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my doctor says i have BPPV . shes given me exercises to do

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my doctor says i have BPPV . she's given me exercises to do to aleviate the problem. (Brandt and Daroff.) however, i had another dose of spinning when i woke this morning, went away after a few minutes. although she didn't check my ears, she said i dont have an inner ear problem. is this something i'm going to have to live with now? its very debilitating, and have to move very slowly when i wake each morning. is there nothing else i can do at all? Im due to go to a fitness class this week, should I go, also due for massage for back neck and shoulders. My neck is not very good either, is that perhaps the cause of this. I really don't know whats caused this to suddenly happen. Been going on for about 2 weeks now. Any help would be great. Thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.

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Dr. P Jyoti :

hello have you been prescribed any medicines for this?

JACUSTOMER-tgwhwzp6- :

No none

Dr. P Jyoti :

i am an ENT specialist and deal with BPPV all the time

Dr. P Jyoti :

adaptation exercises are the best for this

JACUSTOMER-tgwhwzp6- :

its been going on for about 2 weeks now, is this something that i'm going to have to live with?

Dr. P Jyoti :

no not really

Dr. P Jyoti :

bppv fortunately is a self limiting disease

Dr. P Jyoti :

adaptation exercises are the best for this

JACUSTOMER-tgwhwzp6- :

should i go back to my doctor if it goes on for much longer. also, can I go to a fitness class and have neck massage ok?

Dr. P Jyoti :

at the same time, i would have given a prescription for betahistine

Dr. P Jyoti :

this works very well along with the exercises to control the symptoms till the exercises kick in, so to say

JACUSTOMER-tgwhwzp6- :

ok, well can see how it goes. what is betahistine for?

Dr. P Jyoti :

i would suggest you go back to your doctor and ask for a prescription for betahistine or any other antivertiginous drug

JACUSTOMER-tgwhwzp6- :

ok thanks for help

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Dr. P Jyoti :

and for now, do not go for exercise or neck massage, they can cause you harm

Dr. P Jyoti :

instead continue with the adaptation exercises and also ask your doctor for a prescription for betahistine

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take care - this should help you recover from this

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Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

You must continue with your adaptation exercises regularly.

These are the best treatment for BPPV.

At the same time, betahistine will help you in controlling the symptoms - discuss this with your doctor.

Avoid going to the gym right now and also neck massage - this might cause a sudden episode of vertigo. Do not go till you feel completely all right for some days.

Take care.

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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