There’s a problem with getting a diagnosis and a name to a set of symptoms because it boxes you into a mindset about what is going on. You have Ménières so you get balls deep into hydrops and the mechanics of the ear locally. Now you have MAV, so you read up on everything migraine related and all these food allergies now make sense because its part and parcel of the condition…
I implore everyone to just read up about how the body works as a system. If you are getting dizzy still, I can only imagine your blood sugar levels are like a rollercoaster. You will receive the advice to eat frequent meals so your blood sugar doesn’t drop… wrong again mainstream advice. Your eating habits are now a slave to the reaction that your body is having in response to prior food intake (Amount, frequency, type). Dead end / death spiral.
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Like I’ve said before, low carb and intermittent fasting. You will feel not so hot for a few weeks because your blood sugars are low but soon they will stabilise and in turn your insulin response will normalise. I’ve just got back from a 2 hour bike ride in a fasted state (in a very sunny Köln) and I’m not dizzy. I eat twice per day. Support with supplements like: Ginger, Berberine, Benfotiamine, Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Walking and LISS (Low Intensity Steady State cardio) is good. Why? Low impact, doesn’t raise stress hormones and therefore blood sugar. It burns off nervous energy (glucose). Drains lymphatic system, improves circulation and therefore immune system.
High adrenaline equals high blood sugar. This is why first thing in the morning you might be fine (no energy crisis). You will be ok during exercise and whilst eating… but after is another story. Dizziness is a hypoglycaemic event. Staying hydrated is key also as people with diabetes will confirm. More steroid hormones… aldosterone comes into play. This effects electrolyte imbalance. Hello inner ear fluid issues. Some take ARBs to help control this.
If I make it completely out of the woods (zero tinnitus) I’ll write out exactly what I’ve done but until then it’s just mud in the water. I dislike when I read on other forums about someone having THE solution and say what they are doing… 2 days into a new regime. A quick search and 4 years later they are still there having a rough time. It’s disappointing to say the least.