trigger of Symptoms in Vestibular Migraine, ME/CFS & Whiplash Associated Disorders?, 2018, Carsten

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Not at all sure of the value of this.
    Paywall at https://journals.lww.com/otology-ne...PV_With_a_History_of_Trauma_be_the.96598.aspx
     
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    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Well, my first ME symptom was an acute attack of "vertigo," and balance problems continued to be a major symptom for years afterward. Still, it's going to take a whole lot of convincing for me to accept that all the subsequent symptoms were just downstream effects from a problem of the vestibular system.

    It sounds crazy, but is it crazy enough to be true?
     
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    janice Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    I too had dizziness/vertigo and which was given label "Labyrinthitis" years ago?

    I'm desperate enough to have a look?!
     
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    Michiel Tack Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no." - Betteridge's law of headlines. I suspect this applies here as well.
     
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    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    BPPV was my initial ME viral onset 28 years ago. I still experience it on and off for many years.
     
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    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    One of the names of ME was epidemic vertigo.
     
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    JemPD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Me too.
     
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    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I assume by "with a history of trauma" they mean something along the lines of a physical injury, like a blow to the head or some other kinetic force on the body. I really don't recall experiencing anything like that in the months prior to onset - and it's the kind of thing that I, or my neurologist, would have been suspicious of at the time. I certainly don't remember any major accident.
     
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    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    And assuming they are talking about physical trauma/injury leading to vestibular problems (which can happen), how do they explain the "epidemics"?
     
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