Saturday, April 26, 2014

Is Your World in a Spin? You May Have Rocks In Your Ears

While Balance Awareness Week isn't until September 15th-21st, 2014, three physicians recently said they frequently tell patients complaining of dizziness,
"You have rocks in your ears."
When my daughter said those words to me on Easter Sunday I thought she was kidding. It didn't help that she was also laughing. However, she was right. I was suffering from "rocks in my ears" that had actually begun days earlier.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the medical term.

In my case, every time I laid my head down the whole room went into a dizzying spin ~ but only for a few moments. However, when I stood up, I had the same sensation. It lasted only moments, was most disconcerting, and left me fearful of falling.

Vestibular Disorders Association is a reliable resource where you can learn about the many things that disturb balance, and what can be done.

The good new is, BPPV can be remedied. Fortunately, I sought medical help the following Monday. Medics remedied my malady in short order, and without drugs.

So don't delay if your world spins. Consult your doctor. You may have "rocks in your ears"!


  1. I tweeted this good info--I've heard a lot of my friends complain about vertigo lately.

  2. Interesting and useful information. My husband has had this. The remedy for him was some simple exercises.