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Self-help videos to stop vertigo work for some, not all

November 5, 2019

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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter

Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi was named a journalism fellow … See Full Bio
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September 8, 2012

I have had a vertigo problem(positional right hand side) for about 6 years. I’ve passed out twice, after sitting up in bed, luckily falling backward and landing on my husband, poor man. I’ve also had to call him to oome get me from the beauty salon, as leaning backward to have my hair washed set off a bad attack, including an upset stomach and he and the hairdresser having to help me to the car. I can get dizzy just riding for a distance in the car. I’ve been to an ear, nose and throat doctor and a neurologist and have had the Epley maneuver several times to no avail. I usually have no problem as I know how to avoid an episode, however, I’m scheduled for cataract surgery next month, and can’t avoid lying flat and looking up, which is one of my triggers. Anyone have any suggestions?

August 9, 2012

Very interesting, thanks for sharing – I would be curious to see if vertigo is a common condition amongst boxers, seeing the amount of blows to the head these guys suffer. Enjoy reading these healthy articles thanks again.

Samir Barai
August 8, 2012

I have heard that Vertigo also is one factor that can make people fly. I read in a book before when I still a child about Vertigo and I cant stop remembering it from time to time. Thanks for sharing this one! 🙂
August 7, 2012

Good article on vertigo and how to avoid it

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