Poll: Did You Ever Have a Vertigo Attack Prior to Your Tinnitus Onset?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ozwel, Jun 24, 2021.


Did you ever have a benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) prior to tinnitus?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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    1. Ozwel

      Ozwel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005 (I was 19)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Auditive trauma
      Hi everyone,

      I'm having a stuffed ear this week, along with feeling dizzy etc. which makes me think a lot.

      My tinnitus started at the age of 19, it's been 16 years now.

      For 16 years I've been regularly wondering why me and not my friends who went through the exact same life adventure, if not worse. They spent a lot more time in nightclubs than me (I hated that), they didn't eat better while students, etc. And while they always had tinnitus after a night out, it always faded away for them after a nice night in bed.

      So I tried to remember if my body already started to show signs of health problems before my ears started to fail.

      And I remembered at the age of 16 or 17 I had my first BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). At that age I was already the only guy in the school to have that kind of problem. If you don't know what that is: if you move your head a single inch/centimeter, you eyes will try to escape your skull by rotating for a minute (and you'll puke a lot). It's about calcium "stones" reaching your ear liquid and disrupting your sense of balance. For me it lasted for 3 days before an ENT fixed me with the famous movements on a table, those movements where you feel like you're playing wrestling in the arms of John Sena for a few minutes. Then the vertigo went away and I had my life back. Still, I'm wondering if my very mild tinnitus, the one I could only hear at night when I was 18-19 didn't start from here (with the real tinnitus following after going to a nightclub a couple of years later). But I was also going to nighclubs like 3 times a year (a lot for me) at this time so it's hard to correlate.

      Anyway, I also had another BPPV (second episode) a few years ago and it's when my tinnitus got even worse. Honestly I don't think there's a direct link between BPPV and tinnitus because I rather think BPPV and tinnitus may have the same health condition source, not one triggering the other, but that's only my thinking, not a scientific fact.

      Yet, I thought it would be interesting to run a poll and see if people with tinnitus experienced BPPV before their tinnitus onset, and where the tinnitus didn't fade away the day after like it normally does for healthy people and trigger that injustice feeling we all have here. If many have experienced BPPV, it might be interesting to check on the calcium metabolism side which is also implicated in nerve conduction. It's also implicated in energy production/muscles contraction; I've had chronic fatigue problems for years now.

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