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  •  good pt ... could be bppv ... that can be (4+ / 0-)

    fixed. It is when you have the 3 or 4 symptoms together that it is either menieres or something really similar. The hearing loss is definitely menieres. Met someone that had the aural fullness, tinnitus, vertigo, but his hearing returned after an attack; that does not happen with menieres. Hearing loss is permanent with no recovery.

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    by NY brit expat on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 06:24:31 PM PST

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    •  Hope the poster sees a good doctor (2+ / 0-)
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      an otolaryngologist, and doesn't muck about with ENT's (who are not very well apprised of vestibular disorders, surprisingly, in the U.S.) -- maybe an ENT at a top teaching hospital could help.

      Alexandra Lynch has no health insurance, I think she said? I wonder if she could try the Dix-Hallpike on some youtube video to see if there were symptoms. And any GE or ENT can do an Epley, if they're trained.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 10:25:55 PM PST

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      •  No health insurance. (1+ / 0-)
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        And at this point the symptoms are a minor thing; I avoid bending over quickly or standing up quickly, and I don't get problems.

        Hopefully by the time it happens seriously again I will have Medicaid and can pursue the problem. But higher on the list right now is an orthopedic surgeon to do my ankles, and Bear's knees, and shoulder, and elbow.

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        by Alexandra Lynch on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 04:22:12 PM PST

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