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Drop attack

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by Ledwards, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Ledwards

    Ledwards New Member

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    Holy hell. Had my first drop attack. That was scary. Is this normal to happen a lot after it first happens??
     
  2. Dario

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    I've never had one and am frightened to death of them. How long have you had this bastard disease for or how long since diagnosis?
     
  3. Ledwards

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    I’ve had it for a long time, since I was At least in college (43 now) I remember getting vertigo attacks where my eyes move and i throw up all day. It normally happens 2-3 times a year actually getting less sever, but this year after it happened in May it hasn’t totally gone away, like residual effects are still there and they won’t leave. I’m wondering if it was from a new supplement I took today. I’m taking b100 and magnesium from Bennyhill advice. And I’ve kept with the lysine. I was going to take the lysine late after I could feel some dizziness and before I made it to the bathroom I was thrown down out of nowhere. I’m hoping it’s from the other supplements I had this morning? Hope that’s possible.
     
  4. Dario

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    I am so sorry to hear. Sounds awful and so scary!
     
  5. Ledwards

    Ledwards New Member

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    I have been seeing if I could take 2 lysine so maybe I just need to keep 3 daily. Thanks for your kind words.
     
  6. IvanA

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    Each Meniere is unique, there are people who have vertigo attacks every week and other people one every many years. Sometimes you go years without attacks and suddenly you have a year or two with vertigo every month, etc. The only thing that is statistically known is that more than 80% of Menieres improve over time even without treatment.

    I do not think that the supplements you have taken have caused this attack because neither vitamin B nor magnesium are dangerous, unless you have taken excessively high doses and that is almost impossible.

    Regarding lysine, it can make your symptoms worse, but that's around the sixth week. If this happens it is apparently good news, it means that you are damaging the virus and he is defending himself, continue taking lysine and he will improve soon.
     
  7. Ledwards

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    Oh I meant other supplements other than lysine and the b vitamins. I took a ‘BreastGard’ supplement that has different things in it. I did read that one of the supplements in it could cause dizziness. So I’m really hoping that’s it and won’t be taking those again tomorrow.
     
  8. IvanA

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    I do not know about this supplement, but the best way to be sure is to stop and when you recover, take it again to verify that it actually hurts you and it has not been a coincidence. In Meniere any improvement or worsening must be checked several times to make sure that the disease itself has not been attacking randomly.
     
  9. Ledwards

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    It’s for like cancer prevention health. Nothing to do with dizziness. So I can just not take it.
     
  10. JonBubo

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    Edwards. Once one reaches drop attacks they are in a distinctive point of progression with menieres. I had them as well. You can treat your way out of it...it doesnt have to last forever but can take time. If you are going to stop the tide you must be ready for the battle. 3 g of lysine is fine. 4 g (1 gram pills are available) for 2 weeks is also good dropping back to 3g. But..that isnt enough really. I would suggest going full broad spectrum antiviral utilizing 500mg quercetin, 25 mg or more zinc (taken at same time) and vitamin c. Start with that...after a few weeks consider adding a stronger antiviral like Olive leaf or monolaurin starting slowly from a small dose to a larger one. There is much to look into like leaky gut, Candida overgrowth, heavy metals, toxins, allergens and realizing that all issues create inflammation so anti-inflammatory items might also help...including CBD, turmeric, Advil, ice packs, ginger. UPGRADE the antivirals at this point from your initial. Message me directly if you want. Good luck.
     
  11. teesdale

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    Ledwards, I concur with all above. Specific to the drop attack, I have had Menieres for 31 years and have had only one drop attack and that was 12 years ago. Not saying that you will only have one but I believe I am not an outlier in only having one.

    Best of luck.
     
  12. Biffer

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    Did you have any warning? had symptoms been bad lately?
     
  13. Ledwards

    Ledwards New Member

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    Yeah I did feel a little dizzy right before it just sitting there, then I got up and actually still felt it so I rested on the counter and then walked into my living room and it happened. I felt another like it just yesterday but it was a little different in that it like threw my head to the side but I was able to hold on to the door handle (I was in a truck) (not driving) so I didn’t go over. But had I been walking, I don’t know. But when it happened last week, there was no way I would’ve been able to grab at anything like I did in the truck. I had no time. And it didn’t like “throw” my brain how it did or else it was just less severe. Trying to keep up with my vestibular exercises and I’m getting a referral for a neuro. My ent doesn’t think it’s Ménière based on my mri, thinks the balance it mostly the same in both ears.
     
  14. Nathan

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    Welcome to the forum, Ledwards.

    Magnifique.

    As a matter of interest, is it possible to clarify the above statement?

    Vis-à-vis a) what it was your MRI results contained which lead your otolaryngologist to suppose as much, &/or b) the reasoning behind said supposition in relation to, or as based on equal levels of bilateral vestibular function?
     
  15. Ledwards

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    I think he wants to rule out a neurological process before it is really menieres. He’s not quite saying it’s NOT, but that since it’s rare (although I have lots of the symptoms) it may not be it. I’m thinking vestibular migraine a little more now since there was some hyperintensities that the radiologist noted, they also noted possible SSCD, which is essentially a hole in your ear that didn’t fully grow. This is possible for me also as I have always been deaf in the left ear and think it’s congenital. While a symptom of SSCD is hearing “things inside you like your eyes moving” it also had some of my symptoms. AND starts to show up in your 40’s. I wonder if I would not know that I’m hearing internally because I’m deaf in the left ear? Idk. Hoping the neuro can get me in soon. Or maybe I do have menieres and what I have been dealing with the past 4 months is something different!

    QUOTE="Nathan, post: 86027, member: 7"]Welcome to the forum, Ledwards.



    Magnifique.



    As a matter of interest, is it possible to clarify the above statement?

    Vis-à-vis a) what it was your MRI results contained which lead your otolaryngologist to suppose as much, &/or b) the reasoning behind said supposition in relation to, or as based on equal levels of bilateral vestibular function?[/QUOTE]
     

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