Vegan for 30 days
I am going to take Revvell's suggestion and go vegan for 30 days and then get back to you guys. Thanks for all the suggestions. I will be back with a report end of June. If I do not notice any improvement I will look at your suggestions again.
Hi. Back again.
Well I have been vegan for 2 months now and I cannot say I have noticed much difference - maybe a little. I am also seeing a chiropractor who approaches illness from a neurological viewpoint. It is a little weird but it seems to have done some good because I began feeling better immediately after starting it. However I started to push it again. I got up at 5 am in the morning to meditate at my local buddhist group and that was enough to give me another attack. Pretty bad one - vomiting every 10 minutes, extreme dizzyness for 4 hours. Going to try a liver flush as someone suggested. A few doctors have said my liver is a bit weak. I am still holding out for an alternative approach to work.
Any other suggestions?
Hi again, I applaud you for your diligence in trying many things to help yourself. I wish I had a more helpful answer for you. I am really not sure. It is possible that it is neurological. Once I was taking Erythromycin for strep and I had 24 hours of vomiting and dizziness. The doctor who finally saw me said that in very rare cases this drug stimulates the vomiting center of the brain.
It was hell, so I can imagine how difficult this must be on a regular basis!
I'm so sorry you are going through this. As for alternative therapies, you might look into cranial sacral therapy. One of my friends had very good luck with this for migraine headaches. Just a thought, though. I hate to just give you more ways to spend your money! Go slowly and don't push yourself! I wish you all the best!
Have you ever been evaluated for vertigo? Sounds similar to me.
I was thinking it might be Menier's disease:
Check out the list of symptoms.
Several people have mentioned Menieres disease. I went to an ENT specialist and they thought it was not. They wanted me to see a specialist on Menieres to confirm their opinion but I did not go. Trouble is there is no cure for Menieres. They say that diet, managing stress help. So if I find out it is Menieres it does not help me.
That was also my first thought....It would help you to have it diagnosed so that you can either rule it out or rule it in.
...and even if it's ruled in, when dealing with people, ie hospitals, you can officially tell them you have this, so they don't wonder if they spin you around a corner in a stretcher and you throw up, and proceed to misdiagnose you based on symptoms of something Else you have (which is why you're there). Like say you have an ovarian cyst rupture, and then you throw up too, they might be inclined to think it's appendicitis or something. Not that they wouldn't do tests to verify that before they cut you open, lol...
I used to not want to bother diagnosing my son with asperger's for example, because what difference does it make? Then a special ed teacher explained to me that it allows professionals to know what to Expect in dealing with him rather than walking in blind and think he's 'misbehaving' and him not get the understanding from his teachers when they counsel him.
So diagnoses have advantages Other than gaining treatment sometimes....
Last edited by Bananna; 07-29-2008 at 02:13 PM.
I think I will get diagnosed by western medicine. Thanks for the input, Bananna.
Last edited by victorlegge; 08-16-2008 at 08:19 PM.
Wanna Give Up
The other day I went to a fancy restaurant with my wife who does not encourage me with my raw food. I ate some cooked food. First time for a year. The next day I ate some more. I enjoyed it immensely. I had no ill effects. I am now having cravings for cooked food. I am seriously thinking of giving up this diet. Before being raw I was pretty health conscious and quite frankly I have noticed little change in my health since going raw and I have been raw for a year. I have a 2 week vacation planned in the UK and we will be going to some nice restaurants and I know I will be very tempted.
Is there anybody out there who went from a healthy to a raw diet and experienced dramatic health improvements because I have noticed few?
I sometimes believe health is 70% mental anyway.
not sure this will help, but may...
I have had many of the same issues. I can completely relate, these are just suggestions and I am in no way a Dr.. For the dizziness it was partially my blood sugar and at this point spirulina( a complete protein) helps. I take what would be two servings a day. Do a little research it needs to be a good one, Dr. cousins has some info on a good spirulina.
Along with that, from having a child with Autism I learned about sensory integration dysfunction. I would take my son into therapy in this room they called the sensory integration gym, everything moves fast and up and down, sideways along with lots of bright colors. i would get so sick after being in there that I could not watch him in therapy.
The long and the short of it I went/need to go some more to a ocupational therapist that worked with me on this specific issue. That I thought only kids have. It is something that you can over come and food related allergies actually can make it worse! As I have eliminated my allergy foods and see the OT, I have decrease vertigo( my vertigo was so bad that I could not drive or walk) along with all the other things that go with being dizzy frequently.
SID(sensory integration dysfunction) is affecting the vestibular system within the inner ear. Anyhow, one of the other issues that came up with this whole mystery with me was that, apparently there are these liitle bones inside your inner ear where the vestibular system is and they can come out, this created a dizziness to the point where I was unable to walk, had to crawl to the bathroom, very bad!! My Do helped with that. Very weird things she did to put them back in. No surgery though just moving my head and laying certain ways for a few days.Would be happy to share if you are interested!
I am not sure that any of this information is new or not to you, but maybe something will be able to help as you try to help yourself!
Awesome Job, by the way! Most people would have not tried to find the root of the cause as you appear to be doing! I love that, more Dr's were like that we would have less health issues, I think!!
Take care Jami:)
I take blue-green algae which I believe to be a really good source of protein.
Interesting idea about the ear though. I would like more information on that. I do think this has a lot to do with my ability to handle stress as mentioned by somebody else.
I just got home and have a lot to do, but this evening I will try to find a website or any information I pass on to you about the vestibular system. I would probabley start with wikipedia for some basics.
As a parent of an autistic child I know first hand what stress can do to a person. I do not remember my childs first 2 years of life so say the least. I know several other moms who are in my situation who can say the same thing. Stress is a hard one! I am slowly learning, I still get bad GI problems when I am stress or nervous. That has occured since i can remember. So this is very much a possibility.
Let me get back to you on the other info. As see what I can help out with. I think many other great ideas where suggested. Good luck to you in the mean time. Quiting is harder then it seems!!
I wish you all the best whatever you decide to do about diet. I hope you have a lovely trip!!
If diet doesn't seem to be helping and you think it is stress related, I recommend meditation. It is powerful. I use Kundalini meditation techniques, but Transcendental Meditation is also very helpful for regulation of stress responses.
I'm not a doctor
I would sure go vegan, if I were you! I'd also quit coffee and stimulants, sugar, chemicals and preservatives, salt and nuts. You may have some allergies. Have you ever tried testing foods by elimination?
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