Help! I am very dizzy - page 3

About 3 weeks ago I woke up with severe vertigo. Never had anything like it before. Was put on a anti-inflammatory and Antivert. Stayed home for a few days util I could navigate again. Now, this... Read More

  1. by   Compton
    Quote from Nemhain
    Yes, Splenda has been tested "literally to death" and has been found to cause a host of problems. It was thought that the Chlorine added to it is fairly inert (after all, table salt has chlorine in it) and not metabolized by the liver, but studies have shown that some people are, in fact, metabolizing the Chlorine (one study done in Japan found that up to 40% of people that were in the study metabolized it and experience a bizarre range of adverse effects). Many people have found some of their symptoms are mimicking Multiple Sclerosis and/or Vertigo.
    Do you have a link to an article for that? That would be very interesting to read.
  2. by   PamRNC
    Is there any chance you've stopped taking any meds recently like an SSRI (Paxil)?
  3. by   HarryPotter
    Hi. Ho, I have not stopped or started any new meds. By the way, its been 3 days without vertigo...
  4. by   Mommy2Katiebaby
    Quote from Nemhain
    Yes, Splenda has been tested "literally to death" and has been found to cause a host of problems. It was thought that the Chlorine added to it is fairly inert (after all, table salt has chlorine in it) and not metabolized by the liver, but studies have shown that some people are, in fact, metabolizing the Chlorine (one study done in Japan found that up to 40% of people that were in the study metabolized it and experience a bizarre range of adverse effects). Many people have found some of their symptoms are mimicking Multiple Sclerosis and/or Vertigo.

    I have tried out Splenda on 6 different occasions (I tried it so many times because I just couldn't believe that this would be the cause of it) and each time I became very dizzy and had peripheral neuropathy. This is just my own personal experience with it.

    I'd love a link to where you got that information - I haven't seen or heard anything of the kind and neither has my doc. Not to say that it's not possibly trie, but to metabolize ionized chloride (the only way chlorine is ever found in any form other than as a gas) would require biochemical pathways that don't make any sense in the human body. It *should* be inert, unless there's some biochemical thing going on that hasn't been properly studied.
  5. by   marilynmom
    I have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, which is basically what someone in an earlier post was talking about....calcium deposits in your ear get into the wrong place and everytime you move you head the room spins HARD. It is terrible and I completely understand. I have suffered with vertigo for most of my life and after hours and hours and months of research after one particularly bad spell (lasting a month!!!) and no Drs could help me, I found out about the Elpy procedure (someone mentioned this already too) and it has been a lifesaver for me; without it I would be in bed. Here are some excellent links you definatly need to look at:

    http://www.healthboards.com/boards/ (scroll down to Inner Ear Disorders....without this forum I would be lost)

    http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/full/63/1/150/DC1 (this is the Elpy and another procedure, for me video 2 is what I use....someone else on here was talking about how her husband had to SLAM her from side to side, that is show in the 1st video).

    Don't rely on a general practitioner to help...they won't...even some ENTs dont seem to be very educated about inner ear disorders and they can be hard to diagnose exactly what the problem is since there are so many.

    Good luck and hang in there. A lot of people with inner ear disorders, especially anything with dizziness or vertigo suffer from anxiety because your body is so confused as to what is going on.

    Hugs, I know it is rough. Keep me updated! Email me anytime you would like to talk, because I do understand how you feel.

    Oh, one last word about the Elpy or other procedures....they will bring on the vertigo so be prepared for that, have someone with you to help you out, I felt sick for hours afterwards and wanted to vomit but the procedure totally worked for me and put the crystals back in their place....now when I feel even a little vertigo I do the Elpy (you can do it at home...I do) I do it and it stops the vertigo.

    Marilyn
    Last edit by marilynmom on Mar 7, '05
  6. by   HarryPotter
    Marilyn...thank u so much for your info. I loked at the video's. Since u have been doing this, how would I do it with a left ear problem? The same as the video, or starting differently. Again, thank u so very much. I never realized this vertigo was such a common problem.
  7. by   llg
    Have you been to the otologogist yet and gotten a definite diagnosis? Be careful about treating yourself without a diagnosis because you might end up making yourself worse. I have chronic dizziness (mild, fortuately) and deafness because of nerve damage in my right inner ear. The Elpy procedure won't help me because the chrystals aren't the problem.

    I hope you get a diagnosis soon.
    llg
  8. by   milanokim68@hotmail
    I once had unexplainable dizziness and the medial professionals could not link it to anything. I began noticing that chemicals were doing this to me. Take note of cleaners you are around, fumes, perfumes (perfume is the worse) etc. When I started avoiding chemicals surrounding my life, I began to feel better. Also, I take natural supplements which have helped tremendously with energy levels. Hope this helps! I can go on and on!
  9. by   Compton
    Quote from KPrice
    I'd love a link to where you got that information - I haven't seen or heard anything of the kind and neither has my doc. Not to say that it's not possibly trie, but to metabolize ionized chloride (the only way chlorine is ever found in any form other than as a gas) would require biochemical pathways that don't make any sense in the human body. It *should* be inert, unless there's some biochemical thing going on that hasn't been properly studied.
    I apologize for being a bit off topic but that post about a Japanese study about Splenda sounds quite interesting if it is true. But I guess we aren't going to get that link. I was wondering if you have been able to find anything about studies on Splenda? I would appreciate any help a lot. Thanx in Advance!
  10. by   Mommy2Katiebaby
    Quote from Compton
    I apologize for being a bit off topic but that post about a Japanese study about Splenda sounds quite interesting if it is true. But I guess we aren't going to get that link. I was wondering if you have been able to find anything about studies on Splenda? I would appreciate any help a lot. Thanx in Advance!
    Everything I read about it says Splenda should be completely harmless. It doesn't cause cancers even in really high doses, doesn't seem to have any known metabolites, and has been used in multiple countries for years and years with nothing. I'm not exactly pro-artificial sweetener, either, but it came down to a choice between being obese (with all its known risks) and giving up sugar drinks for those with Splenda... seemed like a reasonable choice to me, and I'm down forty pounds as a result.
  11. by   BAndersonRN
    Quote from HarryPotter
    About 3 weeks ago I woke up with severe vertigo. Never had anything like it before. Was put on a anti-inflammatory and Antivert. Stayed home for a few days util I could navigate again. Now, this morning, I am dizzy (not as bad as it was). I have had a EKG, lab tests, no sign of ear problems, no pain, no head-ache, blood pressure is fine.
    Have any of u ever had this??? what did u do??? A lot of people are saying its stress related.
    Advise please.
    Thanks.
    In addition to a cardiac workup, i would strongly suggest a neuro workup as well. Change in hearing out of one ear? Still dizzy? In addition to the possibility of vertigo, also sounds like it could be s/s of acoustic neuroma (benign tumor on the eighth cranial nerve). Can be diagnosed with an audiogram and MRI.. Let us know how things are going.. Hope your feeling better soon!
  12. by   Compton
    Quote from KPrice
    Everything I read about it says Splenda should be completely harmless. It doesn't cause cancers even in really high doses, doesn't seem to have any known metabolites, and has been used in multiple countries for years and years with nothing. I'm not exactly pro-artificial sweetener, either, but it came down to a choice between being obese (with all its known risks) and giving up sugar drinks for those with Splenda... seemed like a reasonable choice to me, and I'm down forty pounds as a result.
    Well, congratulations to you! With all the news about Splenda and their lawsuits I became more interested. I have stayed away from artificial sweeteners but I know several people who use them including my family. So I was just looking for more information. Do you have links to any of those findings by chance?
  13. by   zacarias
    Quote from marilynmom

    http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/full/63/1/150/DC1 (this is the Elpy and another procedure, for me video 2 is what I use....someone else on here was talking about how her husband had to SLAM her from side to side, that is show in the 1st video).
    This article was great and so was the video. I just tried it. However, the article says that the people studied had vertigo when changing positions for <1 min. What about us people with vertigo that lasts hours and days?

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