I have been taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) since last Feb. I found relief from vertigo within weeks, but i had no idea that i would find so much more relief after 6-7 months.
List of symptoms that have been eliminated:
Not even off balance anymore
Complete restoration of hearing
No weather affects me anymore
In short, i have NO symptoms anymore. Total recovery.
I can now do the following activities:
Skydiving (can you imagine??)
Running, swimming, karate, cycling
I am even allowed to fly my airplane again (can you imagine??)
I can eat what i want. No dietary restrictions other than common sense.
Bottom line. Before you consider surgery, supplements, diets, etc., consider taking antivirals. But if you do, following these guidelines:
Take 3000 mg per day for at least 6 months before you give up
Slowly taper down to your maintenance dose. You may find that you need to take a higher maintenance dose than Gacek mentions. Don't worry about it.
Check kidney and liver functions twice a year.
If your doctor won't listen or try it, fire his ass. Find a doctor who cares about you, and not about getting another Mercedes.
I wish everyone the best!