Feeling as if the world is spinning around you sucks, right? I know.
You want to look at something. But you can’t focus on it. You’re also dizzy and frustrated. And as if that’s not bad enough, you can’t help but feel like throwing up.
Then it seems that what you have is like what I have. It’s called vertigo and you need to know how to get rid of it — and fast.
Otherwise, it will slow you down. Or render you unproductive and quite useless.
If you have loads of tasks in your to-do list, suffering from vertigo can spell out big trouble for you.
It’s a condition you can’t ignore. If you don’t want your case to worsen, you need to do something to get rid of your vertigo.
Here, I will tell you how to do exactly that: get rid of vertigo. You don’t need to pay for anything fancy for this treatment. I didn’t!
You will want to listen up because it works.
I’m living proof!
First, what is vertigo?
Vertigo is when you (or the objects around you) seem to be moving when in reality, they aren’t. For someone who isn’t familiar with this condition, you may dismiss it as nothing but “spinning”.
It has two types, and this classification depends on where the condition is located. These types are as follows:
1. Central vertigo refers to the affected area being within the CNS (Central Nervous System). This is due to a lesion in the cerebellum or anywhere in the brain stem. Often, it comes with neurological deficits such as double vision and slurred speech.
2. Peripheral vertigo is the term for it if the condition is directly linked to the problems with your inner ear. Compared to the other type, it’s less scary because it doesn’t come with neurological deficits. It presents itself with mild to moderate problems such as pain in the ear and imbalance.
Here are three facts about vertigo
And beyond knowing the two types of vertigo, you should also know the real deal about the other relevant things about this condition.
The 3 facts that you should know about:
1. Dizziness and vertigo are two different things. It’s not rare to confuse both terms as one and the same because dizziness is usually the main factor why you think you have vertigo.
But even if you’re dizzy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re troubled with vertigo. It could just mean you’re dizzy – no more, no less.
Dizziness, after all, is an umbrella term that refers to the feeling of lightheadedness. When you feel like fainting, it could mean that you’re dizzy.
Vertigo, on the other hand, is more than that. Apart from making you feel dizzy, it also makes you feel other sensations related to your balance.
2. Vertigo can affect you permanently. If central vertigo is the type of vertigo you have, you might be in it for the long run. The reason? The problem stemmed from your brain.
If you have central vertigo, it’s likely that you’re suffering from a severe imbalance. It’s possible that you exhibit strange involuntary movements with your eyes or nystagmus.
This type is scary because it’s not caused by a momentary factor. Rather, what’s causing it is an underlying disease or injury in the brain. Some of these diseases are MS or Multiple Sclerosis and tumors.
3. Vertigo might be due to a vestibular disorder. A vestibular disorder is a condition that affects a system in your inner ear – the one that controls balance and coordination. Some examples are bilateral vestibular hypofunction and acoustic neuroma.
How do you know it’s vertigo?
As mentioned earlier, it’s possible to mistake vertigo for dizziness – or vice versa. If you can’t tell one from the other, you might not be able to treat your condition properly.
So, first, you should determine the real deal. You should know that when you’re experiencing vertigo, you may also experience these things:
- Heart palpitations
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty concentrating
Find out what causes your vertigo
To successfully know how to get rid of vertigo for good, you need to approach your case thoroughly. Avoid taking shortcuts because it might only complicate things somewhere in the middle.
So speaking of which, you should find out the cause of your vertigo beforehand. You need to get to the bottom of the problem.
Earlier, it’s already been discussed that if what you have is central vertigo, the root is a brain condition of sorts. If you have a brain condition, you can point to that and your search for the cause is over.
But if you’re not troubled with a brain condition, the cause might be these:
- Vitamin D deficiency
This is what I did
So once you have established that what’s causing your vertigo is either of the two causes above, the solution is simple. And it’s something that you can quickly get around to as long as your willingness is 100%.
If you’re deficient in Vitamin D, then get your regular fix of the vitamin. If you do this for more than a month, you will see your condition improve.
And if the culprit is aging, what you need to do is ensure that you get your regular fix of exercise. Living an active lifestyle will do the trick, too!
Then again, there’s a possibility that stress is also the doomsday bringer. If so, it looks like you should follow my lead.
I’m not saying this treatment will automatically work for everyone. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t.
What I’m saying is it’s 100% effective on me and I didn’t spend a fortune in the process. Moving forward, this was my technique for treating vertigo.
I’ll break it down step by step.
Step 1: Observation
I observed what is causing my vertigo. I had a hunch that stress was the culprit.
So I started from there.
What I did was figure out all stressors in my environment. And I got rid of them.
Here, I made a list of what was bringing stress to me.
- Not getting enough sleep
- Unnecessary noises
- Urgent work orders
Step 2: Eliminating the stressors.
Once I figured out what was causing me stress, I got rid of as many of them as possible. Of course, I’d like to toss all of them out of my life for good. But I also need to be realistic. As much as I want to turn my back on every stressor, I can’t– and for practical reasons.
An example is the 3rd item on my list above: urgent work orders.
You see, it’s not something I could easily get rid of because orders come in uncontrollably. Also, if I do this tactlessly, orders might never come in again. The result? I’d be jobless.
I can, however, do something about it. And that’s to be unavailable during times when I should be resting.
The strategy in approaching this step is up to you. Just remember the primary goal: eliminate stressors.
Step 3: Relax and enjoy a stress-free life.
I relaxed and just lived and breathed in the moment. Because I eliminated stress from my life, I can be at ease already. I worry less and my health is much better.
I gave it a week. And during this period, I observed what’s going on.
I asked myself these questions:
- “Does my vertigo give me as much trouble as it did before?”
- “Do I now know the obvious stress-related factors that are causing my vertigo?”
- “Does my vertigo go away once I relax?”
I also meditated. I used to doubt whether it works. But after trying it, I got my answer.
If you also have doubts whether meditation will really help you, check out one of our posts: How Can Meditation Really Help Get Rid of Your Vertigo?
Step 4: Continue living a stress-free life.
At this point, I realized my vertigo started to go away. I realized I had fewer episodes of the condition.
That was when it occurred to me that if I want to keep getting better, I also need to keep doing what I was doing. Of course, it was a no brainer.
So I made sure that I always get enough sleep, I got rid of the sources of unnecessary noises, and I took it easy with work orders.
The bottom line
So, that’s what I did! And without a doubt, it worked.
The good thing about this vertigo treatment that I prepared for myself is this was totally tailored for me. I get full control of it, and if something in it doesn’t make me feel well or it can’t be done, I adjust them.
If you’re wondering why I seem so determined – if not, desperate – to treat my condition, that’s because having vertigo is very distressful. Even when I try to go out to see a different scenery and try to relax, I can’t seem to avoid the problem. It’s disorienting and it gives me unnecessary anxiety and panic attacks.