Vertigo Remedies

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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

I am wondering the same thing.


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Posted by Angela S. (California) on 10/12/2020
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My husband has had vertigo for a few years. He had a series a few weeks ago, and I suggested Ginger tea. Which helped tremendously.

The test was, that he had started to dilute the tea with more water. Bam! he had a vertigo attack!

Back on full strength ginger tea, he drinks it as iced tea. He drinks this instead of his usual coffee.

Hope this helps others.

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.


Replied by Nadalie
(Alexandria, Minnesota)

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

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)

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.

Lemon Rind

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Posted by Alex Byarugaba (Nairobi, Kenya) on 02/08/2016
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Eriocitrin from lemon rind is very effective for Meniere's Disease (MD).

If you can't get the supplement in your health food store, simply grate the rind of one lemon every day and add to any juice before drinking. Adds some 'zest' to your juice as well.


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Posted by Cole Vidrine (Cali, Colombia) on 07/17/2016
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I have suffered with vertigo on and off for about 12 years. The last time it hit me was in October 2015 and lasted till December 2015 until I read an article about magnesium deficiency. I started taking 400mg of Magnesium Oxide every day and after three days no more vertigo. I told my neighbor about it and she too tried the magnesium and now is vertigo free. I tried everything before and this is what worked for me.

Meniere's Disease Clinics

Posted by Julio (Miami, Florida) on 09/27/2009

I found this information on your web site

"07/20/2009: Lisa from Copenhagen, Denmark replies: "I would suggest that your mother see an expert in Dizziness. One of the best clinics in the US in located in Miami, Florida."

any possibilities of finding out name and address or any other information on this Miami clinic?
Best regards
Julio Valdes
Miami, Fl

EC: Here's one we just found searching google: -- The Center for Advanced Treatment of Meniere's Disease and Balance Disorders at the University of Miami.

Meniere's Disease Remedies

Posted by Cindy (Wisconsin) on 08/29/2013

Can Ted or Bill offer help with this:

In 1999/2000 I HAD a Meniere's attack. It lasted for a week and was gone. Fast forward to 2011, I lost my job and my father in 6 months time. Started having problems with my ears being plugged up, stuffy feeling, dizziness at times, off balance. All this would come and go. One day in July of 2012 put my in ER at hospital with nausea, vomiting, dizziness etc. Was given an iv and thought to be a stomach bug of sorts, my guess was dehydration from too much hot outdoor work and not enough water intake. sent me home, continuing off and on same symptoms but more frequent for days at a time and then stop. July 2012 once again in ER for the same uncontrollable bout of previous year. I didn't help as much this time. Go see ENT specialist, ears checked, hearing checked. He suggested MRI done to rule out possible tumor(s). Suggested low slat diet to help with water retention that is causing symptoms. Also go on a water pill to help with too much fluid. Was trying to stay off salt as much as I could. Yesterday I am at work and get another bout and back to ER at hospital and another iv etc. got pills today for water retention and scheduled MRI for September.

I am searching for natural remedies to maintain this disease. I don't understand if low salt means no sea salt as well? I have started researching Meniere's and come up with MANY possible causes. It should be noted I have a great many high, medium and low food intolerances, suspect candida as well and all that goes with that. I really don;t know how to proceed day to day and get my live back enough to function and hopefully be able to keep my job. though the job is contributing to my stress load and continually search for a new one, though that is not easy where I live.

Sorry if this got so long but posting on here gives me hope of being led to information that will help me thank you all

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Cindy... Teds remedy for Meniere's is shown below:

"Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "Meniere's Disease:

This is the simplest possible cure for this condition. You should see a dramatic reduction in tinnitus, dizziness, vomiting in a matter of days. The cause is a virus, likely to be a herpes viruses. The condition attacks the area and when you first have it, you know when it started. The remedy to get most of the viruses killed is to take 1000 mg of vitamin C, followed by a 55 minute doses and take 1200 mg of lysine for a total of 6 doses on the first day. On the second day it's 1200 mg of lysine at 55 minute dose interval for a total of 4 doses. The third and fourth day is the same. To make sure it's completely gone, you try to take at least 1200 mg of lysine dose twice a day for the next 30 days, or longer. The point is, the very first week usually 90% is gone on the first week. The lysine is kept up at a fairly high level. For the more tougher cases, an aspirin 500 mg can be added along with the vitamin C on before starting on the daily doses of lysine. That means vitamin C 1000 mg plus aspirin 500 mg before starting the 6 doses of lysine on first day, 4 doses on second day, 4 doses on the third day, 4 doses on the fourth day. It's a four day remedy that usually kills most of the herpes out of the system. If it isn't out, the attacks will be far and between, instead of getting more frequent attacks with each coming year, until it becomes very debilitating. I managed to see a couple of cures, from this Meniere's disease. If there are tougher ones, there is alpha lipoic acid, zinc and alkalization to deal with it, as well as lemon bioflavonoid, piracetam, and the like. But it's likely to be lysine, vitamin C and aspirin in that order. I am presently investigating alpha lipoic acid in such use, but since herpes always goes away before I get a chance to start it, I haven't yet a chance to try it yet.

Thereafter the one month, I think a maintenace dose of just 1200 mg lysine should prevent most future attacks. If not increasing the dose to just twice a day should be sufficient."


Since, from the research, it is suspected that Menier's is caused by the herpes virus -- this is why Ted's remedy works so well, because this remedy is essentiallly an anti-viral, anti-bacterial remedy.

I would also advise that you supplement turpentine or distilled gum sap of pine. This remedy is anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-mycoplasma and anti-parasitic and is described here by me in this post stream as part of a remedy for candida. Pine oil is also a diuretic which will help against your retention problems.

Pine oil is also regarded as a health giving food in Asia. To see more -- just do a Google Search on "Korean Red Pine Oil" or "Japanese Red Pine Oil".

If you don't like the idea of supplementing turpentine then I would advise that you could easily supplement pine needle tea instead. And since you live in Wisconsin which has so many pine trees -- then this is a free and easy remedy for you to make.

In the time of the early American settlers who were spreading eastwards across America, many of these settlers had diseases like scurvy and other problems because of poor diet. From the history, apparently the native American indians took pity on the settlers and they showed them how to make the pine needle tea which cured many of their problems including scurvy. Pine needles contains large amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. The equivalent weight of pine needles contains 8 times more vitamin c than one orange and 4 times more vitamin c than a single lemon.

So here is another option for you. Pine needle tea contains the same beneficial oils as pine oil or turpentine (mainly alpha- and beta-pinenes). And if you are living in a region with pine trees like Wisconsin -- then it's a free cure -- all you need are the fresh pine needles to make the tea.

To make pine needle tea add two tablespoons of fresh, washed, chopped pine needles to a teapot of water that has just boiled. Steep for 10 minutes then just drink the tea. You can also make larger batches of pine needle tea like this and store it in the fridge -- it keeps for about 5 weeks because of its anti-microbial properties.

Take the pine needle tea three or four times a day.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

If I may add to Ted's anti viral recipe and the pine neddles suggestion... If the assertion by Ted is correct, that Meniere's is caused by a virus, my favorite viral killer is colloidal silver and I hope readers of this site will consider it. To get to the ears, when ever I have an ear infection I use an ear syringe and squirt into the ear canals twice in an hour letting the liquid drain out by leaning the head to the side; the same as when one gets water into the ear when taking a shower or getting out of the swimming pool (or ocean... my favorite).

The infection could be all the way into the eustasian tubes which run from ear canal to the sinus cavity so one would want to ingest into the sinus cavity also. If infected in the sinus, it will sting so be prepared for a sharp stinging sensation the first time you irrigate the nasal passages... If infected that is. If you irrigate both sinus and ears two to three times, most infections will be killed.

Ted mentions the amino acid "lysine" and lysine is indeed anti viral but orally taking the lysine will take a long time to get to the problem and where the body has minimal circulation such as the eustasian tubes, the effect will be minimal and if the infection is also in the eustations, there may likely be a "secondary infection" which happens all the time when a doctor has a patient on antibiotics to kill a bacterial infection. Why? Because the anitbiotic cannot "get to" the eustations. But an irrigation method using silver goes straight to the source of the infection.

And silver atoms kill virus, fungus and bacteria. I use a high ppm dosage; I make my own and have done so for twenty years and take two or three times weekly; orally and anytime there is any sign of a sinus or ear infection or sore throat.

Replied by Cindy

Reply to Dave: would you be more specific as how you do a sinus irrigation with the silver? amounts etc. I greatly appreciate hearing from Bill and Dave. Thanks

Migraine Link to Vertigo

Posted by Cy (Baltimore, Md) on 07/16/2010

I have suffered from periodic vertigo for 10 years. Nothing has really helped. I have had to wait several days for it to pass while taking meclizine hydrochloride and allergy medicine. Recently a friend told me she had symptoms similar to mine which were correctly diagnosed as vestibular migraines. Once she told me that, it all fit together. All of the things that trigger migraines triggered my vertigo - artificial sweeteners, caffeine, some fragrances, nuts, florescent lights. I then started treated my vertigo as a migraine. The best treatment has been making sure I get 8 hours of sleep a night. But I am anxious to try Apple Cider Vinegar. And if it helps me to loose some weight too, yippy!

Nasal Rinse

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Posted by Joecool025 (Sacramento, California) on 12/22/2016
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My uncle just shared his cure for his vertigo, and I wanted to post it here and see if it helps others.

He used to have bouts of vertigo almost every day at times. He started using a nasal rinse and has had it only once in three years. He believes his vertigo was definitely allergy driven.

Hope this helps you!!

Replied by Eva
(Harbor City, Ca)

I found you online about flush out sinus to get rid of vertigo. Not sure if you can respond back to me.

I want to ask you how often should I use the squeeze bottle rise my nose with a day mix with- 1/2 peroxide & sea salt? There is no instructions on how many times to use a day, how many squeeze & how long to wait after each squeeze of solution. Can you reply back asap?

Replied by Joecool025
(Sacramento, California)

To add to this remedy:

He uses a "NEIL MED SINUS RINSE" product you can find at the supermarket or online. It's a saline solution with about an 8oz bottle.

You put a saline packet in the bottle, and fill with warm to hot water (your preference).

Next squeeze one half of the solution into one nostril, and allow the water to flow out of the other nostril. Then switch and do the same thing for the other nostril.

He does this in the shower once per day. But says if your allergies are worse you could do it twice per day. He has only had to do that a few times though, and it doesn't seem to be needed for him anymore.

In his experience this will not cure a vertical bout, but it will prevent future ones.

All the best,

Jose (for Phil)

Oil Pulling

Posted by Tavora (Brooklyn, NY) on 03/29/2009

OP might help with inner ear infection and imbalance problems

I have a question on oil pulling. I have been suffering from an inner ear infection (or at least that's what I was told) for about 7 months now. I think I've tried everything! Tried the meds the docs/ENTs gave me but they didn't work - my condition is now beyond the acute phase and is chronic. I have two major symptoms: a rocking/imbalanced sensation....and a tightness and suffocated pain in my right ear (the affected ear). I have other mild to moderate symptoms - like tingling and nerve pain but I generally try to ignore them. I had many tests done and all came back normal. However, my upper cervical and lower back are slightly misaligned so this may be causing some compression in terms of healthy nerve flow. I don't feel at a loss - thank God for maintaining faith and hope - but I would like to restore my balance and eliminate the pain in the ear. I feel like the ear is not getting enough blood flow and because the ear houses the balance organs in the body - I surmise this is why I am still dealing with the imbalanced sensation (ie. not enough nutrients and oxygen getting into the area). I've recently seen a nutritionist/ND who is helping me fix my diet and treat other issues but I wanted to know if anyone has experienced a similar issue to mine and saw good results with oil pulling. I actually tried it today for 10 mins w/ coconut oil and it did decrease the pain in the ear - in addition to helping my sinuses drain out (this part really amazed me!) - also important to note - the ND told me he believes the infection may have stemmed from some blockage in my sinuses and that by clearing out this area, I would be in a better position to attack the virus. Well, I did want to say that after immediately doing the OP - and coughing up whatever mucus that came out - I walked around for a bit and did notice that my balance felt a bit more stabilized. Just an observation but definitely worth taking note of. Your thoughts are appreciated. :0)

EC: More about Oil Pulling (OP) here:

Replied by Popparoon
(Pennington, Nj)

Tried oil pulling last night. I am seeing a definite reduction in ear pressure and a clearing of the sinuses. How did it work out for you?

OTC Antihistamine

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Posted by Evelina (Livonia, MI, USA) on 04/11/2009
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Years ago I started experiencing dizzy spells. They became much worse. My worst experience left me on a couch for three days. The room just wouldn't stop spinning. I was tested by my doctor, ENT's, a neurologist and finally an allergist. I was allergic to my dog, mold and dust. I found benedryl (an OTC antihistamine) would cure the dizzy spells. The triggers were the allergens. I kept my dog out of the bedroom, and changed my diet, less cheese (just couldn't give it up) and no mushrooms. I already had a special filter system on my furnace, but I also bought a unit for the first floor. When I do my spring and fall gardening, I make sure to take a pill at bedtime for two to three days. All that mold in the yard can really cause my head to spin if I forget that pill. It really works. Years later, I spoke to our property manager (for a vacation rental we owned), who apologized to me for being so flaky during an earlier conversation. She said she suffered from dizzy spells and nothing was helping. I told her about my experience with benedryl. She called me that month and was so grateful! She felt she'd gotten her life back. She had been so scared and sick. It worked for her. She could hardly believe the solution was so simple. We had that condo for three years and we spoke regularly. She continued to have success with the benedryl, too."

Replied by Elaine
(Spokane, Wa)

I also have vertigo which can leave me incapacitated for a couple of days at a spell. I have started taking 25mg of Bendryl at night. I may not be taking a large enough dosage as the 25mg has only helped a little, if any. I would like to know what dosage of bendryl is helping you? Thanks.

Replied by Missy
(Joe, Maryland)

Benedryl normally has to be taken every four hours. Look for the feel of it, the calming or settling, the flat footed-ness. I'm allergic to animal dander, grass, wheat, pollen, and it's a constant. Hint: my psychiatrist told me to never stop taking it.