I’m just a little over a month away from being vertigo free for an entire year. After reading a thread at this forum about monolaurin which Vicki so graciously shared with all of us, and doing some research of my own, I decided to start taking Lauricidin (a brand of monolaurin) near the end of April 2015. Almost immediately after I began taking it my vertigo attacks subsided.
Here’s a little background about myself for anyone who may not be familiar with my MM journey. I was diagnosed with single sided Meniere’s (left ear) in March of 1998. From day one I tried every possible non-invasive avenue to try and get my attacks under control (low sodium, diuretics, no caffeine, Vestibular Rehab Therapy, countless supplements, moderate exercise to try and increase blood flow to my ear, Valium etc) but nothing seemed to help stop the attacks before they started. A few years after my initial diagnosis I was told I had gone bilateral. Even before going bilateral, my attacks were always very random and I was never able to predict when they might occur. Sometimes I’d have several attacks per week, sometimes 2 per month and then sometimes I’d go many months without any at all.
I found I couldn’t work outside of my home anymore so I quit my 25 year career as a hairstylist, started a cleaning company which I run from my home and just sort of lived with the attacks when they would hit me. Valium and lots of rest were how I got by.
About 3 years ago I started taking the JOH lite regimen (L-Lysine, Vinpocetine and Lemon Bioflavonoids) which greatly helped reduce the severity and frequency of my attacks but I still had breakthrough attacks from time to time. To this day I am very grateful to John, not only for sharing his regimen with all of us but also for the advice and help he offered me personally. I was very relieved to have the vertigo attacks lessened but I still felt that one attack per week or month or year was more than I wanted.
I tried numerous times to get either my OTO or PCP to prescribe antivirals for me but both refused saying they saw no correlation between the Herpes Virus and Meniere’s Disease (mind you, each time I went to see the good doctors I had either new or old cold sores that were healing on my lips but still they refused to prescribe antivirals.) I even had documentation on Dr. Gacek’s success with antivirals but that didn’t sway them one bit.
So last year I started taking Lauricidin and since then I’ve had no vertigo attacks. I’ve had a few times where I felt on the verge of an attack but never actually suffered one. I’ve also been cold sore free the entire time as well. I take 2 teaspoons of Lauricidin 3 times a day after breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Another plus, I usually end up catching a cold (or two), the flu or a stomach virus during the peak season but this year I didn’t even have so much as a sniffle. I also suffered with a lot of digestive issues and that’s improved as well.
As with any MM plan of attack, there is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment plan. What works for me may not work for someone else but if, like me, you’re reluctant to go the invasive route or have been unable to convince your doctor to prescribe antivirals, monolaurin might be worth a try.
I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to ask here or send me a private message and I’ll do my best to help in any way I can.
Best wishes and blessings to all!