In the Balance

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Tone

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Jan 10, 2022, 11:16:33 AMJan 10
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For over thirty years I have suffered occasional attacks of vertigo,
usually in the early part of the year. At first they were severe and
kept me bed-bound for a couple of weeks.

The ENT horse spittle at Euston couldn't find any cause and put it down
to a flu virus attacking the inner ear.

Over the years the attacks became milder, but always in the period
January to March.

This morning I woke early to find my balance compromised again as soon
as I opened my eyes.

The strange thing is I have had no human contact for seven days. I
haven't been out.

Have just done a Rapid negative Flow Test.

Looks like the cause may be recrudescence of what caused the first attack.

It's on the list of the other dozen things that aren't right with my
body, aside from ageing.

Tone (26 inside)

Brian Gaff (Sofa)

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Jan 10, 2022, 12:07:57 PMJan 10
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Funnily enough, last Thursday afternoon and all of Friday I had tendency to
fall in various directions too. I am given to understand it is indeed a
minor virus,but who knows where we pick them up Its almost gone today, but
Ican still feel that swimmy feel from time to time.
No treatment though I did find that when its bad Ibuprofen seems to
alleviate it along with consuming a lot of water, and peeing a lot!
Brian

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Tim+

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Jan 10, 2022, 12:21:23 PMJan 10
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I get bouts of BPPV periodically, usually provoked by turning suddenly in
bed (I think). Sometimes it just seems to happen. Thankfully never seems
to last more than 24hrs in my case.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vertigo/symptoms-causes/syc-20370055

There are special sequences of movements that can sometimes help BPPV (if
that’s what you’ve got).

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/canalith-repositioning-procedure/about/pac-20393315

Tim

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Tone

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Jan 10, 2022, 7:41:37 PMJan 10
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That never jbexed for me Tim. I just have to move my head slowly and
wait it out for a few days

Tone

Brian Gaff (Sofa)

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Jan 11, 2022, 3:57:57 AMJan 11
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I guess our balance mechanism is very complex. With me now unable to see the
surroundings and instead see random flashing and patterns, you are more
reliant on the ear part, and that was never that good with me. I am the
person who fell off the beam in PE, or gobbed up over the trampoline when
attempting what most kids thought was fun!
Brian

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Brian Gaff (Sofa)

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Jan 11, 2022, 4:00:10 AMJan 11
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Yes well, apparently some of the arteries in the neck can be narrowed when
you move your head, creating fluctuations in blood pressure and hence oxygen
in the brain. It comes with age apparently. Ho hum.
Brian

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