I was recently diagnosed with MAV. I’m very early in treatment but so far okay.
I have dizziness, imbalance, tinnitus, ear fullness, ear pressure, sound sensitivity, motion sensitivity. Every symptom has been somewhat curtailed by Topa (evil in a pill) except one: I have these vertical spins at night which last between 5-10 seconds. It feels like I’m doing a quick, comforting loop on a roller coaster. The sensation is not alarming or unsettling. It’s kind of peaceful. Then again, it does wake me up. This started out of nowhere about four months ago and is happening more frequently (a few nights a week).
I don’t know whether a quick night spin like this is heard of. Then again, I can’t find anything on Google to save my life. I have even questioned whether what I am experiencing vertigo since it is so benign. Here’s the best description:
• It almost feels like a rush of blood to the head. Vertical spin. Movement and then the somersault.
• I have preempted it by changing positions.
• If I sleep sitting up it doesn’t happen.
• At first only happened while sleeping on left side but now has taken up on right and even happens when I’m on my back. So, if positional that position is on my back in any head position.
Does anyone else experience this? Does this sound like BPPV?
What vexes me most is I can’t pinpoint whether it makes my other symptoms worse afterward. Sometimes it happens with heightened symptoms. Sometimes it happens when symptoms are retreating. Now that I’m on a med (lowest dose, my body can’t handle this drug) and everything is tamped down, the quick night spin is the only unaffected symptom.