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Anyone done vestibular physio therapy?

Post  dizzyflower on Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:44 am

Balance issues make M's worse so am on vestibular physio with Cawthorne Cooksey exercises. Feel sick as someone on a really bad crossing all day and night at the moment. Has anyone gone through this? How long before I start to reach the shore?


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Post  tecky on Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:28 am

What does it involve, Di? Not sure that I've heard of it before.

I experience the dizziness and loss of balance issues too. flower
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Cawthorne Cookseys

Post  dizzyflower on Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:36 am

this is my homework.

1 withouth moving head follow finger held at arms length 1stly up and down then sideways.

2 repeat but moving head.

3 eyes shut repeat movements.


this is a potted version, but it basicly retrains your brain to recieve balance messages properly.

Have been all at sea at night with dizziness so it is working.

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Post  Dawn on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:15 pm

Oh man I have heard that line a hundred times..."retrain your brain."

I got my hysterectomy in 2007 for what they thought was menstrual migraines. Long story short, made the migraines worse. Along with the migraines came this horrible dizziness that they liked to call vestibular migraines.

I went through all those exercises faithfully, truly believing that my brain would retrain itself. Well, 3 years later the dizziness is still here and the migraines have gotten horribly worse than they ever were before.

They didn't work for me, and so I had to adjust my life around the dizziness. I know that the dizziness gets worse during migraines, but there are certain things I make sure I stay away from...which is pretty much anything that involves unstable things as simple as a camper that is not anchored, laying on a hammock, uneven or hilly ground (got deathly sick mini golfing!) or the obvious ones like boating, swimming, or pretty much any activity on the water.

Wait until they tell you if the exercises don't work, it must by psychological and advise you to seek psychiatric help! Those people can get bent...

I truly hope these exercises do work for you though, hang in there. There is always a way to deal, even if it is a big pain in the ***!!!

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thanks for the replies I had trouble logging in on Monday

Post  dizzyflower on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:55 am

I don't know why but there seemed to be a glitche and I couldn't answer your kind reply. I tried yesterday too but today seems OK.

Dawn sorry they didn't work for you. The truth is I don't know how to work life round this level of it, so need to hold onto hope that it will improve something. It is rotten isn't it? Hope soomething works soon for you.

The balance exercises are seemingly doing something, although it has probably led to me overdoing it helping get ready for loft insulation. I actually managed to stay at the bottom of the ladder and recieve things handed down.

Knowing htere is damage to my balance on the left where a door hit me, it might just do something because of that and reduce the triggering of the migraine. I know it is a trigger so I have to stick with it.

As nothing else is doing anything at least I am doing something for now. It is eally frustrating though.

All I want to do is go back to having a brain so I can go back to work.

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