Herbs/Acupuncture for Vertigo? - Need Recs for New LLMD

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*Bella*
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   Posted 10/14/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the ENT today and he said he does not think my dizziness is coming from my ears, so he thinks I need to see a neurologist. This is fine, but finding a neuro that believes in chronic lyme is another story.

I haven't been able to do much since this vertigo started. It even affects my eyes and makes my vision blurry (or unable to focus)

I was wondering if anyone has had any success with any herbs for dizziness or acupuncture?


*Also, I am in need of a new LLMD. I have seen Dr. E in NJ and Dr. F in NJ, neither of which I wish to see again. I would like to continue Zhang, but I would also like to have an LLMD oversee it if possible. If anyone has any recommendations in PA, NJ, NYC, please email me. Thanks so much!*

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   Posted 10/14/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bella. First, do not tell your neuro you have lyme. Just tell them you're there for vertigo.

I also get vertigo and serious dizziness. I go for a balance and hearing test next week. But, this is what I've observed in the last few months. Everytime I get the "vertigo" like dizzies, it's always in conjunction with a yeast infections and cuts in the corner of my mouth, which leads me to believe Candida is the cause

I had an MRI and been checked for so many other issues and nothing ever turns up

Are you on a good diet for yeast and also taking supplimens?

You can try to take Tumeric for the dizziness. I take that and somethinng called SERC, It works wonders, I don't believe they sell this is the US though and I think many with vertigo actually have to order it from a canadian pharmacy.

Do you keep a food journal or just a daily journal? If so, maybe you see a pattern in your food/activities or anything else you can see common before the vertigo
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*Bella*
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   Posted 10/14/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peacesoul,

Thanks so much for all the info!

That is a great idea, not telling the neuro I have Lyme. Now I just have to get my mom to not say anything. That's usually the first thing she says when we go into a doctor's office, so if they don't believe in it, we're done. But, it's true, I'm just there for the dizziness and don't really need to explain anything else.

I'm doing ok on an anti yeast diet, but not perfect. I'm currently taking Zhang's herbs and Olive Leaf Extract. Is there anything else I should be taking?

Is Tumeric ok to take with herbs? I will have to try and find SERC. Is that ok with herbs as well? If it works wonders then I definitely need it. I thought my other symptoms were bad, but I took for granted not having the dizzies.

I've been keeping a food journal, but I can't find any coorelation between that and my vertigo. I have a lot of tuna for protein, but that's the only thing that I have a lot of.

Maureen21
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My roommate from college's co-worker who lives in PA sees Dr. S in Howell. we have been in touch for over a year now. She sent me an email yesterday and she is 90% better. I have heard good things about him. If you want, I can get you his info.

I agree with peacesoul, don't mention the lyme- I don't.

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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I almost forgot I saw a great neurologist in NJ (Neptune, NJ) who is pretty knowledgeable about lyme. He diagnosed a lot of people with lyme who were previously diagnosed with MS. If you want his info. , send me an email. I'll get it for you.

*Bella*
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maureen,

I sent you an email for the info. Thanks so much!

peacesoul
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Olive Leaf is great. You seem to doing all the right things.

As far as Tumeric, it's a a simple spice that is used to cook, so it's very safe. A

As for taking SERC with herbs, I would have no idea. I know I take olive leaf and other herbs and take SERC rarely and I seem to do well.

Here is more info on it. Seems like you maybe able to get it at certain pharmacies in the US
I take SERC 16, but will only take it when it's a last resort. I may take it once every 3 months or so. I can tell you, it works like magic. I have a friend with horrible lupus who takes it all the time when she gets vertigo attacks.

http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/treatment/serc.html

Bella, you can try a sinus irrigation first though. I do them and it truly helps my dizziness.


The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places


*Bella*
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peacesoul,

Thank you for the sinus irrigation suggestion. I'm going to pick up a Neti Pot tomorrow and see if that helps. I'm going to buy some Tumeric powder too. Should I put some in a drink or just take it on it's own?
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