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SLH516
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Please tell me someone knows a way to treat vertigo that actually works!
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Is it only brought on by changing the position of your head?

If so, that would be the best kind as there is a maneuver that might help IF it's that type where crystal get lodged in the ear structure and need to be released, so to speak.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is what that type is called.

The treatment is called the EPLEY MANEUVER.

There is a similar method one can sometimes do themselves but, usually, best assessed and addressed by a vestibular specialist. If done in the office on fancy machines that move, though, and if it's not this kind of vertigo, it could make things worse - especially regarding adrenal stress.

If vertigo for you happens in other ways, other times besides moving your head, though, it can be more complicated. It's very common with lyme, though, likely due to inflammation just for starters.

Many Rx can cause vertigo so check to be sure if any Rx or OTC you take is ototoxic. Start with the last posts here for Bauman's lists / book.
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Today, what you can do:

GINGER CAPSULES

order VINPOCETINE

Sorry I cannot elaborate on those, just too tired. Detail is below, though I know it's a bit of a jumble in here to scroll through it all.

Usually, I type in capitals for things like that so yours eyes might find it easier.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=065801

Topic: TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links - including HYPERACUSIS

OTOTOXIC drugs discussed . . . and the EPLEY MANEUVER, too.
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Handy, right in my file notes:

GINGER CAPSULES can help relieve nausea and dizziness. But it needs to be kept up at a therapeutic dose that only the capsules seem to provide. Although the tea can help a bit.

Take Ginger Capsules a couple hours away from Rx. It has some antioxidant properties and it may speed Rx through too fast if taken at the same time.

http://oneearthherbs.squarespace.com/important-herbs/ginger-rootrhizome-zingiber-officinalis.html

GINGER


There are some homeopathic sublingual pellets, too, that can ease discomfort instantly (great for flying).

abchomeopathy.com/r.php/Tab

Tabacum


http://abchomeopathy.com/r.php/Cocc

Cocculus
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https://www.vrp.com/VPT/Vinpocetine-10-mg-90-Caps

VINPOCETINE capsules at VRP

Detail about this in the tinnitus / ear thread above. I feel good enough about this suggesting to go ahead and order it and you can read more about it while it's being shipped to you.

Both Ginger and also Vinpocetine can be used together and both, but especially the Vinpocetine should also be some help for the word finding, getting words out issue you mentioned in another thread today (which my energy did not allow me to reply).
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One possibility - if your atlas vertebra is subluxated, that can cause dizziness. You could check it out with a really good neck chiropractor.
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One method that is very good, and does not twist or suddenly jerk (neither is safe with lyme):

www.upledger.com

The UPLEDGER Institute

* www.upledger.com/therapies.asp

Therapies - look for cranial sacral

* www.iahp.com/pages/search/index.php

Find a Practitioner Trained in Upledger Techniques

&

http://www.feldenkraisresources.com/

FELDENKRAIS Resources - CDs, DVDs, books, workshops, etc.

more information about all this & more body work links in with a recent thread in "Seeking" forum:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=2;hardset=0;start_point=0;DaysPrune=1000

Shamanic healer . . .
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I have been putting venex creme behind my ears and rifing for bart ..i thinknits nerve related but 22 maybe right with back thing ..it was my c5 but now it doesnt move

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Epley maneuver didn't work for me but acupuncture did.

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From googling around, it sounds like it's more CNS-related vertigo than positional. In CNS cases, doctors would want to go down the road of running the tests and tests and tests that I had when trying to identify the source of my migraines (nothing was found, cuz surprise! It's Lyme.) and trying all of the meds I tried for my migraines which didn't work.

I have no desire/intention to run that gamut again. No point in spending that kind of money for nothing except a big annoyance. And the treatment for one of the conditions they look for is 2 years of steroids. Yeah...no.

The vertigo is better when I lie down, and seems to be related more to moving my eyes than moving my head. Concurrent with the new symptom of vertigo is phonophobia, something I haven't had a problem with for the last 1-1/2+ years that I've had migraines. That also indicates CNS vs. BPPV.

The aphasia I have (which just keeps getting worse, of course) would thrill the doctors at first (a mystery to solve!) until the mystery couldn't be solved. Again, no point/desire to go down that road. (The aphasia also suggests that CNS is more likely than PBBV.)

Frustrated to be in a position of depending on other people to drive me around again. I hope the vertigo is a short-lived problem.

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I'm sorry to hear that you have vertigo.

I had severe vertigo, only relief was lying still and holding my head back against my pillow. If I tried to look around, I got severe vertigo symptoms.

It was so bad that I literally could not walk, I fell immediately. It was like the ground was spinning and shifting up and down under my feet.

I was hospitalized for 2 months due to this condition. At first they thought it was viral due to sudden onset and my CVID immune deficiency.

When I didn't start improving, they started doing the imaging studies, lumbar puncture, etc... Nothing was conclusive so they stuck with their post viral cause.

I tried physical therapy at the hospital to learn to use a cane to walk with to reduce my fall risk.

Eventually I got tired of being in the hospital, my mom promised to care for me 24/7 and I agreed to home physical therapy. The doctors reluctantly let me go home finally.

At home, I walked by leaning on my mom or on walls. I still fell often.

I tried all kinds of treatments for the vertigo. It eventually got better with time over about 1yr-16mo.

Now I really only experience it sometimes if I'm in large wide open spaces, worse with lots of moving people rushing beside me.

So you can get better.

When vertigo was bad, the only things that helped me were meclizine and low dose lorazepam (Ativan).

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