Vertigo Remedies

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Home remedies for vertigo range from simple dietary changes to the addition of common natural supplements. Eliminating foods and additives that cause biofeedback in the body balances the body’s system and naturally eliminates issues with vertigo. Likewise, supplements can treat the underlying cause of the issue.

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo, also known as Meniere’s disease, is an issue within the inner ear that causes spontaneous episodes of the sensation of spinning. Additional symptoms of the condition include fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus or ringing in the ear and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear. The disease typically affects just one ear.

While the cause of Meniere’s is somewhat unclear, it appears to be linked to the abnormal volume or composition of fluid in the ear. Suggested causes of this condition include improper fluid drainage, an autoimmune response, allergies, viral infection, genetic predisposition, head or ear trauma and migraines.

Home Remedies for Meniere’s Disease

No medical cure exists for vertigo; however, several natural remedies offer relief and appear to reverse the symptoms of the disease. Common treatments include colloidal silver, dietary changes and natural supplements such as gingko biloba. When used over time these treatments eliminate symptoms and effectively manage the condition.

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is a natural substance with effective antimicrobial properties. When dropped in the ear, colloidal silver cleanses the ear and canal. This cleansing functions to destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses that may be causing vertigo symptoms.

Dietary Changes

Several of the suggested causes of the disease include allergies and aversion to certain food additives. Changing the diet to eliminate aspartame, MSG, cysteine and other food irritants can eliminate the root cause of the disorder and prevent further progression of the disorder.

Gingko Biloba

Gingko biloba is rich in flavonoids and terpenoids, which serve as antioxidants that protect the cells. Additionally, gingko aids in circulation and the flow of blood and other bodily fluids. As such, gingko balances the imbalance of fluid in the ear and naturally treats the condition.

While Meniere’s disease is somewhat misunderstood, natural treatments including dietary changes and supplement additions can eliminate vertigo and the other associated symptoms of the condition. Using colloidal silver, eliminating food toxins and taking gingko biloba is an effective treatment regimen for eliminating vertigo.

A consultation with a doctor would be prudent for chronic vertigo to rule out a medical condition like SSCD.

Acid Reflux Medication Link

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Posted by Scott (Atlanta, GA) on 01/01/2008
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I have had acid reflux for several years now. I was on a prescription for Prilosec before it was OTC. Usually only took a pill when I felt the reflux coming on strong. Over time, it has gotten worse with many reflux attacks daily. Two months ago, I started taking Prilosec OTC every day to see if I could fend it off. It worked great and I rarely felt any reflux all day long. Then, I had three violent episodes of Vertigo....which is similar to being spun around while you are violently seasick and stays like that for about 5 hours. Turns out this is rare but known side-effect of Prilosec. Needless to say, I'm off it now. I am relying on Pepsid AC now which works great but only last for a few hours and gets expensive. I'm planning to try the ACV next.

Replied by Michele
(Dallas, TX)

I have a GREAT cure for acid reflux. Believe it or not, you can simply take a teaspoon of vinegar -- just regular apple cider or white vinegar. It works immediately. You would think that it would only add to the acid upset but it actually rebalances it. You'll be amazed -- and save a ton of money.

Replied by Charlene
(Mccoll, Sc)

Just eat a small to medium size apple in the evening before bedtime, or after dinner. Better than vinegar, and tastes much better.

Replied by Faisal
(Carmel, Ca)

You have to try pomegranate skin powder, take one tblspoon every morning w/ a glass of water it is amazing and it works let me know.

Replied by Janice
(Coloma, Mi)

Where do you get this pomegranate skin powder?

EC: Helps if you search for the product as "pomegranate powder"...

Replied by Cindy
(Paradise, Ca)

Eating about 10 almonds, I use raw, always stops heartburn immediately for me.

Replied by Tina

Also try Acidophilus. Works great for acid indigestion. And not harmful like OTC acid meds.

Replied by Debra

My father in law has been struggling with severe vertigo. I read this post and told him it might be the OMEPRAZOLE (prilosec) he is taking for acid reflux. He requested his doctor chang his medication - and he recovered from Vertigo.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Pattyo (St Augustine, Florida) on 02/23/2015

I have found out that I have BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). Which results in vertigo while rolling over in bed, nausea, imbalance, difficulty concentrating. Question is will apple cider vinegar help with this problem?

Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

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Posted by Angela (Gautier, Mississippi) on 01/11/2012
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I was just wondering if anyone with Meniere's drinks diet coke or uses artificial sweetener? I believe this to be the cause of Meniere's.

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)
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Hi Angela, Yes it may well be a cause but it is not the only cause. I know one person who has it and he has never had a diet drink or food in his life nor does he drink any sodas or eat junk food. Although one might say that the white bread he has with all 3 meals is junk! Salt makes his menieres worse but they only had table salt and he has never tried natural sea salt. I also know a family who drank diet cola regularly and 1 of them still does (around 3 a day) and this person has very bad menieres.

Replied by Donna
(Arkansas (ar))
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I have Menier's & don't drink any soda or artificial sweeteners of any kind.

Replied by Md
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Hi All,

I have Meniere's D. because I have all 3 of the underlying causes - Tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss, accdg to one doctor. Do you agree. Lately, I have been having bouts of dizziness for the past 3-4 weeks. It is not vertigo, because an ENT tested me and she said it is not. Most likely Meniere's D.

I have not drank soda or put artificial sweetener in my drinks for the past 3 years. Help anyone......I just want my dizziness to disappear so I can feel normal again. right now, I cannot walk or move properly, there is always that woozy feeling lingering around me.

Help please....

Butter Coffee

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Posted by Janet (In) on 05/01/2016
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My daughter had suffered for years with the same spectrum of problems with Menier's. The "cure" for her was bulletproof or butter coffee. The recipe is:

collagen protein 2 tbsp in a hot beverage, 1 or 2 tbsp of real butter, 1/2 tsp mct oil or coconut oil in a blender. Blend 15 to 30 seconds and drink.

That was the first thing that really helped because all the hearing and dizziness was from bad digestion. We found out by her drinking it. It was not a plan. At 27 years old and a lifetime of issues I contacted an herbalist to further help her.

Here is what worked:

Bulletproof coffee in the morning. She blended and processed every meal into a soupy type meal. She drank lots of water. Digestion digestion. Her problems really got worse and she acquired food allergies to all nightshade vegetables eventually unable to work or go in a restaurant and lunchroom. Due to the coffee and blending her food she now is able to work two jobs and is looking forward to getting a driver's license this spring. Her allergy to nightshade is diminishing enough that I can cut up a tomato in the house and she can go in a restaurant.

Method cutup cooked meats and vegetables in blender or processor add some soup broth and or bone broth some coconut water enough to allow free movement of food. Blend until particles are tiny every meal. Eliminations were no Aspartame nitrates calcium supp. Msg fast food No gluten or grains no corn syrup. She saw results right away just doing this.

Her supplements are inositol choline. b50 with thiamine mononitrate as b1 only the hydrochloride can upset things. Magnesium as citrate or malate 6 to 800mg 2x a day. Bromelain with each meal and 2x a day 1/2 hr after food 1 whole lime squeezed in a glass or 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar add 1/2 tsp baking soda let fizz add 1/ of water drink. She also takes n acetyl cysteine nac to keep her nose and ears clear. She takes 5000iu of vitamin d every day to help heal digestion. She added supplements after she started changing her food bromelain is essential and was the first supp. As she could not tolerate any for years.



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Posted by Nicholas (Edison, Nj) on 08/16/2013
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Many years ago I had a little vertigo. As I was lowering my head onto my bed pillow I experienced a little dizziness. As days went by the dizziness increased. I concluded I had a balance problem, that my inner ear wasn't working properly. I figured it might be an infection, so I made cayenne pepper tea. I boiled enough water for a cup of tea and placed into the cup as much cayenne powder as I could stand, heat-wise. I drank three cups a day. The problem was completely healed in less than a weak, never to return.


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Posted by Bill (Erie, Pa) on 01/07/2011

after 1 year of seeking help with ear specialists in Pittsburgh and Cleveland Clinic trying to rid my meniere's my local chiropractor found some anomalies in my neck and totally cured my disorder I can't EVER thank them enough for saving my life

Replied by Jj
(Pittsburgh, Pa)
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I have been suffering with tinnitus and symptoms of Meniere's disease such as vertigo and nausea. After visiting the ENT and taking megadoses of antibiotics I still did not receive any relief. At my wits end, I tried a Chiropracter in Florida while visiting the area; he helped me greatly. I was so ill the day of my visit, my daughter had to walk me into the office - when I left, I felt much better and was able to function again. Give this a try, I found this treatment more effective and quicker than all the perscriptions and weeks or months of agony.

Replied by Surulere
(Bloomfield, Nj, Usa)

JJ, please if you have the info for the Chiropractor, please send it to surulere(at)gmail(dot)com. That will be very helpful. I have suffered Tinnitus for months now.

Replied by Emily
(Jacksonville, Fl)

I live in Jacksonville FL and started going to a chiropractor specializing in atlas orthoganal (sp?) repositioning. It is not the typical "popping/cracking" chiro care. They take very specific x-rays, map out your center, and use this really cool machine - I believe it is using sound waves, you do not feel anything literally - and it's truly amazing. I have suffered vertigo for a year straight, it got worse and worse, went to the ENT, antibiotics, ear drops, garlic in the ear, you name it. My dr. has changed my life. The vertigo has lessened greatly and is manageable. He told me it will probably take about 6 months or so before I am back to normal. I had a concussion back in Nov. 2009. Dr. P said the way I hit my head jammed my atlas bone into the brain stem, which is basically your central supply of information that is dispersed through your body. The vertigo started happening around April 2010 (about 5 months after the concussion) and progressively got worse. I have always suffered ear/sinus issues, so I thought it was just a stubborn infection, but it wasn't. Anyway, the info - if anyone is interested in learning is about atlas repositioning. Hope this helps!

Replied by Krb214
(Erie, Pa, Usa)

Hello Bill from Erie, PA! Good to know someone with similar problems from the area. I live in Erie, PA too, and would love to go to the same Chiropractor to fix this issue. It seems hard to find a good honest doctor these days. Would you please message me back with the name of the Chiropractor and office? I would really be happy to have my life to be changed too. Thank you Bill!

Posted by Carolyn (Pittsburgh, PA) on 11/09/2007
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re: Vertigo, hearing loss, Meniere's symptoms -- I suddenly lost my hearing in one ear, and shortly there after, started getting vertigo. I knew it was somehow related to an incident that caused very slight physical, but more mental trauma. After several doctor visits, taking steroids, seeing an Ear, nose and throat doctor, having an MRI done, seeing a neurologist, I still was not cured, and no one knew what the problem was. I also noticed that if I ate something very salty, that it might start an episode of vertigo. This comment is not about any item that helped me, it is about a particular type of doctor, and help me he did! I self referred to a chiropractor because I had heard a talk show about hearing and spinal misalignment. After starting my treatments, my vertigo gradually subsided, but took the hearing longer to come back. After months with no symptoms, I jarred my neck while horse back riding, a week later my vertigo and hearing loss came back with a vengeance! I went immediately to a chiropractor and this particular doctor had me up and running in less than two weeks, with my hearing restored. He explained that the misalignment in my neck was putting pressure on the cranial nerve that controls hearing and balance and also stated that certain foods can indeed aggravate the situation by causing dehydration, especially very salty foods, as was the case with me. This doctors regiment is not just spinal adjustment, but exercise, and nutritional advise. After being led to believe that I needed a hearing aid, or may have an incurable disease, I am so grateful that I was somehow led into the right direction and am totally symptom free. In my research I have found that thousands upon thousands of people are suffering from the same symptoms, and the cure is so simple, if the cause is the same as mine. I already had the misalignment problem, it was the mishaps that caused the further aggravation that set the vertigo and hearing loss in motion. I have noticed for years, a kind of pinched nerve feeling from my neck and into my shoulder. It does not take an accident to have neck problems, is what I am trying to relay. I hope this helps some fellow sufferers.

Replied by Cara Brown
(Santa Monica, California)

i too have suffered vertigo. went to a dizzy specialist at ucla, westwood, california who showed me an excercise that anyone can do. you drop your head off the side of the bed while on your back. slowly turn your head from one direction all the way to the other direction. or perhaps it is lie on your side and do it....i am sure you can find a link and a video on line, my kaiser doctor friend sent it to me one time. the ucla doctor said it was hormonal in my case, the kaiser dr didn't think so. i have snapped my neck many times, boogie boarding, snow boarding, skiing etc. but i thought it had something to do with being dehydrated which is why someone on here saw a connection between caffeine and vertigo, caffiein being a diuretic. my own theory is that the dehydration dries up the liquid in the ear and somehow these particles get in the wrong place. moving your head when you feel ilke throwing up and cannot move is HARD!!!! and i had to do it more than once but it worked and i spaced it out cause i was sooo sick. the doctors agree that moving the head, and thus the ear relocates the loose particles in the ear. i know this is a great discovery for many people but perhaps won't work for everyone. don't forget to always stay well hydrated!!

Replied by Mary Kaye
(Pittsburgh Pa)

Do you have a list of chiropractors in Pittsburgh Pa who work with atlas repositioning?

Replied by Kathy
(Las Vegas, NV)

The name of the Chiropractors specialty is NUCCA...I visit a Dr in Vegas that specializes in that. They manipulate the atlas and don't "crack" anything.

Replied by Eiffelq
(Saratoga Springs, Ny)

While I haven't used atlas orthogonal chiropractic for vertigo, I have found it to be amazing for back pain, heart arrhythmia (PVCs), allergies, neck pain, and so much more. Regular chiropractic didn't help me at all but this specialty is amazing and completely pain free. To find a doctor with this specialty, go to and click Find a Doctor and click on the state you want. It is a more rare specialty but worth a drive if one isn't close to you. You can watch a video on the website that shows how it works. It is used broadly in sports medicine. It will change your life.

Chiropractic Adjustment of the Atlas

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Posted by Kris C. (Australia) on 11/01/2019
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Vertigo: my eldest son (44yrs) recently had vertigo. A chiropractor finally fixed him. There is a 'bone' that sits under base of skull, and on top of first vertebra - its called 'the Atlas'. Worth researching this Atlas joint. Crooked unbalanced Atlas and many things go wrong. My son was falling down all over the place! The dizzy spells were causing him confusion and he didn't know what was going on. Falling backwards, laying on the floor and trying to get up - and all of that! 3 visits and he had his life back.

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(United States)
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A functional med doc told me to go see an atlas orthogonal. I thought was foolishness. Guess not.

Chiropractic Adjustment of the Atlas
Posted by Kris C. (Australia) on 11/01/2019
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my eldest son (44yrs) recently had vertigo. A chiropractor finally fixed him. There is a 'bone' that sits under base of skull, and on top of first vertebra - its called 'the Atlas'. Worth researching this Atlas joint. Crooked unbalanced Atlas and many things go wrong. My son was falling down all over the place! The dizzy spells were causing him confusion and he didn't know what was going on. Falling backwards, laying on the floor and trying to get up - and all of that! 3 visits and he had his life back.

Chiropractor, Magnesium

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Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 06/26/2011
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I used to have episodes of vertigo lasting a few weeks. Then I went to a chiropractor with my dish for vomiting in hand, it was so bad that I could not walk unassisted, and eyes closed because everything was spinning. We had rung him first and he thought he could help. And help he did. I walked out with the symptoms easing. I also took magnesium and three days later back to normal. Once I started to recognize my warning symptoms early and we would treat with magnesium and one visit to the chiropractor. I have not had a full blown attach for some years now and only need magnesium for very early symptoms.

Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Dianac (Ca) on 01/15/2018
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I recently experienced Vertigo at the start of the holidays and remembered what I read here that Colloidal Silver helped. I drove slowly (because of dizziness) to the closest Whole Foods and bought a bottle. Five drops in each ear for a couple of weeks and it's gone.

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Posted by Wil S. (Kentwood, Louisiana ) on 04/23/2017
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For several years, I have fought vertigo intermittently. Two of the 3 ENT's I went to were only interested in selling me a hearing aid. They did me absolutely no good -- weren't interested in healing me, to my notion, or even in really diagnosing the problem. This last bout got no better for 4 days. My husband insisted on getting fresh eyes on the problem in the form of a local NP, who might try to actually find the problem rather than having a diagnosis in mind before seeing me and trying to make the problem fit his diagnosis rather than the other way around. He immediately saw (by looking in my ears -- what a novel idea) that I had a terrible infection. Two rounds of antibiotics helped a lot, but apparently the sinus behind the maxillary bone had been infected, perhaps for years. The NP sent me to yet another ENT, and I was once again disappointed. I thought my own way through the problem and I believe a cure is at hand.

For years I have made my own colloidal silver. I have no idea how many ppm it is, but I make it with our well water, which is from an aquifer that is mined by a local company which bottles and sells it as "spring water." My colloidal silver is lavender-colored. To get rid of the infection in my maxillary sinus, I lie on the bed with my head hanging over the side (upside down, face up) and use a large eye dropper to fill my left nostril with colloidal silver until I feel it coming into my throat through the eustachian tube. By turning my head to one side (left), I am able to fill the infected sinus without swallowing liquid. The first application burned like the mischief. When I am regimented in doing this 3 or 4 times a day, I experience great relief. The dizziness, while not completely gone, is almost gone. I figure it took years of negligence to get to this point; it may take awhile to completely cure.

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In reply to Wil S. (Kentwood, Louisiana ),

I am glad that colloidal silver is helping your vertigo symptoms!

I would suggest that people not to use well water or spring water to make their colloidal silver with as you have no control over what is in that water. I understand that it is used for drinking water, but when you are taking your colloidal silver into your nose, whatever is in that colloidal silver can potentially reach the brain and that definitely seems a risk worth avoiding by just using distilled water to make your colloidal silver with.

The fact that you say that your CS is lavender colored, indicates that there is more than silver in this water, but you don't know what it is and you are putting it up your nose. It may not be something harmful, but is it worth the risk when a gallon of distilled water can be had for around a buck? If you look at all of the commercially available CS products, I don't think you will find any lavender ones. Most silver products will be clear or shades of yellow or brown.


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(Turlock, Ca)

Did you ever fully recover?

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Posted by Sim (Calgary , Alberta, Canada) on 01/24/2013
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I had ear ache and my ear were plugged and balance was quite off. I was skeptical about putting Colloidal Silver (CS) in my ear. But didn't want to take antibiotics either. So I put 3 drops of CS 10 ppm last night. My balance has been restored and my ear doesn't feel plugged up. I just couldn't believe how fast CS healed my ear. I will be using 3 drops for rest of the week and post my progress here! :)

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Posted by Andrea (Ventnor City, NJ) on 05/06/2009
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Quite recently I was suffering from a bout of Vertigo. I tried cleansing my ears with peroxide but that did not do the trick. I was out of the Colloidal Silver so went to my local health food store and picked it up. When I got home I took the first dose as recommended on the bottle... 2 tsp. on an empty stomach... and within 1/2 of an hour I could feel the pressure in my ears start to equalize. My ears started popping and slowly my Vertigo started to subside.

I have also used Colloidal Silver for sore throats... the recommended dose on the bottle... as some brands have different recommended doses depending on the suspension. It works very well.

Replied by Jeanenne
(Prescott, Az)
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Colloidal silver is excellent for vertigo. Whether the problem is fungal, viral, bacterial or allergic, try Colloidal silver. My left ear kept feeling plugged up and it was causing vertigo and nausea. I did some research on the internet and was reminded how well colloidal silver works. I put three drops (only use 3) in my ear and by the second dose my ear completely opened up and all vertigo and nausea are gone. I feel better than I have in a long time. I also took some orally. Remember, with CS, less is more. Don't overdo it.

I tried Tad's recommendation of the lysine but it seemed to give me a headache and I didn't feel good about loading my body with so many pills (and they're giant sized and very difficult to swallow). Do yourself a favor and try colloidal silver first - mine is 15ppm.

Replied by Joleneal
(Phenix City, Al)
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I tried 2 oz of CS last night in desperation to remove my vertigo/dizziness after 2 sugar crashes I missed because of it.

I woke this morning with no dizziness at all. Nothing came back all day. I took 2 more oz of CS this morning also. Lady at the nature store said "10 days only, then take a break". It says it on the bottle too.

I am going to try 3 drops in my ear tonight before going to bed to see if it will work on what is causing my ringing.

But not being dizzy all day has been great.

Replied by Isis
(Miami, Florida)

I'm having some vertigo episodes after an stomach flu, and yesterday I bought CS. Please let me know how you felt after putting the 3 drops in your ear. Also, for how long you did it and finally did you put them in both ears? Thanks a lot.

Replied by Carmel
(London England)

My symptoms are full ear, some ear ache that comes and goes and severe nausea that comes and goes. The nausea is getting worse. Have not had any accidents or anything. Would coilodal silver help? All I get from doctors is guesswork and pills and nose sprays that give side effects and dont get rid of the problem.

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Posted by Beaver (Frigid North, Alaska) on 01/09/2009
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my mom had a severe case of vertigo and the doctor told her it was because of her blood pressure.we had it checked a number of times and it was always normal, but the dizziness kept coming back. One day i was reading an article that said that vertigo was not an ailment, but a symptom, most likely of an inner ear infection, and they recommended colloidal silver.i went straight to the store and bought a bottle of 10ppm (parts per million) and had her take the recommended dosage on the bottle(i think it was a teaspoon).her vertigo was gone the next day!i hope this can help someone because i have seen how terrible the effects of vertigo can be, especially the not knowing of the cause.great website! keep up the good work! beaver