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  1. Hi Melissa,
    My name is Erin and I just came across your blog via the Veda website. I have been dealing with the disabling effects if bppv for about 3 months now and it has been horrible especially since I’m also now 9 months pregnant and due anytime now. Reading your blog and your experiences with bppv brought me to tears because I could relate so much to your experiences with the room spinning, brain fog, and feeling like I’m constantly on a boat that’s rocking even though I’m completely still. I have good days and bad days but haven’t had a day where I feel completely free from those symptoms. I’ve seen my primary care dr and he performed an epley maneuver which was supposed to help but have not had any improvement. I’m starting to feel depressed and worried especially with our first baby on the way. How are you doing now and were you able to overcome this condition? Any words of advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Erin,
    Thanks for sharing some of your story. I want you to know you’re not alone. I want to encourage you to see a Neurotologist to get a firm diagnosis of what is going on. Everyone has a different story, although similar in many ways. I know how you feel. It is hard to live in the land of uncertainty. As far as how I am, without disclosing what will be a continuing blog about my own experience. I will say life has continued on and it’s not all bad. I hope you will continue to read my updates. I pray you will get a diagnosis and find healing in whatever form it takes! Try not to think to far ahead it doesn’t help.

  3. Hello Melissa,

    I have also written a 10 part series on healing over this past year from vestibular neuritis. i woke up spinning that fateful morning of July 22, 2011 and have quite a story that I would love to share with you. I am happy to E-mail it to you, or you can read it on my blog, reinventingkarla.blogspot.com (the vertigo series was posted just before the Paris series.)

    I just felt such a kinship with you. My husband is an Episcopal priest. Prayer and meditation, tools on how to manage anxiety, and an excellent PT and neurologist helped get me through. After a year, i am feeling much much better – the dizziness is down to a trace. Thanks be to God!

    Interestingly enough, I was also diagnosed with frozen shoulder! And my health has always been excellent until the year 2011. I was able to get a shot of cortizone, and have continued with the PT exercises and it is healing as well. I just thought it was interesting that you suffered with that particular ailment as well!

    You can contact me at: karlad123@sbcglobal.net and I will E-mail you the 10-part series. i would love to share my journey with you.
    A Fellow Survivor,
    Karla Droste

  4. Karla,
    Thanks so much for posting! Wow I need to read your blog! Interesting about how our stories are so similar
    I’m glad you stopped by I will be sure to check out your blog soon! Many blessings fellow sojourner!

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