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Positional dizzyness


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This is something that has been really bothering me. Since my last visit in the hospital I have noticed that my dizziness is prominent on my right side. If I turn my head to the right to talk I am instantly symptomatic. When I lay down I cannot lay on my right side. This is a daily thing it has never gone away since my last episode that was so bad. I also am numb on my right side. Face, neck, upper chest and upper arm. I am having an EMG this friday but I am wondering if it could be something else???? I also see a Neuro for the first time in a couple of weeks. I am not looking forward to a new doctor but guess you never know. When I say NCS I might as well bring all my documentation on it because they always look so dumbfounded!! Then they look at me as if I should know what to do because of all the info I keep...

Wish me luck

Sue

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Definitely look into the ear rocks. Also, have you tried chiropractic work? The dizziness along with numbness could very well be from something pinched or out of alignment.

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Someone in my family suffers from this; the condition is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Dizziness is thought to be due to debris which has collected within a part of the inner ear. This debris can be thought of as "ear rocks", although the formal name is "otoconia".

http://www.neuroanatomy.wisc.edu/selflearn/BPPV.htm

I think you see a hearing specialist for diagnosis; I'm not positive though. You neurologist should also be able to help...

Of course, we don't know what's behind your right-sided dizziness, Sue, but it's just a possibility...

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Dear Sue, I have had such problems for nearly two years. It's on my right side. I've been tested for BPPV, it was "inconclusive". I had one Doc I saw say "IT MUST BE IN YOUR HEAD" Tell me something I don't know. :) I sleep upright in a chair and I don't have as bad of problems.

Good luck, Blackwolf

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