Hi Cheryl. Thanks for your reply. It certainly makes it easier to know we are not alone with something like this. Mind you I guess it could be worse. There are far worse illnesses out there but it's scant consolation at times.
I would just like to know what the consultant did with my ear that day. Until then things were getting a bit better but he rubbed my ear, asked if it made me dizzy but to be honest it wasn't too bad but from that day every day bar one has been regular bad spells most noticeably this scenario of looking left - spinning, looking centre - ok ish, looking right - nice and still. During these episodes my head feels very heavy as well, almost like there is pressure. Very strange. I also have this sensation sometimes of if I look left my left ear squeaks, almost like there is wax in there, I may ask my GP if I can have my ears syringed, it can't hurt.
On the one day I was fine last week I wondered if it had been because due to a bad hip I had slept on my left side, whereas I usually lie on my right. I felt fine all day but I tried it again and it didn't work so that's another theory gone,. I am also going to ask my GP if my blood pressure can cause the vertigo. I have noticed a possible connection between my diastolic pressure and my dizziness,. I note that when things are ok my diastolic is in the low to mid 80's but when I am dizzy my diastolic is in the high 80's and even peaks mid 90's which isn't great to say the least. My GP has never been worried about my BP though saying high BP is diagnosed if it is "always" up but I will ask him about these spikes. Of course I am not sure if this always happens and there is nothing to say the Vertigo causes the BP to rise, the BP causing the Vertigo or nothing to do with it.
The other thing I notice is that once in a while I go for a drink with friends. After a few drinks I should be falling over, but alcohol doesn't make it worse, in fact it seems to make it slightly more stable. Maybe something to do with the fact that alcohol relaxes you. Maybe I should just keep a bottle of Jack Daniels handy at all times !!!