get upset if she feels low post an attack. Very tense & edgy when am with her. My mother is 59 years old and has been suffering from BPPV (positional vertigo) since the last 6 years. The episodes of dizziness are not very frequent and just lasts a few seconds to less than a minute.
Hence 3 months back we visited a neurologist who put her on balance and gait exercises. While doing these exercises her feeling of dizziness increased and a month back she got recurrent severe episodes of vertigo (room spinning sensation) which made her stop doing the exercises (not sure if the neurologist suggested wrong exercises ??)
That has made her very anxious and fearful of her next attack - it was also the same time I left my job and started taking care of her. She is always in anticipation of her next vertigo episode and I also have silently started worrying about it (although I keep encouraging her and ask her to be positive and more accepting of her disorder however it does not seem to work with her).
She has become overtly dependent on me and I have not left the house for the last 2 weeks - am feeling depressed and am most often in a fear mode around her (not sure why ??)
There was a time when I used to love spending time with her but now quite scared to be around her (she is basically an anxious person and guess it has rubbed off on me).
Another thing I have noticed is that I am obsessed about her condition and literally spend the entire day browsing the net to get more information about vertigo and treatments. I just cannot help myself !!
Please let me know what I should do as not sure how to help myself.
Can you please review and assist.
Thanks a ton, savita