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I am new here and by reading others' stories I feel rather fortunate. I never had any type of vertigo until June of 2020 - my cell phone rang at 4am, startling me awake, I answered, wrong number, I laid back down and boom - the room spun and spun until I thought I was going to be sick. It took me awhile to research and figure out who to see but luckily I found an ENT who sent me to a Balance Disorder Clinic and after performing various tests - including the Dix-Hallpike I was properly diagnosed with BPPV Right. I had. great Vestibular Physical Therapist who took my insurance - she performed the Epley and I was completely okay. Yay. And that lasted for nine months and then it came back - while I was away on location working. With my PT's help via Zoom and phone, I followed a video and did the Epley myself and corrected the inner ear crystals and I was fine again - for a long time. Every now and then I have had a few - Whoa - moments - where it feels like it's going to come on again but didn't. Unfortunately my PT moved out of state and I do have a new one who luckily I haven't needed until this morning. I awake at 9am, turn my head to the right on the pillow and boom - full force - room spinning until I'm nauseous. Of course its the weekend so I'll have to wait until Monday. I do feel fortunate that I know the cause - BPPV Right - yet I feel Im just at the mercy of the crystals and they can fall out of place at any time. I know people have it much worse but I am glad to have found this forum. Take care.

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