Hey guys it's going OK ish so far after a bad start: no matter how much water I drank on the plane it seems I was still dehydrated once I got through customs at Beijing. But balance was very good the whole trip.
I got the WORST tinnitus ever in the cab on the way to the hotel. Absolute killer. But died down as soon as I'd rehydrated and rested a bit. Scary nonetheless. Unfortunately then had a vertigo attack in my room that left me unbalanced for the first day but recovered my balance by following morning after a good sleep. Clearly recovery is down to less than a day for most attacks now: good!!
China is a diet nightmare so I've simplified the goal just to be: no coffee, as much fruit and veg as possible and try not to have too much sauce with the aim of minimising salt. During the day I make sure I'm hydrated. Drinking so much water!! After day one this has paid off: I walked the entire forbidden city and hardly thought about my condition.
Started to get a little dizzy by afternoon but think this was related to tiredness. Ate at a hot-pot diner and whilst this is a MAV diet danger zone you at least have the advantage you can choose ingredients: result none of my usual increase in tinnitus after the meal! Whoop! Food was great value too and fresh!
All in all not bad considering the long flight and jet lag! Proof you can still enjoy a holiday with the beast so long as he's/she's behaving and you go carefully!