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Kimberly McCullough Shares Her Recent Health Scare


When GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin) experienced disorienting dizziness, she feared she was having a stroke but luckily it turned out it was just benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. “I had this and it’s crazy,” she posted to Instagram with a photo of a printout detailing the condition.

BPV is caused when small crystals of calcium carbonate that are normally in another part of the ear break free and cause your brain to receive confusing messages about your body’s position. This results in periods of vertigo where you feel as though your head is spinning from the inside.

“If you suddenly feel like you’re on the tilt-a-whirl and can’t get off, you aren’t dying,” McCullough warned her fans. “You just have tiny rocks in your ear that have migrated to the wrong place and can be maneuvered back into their original resting place by someone holding your head at a 45-degree angle and then rolling your body over to the same side.”

Kimberly McCullough BPV

Thankfully, McCullough is feeling much better, and there are no long-term ill effects from BPV. Some people may only ever have the one attack. “I’m fine, you guys,” she assured everyone. “I’m totally cured. Just wanted to share my crazy story.”

That’s good news, because since leaving GH, McCullough’s been enjoying terrific success as a director, helming episodes of shows like ONE DAY AT A TIME, THE CONNERS, FANTASY ISLAND, and HOW I MET YOUR FATHER. She also received her first Emmy nomination for her work behind the camera as a producer of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES. So we want to see much more from this talented and creative soul!

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