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Vertigo Treatment - Vitamin D
« on: March 29, 2015, 11:16:16 AM »
Read this article in this morning's paper and thought it was interesting.   Some people have found that treating a Vitamin D deficiency resolves vertigo issues.   Food for thought for our dizzy spinners. 

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2015/03/23/vitamin-d-solved-vertigo-problem/
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Re: Vertigo Treatment - Vitamin D
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 01:09:58 PM »
Well I might try it.  I get so dizzy spinning that I have to stop after 4 or 5 spins for fear of vomiting.  I can't use my spinner at all because of it; the resulting nausea lasts all day.  If a pill might maybe help, well then shoot.  I presume Ca supplements would also be necessary to bind the Vit D?

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Re: Vertigo Treatment - Vitamin D
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 05:42:12 PM »
Check with your doctor - mine prescribed Vit D supplements after tests showed a deficiency.  It didn't make me dizzy, but it was a health concern.  I changed my diet and increased my sunlight exposure when we moved, so it's no longer a problem. 
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Re: Vertigo Treatment - Vitamin D
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 07:14:54 PM »
I, on the other hand, continue to take a supplement even though my levels are theraputic because I pretty much avoid the sun. As a redhead, I'm so prone to skin cancer that I try to save my exposures.
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Re: Vertigo Treatment - Vitamin D
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 08:45:13 AM »
Chronic Vitamin D deficiency here too.

It was diagnosed several years ago when I had problems with foot joint deterioration, and the doctor prescribed supplements. I didn't notice any before/after difference in dizziness.

However, I've always been fairly resistant to dizziness anyway, so maybe my case is different from someone who becomes ill from it.
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Re: Vertigo Treatment - Vitamin D
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 12:49:35 PM »
There are several recent journal articles on pubmed addressing vitamin d deficiency and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.  Here's an example:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23245911

The complete article can be read here: 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4196321/pdf/nihms478786.pdf