After a day of vomiting and not being able to walk or eat, we went to the ER. 90 minutes and 7 people later, I left with Meclizine to treat Vertigo. But Standard Process Catalyn was going to make things better.
Standard Process makes so many great supplements. As a family, we have used many of their products and and we have a pretty great system in place now. It’s incredible to know that I can keep my family healthy and happy with Standard Process supplements.
We take home remedies over a doctor’s visit any day; it keeps us healthier and saves us money and time! I had my first episode of severe vertigo/dizziness two and a half years ago. I rolled over in bed, and the room started viciously spinning.
At the time, I had no clue what was going on…I thought I had the flu…stayed in bed. Little did I know that being on my back and rolling around only made everything worse. Consider this at-home remedy to treat vertigo at home with Standard Process Catalyn. If my story is any proof, it works well.
How Does Vertigo Start?
“Probably related to the flu or something.” That was February 2006. It came back completely out of the blue in November 2006 when I was 28 weeks along in a high-risk pregnancy. I remember that because the vomiting triggered contractions, I was afraid I would go into labor.
Then again in February 2007…and November 2007. (Can you see a strange pattern?) Since these “episodes” can debilitate me from the first day and last time I checked, a baby and 3-year-old cannot care for themselves; I went to an ENT.
I was told this could be triggered by trauma in an accident…hmmm….nope. The only thing that could have been related was slipping on my Grandparent’s linoleum floor after they had dusted the baseboards with Pledge (In case you are wondering, you should spray on the rag and be careful NOT to do this over the floor because it basically creates an ice skating rink).
My feet went out, and I fell hard on my tailbone. Did that dislodge some Otoliths? Again, who knows? It was our best guess. I had a great ENT that I worked with. After an MRI to verify that nothing more serious was going on, I was diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
Updated 1/2017: I still have vertigo. 🙂
Life After Diagnosis
After I had spoken with my ENT, the frequency of the episodes increased, but they lasted only a short time. They came every 3 weeks and stayed a few days. Then 4 weeks, then 6, and I just passed my “two-month” anniversary this past week.
It is such a freeing feeling to sleep on both sides and play with my children without fear of getting dizzy. (I should knock on wood right now, shouldn’t I?) Has anyone else experienced these episodes of Vertigo, or do you suffer from BPPV?? It is an absolutely horrible feeling that is hard to articulate to others.
Generally, my symptoms started very severe and then gradually dissipated over 7-10 days. I have learned how to control them by reducing caffeine and sodium, staying still, not shifting my weight, and not drying my hair in the morning to avoid tossing my head from side to side or, heaven forbid, upside down.
Standard Process Catalyn to treat Vertigo
However, here is my exciting observation. I was taking a multivitamin that I loved. High energy and no nausea. Not one complaint. I began to wonder if there was an herbal stimulant in them that was contributing to my vertigo. After all, stimulants make it worse.
I started taking Congaplex, a supplement by Standard Process, in February of this year. So, I read about their multi-vitamin, Standard Process Catalyn, and decided to try a bottle. Since then, my BPPV episodes have actually changed.
The symptoms did not knock me out for the entire first day, the duration shortened, and the frequency decreased. Some of the ingredients in Standard Process Catalyn can be found in Congaplex. If you read about Congaplex, you will find it can be helpful for ear infections…hmmm…
S0 – do I have a scientific study on my hands? No. But, taking Standard Process Catalyn has helped my BPPV. I still have those strange sensations that things are moving (My favorite is when I am standing outside an elevator, and I can swear that there is an earthquake as the elevator arrives at our floor).
But those, too, are reducing. I love Catalyn and have no plans to discontinue it. Does anyone else take it? How do you like it? What about other supplements by Standard Process?
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