Does the sodium in a thyroid pill increase symptoms of meniere's? Thanks
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I found this information on your web site http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/menieres_disease_questions.html#
"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?
EC: Here's one we just found searching google: http://otolaryngology.med.miami.edu/x39.xml -- The Center for Advanced Treatment of Meniere's Disease and Balance Disorders at the University of Miami.
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
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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!
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!!
(Harbor City, Ca)
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: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html
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."