Several times in my adult life, I have suffered from a type of vertigo. The first time it hit me, I was getting out of bed to go to the bathroom and the room started spinning. It was terrifying. I was sure I was having a stroke.

After going to the doctor, I was diagnosed with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). I would literally have to hold my head in a certain position in order to NOT feel dizzy and nauseous. I was treated with antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines, anti nausea meds and orders to move in certain ways in order to but the 'little rocks' in my head back in place to bring back balance to my moment.

Although there are several different forms of vertigo and lots of different treatments, there are certain maneuvers that can help elevate the awful symptoms.

According to, here are the different types of vertigo -


  • Ménière’s disease

Meniere’s disease causes symptoms that can last for up to 24 hours. The vertigo is often so severe it results in nausea and vomiting. It may also cause hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and a feeling of fullness in the ear canal.

  • Vestibular neuritis

This is also called vestibular neuritis. This type has a sudden onset and can create unsteadiness, earaches, nausea, and vomiting. It is usually the result of an infection, such as a cold or the flu, that has spread to the vestibular nerve, which controls balance.

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) 

This form of vertigo is triggered by certain head movements as a crystal buildup shifts in the inner ear canals.

  • Labyrinthitis

This kind of vertigo causes dizziness and feeling of movement when the patient is staying still. It’s usually caused by an ear infection, and it is often accompanied by fevers and earaches. [3]

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo, and this maneuver has had some overwhelmingly positive results.

Dr. Carol Foster MD, Director of the Balance Laboratory from the University of Colorado Denver, came up with this exercise to stop vertigo when she developed when she herself had vertigo.


Dr. Foster has written a book that might help too. Get it here!

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