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  • Positional Vertigo

     Abzz updated 11 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
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  • Abzz

    4 June 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Hi chaps,

    I have been suffering from dizzy spells when moving my head in certain directions for a couple of days so I went to my GP today and apparently I have “Positional Vertgo” which is described as

    “Benign positional vertigo (BPV)-or simply positional vertigo-is a disorder of the inner ear. You feel a sudden sensation of movement or spinning when you move your head or hold it in a certain position”.

    My Doc says it might last 6- 8 weeks then go away but can come back again at any time.

    Anyone else on here suffered from it and did it effect your riding at all?

    Worse thing about it is that as well as the dizzy spells, you get a nausia feeling like travel sickness 😕

  • Gunner

    5 June 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Abzz, my wife suffers terribly, and I mean terribly from BPV after a bad car accident 7 years ago.

    She has had many neurological tests/scans etc., but it is one of those things that cannot necessarily be nailed down, dependent on many factors, one of those being as you say:

    “My Doc says it might last 6- 8 weeks then go away but can come back again at any time. “

    My wife doesn’t ride, but if she did it would certainly have affected it. 😥 😥

    It is something that she has had to resign herself to living with!!!

  • Steve Kish

    5 June 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Not sure but I have occasionally moved my head to one side quickly enough to have my balance distracted and a feeling of dizziness for a second or so. Might be some kind moto-neurone (?) thang. Had it for ages …. might even be quite normal-ish! 😕

    Has been known to happen when passing ladies wearing short skirts! 8)

  • Abzz

    6 June 2009 at 11:39 am

    Cheers chaps,

    Sorry to hear about your wife’s suffering Gunner, she has my sympathy as its a horrible feeling.

    Touch wood I have been OK since my last spell yesterday morning and I went out on the bike last night and all was fine, so hoping it has gone away after only 3 days 😀 Fingers crossed

    Steve, it sounds like your problem is caused because your mind is telling your body to pump blood to a different part of your anatomy 😉 😆

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