Vertigo Remedies

Last Modified on Oct 20, 2014

Valium or Atarax   1  0   

Posted by John (Sydney, Australia) on 12/26/2007

[YEA]  I suffer from vertigo almost permanently. When I put my back out a month ago, I was prescribed Valium as treatment. I noticed the next day that the vertigo was virtually entirely gone. The Valium dose was 10mg and I have tried 5mg (before bedtime!) but it just doesnt have the same impact. Another medication discovered by accident that really helped is the anti-histamine Atarax which I was given by a Thai chemist to help sleep on the flight home. I took it the following night also and noticed the vertigo vanished but I put this down to the 'holiday' effect. lack of stress etc., other than the Atarax. A few weeks later I took Atarax to help sleep for 2 nights and again, the Vertigo was greatly diminished. Then I realised the connection and typed 'Atarax Vertigo' into Google and found it listed as helping in treating this annoying condition. The Ear,Nose Throat specialiast diagnosed me with Benign Prox. Vertigo on the left side and all he could suggest was the head movement exercises, which, quite frankly, make me feel a lot worse. Happy to answer questions.

Posted by Latifah
Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
I suffered a very bad vertigo, every time I had an attack I could not even move my eyes. My husband tell me to close my eyes to avoid the spinning, but it did not work and made it even worst. I could not go to the salon to have my hair wash as the lying down make my head spin. Each attack could last as short as one day and as long as one month.I had lost 10 kilos of weight during an attack just over a period of one week, this is due to me wormitting every time my head get spinning. I realize the the sinus or just a little bit of liquid in the nose will trigger my vertigo. Blow my nose every now and then, it really makes my vertigo lesser. Still trying to find a better remedy
Posted by T
Brooklyn, NY
Latifah - vertigo is just a symptom of whatever underlying cause you're dealing with. Vertigo can be related to spinal injuries/trauma, inner ear infection/disorder, cranial issues, etc. One great way to treat vertigo is by making a ginger root tea. Ginger helps with both nausea and dizziness. I currently am dealing w/ an inner ear disorder and experience the type of vertigo/dizziness that makes me feel like I'm moving and not the room around me. To make the tea:

- Cut about an 1 inch of raw ginger root
- Slightly smash the root w/ a hard container (like a glass bottle), this helps to leech out the active ingredients
- Place 1 cup of water into a small pot (add ginger root to water)
- Bring to boil - after water boils, let simmer on low heat for about 5-8 mins.
- After the 5-8 mins, let it sit for 2-5 mins and then strain and drink.
- Add honey or agave for taste.

Hope this helps....and be strong becuz I know exactly how the vertigo can make u feel.

Posted by Deborah
Riverview, Fl
You may have BPPV. Google BPPV home exercises. You move your head around and it helps.

EC: BPPV = Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

More info here:

Posted by Tinks
Christchurch, New Zdealand
[WARNING!]   Valium is a very addictive and dangerous medicine, please do not try this.

Water, No Caffeine and Salt, Eat Citrus Fruits   1  0   

Posted by Lyn (singapore, singapore) on 10/12/1007

[YEA]  I had a sudden attack of vertigo two days ago and read that some causes of vertigo could be related to a lack of water in the body due too to much salt or a high cholesterol. If this is the case. A diet as simple as staying off caffeine and salt would help. And taking more citrusy fruits like oranges will help reduce the bout of spinning. It works.

Yoga and Balance Exercises   1  0   

Posted by Maureen (Woodbury, CT) on 10/02/2006

[YEA]  I have also been diagnosed with Meniere's and put on Valium as well as a diuretic. Both made me extremely ill. Yoga is very helpful. You have to teach your brain that you are in balance. Your brain gets use to the fact that you are always off balance so you have basically re-train yourself. It takes time and sometimes you are dizzy while exercising but does help. Also, no caffeine and very low sodium diet. Good Luck

Posted by Amie
Toulouse, France
I am a vinyasa yoga teacher and have a new student with Menier's disease. Any helpful poses are welcome as she has a hard time in any poses that require you to look up, down, or sideways. I have taught her variations so she keeps her head still. Any tips or good poses?


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