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That food regiment is strictly work out oriented. All protein and minimal calories wasted. Try upping the starch some more since you’re dropping weight and becoming bones. Give the body a bit more than it needs. I’d say more brown rice and more sweet potato. I’m not a nutrionist or a dietician but that’d be my suggestion since you’re still losing with what you’re currently consuming.

Ps… Tortellini and lasagna? How? I can’t even touch those or I’ll get dizzy :frowning:


I also believe it’s cause my left ear is weak so blocking my eyes heightens issues. It’s just strange cause in Canada in the dark I was okay.

I was fine this morning until the evening, I felt a bit off today in the car around 6pm. It was at a stop light and thought I was going to get vertigo since I was getting the something’s going to happen feeling and some slight rocking in my mind and visually because I finally once again consumed a BK burger and fries. Unsure if it was from sodium hell after not having that crap for a week and half or so, or they slipped some possible onion traces or because I took too long to finally eat. I’m unsure. After the light I went in the grocery store and it felt like the ground was trying to tilt. Frustrated me. I got what I wanted and left within 10-15 mins. It cooled down when I got home.

It’s funny you say that 3rd paragraph cause I was just thinking about that very recently. I too have grown out of that phase of waking in the middle of the night pacing around in the dark to make sure I’m sane and that my world isn’t tilting.

I’ve had this since May 2017, I grew out of the waking up around Nov-Dec 2017 or so (I think). I’d be safer to say Dec 2017.
However, I do not sleep on my left side at all or I will wake up in the morning slightly dizzy already AND inner ear fullness in my left ear, starting the day poorly. To your question, I’ve never had full vertigo while laying my bed since the first incident of the day this occurred. I’ve had tilting kind of side to side (which also has stopped now too. I need to make a list of changes since then!!) but not spinning.


Thank you. I will try your suggeation and upping those a bit. I had a burger yesterday which immediately made me anxious with slight more head pressure which is weird because i spoil myself on the weekend with burger king and i did not feel that.

Amy’s tortellini and lasagna(gluten and dairy free version) was on spiininggirls safe freezer food section. I only eat half of either one during the day and eat the other half for dinner. Its low in sodium so try it out.


Sounds good then :slight_smile: Hmmm… I may try it. Not big on lasagna though. Tortellini tho. Yum!

What was in the burger? Did it have onions or pickles? I can safely get away with fast food burgers with American cheese, lettuce, ketchup, mustard, burger patty and the bun.


Yesterdays burger had just lettuce but it was from a local burger joint. The bk ones, i usually get with no cheese and onions and i was fine with pickles on it as well.


Big update in this post, but first a question…
My vitamin D is low and my doctor says I need a prescription vitamin D pill once a week. I haven’t found out the name yet, but has Vitamin D pill form messed anyone up? (I ask because I’m sensitive to everything now)

On 1/22/2018 - Went to IKEA
Went to IKEA (florescent light hell) after a good 15-20 minutes I started to get the migraine rumbles, tipsy turvy, ear started to hurt, walking felt like I was walking into holes that I didn’t know were there. Felt clammy / very cool on my head. I felt like I was sudden to get vertigo. Got out of the store and felt a bit of relief, but had slight migraine rumbles after as I walked to my car and as I got in my car just sitting there I started to feel like I was sinking into the ground / magnetic pulling into the ground. The sinking feeling stopped as I started to drive. I got migraine rumbles while driving home too for a good 30-40 mins or so. Felt like they kept going from front to back in my brain in random spots of my head.
Looked into purchasing migraine lens as of this day.
By night time it got worse. I felt the anxious feeling. Felt like I was starting to somewhat front flip but didn’t get the full feeling of it. I was even sensitive to my living room lighting as if it was causing a headache/strain. As I got in bed around 1ish my left ear started to fade out as if I was going up in an airplane where the valsalva maneuver unblocks it, but I tried yawning to unblock and it didn’t work. I started to get more anxious. I finally fell asleep.

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On 1/29/2018
333pm to 410pm - Went back to IKEA
Wore my migraine glasses that I purchased (Theraspecs), migraine rumbles after the first 7 mins of being in the store, those lasted all of 5~ mins or so, Then also some slight ear pain which (I notice if I’m becoming symptomatic). I got a bit clammy … made it through the whole store and got stuck in line under many florescent lights for 10 minutes and was okay, just clammy. While driving home I felt some migraine rumbles 30 mins later very slight tho like a very dull headache pain quickly, not long last lasting. All in all, I think the glasses helped me mitigate full migraine issues.

On 2/3/2018 late evening into 2 am
I was going to watch my buddy play overnight softball and he warned me before going into the outdoor tent saying he hates how his ears pop going into the building. I walked in after he did and I felt a hard pressure pop in my left ear from the door going into the outdoor / indoor tent from the pressure. Felt a little imbalance like the ground was uneven right after walking in as I stood there which felt like that for a good 35-45 mins, I sat down the majority of the time. Migraine rumbles started about maybe 15 mins later after walking in for about 30 mins or so maybe an hour every so often. I did have some ear pinching too (both ears, I notice this when my symptoms kick up), but no clamminess on my forehead. The openness, the net and the bright lights I think is what may have made me feel a bit off for most of it. I’m sure the pop wasn’t helpful either. I had fun tho and I was fine by the end of it. It was from 12a-220a. When I left through the door again it was a slight dull pop this time, once again just my left ear. Also, after having left I didn’t get any migraine after rumbles. I did however feel a bit off maybe 15 mins after when I went through a drive-thru for food for a good 5 seconds. It made me think am I going to feel like a push-pull feeling cause it was apart of the odd combo of feelings I’d get. The feel off + push-pull in car. It was supposed to rain this evening too. As of 3:19 am, I felt some left ear pinching, but no headache or any other oddities and 4 mins later I started to feel like both ears were leaking. The leaking feeling has been occurring again the past couple or nights or so, or just this evening and yesterday evening I noticed it.


It did not help me a lot. I was on some 50,000mg dose for 6 weeks. I had a mild headache after i took it, even hard to say it was from the Vitamin D considering i always feel off in some way :slight_smile:

Good luck, i heard vitamin D helps reduce migraines.


Thanks for that input! Mine is due to low vitamin D so I need to raise it (had my full physical last week). I’m concerned I’ll get vertigo or a really bad headache or just … the unknown when I take it.
My triglycerides are very high too so I need to get more strict on my diet and finally add exercise.


I am taking vitamin d since its winter and you hardly see the sun. What was your trig level? Mine was at 475mg last september. Pretty sure it has gone down a bit because i lost so much weight. I noticed you do lot of activities past midnight. Are you sleeping well?


Mine is at 475 :frowning: . It’s funny cause I’ve been losing pounds --248 or so last August to 220 now, but I noticed I’m carrying more “fat”. I usually go to sleep around 3-330 am. I’m trying to curb that. Went to sleep tonight at 130 am (it’s 330 am now) but I keep waking up, this last time I got up to take a Pepcid since I woke up due to acid reflux cause eating food late and to check this site since I walked around. Yesterday I woke up 430 pm so I’m trying to curb back to an earlier wake up routine especially if I want to get back into a workplace. Up by 8, bed by 12-1ish.


Sorry for picking this back up, but did you get dizzy at all from the vitamin D pill? Mine is also 50k D2. My biggest concern is vertigo, since magnesium pill form sent me into vertigo. I’m tempted to ask my neurologist if he considers the pill benign like the vitamin B that I take just to be a bit more on the safe side since I’m very concerned about putting anything into my body now.

As an update, the last couple days have been more rocky than usual. I’ve been congested and my sinuses are acting up, yesterday and today I’ve been getting facial pressure and I’m very concerned about getting a sinus infection so I’ve been chugging the water.


I know you didn’t ask me, but… I had a severe Vitamin D deficiency more than 10 years ago. I took the 50,000 IU prescription pill once a week for five months. From that point on I was told to take 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 (over the counter) for the rest of my life.

I get my level checked every year or two and the 2,000 IU is keeping my levels where they should be.

I had no side effects from either the prescription version or the over-the-counter version.


Thanks, Anna. I was more or less as well looking for everyone’s input, so I’m glad you chimed in. :slight_smile:

I took this prescription back in 2014 or so and was fine then, but ever since I’ve come down with the VM condition I’ve been sensitive to everything so I’ve been way more cautious than usual of everything I take. Even Vitamin B at 100 mg made me a bit dizzy/imbalanced, but I titrated up to 400 and every time I moved up by 100 every 4-5 days it’d be the imbalance again.


If your Vitamin D level was low in 2014, and it’s low again, you probably need to be taking some D3 every day. The best place for information about Vitamin D is the Vitamin D Council:

If you’re worried about taking the large prescription dose, you could start with a small over-the-counter dose of D3. Probably the smallest dose they sell is 1,000 IU.



Thank you for the link!
I’m a little more educated on the D3 and D2 lingo now, but I’m wondering what my neurologist would say to take then since he’s familiar with the VM condition. I was prescribed 50,000 D2 and I’m seeing D3 is more natural for the body and lasts longer. I have 5k or 10k D3 pills that I bought before VM that I used to take and stopped. Perhaps I’ll try that and if it works (no issues) then I’ll go back to that and take it daily 5x a week, however, should I be concerned that my body will start to decrease in making it’s own D3 because it’s supplemented?


Sinusitis sucks and if you do get an infection take decongestants right away, even before they start getting really clogged up. It can trigger an attack of vertigo (it has with me)

Hope you start feeling better really soon! (hope we all do!)


Also do you take anything other than the vitamins? (sorry if youve mentioned it before on a different thread!)


It’s the worst. It’s gotten worse the past 3 years or so. Feel like when my diet went downhill more and drinking beer which I was sensitive to (2015 and on) when I shouldn’t have added to it cause my body was fighting the digestive issues yet also having issues with my sinuses. Overwhelmed the system and would always get upper resp infections. I had to start opting for stronger antibiotics because zpacks wouldn’t even dent it.

I only take vitamin B2 400 mg in the morning daily.

I’m kind of nervous to even touch a decongestant.
There’s only a couple of things I’ve touched since having this full blown VM. I’m glad I can still use tiger balm if I have any muscle tightening in my back. And I can have Pepcid, tums.

Ps. Thank you :slight_smile: I hope you’re doing a bit better.

I’d like to add, can we go back to Feb 2014 before all this occurred and when I was much more fit/healthy? Haha. I promise I’ll stay away from all the bad stuff and live a clean life so I can enjoy chocolate again every once in awhile. Watching the Winter Olympics these past couple days makes me miss snowboarding a lot.


Know exactly how you feel. I used to rollerboogie, dance street and tango …


I feel ya, I wonder if sinuses and all this are related? Because funnily enough my sinuses have been troublesome ever since this whole thing started. Hang in there!