Thursday, March 13, 2014

Do you ever get dizzy?

If you do, get dizzy that is... this may help you.

A few weeks ago we got a call from Amy at the dentist's office. She just had some routine work down
but she was very dizzy and not able to drive home and could we come pick her up? (she wasn't feeling
well the night before as well) So Den and I both went so he could drive her car home, and I could
follow them in my car.

As we were driving along I kept trying to make eye contact with Amy. I was waiting for that pretty
smile of hers, reassurance to me that she was okay. But instead, her head never moved. She kept it
motionless all the way home.

Den helped her out of the car and into her house where she promptly went to bed. She stayed there all
the rest of the day. If she moved her head at all that horrible dizziness came back.

Later on towards evening I called to see how she was. Still in bed. Still dizzy. Still not wanting to

I thought back to a scary episode of dizziness that I had 14 years ago. Afterwards I asked my Dr about
it and he told me to keep some Antivert on hand should that ever happen again. It never did, and
meanwhile the Antivert expired, so I didn't have any to share with Amy.

So Den and I ventured out to Walgreens near our home to see if we could find some for her. We called
Amy from the store and when she heard Antivert was made from the same ingredients as Dramamine
she wanted nothing to do with it….I guess it made her sick years ago. So I told her we would look
around and see if there was anything else that might help her.

On one of Walgreens' very bottom shelves was this:

Since it was late at night, and there was no other choices I decided to buy this for her, even though I
had never heard of it. "Drug free and no side effects," I thought at the least, it wouldn't hurt her.

Amy rubbed it on the side of her head behind each ear lobe (as instructed on the box) and went to
sleep shortly after that. I guess she slept through the night because when she woke up she noticed the
dizziness was back. So she put some more on.

A few minutes after that, she felt fine so she thought it must be a placebo effect because nothing can work that fast.

That's when she read on the box:

Roll VertigoX™ onto the side of the head behind each ear lobe. VertigoX™ will start working immediately, usually taking full effect in 3 to 5 minutes. Results may vary.
 She said she put it on throughout that day and it did the job, and controlled the dizziness.

The ingredients are a blend of 6 different oils. They must help to bring blood and oxygen to the area.
Whatever it does, I bought myself a box to just keep around should anyone else need it.


Raven Rozier said...

Thank you for posting this. I've had vertigo for 1 1/2 yrs. I've tried many things but not this. If it's chemical free, I'll try it. xoxox

darlene said...

Good to know, and good to have on hand. Thanks.

Rebecca said...

Wow so interesting! I looked up the ingredients and they are all oils I mostly have! Very interesting. I think it would be a good thing to have this on hand.
Thank you for sharing.

Karen Mortensen said...

Wow. Glad Amy is okay.

Anonymous said...

I sure appreciate Jill's blogs, especially more and more when it is information that is helpful for so many of us readers. At times it feels as though we are all family/good friends. Thank you to Amy for being the catalyst for Jill to share your experience and information about this product. I must go buy some. Raven, would you mind giving more detail to Jill for her to e-mail it to me? I have vertigo episodes that are quite severe.
pjc in MI

Heidi Garvin said...

Wow! I will definitely have to try this. I used to get dizzy spells all the time and I found that lying on my stomach on the ground/floor was the best help. The bed was too high! Thank you for sharing. Glad Amy is feeling better.

Scrapally said...

Good to know! Is Amy okay now? Hope the dizziness goes away!

Anonymous said...

I have learned from experience that vertigo can be linked to low iron and for me dehydration.

Eileen said...

Thank you! I get dizzy spells often ~ not as bad as I once did, but still not fun.
My doctor prescribed Antivert for me too and it helped a lot, but it didn't work immediately, and I"d much rather have something natural.
I have a Walgreen's within walking distance to my house, I'm going to get this next time I venture out.

'So glad Amy is feeling better!
Love and Prayers,

Sue said...

Good to know. I will tell my mom about this one!
(Although thankfully, her dizziness is greatly improved these days.)