Selectatarian (MD) on 05/04/2023
I laid there, eyes shut, equally curious and frightened and I didn?t dare move. I felt nauseous. After what felt like eternity (but couldn?t have been longer than 3-5 minutes), I felt ok again. Not 100%, but the spinning stopped. Then I moved my head back center. Nope. It happened all over again. This time I didn?t move for an hour. When I finally got the nerve up, I moved my head at the speed mold grows; eyes shut. It wasn?t great but nothing was as bad as before.
I fell back to sleep but woke up startled. Instantly the dizziness was twice what it was before followed by nausea and this time I broke out into an all over sweat with sweat beads and all- the kind of evil sweat you only get before you?re about to pass out or die.
I have never experienced this phenomenon before and I had no idea what was happening to me or why. I gave my now terrified 13 year old daughter my phone and mumbled to her to click on earthclinic.com. I told her to look up dizziness and read everything out loud.
Within minutes she came to me with two drops of peppermint essential oil in about 4oz of warm water. She had to give it to me with a straw as I wasn?t lifting my head for any reason. Within minutes I felt about 50% less dizzy. She read more. She had my son run to the store for Ginkgo Biloba. I took 2 as soon as he returned.
Peroxide. I filled one ear and listened to the bubbles while trying not to puke in my bed for no less than 15 minutes each. Then I flipped? s l o w l y.
I fell asleep for about an hour. Upon waking I continued to drink as much water as I could and even dissolved some sea salt in hot water and drank that. I also balled my eyes out intermittently because I can?t know how to prevent something so horrific if I don?t know what causes it.
Colloidal Silver. She got out the spray bottle filled with CS and handed it to me with a wad of toilet paper. I filled each ear and laid there for about 15 minutes on each side. I fell asleep again, positive my brain had committed to atrophy.
My daughter read on. Epley Maneuver.
Now- I was viciously afraid of trying this. I?d literally rather dump lemon juice in a gaping wound. Alas, I gave in and it wasn?t as bad as I thought. It didn?t work, but it didn?t kill me. We did it wrong. There are 5 steps. She had watched a video that only had 4.
About 3 hours later she managed to threaten me into trying it again. She found a different video this time. You have to start AND end sitting up. Reluctantly, I did it.
I sat up and held my breath. When I finally relaxed and opened my eyes, I knew right then there was a difference in my vision. It seemed cleaner. I was still dizzy and I am still dizzy writing this now at 7:43pm, BUT I have been able to get up to go to the bathroom and take a shower that would have otherwise landed me on the bathroom floor with a concussion and maybe even that open wound.
I felt compelled to write this now, before I blissfully forget todays traumatic incident so there could be a testimony out there of what it?s like when this happens to someone for the first time. I don?t know how long I should expect this mild dizziness but my daughter found on multiple sites that it can last weeks to months. I pray to God that?s not the case. I am also thankful to God for this website and for my kiddos who were able to help me through this. My heart goes out to anyone who experiences this alone.
I know the peppermint drops worked for me in slowing the horrific spinning and quelling the nausea.
I don?t know about the peroxide, the GB or the colloidal silver, but I would t count them out. Teamwork makes the dream work.
I do know the Epley Maneuver (all 5 moves) worked for me in bringing the ordeal down from a hot 10 to a one.
I know prayer worked and continues to work. And I also know that I can always turn to my earth clinic family for support. Thank you to everyone who writes in for the benefit of the rest of us.
Stella (Queensland ) on 02/27/2023
wd (Virginia) on 03/15/2022
Maxwell (WA) on 02/23/2022
Bobbi (California ) on 01/30/2022
No one here is talking about BPPV. benign proximal positional Vertigo. As we age, the gelatinous layer in our inner ear which holds the crystals gets weak. Sometimes they come loose into the canals causing Vertigo. I had this and physical therapy fixed it.
Beverly (Texas) on 01/27/2022
I had read in a study that it might work for tinnitus and am going to dilute some in heated distilled water and try it.
Kris C. (Australia) on 11/01/2019
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.
Dub (Washington) on 11/19/2020
The dietary change that worked for me was eliminating dairy. If I start eating dairy again I get clogged ears and then popping. If I don?t stop eating it I eventually end up with room spinning vertigo. But when stopped again the vertigo goes away
Angela S. (California) on 10/12/2020
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.
Kelly (Ohio) on 12/31/2019
I was diagnosed with Menieres last year. I drink a cup a day; the ringing in my ear has stopped, I am no longer nauseated, I have a few spots; but not as many as before. I even told my ENT about it and he is telling his patients about it.
Rob (Kentucky) on 11/23/2019
Kris C. (Australia) on 11/01/2019
Craig (Albany, Oregon) on 10/04/2018
After a few months, I decided to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Over the course of two days, they did a battery of tests. When it came time for my diagnosis, the ENT looked at my chart, then at me, and said "all I can think is that it's a food allergy".
He was right. It turned to be an allergic reaction to legumes. Once I stopped eating them, I was back to normal again.
All by way of saying that when a doctor tells you that your condition is "idiomatic", it doesn't mean that there isn't a cause, but rather, that they don't know what the cause is.
Dianac (Ca) on 01/15/2018
Mari (Texas) on 10/10/2017
My chiropractor told me to put a drop of olive oil every night in each ear and it has helped.
Mariann (Annapolis, Maryland) on 09/12/2017
Jeanette R (Midwest City, Ok) on 09/08/2017
Wil S. (Kentwood, Louisiana ) on 04/23/2017
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.
Indigo (Perth) on 04/04/2017
Silica 6x also helps beating in the ear but I found zinc far better for long term results.
Joecool025 (Sacramento, California) on 12/22/2016
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!!