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I have been diagnosed with vertigo.
: I've been having problems for more than six months but it's recently gotten so bad I blacked out for a second and sometimes I'm having a hard time walking straight. My equilibrium has always been hypersensitive (I can feel multiple story buildings swaying in wind when others can't).

I do have an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist to find out what is going on. Are their treatments that don't involve medication? I refuse to take meds except in emergent situations and this isn't *that* bad. And I'm breastfeeding. My FP mentioned something about adjusting my inner ears. That sounds scary. But I really need to do something. I am getting sick of the world swirling around me. It's getting bad enough that I shouldn't be driving. If you look in my siggy you will see that I really can't slow down.
 

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Do you get adjusted Mama? Seriously, if you can find a chiro who does cranialsacral work, it just might help.
 

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wow, I was just going to write the same post.

Apparently I have vertigo as well, and am not dealing with it well. Mentally, I am exhausted from my sea legs. I was just put on meclizine, but no relief yet. I guess I've had it for several months, but, there is some confusion as to what is anxiety symptoms or vertigo related. My chiropractor has been adjusting me all along, and really recommended me see my PCP as he thinks its more involved...Im going for an MRI to rule out MS on Wed am.

Vertigo is hard...I really can relate. I am also questioning my driving abilities.

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I hope life gets more stable for you.
 

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My dad had vertigo, mostly caused by Meniere's Disease, and a low salt diet and diuretic greatly helped to reduce the fluid buildup in his ears that made it worse. Let your dr know if you have any hearing loss, tinitus, odd ear pressure, etc, they are all symptoms of Meniere's. Try cutting down on your salt intake and drink more tea (diuretic, of course) to see if it helps reduce your dizziness. You can also try ginger, the dizziness and inner ear imbalance is similar to motion sickness. I am so sorry you both are dealing with this, I remember it being horrible for him...
 

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I think what you're referring to about adjusting your inner ear might be something called cannalid therapy, which is done by physical therapists and involves putting these little parts in your inner ear back in the right place. Apparently, as we age these little buggers have a tendency to stray which causes vertigo. I have a really bad time when I bend over or go upside down and I've been thinking about finding someone to do this for me.

Good luck--

Beth
DS (6-1/2), DD (almost 4)
 

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Originally Posted by sedalbj View Post
My dad had vertigo, mostly caused by Meniere's Disease, and a low salt diet and diuretic greatly helped to reduce the fluid buildup in his ears that made it worse. Let your dr know if you have any hearing loss, tinitus, odd ear pressure, etc, they are all symptoms of Meniere's. Try cutting down on your salt intake and drink more tea (diuretic, of course) to see if it helps reduce your dizziness. You can also try ginger, the dizziness and inner ear imbalance is similar to motion sickness. I am so sorry you both are dealing with this, I remember it being horrible for him...

My stepmom has Meniere's Disease as well. She's had surgery on both of her ears now and has hearing loss as well.........its been pretty debilitating for her........
 

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I forgot to say, if you are into homeopathy, there are 2 remedies that I know of that address motion sickness, I think one for sickness w/ need to lie down, and one for sickness w/ vomiting. You should be able to find them at your HFS, in the blue tubes. I am far from an expert in it, but do use it for car sickness....
 

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Hi there,

I do hope you're feeling better soon! Being dizzy like that is no fun. Definitely see an ENT and make sure they do an MRI with and without contrast of your intra auditory canals.

If everything is all ok in the MRI then definitely have an adjustment technique done which involves holding your head in certain positions so the crystals that are floating around in your ears causing the vertigo are made to go back into place.

You should also see someone for vestibular rehabilitation and do certain exercises daily to keep this problem from coming back.

Keep us updated as to how you're doing.
 
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