My screen name is Longshort, I am a lawyer and professor in Chicago. I suffered miserably for a year, was told this was BPPV, went to dizzy doctors in Chicago and then to the Mayo in Minnesota – they put me on Celexa, nighttime valium, and I was already on a beta blocker. The diagnosis was Chronic Subjective Dizziness.
I left this board in 2015 because I was “cured.” I had no episodes from 2015-2020. I traveled constantly for work (I teach internationally) so I typically circle the earth twice a year. This last year I did 3 long circles (e.g., Chicago-Istanbul-Kazakhstan-China-Chicago).
I still take the Celexa which I hate because of sexual side effects, and still take valium which I hate because I am anti-drug and don’t drink etc. But I was healthy, able to work, be a father and function at about 95%.
Three days ago I woke up spinning. The Epley gave me vertigo when my head was leaning left, which I attributed to an earache I had picked up. Then it lessened, but last night I had tintinitis in my right ear and now I am spinning when my head is to the right.
I thought I had this beat, not totally wiped out but under control. There were things I could not do again (running, basketball, get on a boat) but I was otherwise normal.
I am really depressed about this. So I am back.