Allergies can definitely cause vertigo. One year+ of evidence.

I’ve been avoiding products containing soy for over a year now.  And it’s been a great year!  No more nasty vertigo attacks every week.  Granted, there have been a few episodes of bad vertigo, and a number of times when I was more-dizzy-than-I’d-like-to-be, but in most cases I’ve been able to trace the onset to some kind of surprise soy intake.  Sometimes products with labels that say “might contain soy” because the product is manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts, soy, etc. are giving me fair warning that I should stay away from those products.  A surprising source of soy was shampoo.  Shampoo would seem like an unlikely candidate for making me dizzy, but if the shampoo has soy in it, apparently I can absorb soy through my scalp.

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This post was written by Dan Ferry on February 18, 2013

Can allergies cause vertigo?

I had an MRI just before Christmas in one more futile attempt to determine why I get vertigo.  Well, contrary to what some of my friends predicted, the MRI proved that I do have a brain.  However, there was nothing to indicate why I have vertigo.  The doctors say “Live with it.  Get used to it.”

I’ve always thought that something sets off the vertigo, but I haven’t been able to figure it out.  Eggs?  Cut those out of my diet.  Nope.  Milk?  I’ve got celiac and lactose intolerance, so I’ve been using soy milk instead.  Gluten?  I’m avoiding that anyway.  Much of the gluten-free food I’ve been eating has strange flours or ingredients, and most of them have soy.

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This post was written by Dan Ferry on February 16, 2012

Do NSAIDs Help Relieve Vertigo?

Yesterday I was at work and started to get a little dizzy around 10am. Ignored it, hoping it would go away. Not. By Noon I was bouncing off the walls, literally.

Then I remembered that a couple weeks ago I took some ibuprofen for some back pain, and the very minor dizziness that I had that day disappeared. Well, maybe it would help again. So I took an ibuprofen, and the major dizziness I was experiencing got better. It didn’t go away, but it was reduced enough so that I could drive home. When I got home I did the Epley Maneuver, and the dizziness was reduced even more.

So I’d like to know . . . have you ever experienced a reduction in Vertigo by taking ibuprofen or other NSAIDs?

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This post was written by Dan Ferry on November 30, 2010