I have been to the ER twice, an ENT and a family doctor who believe, based on my explanation of symptoms, I have BPPV.
About 2 months ago I woke up in the middle of the night to feed my baby and my head was spinning - I couldn't even read the Advil bottle.
Then after that, I started feeling generally unwell and noticed that when I turned by head to the right to take a phone call or wrote something on a piece of paper for example, my head would start to spin. It was almost like that feeling you get before an anxiety attack is going to start.
Anyways, for 2 months I thought I was having anxiety attacks which I used to get pretty bad, and so I didn't seek any treatment. So when I went to the hospital, they told me to go home and do the Epley Maneuver until I no longer felt dizzy.
After I did the Epley Maneuver, I noticed that I would spin on my right side, so I waited until the spinning stopped. Finally, I had no more spinning when I did the Epley so I was positive that I really had BPPV. Because one thing about anxiety, we always believe there is something the medical community is missing.
I had an appointment with my ENT who said although a weird case of BPPV, there really isn't anything else it could be.
But I still feel off balance now, unsteady, like I am veering to one side sometimes. And today, I parked my car, reached down to the right for my bag and BAM! there it was again. So i rushed home to do the Epley to see if the spinning came back and no spinning.
So why am I still getting positional vertigo? If you have experience with this please let me know. I have looked up vertebral compression which goes in line with my symptoms, except my spinning stopped even when I turned my head - it usually took about 10-15 seconds but it stopped.