Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Monday morning I woke up to my alarm and when I got up to turn it off the whole world was spinning. And it spun when I got back in bed. Matter of fact it spun randomly for awhile. Kind of freaked me out. I’m sick of stuff just suddenly not working on my body for no reason. Went to the doctor straight away….well as soon as they were open. The wife drove.

I was diagnosed with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which is one of those definitions that just describes the problem. I got vertigo. Things spin around for no reason. They gave me some steroids to take and told me not to drive for 2 to 5 days.

Things have gotten better. Mostly the spinning happen when laying on my side or turning from side to side in the night. That stopped by the second day. Other than that it felt like being just a tiny bit drunk. I knew my balance wasn’t where it was suppose to be, but nothing you could put your finger on.

I think I’m mostly cured now, so I’ll drive for the first time tomorrow morning. If this is my last post, you’ll know why.

UPDATE: So I called my best friend who is a radiologist and told him I had BPPV. His first comment was “Did you do the maneuver?” Turns out there is a series of head movements you can do that cures 70-90% of cases of BPPV with one treatment. Of course neither my MD nor my chiropractor knew about this or I wouldn’t have had to go a week with the problem. It is called the Elpley Maneuver and is really easy to do. They say a doctor or other professional needs to do it. That’s really because you get dizzy and someone needs to hold your head. So I had the Mrs do it.