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: No vertigo No dizziness Not even off balance anymore Complete restoration of hearing No hyperacusis No tinnitus No fullness 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??) ATVs 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!