According to an article by Natasha Wynarczyk in a copy of the Daily Mail dated 22nd May 2018 PPPD was only ‘classified last year and is still unknown to many medical professionals’. I am now wondering if it will become the latest choice of diagnosis to be given out to sufferers of vestibular complaints. We have had Floating Woman Syndrome, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, then MAV. Will PPPD be next. Time will undoubtedly tell.
In an extremely informative and detailed article that didn’t IMHO carry anything groundbreaking PPPD was described as being a chronic syndrome where people felt they are swaying and triggered by something that has previously made the patient dizzy …’even a migraine that occurred with dizziness’. The young man featured had been up the Empire State Building. Key Distinguishing features of PPPD were reported to be the swaying and the fact that PPPD sufferers symptoms tended to resolve when they lay down.
Two eminent experts quoted were Professor Peter Rea of Leicester Royal Infirmary and Balance Clinic and Professor Linda Luxton of London Hearing and Balance Centre. Professor Rea said low doses of antidepressants help ‘although more research needs to be done into exactly why this is” . As @turnitaround recently stated elsewhere in similar circumstances - ‘Snore’.
All publicity on vestibular matters is useful but couldn’t somebody get on and find the real causes and proper cure. Please.
I haven’t been able to find this article on line. Would think it an easy and worth while read if PPPD interests you although I don’t think it contains anything new.