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[QUOTE=Subs30]Hi Maryanne

Yes continue to post while u get better---it will help over any bumps...

..."feel the wooziness and sometimes off... will all this get better?"...

Yep---most of us---during the compensation period---talk about two steps forward and one back...then three forward...one back...with occasional "blips" along the way...if u keep moving---walking---VRT's---etc...with each passing month....progress will be made...until..it will be gone...it took me about 12/13/14 months to get rid of it...

..."I do try to lay on it for 5-15 min every other day... but I'm scared..."..

Took me 24/25 months...after achieving 100% compensation---for that to happen...not sure I achieved any real benefit from doing it...except...gave me one more side to sleep on---other then that...not much....

..."hear crackling in both ears, when I swallow and a faint ringing in my bad ear..."....

Just about all of us---have these weird noises/symptoms---which is not unusual---since the vestibular system---is "hard wired" into so many of the brain's tasks....the ringing...is prob tinnitus---also not unusal...with BPPV...hopfully it will go---along with the dizziness...for most it does...

...."How would I know if all the crystals are all out of my canals?"...

No more vertigo---read the MEP instructions/research paper---and u will see---that---that(no vertigo) is one of the things u look for---when doing the MEP's---as the point to stop,i.e., after three sets of MEP's in a 24 hour period..with no vertigo...stop....I think it says....but u can check...

...."Is there anything to do to prevent from another attack?"....

No one knows for sure---if u mean after u fully compensate for the current BPPV event

---for people over a certain age(50 I think) it tends to come back---but not as severe...think it says...of course that assumes---I think---BPPV caused by something other then a "head truma"....

..."Do you always feel 100% or do you sometimes feel the wooziness?"...

Now---always 100%---no wooziness---for me after I compensated(12/13/14 months)---never had any of that....occasionally---Now I will do an MEP or two---to see---if I can detect---anything---but for the past 24/25/26 months---nothing...

..."hope someday, I will too"....

U will---most do! Just takes time---more then we would like to contribute---but then---I don't remember being asked or given a choice...wish I had---most of us do....

P.s. one of Ilia's recent posts (willsmommy I think)---had a great---post on the probabilities that she would make it back to the land of the living....think it was in the last few weeks...she was right on...in the way she went about---deciding that---the probibilities..where in her favor....good read...for those wondering.....

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Hi Subs!

Thanks for all your help!
I feel better, just being able to find a friend to talk too...
I felt so frightened and alone...
knowing that you and Terri are doing great, I try to keep my hopes up...

After I was diagnosed with bppv I started to panic, so I would lay on two high pillows, only on my right side, the good side, for about 2 months, and I must have pulled something in my neck.
I have really bad pains and now there's a horrible clicking sound in my right shoulder. I had an xray and I have muscle spasm, so now I have to get an MRI on Thursday, just to check. But it's getting better...

On October 18, 2005 I've made another appointment, who specializes in BPPV, and he wants me to get all the tests done over again... because the other ENT specialist I went to doesn't know what he's talking about. It's strange... but the first ENT I went, he has BPPV for 25 years and there's nothing to do about it, he says he gets about 2 attacks per year. I really don't like him.

But I was told by another ENT specialist that most people only get about 1 or 2 attacks in a decade after the epley is performed, and some people only get 1 or 2 times and never again in their lifetime... do you think this is true?

I still feel woozy but it's on and off... I hope someday I can be 100% too...

Since I don't get anymore vertigo, I guess it just takes for my brain to compensate...
but there were 2 incidents when I was really stressed and I felt like it was about to spin... but when I layed on the bad side, it felt uncomfortable but nothing spun... did the crystals get loose again?

I only sleep flat on my back... can that give me a higher chance for the crystals to get loose and give me another attack?
What's the best position to sleep in?

I walk and run alot and I bend and pick up things alot too... will this make me have another attack? What shouldn't we do?

Thankyou so much for everything... I feel so much better!
It's so good to hear that you're doing great!
Take care and talk to you soon...





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