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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I have consulted you regarding this before too.. that time u asked me to visit a doctor and let u know the outcome of that
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I remember
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Giddiness, Is it not
User :   Yes... Head spinning while drying my hair
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User :   when I consulted u regarding this.. it used to occur while drying my hair.. and so I had stopped doing that activity of putting my head for drying hair.. so full around a week it did not happen
User :   I used to get some sensation of that.. but it actually didnt happen
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Day before.. on Saturday I visited the doctor(the appt was very late)... and I have him the same symptoms and conditions
User :   He told me that it is due to positional vertigo.. (BPPV) and that it will go aya with exercises and walk
User :   apart from that he gave me and SOS tablet that if it occurs.. I should take that
Doctor :  
Yes I think our discussion went in the same lines
Doctor :   *on
User :   Yes.. Yestedday... this head spinning again occurred.. as soon as I finished the batch
User :   *bath
User :   The dr. had said that it occurs because there is some problem in blood circulation... when wee bend our head
User :   but I dint do anything of that sort yesteday
User :   am unable to understand why it occurred yesteday
User :   also.. yesterday.. I kept feeling heaviness in my head the whole day.. eyes started paining by the end of teh day.. and overall it was a bad day
Doctor :  
That is why the Doctor has given the tablet SOS
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You may take a pain killer too
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There are some positions of your head, that it is not accepting so you have to avoid those positions
User :   Yes.. but yesteday the time it was happening.. I did not have the tablet...
User :   That is what I am not able to understand... while taking bath.. I was keeping my head straight
User :   there was nothing unusual in the head position that I can remember which I should avoid
Doctor :   Yes there are chances that you may lift your head up

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Ok, do one thing. Note this position now and try to replicate the same position to see if the problem recurs
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Check it two to three times to confirm that position of head is not suiting you
User :   ok... but I'll do that at home.. office is not the right place to experience the problem
Doctor :  
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If you hve the same problem that means your head is not accepting the position, the inner ear ( vestibule part ) is not able to sense that position and not sending the right signals
User :   What is the cure of this problem? Is it for my lifetime that I need to avoid certain positions of head?
Doctor :  
This should go off on it own after some time
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Take the tablet if you have serious symptoms
User :   yesteday I tookl the tablet in the eveniong.. because I was feeling some banging or something uin head
Doctor :   If not able to cope up with it then you may take a second opinion from another ENT specialist
User :   ya.. that is what i wanted to ask.. I had consulted a physician (Internal Medicine).. I got his number from this website only... Do I need to consult an ENT>
User :   ?
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Do you want to take an e opinion
User :   ok.. but that doctor didnt ask me to visit an ENT.. he should have?
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from one?
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You may go through this link
User :   how can I do that?
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WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :  
Last time when we spoke I asked you see an ENT specialist
User :   actually you asked me to see a physician and ENT/// so I first took an appt with physican
User :   I'll take an opinion from the link that you have sent.. and then I'll make personal appt with some ENT specialist
User :   hope thats okay
Doctor :  
That is fine
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Is there anything else I can help you with
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I think you shoudl be alright if you follow those precautions
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Please fill the feedback form say done
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Thanks for consulting me.
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Bye for now.
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