Okay, so it's been about a month since I visited the Naturopath and she changed my diet and gave me supplements. I wanted to wait to report in until I was reasonably certain that my symptoms had disappeared again. So here is what I found out;
She had me give up gluten (no problem since I'm already allergic), dairy, peanuts, soy, shellfish, chocolate, cane sugar, artificial sweeteners, dried fruits, citrus, tomato sauce, corn etc and then take this nutritional shake, vitamin D, fish oil and two supplements. This was for 3 weeks and then I was to gradually stop the supplements and reintroduce certain foods. Since I couldn't eat anything and was pretty angry about it, I began to snack on cashews, walnuts, pistachios. In the first week, the night after eating half a jar of nuts and then having a bowl of rice chex with almond milk for breakfast (eeeww!) an hour later the room began to SPIN. To make a very long story short, I was either having a reaction to the nuts, or a blood sugar issue due to a lack of protein according to the Naturopath. So...since then I made sure to have some type of protein for breakfast (egg whites or eggs with chix sausage, smoked salmon etc) and eliminate all nuts. To see which it was (since nuts have protein) I started to have an apple in the morning only-no protein- and I'm fine. Zero symptoms and I feel GREAT! My energy level is up and I'm not woozy, dizzy!
Could I have been allergic to nuts this whole time? I eat well and nuts have been part of it for awhile. And I had been binging on natural peanut butter in the last 6 months when my symptoms returned after years of being dizzy-free, but I never would have connected the two. Plus, I've never heard of a nut allergy presenting this way. But I'm learning that when you put something in your body that it doesn't like, it will make you miserable.
I'm continuing with the nutritional shake, vitamin d and fish oil. And no nuts. I'm back to eating dairy, and most of the other stuff I had temporarily given up. The world is a wonderful place when you can walk and stand and not feel like you're going to fall. My hope is that you're able to discover the culprit like I think I did. I'll report in from time to time and let you know if anything returns.