After my dizzy week at girls camp, my Dr sent me to the IHC Hearing and Balance Center this morning. I had a grunt load of test done and by the movement of my eyes and other things when I am dizzy, They found out that I have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Disorder (BPPV for short).
Apparently it is true we have pile of rocks in our head! Actually there’s a pile in each of our inner ears which help with our balance and when they break apart, some of the rocks ( calcium carbonate crystals located in your inner ear) float in the normal fluid in your inner ear causing vertigo, dizziness and lightheadedness.
Apparently only 20% of the population get this disorder and most people if they get this just have it in one ear but not me, I am one of the rare ones that have it in both ears. Lucky me!!!
They did some positional therapy to try and get the crystals to go back to the right place and I have to sleep in a recliner for the next 4 days. I can’t look down or up for the next 12 hours and I have to go back next week for more positional therapy.
Unfortunately it is something I will probably have to live with the rest of my life but hopefully the therapy will help lessen the symptoms.
So, if you see me leaning to the right and look like I am a little drunk, I'm not really. :)