I have suffered from dizziness since 2006 and it’s become horribly severe so thought I’d see if any of yall happen to have advice.
I am currently seeing the Binocular Vision Lab for visual therapy that they think may help my dizziness but not
cure it though it’s quite costly/time-consuming. This is because
they’re treating my dizziness symptoms from 2013-on (which somewhat
worsened after a concussion/head trauma in 2013) and that they don’t
think visual therapy will stop the dizziness as I’ve been dizzy since
2006. Neurologists and ENT’s and other doctors say that my condition
is just migraines and I’ve tried 50 medicines and nothing worked so unsure I should try that approach again (I guess I didn’t see any holisitic neurologists but I feel like I’ve tried that route enough). I
also limit stress and exercise and eat a diet without gluten, cheese,
processed foods or or nightshade foods (I cheat a little sometimes but
try not to) and also mostly avoid sugar. None of these have helped
though I know high stress makes it worse. I’ve also tried tai chi and
meditation (can try them more and am considering the meditation plan
in the book full-life catastrophie) and atlas, other chiropractic,
acupuncture, reiki, many herbs/vitamins, etc. I also have constant
back/neck pain from scheuermann’s disease that I’m able to mostly
ignore and ptsd from an assault and depression and anxiety that come
up once and a while but I mostly am fine with those. I also have
treated IBS and untreated sinusitis.
I tried the “migraine diet” back in 2013 and it didn’t help but I
think I only did it for 6 weeks and the diet recommends 2 months so I
was thinking of trying it again soon (just bought a bunch of yogurt
which it says to not take although a Cal migraine diet says 4oz of
yogurt a day is fine). I was going to start glutamine (as an herbalist
said that may help with dizziness) but it seems glutamic
acid/glutamate are on the migraines triggers list so unsure and It
also recommends avoiding fermented sauerkraut which I take and celery
and onions which my organic no salt added bone broth has in it as
homemade broth is either time-consuming or pricey but I was going to cut the broth to be safe. I think the diet also recommends regularly
timed meals which I eat my meals at different times of the day given I
eat when I’m about to feel hungry but I can try to set reminders and
hope they’re not too annoying.
I also plan to keep a diary although it’s hard since I get little
migraines many times a day so I’ll just have to print out a bunch of
copies of this or make a survey to do on my phone or laptop if I’m
away from a paper copy (ironic as phones/laptops worsen migraines).
May try yoked prism glasses as part of visual therapy so I’ll see how that goes! A big problem for me is also dizziness whenever I look at my phone or ipad so unsure how to deal with that (same with my laptop).
Curious if you’ve seen a case like mine or have any advice!