A couple fo weeks ago I had vertigo when getting up in the morning or laying down in the evening.
I initially thought it was just my body telling me to rest, so I added a few extra hours of sleep in my daily routine.
I quickly discovered that it was a little more complicated than that because I was heavily dizzy every time I was getting up or laying down, with an acute symptom when turning my head on the left side.
I had the same problem a few times in the past, but it usually lasted for a few days and then I was back to normal. Every time I blamed a low blood pressure, or the stress.
Today, I went to my doctor for my regular check-up and I told her about this unpleasant situation that it was protracting for more than two weeks.
She asked a few questions to better understand the situation and suggested me to see an ear doctor. They call it HNO (Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde) here in Austria.
An hour later I was at the HNO waiting for the doctor to see me.
He checked a few things, performed a hearing test, and it was all perfect.
He explained that my symptoms are called positioning vertigo and they are common at younger ages (I take it as a compliment, Doc!) , but they disappear over time.
In any case there is a set of exercises to do at home that solve the problem.
The instructions came in the form of a paper with 11 steps to follow.
According to the doctor, in a few days I should get things sorted out just following those steps.
Anyways, I got home and jumped on Youtube, when I have found this explanation and a more straightforward exercise.
Well, I performed it once and my vertigo is gone. Completely gone.
Like magic, but for real.