Archive for September 21st, 2009

Is it BPPV?

The symptoms of BPPV can mimic other disorders: dizziness, nausea, loss of balance. How do you know if what you have is BPPV?

1) When you get dizzy, it is not permanent. It only lasts for a short while (seconds to minutes).

2) Your dizziness can be onset from your head movement – whether it’s looking up or down, turning over in bed, or other sudden head motion.

3) After this brief burst of dizziness, you may be nauseous for hours.

4) You don’t have any ringing in your ears or hearing loss associated with these bursts of dizziness.

5) The room is spinning.

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