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Short Vertigo?

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by ckdk, Jun 12, 2019 at 9:36 PM.

  1. ckdk

    ckdk Member

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    All,

    after having around 1 year remission, for the past few days I've short vertigo. just for few seconds and became tired & sleepy after that. prior to this, my tinnitus are very loud for about 1 month.

    anyone have similar experience? thanks
     
  2. zotjen

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    Yes, I've had what I described to my doctor as short bursts of vertigo that only last for 30 seconds or less. I've had about 4 so far this year and prior to this I had gone almost 3 years without a vertigo attack. I do remember having some of these as well when I was having vertigo on a somewhat regular basis.

    Interestingly enough, I've also been having some BPPV spells which I haven't had for a while either. My doctor tells me that MM and BPPV aren't related (i.e. what causes the dizziness and spinning are definitely two different things) but I still wonder if there is a connection.
     
  3. June-

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    How do you know the short 30 second vertigo spells are not bppv ?
     
  4. twodogs

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    Yes it could be BPPV.

    Years ago on this forum we called that short vertigo "the wows".
     
  5. ckdk

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    thanks, I'll try doing some epley exercise. hopefully will help
     
  6. zotjen

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    June, the BPPV only happens when I lie down, when I'm lying down and change positions, or sometimes when I stand up quickly. I was in my doctor's office last week and we were able to induce BPPV.

    Maybe a better word to describe the short vertigo would be a "jolt" rather than a "burst". These jolts can happen anytime (e.g. sitting at my desk at work) and are different than BPPV. With my BPPV, I would describe the spinning as slow and gentle, whereas with the jolts, they come on so suddenly I often reach to grab something as I think I'm falling. Having had full blown vertigo, these jolts feel more like that than when I get the BPPV.

    Also, with BPPV, once the spinning stops I'm fine. With the jolts, I'll still feel off balance for about 10 minutes or so after the spinning stops.
     
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  7. AnneT

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    I relate to the “jolts” - short, out of the blue, sort of a near-vertigo that stop me in my tracks and I usually say “whoa”, but I don’t fall. They often come when I’m in a vertigo phase.

    I’ve had a few now since my gentamicin injection 10 days ago. I don’t know if these jolts are the gentamicin doing its thing, or what would have been a full vertigo without the gentamicin.
     
  8. ckdk

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    after having 3 'jolts' in 3 days, i had full blown vertigo last night during sleep. maybe in my case those jolts were indication before having full blown vertigo.
     
  9. mariofrommty

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    Hey ckdk ive been having more BPPV episodes and my tinnitus have been louder than ever (after 3 years of being under control)
    how are you doing these days?
     

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