Vertigo Remedies

Eliminate Artificial Sweetners  

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Posted by Jeanette R (Midwest City, Ok) on 09/08/2017
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I am a diabetic and had recently had a flare-up of elevated sugars due to a round of hi-dose steroids. I also have Meneire's Disease and the steroids were to try to control the vertigo I experience from the disease. I started a diet in April of this year (2017) and started drinking water with Crystal Light packets mixed in it. Not long after, maybe a month, I started having vertigo spells like I had never experience before! One dropped me right to the ground, and several made me throw up immediately. They were the most horrible vertigo spells I have had to date. I went to see a nutritionist to discuss the diabetes and diet and had one of those spells while sitting with her. She did some research while I was suffering and found out that Crystal Light has aspartame in it. On further research, she found some information on just how bad aspartame is and a correlation to people that already experience vertigo. I immediately stopped drinking water with those packets and switched to a different water enhancer and almost immediately had a cessation of those horrible vertigo spells! I do still have some vertigo, guess I always will with Meneire's, but it is so much easier to take without the aspartame poisoning. I look over the labels now of everything I eat to check for it and avoid it like the plague! Plus I have informed my friends and coworkers to avoid it also. Thank the good Lord for my nutritionist - I feel like she saved my sanity.

Replied by Timh
Ky
09/08/2017

J: Thanks for the post about your aspartame experience.

If I might add, one of the negative aspects of Diabetes is excess sugar in the body which ferments and becomes a fungal infection which further ferments into aldahyde. aspertame contains wood alcohol which goes thru the fermentation process into aldahyde just like regular glucose. So, in your case, you experienced major aspartame toxicity shortly after it's consumption, in comparison many people drink large quantities of Asp but no bad symptoms whatsoever.

Suggestion are to help correct sugar metabolism and alcohol or aldahyde detox so you don't get sick again.

A good whole-food multivitamin plus extra Chromium Picolinate helps convert sugar/glucose into energy.

A complex of Zinc/Copper plus any combination of Niacin forms will improve alcohol detox.

Molybdenum plus Niacin again will help detox aldehyde.

I provide this info as a preventive to your condition which will only worsen in time and eventually have deadly consequences.


Eliminate Caffeine  

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Posted by Alain Boutin (Derry, NH) on 10/29/2008
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I start suffering mild vertigo 15 yrs ago. I was heavily drinking coffee (huuumm, good coffee...) at that time and did not know the link with vertigo.

I am very prone to motion sickness. I cannot dive either because I cannot clear the pressure in my ear. I often has mild dizziness when changing position in my youth. But the vertigo started at the age of 35 and it was something much worse. I sometimes had to lean against a wall in order to not fall when standing up or just turning the head. It I was suffering a genetic problem common in my family.

It is by change that I stopped drinking coffee, just because there were no coffee shop in my new neighborhood. The vertigo stopped. I started coffee and coca-cola and the vertigo came back.

I repeated that cycle a good dozen times, and it reconfirmed every time the link between vertigo with cafeine

I saw 2 specialist (one was Otorhinolaryngology) who sweared there were no link between cafeine and vertigo. The Otorhinolaryngology said it was some loose crystals in the ear and not much could be done except some exercises like rotating the head.

Some web site call this similar dizziness BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) syndrome and can be cure by the Epley maneuver. I never tested it though.

Now that I stopped definitively coffee and coca-cola, I seldom have vertigo and when I do have them, they are very mild.


Epley Maneuver  

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Posted by Kathi (New Brunswick, Nj) on 02/13/2016
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One more YEA for Epley maneuver. I have had vertigo a number of times now, and using the maneuver always does the trick to relieve the symptoms.

My variation: sit up at the edge of the bed, quickly lie back (with force) onto your back, then quickly turn your body on its side toward the affected side. Wait until the (very! ) unpleasant vertigo sensation stops, then slowly raise yourself back up to sitting. Repeat 2-3 times.

My understanding is that vertigo is caused by calcium crystals that are naturally present in your inner ear become loose. The maneuver forces the loose crystals into a place where they don't float around so much every time you turn your head.

Sadly I will not be able to take any more arial yoga classes until this latest bout of vertigo subsides.


Posted by Francis (Southside Alabamhe, US) on 01/16/2015

I had bppv and it was that way for 4 days. The ent doctor told me to do exercise at home, the epley maneuver. I did it for three days twice, that was enough for me. My hearing test was very good; he also did a test in the office. I was screaming for life, scary is not the word. Well when I was on my 4th day of these exercises, I said God help me, so he did. I put hydrogen peroxide in my right ear cause he said that was the one that made me dizzy and off balance, praise God, oh lord it went away, solely the truth, Amen. Hopefully I helped someone, thanks Francis

Replied by Mari
Texas
10/10/2017

I'll try it, thanks. Also my chiropractor told me to put a drop of olive oil every night in each ear and it has helped.


Posted by Lynne (Winchester, U.k) on 07/02/2014
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I suffered from dizziness foe several months which my doctor diagnosed as Vertigo. I was rather put out and sceptical when her recommendation was to look up Epley maneuver on "you tube". She said some people only need to do it once for success! Well I did it with the help of my husband twice a day for a week and it did stop altogether. It is straight forward after you have watched a couple of times and costs nothing so must be worth a try.


Fenugreek and Thyme  

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Posted by Tara (Provo, Utah) on 11/19/2007
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All throughout my childhood I had bouts of vertigo. Fluid would get into my ears, cross the ear drum and get stuck around the eustation tube. Recently, I had a severe bout that lasted almost a month. Decongestants and Meclizine would help but it would just come right back. I spoke with a good friend who is extremely knowledgable about herbs and she said she has had a similar problem. She uses a mix of Fenugreek and Thyme. She said its also good to use Pcynogenol as well. I have only been using the Fenugreek and Thyme mix but I have noticed a huge improvement. The mix of herbs is also good for general sinus clearing. Drink lots of water though because this will pull the fluid out of your body. Hope this helps!

Replied by Shiningstar
Gainesvile, FL
07/07/2009

Please state how much you took of each, how many times a day and does it have to be done forever? Thanks


Fluorescent Lighting Link, Supplements Which Help  

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Posted by Ester (Garden Grove, CA) on 03/16/2008
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Vertigo caused by energy saving and fluorescent lighting: I have suffered from vertigo for the last year. I have found out that my vertigo is triggered by fluorescent or energy savings bulbs. I've read that the use of this lighting is questioned in Europe because it causes many health problems. Avoidance of these types of lights and supplementing with calcium (1000 mg), (500 mg) magnesium, and B 100 complex really has helped me. I have also switched to full spectrum lighting (great light!). I am now researching the possibility that I need to add zinc to my diet. Hope this helps somebody. I know how debilitating vertigo is.


Garlic, Mustard Oil  

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Posted by Lug (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 05/18/2012
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I read somewhere on internet that vertigo could be because of some bacteria or infection in your ear. So u can treat it like this, take two garlic cloves, smash it, then take 2, 3 tblsp of mustard oil, heat it and roast the garlic in it. Remove it from heat. Let it get cool. Then put 2/3 drops in your affected ear at night. I did it 4 two nights and I felt pretty good. Well my vertigo is still there but not that annoying. Hopefully it will get cured if I do it continuously.

Replied by Karen
Clarkston, Mi
01/01/2013

You should NOT put any type of oil down in the ear canal.

Replied by Ken
Milwaukee, Wisc
01/01/2013

sorry, but you are very wrong on this one. Lots of people use garlic oil and hydrogen peroxide in their ears. Garlic kills the germs in a ear infection

Replied by Cheri
Downriver, Michigan, Usa
01/01/2013

Also, people have been using sweet oil (olive oil) for years.

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
09/27/2015

Dr. Oz did a show about using warm coconut oil drops in the ear.


General Feedback  

Posted by Janice (Lafayette, Louisiana) on 03/07/2013

Meniere's Disease: my daughter is financially unable to see a doctor for this disease and I was wondering if there is any resourse out there where she can get help financially or a free clinic available to see her, she suffers daily and has two small children. She has no income and is struggling so much with this disease... Please if you can help me I would appreciate it..we live in Louisiana and the closest city to us is Lafayette Louisiana.. Thank you. Janice

Replied by Deborah
Santa Barbara, California
06/10/2013

Hi Janice, My heart goes out to your daughter. I know what it's like to be suffering from Meniere's and not be able to see a doctor. Although I don't have knowledge of free clinics for her, what helped me was a Meniere's forum, particularly this post http://www.menieres.org/forum/index.php/topic, 25945.0.htm It's full of great information that might help her pinpoint the cause.

Also, I've found following the diet to be extremely helpful. The attacks haven't gone away, but have lessened dramatically.

I hope she gets her health back. She is truly living in a nightmare.


Posted by Kathy (Chula Vista, Ca) on 10/21/2009

Does the sodium in a thyroid pill increase symptoms of meniere's? Thanks

Replied by Lisa
Wisconsin
04/07/2015

I am wondering the same thing.


Ginger  

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Posted by Ron (Emporia, Kansas) on 01/11/2010
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I had vertigo for 4 winters in a row (this was about 10 years ago). It got so bad I had to sit up with my back to the wall to sleep. One night on a hunch, I took 6 capsules of regular ginger from the health store. Within 30 minutes the vertigo was gone! I continued taking at least 3 capsules every night since and have never had any vertigo again...ginger has a similar effect to cayenne, just stronger.

I also stopped drinking diet cokes. I used to drink a large diet coke from every night with a hamburger. Aspartame (see artificial sweeteners section on this site) has been observed by many to cause vertigo.


Ginger Root  

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Posted by Ron (Emporia, Kansas) on 02/11/2009
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About 1984 I woke up and got out of bed. When my feet hit the floor, my body dropped like a rock. I slowly got up and the room was spinning. It was the most strange experience I've ever had. It was like I was standing still and the world was moving. I found out it was Vertigo. I went to the doctor and he said "I don't know what to do about it...let me know if you figure it out." The Vertigo lasted for several days and slowly got better.

Every winter I would get Vertigo and over several days or weeks it would slowly get better and then go away.

I moved to Las Vegas in 1991. I was fine for a couple of years. But, then one winter, it hit me hard. It was so bad I couldn't lay down to sleep. I had to sit up and set my body up against the corner of the room. I slept horribly for days. This happened each winter for a few more years.

One night in 1996 when the vertigo was so bad that I couldn't even sleep sitting up, I was thinking about my experiences with vertigo and realized that when I got vertigo, my stomach also seemed upset. I remembered that Ginger Root was used by travelers to settle their stomachs after getting stomach upset from the local food or drink. I wondered if stomach upset might be causing the Vertigo. (Please remember that my condition always took several days or weeks to get better.) I got up and went to the kitchen and took 6 capsules of health food store Ginger Root. Within 30 minutes my stomach seemed to feel more settled. I decided to try going back to bed.

Normally when I have the Vertigo, if I'm laying down and turn my head right or left, the room starts spinning. This time...NO Vertigo! I turned my head left to right and even did is faster than normal, but no Vertigo. I slept well the whole night
and woke up with no Vertigo.

I started taking 6 capsules of Ginger Root every night after that. After a few weeks I reduced the dosage to 3 capsules before bed. This is now 2009 and I still take 3 capsules Ginger Root every night and haven't had Vertigo since 1996.

Ron

Replied by Nadalie
Alexandria, Minnesota
02/24/2012

Thank you so much for sharing this. I was only 27 when I got vertigo from a virus and have had on and off trouble since 2010. So discouraging when you are trying to raise kids and make a living. I have often thought my vertigo seems to worsen with indigestion. You are the first I have heard of that relates. I look forward to trying this.


Gingko Biloba  

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Posted by Julie (Kiel, Wisconsin) on 08/21/2007
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I have found that ginko biloba has helped me with vertigo. When I have episodes of this I can take ginko for a few days and it goes away completely!


Hydrogen Peroxide  

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Posted by BERNADETTE (ROCKWOOD, MICHIGAN) on 03/21/2007
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I use the 3% peroxide in my humidifier, which keeps it clean and perhaps improves the air. Also I have been using it in my ears for years.When my ears are bothering me, I get dizzy, this takes it away. I asked the pharmicist years ago if I could drink a little and he said a quarter cap, there was nothing in it to harm you. A half cap causes a little headache for a minute. I taste it in my coffee (decaf). I put some in my dad's water with some aloe vera juice and he drank it. He sure felt better. He was very ill, and is perking up, so I am going to keep it up.

Replied by Anon
Anonymous
06/10/2012

You shouldn't be taking the stuff in the brown bottle internally. You should be getting food grade hydrogen peroxide for that. It can be purchased at a health food store, but that is usually 35% hydrogen peroxide and you can't drink it like that or it can do you serious harm. You need to dilute it with distilled water to get it down to a 3% solution.

Replied by Stephanie
Atlanta, Ga
03/27/2014

The post regarding "not taking the peroxide in brown bottle from the drugstore" is inaccurate. You must read the label and search for "stabilized". If it's stabilized then it's not pure. I know that the Kroger brand is not, and is safe.

If you have any doubt, search for the MSDS for the brand name you want to use.*

Please be very careful with food grade hydrogen peroxide, it is extremely dangerous and you must follow directions and precautions very carefully.

*Tip: looking up a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) can be done for any product. It is public knowledge and is used by Hazardous Material Responders to determine what's in the product and how to safely clean it up, and safe handling and storage.

So if you want to know exactly what is in a product, look up the MSDS.

~much happiness, Steph


Lemon and Basil, Epley Manuever  

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Posted by Latreace (Tx) on 09/09/2016
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I have been suffering from vertigo for two months or so. I have noticed that if I have no caffeine at all and drink lemon juice in a mixture of basil and honey and water and drink that every day, the water can be cold or warm, it is up to you. That, coupled with the epley maneuver plus prayer helps me alot.



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