relieving dizziness

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relieving dizziness

Postby kareng7 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:48 pm

I've been having dizzy spells for years. Used to be, they'd come on for a few seconds, then pass, so I didn't worry about them. I assumed everyone had them.

In the past year (since my diagnosis) they became worse, almost to the point that I couldn't function. I'd wake up feeling fine for a few minutes, and then as I started to move around doing normal activity, the wooziness would set in again. I assumed it was another link in the MS chain.

Recently, it got so bad, all I wanted to do was get back in bed and sleep. Dizziness, headaches that no pain reliever would help. Every day. I figured, time to do something. Went to my neuro--she said my physical exam was excellent, that the symptoms weren't translating into physical dysfunction. Blood results showed no sign of infection.

Went to a new GP who, after a physical exam, inspected my ears and said there was earwax on the right, blocking the drum. They did a professional cleaning--never have I been so dizzy as when the jet of water hit my right eardrum. But lo and behold, after the cleaning, my dizziness went from a 10 to a 2, within minutes.

I still have to take OTC decongestant and Flonase nasal spray to try to keep the congestion at bay, but it's helping a lot.

So, for anyone who's getting the dizziness/wooziness thing, you might want to get your ears checked and cleaned. It's no guarantee, but it could help.

(BTW, I recommend having it done professionally. Several friends and family members have told me unpleasant stories about trying the home kits.)
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Re: relieving dizziness

Postby Sahsh1862 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:03 am

Has anyone tried ear candling to clean the ears of excess wax? I did once and thought maybe it was mind over matter but I actually felt better from it. Let me know what anyone else thinks of this.
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Re: relieving dizziness

Postby Sahsh1862 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:23 am

Had another ear candling just last week. Nothing better on the dizzied. I do feel however that this symptom is all MS and it comes and goes almost with the weather. By taking nasal sprays and keeping the B12 in the system, I feel better. Ya know it doesn't hurt to be sure D3 is on your daily plan also. Although heat doesn't do good the benefits of the sun helps per my feeling.
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