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Positional vertigo is gone but feel like I'm going crazy

So my oisfional vertigo is gone and tonight I'm laying in bed close my eyes and I feel spinning! So I open my eyes and the spinning goes away.

I quickly did the epley to see if the vertigo is back and it's not. So why was I spinning? Can anxiety cause this?

I was tossing and turning in bed stressed out about feeling dizzy again before the spins as I have been feeling off and just wish this would go away.

Does anyone get spins when they are drifting off to sleep and eyes closed? This used to happen to me before every so often when I was in my early 20's.

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This is exactly what I am experiencing!!!!! I had positional vertigo which is gone, but this residual spinning feeing when I would try to lay down and sleep. I have become so paranoid about laying down and even sitting down to relax. I think I move around so much that I feel like I am still moving when I stop. I have found in the past that being able to lie down and sleep lasted the longest after the stopping of the positional vertigo. It is nice to know I am not alone. I too wondered how much my anxiety is affecting this, I hate feeling dizzy!

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When did you get bppv and how old are you?

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I had the bppv start mid April. It wasn't bad and it was seeming like it was gone when it came back at night. I got very anxious about it for some reason and it got worse. Now I can't even tell if I have residual dizziness or it is my anxiety. I never let it bother me before when I would get it. It always seems to take me couple months to really feel normal again. I am 48.

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I had it for 2 months thinking it was anxiety attacks. It wasn't until I attempted the epley that I realized it was positional vertigo. Residual dizziness if normal and can take up to 3 months to clear. Have you tried vestibular rehabilitation ?

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No because when I went to the PT my bppv was already gone. But the residual dizziness was what was bothering me. I should go for exercises, but I just moved away from where they were located. I also felt like the more I focused on it the worse it was getting. I never got definite bppv diagnosis, but the first time I got it a year ago it was classic bppv. Ever since then I seem to be more prone to it and it isn't as bad , but the residual dizziness sucks. I make sure that I stay well hydrated because I think that is what sets me off initially. I sleep on 3 pillows and try not to linger on my side too much. I take little Benadryl at night for my allergies. I pray every night that it will go away or that it won't cause me such anxiety worrying it is caused from something else. I think we both have such similar symptoms. I have met so many vertigo suffers lately.

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I totally hear you. Do you find you still get positional vertigo just not the spinning? This is what I am still finding with the residual dizziness.

I still get the sensation of dizziness but not actual spinning like before the Epley.

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Yes. My hardest problem is feeling like I am moving after I stop moving. I notice the dizziness the most when I am still. I just drive an hour back and forth and when I close my eyes I feel like I am swaying more than normal. Ugh, I hate it!

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Do you get migraines? I have had residual dizziness, and it is positional from the BPPV, but it's because I had BPPV for two months. The longer you have it, the more time you will experience residual dizziness even after the spinning stops.

Your brain needs to recalibrate as it has been getting mixed messages about where you are in space for a long time.

I asked about migraines because migraineurs are 3x higher to get BPPV and the BPPV is likely to turn into migraine vertigo if you have a migrainous brain.

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Yes. I get ocular migraines. The aura of flashing lights, but no headache. I do get sinus type headaches.

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