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What can you do if your benign paroxysmal positional vertigo comes back?

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If your benign paroxysmal positional vertigo comes back, you can take steps to deal with your symptoms until you see a doctor. For instance, you can:

Your doctor may teach you a maneuver you can try at home to move the loose ear crystals back into a better place.

  • Avoid sleeping on the affected side.
  • Sleep with two or more pillows under your head.
  • When you wake in the morning, lift your head slowly and sit on the side of the bed for a moment before you stand up.
  • Avoid bending over to pick things up.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “BPPV.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions --  Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 12, 2016

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “BPPV.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions --  Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 12, 2016

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