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Anegative
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 6:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hello everyone,
It's a wealth of information here, so I thought I might add my voice to the choir with a newbie question. Please forgive me, and indulge me.

I am a Type A (SS unknown) who has been following d'Adamo's advice for blood type A for the past 4 weeks. I am wondering if any other Type A's have suffered from vertigo / dizziness for the first time *weeks* in to their diet. I appreciate that such things may be felt during detox, but shouldn't I be past that stage already?
Today marks my 4th week, and I feel like my head is swimming. At first I had a few short, sharp bouts last night, and today, for the past 2-3 hours, a constant feeling of giddiness in both relaxed and active situations.

I'm well hydrated, so that can't be it. My blood pressure is generally at the high end of the scale, so I wonder what may be the cause. Could my blood pressure have dropped to the floor in such a short time? I don't own a scale, but I've noticed a notable change in my body shape (I suspect I've lost at least 8-10 pounds), as I am suddenly fitting into clothes I haven't worn in 4 years.

Have other type A's experienced something like this? I just spent 20 minutes on the phone with an after-hours health advice service, and they can't account for why I may be feeling like this (given the lack of any other symptoms). Any comments and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and best,
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welcome!

I suggest you deal with your stress and cortisol levels first.
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By alternating my breathing through different nostrils?
I think I'm even more confused. I clearly haven't done sufficient reading.

But thanks for your response and welcome, Lola!
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I too read the results and didn't understand what each pattern of breathing (right nostril, left nostril, alternate) contributes. I'm going to google, maybe more explanations surface.

For example,
http://thehealthylivinglounge......ril-breathing-today/


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Quoted from Lola
I suggest you deal with your stress and cortisol levels first.
Rome wasn t built ....... take it one day at a time
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive6/config.pl?read=21872
Thank you Lola

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Quoted from Anegative
I am wondering if any other Type A's have suffered from vertigo / dizziness for the first time *weeks* in to their diet. I appreciate that such things may be felt during detox, but shouldn't I be past that stage already?
Today marks my 4th week, and I feel like my head is swimming. At first I had a few short, sharp bouts last night, and today, for the past 2-3 hours, a constant feeling of giddiness in both relaxed and active situations.

I'm well hydrated, so that can't be it. My blood pressure is generally at the high end of the scale, so I wonder what may be the cause. Could my blood pressure have dropped to the floor in such a short time? I don't own a scale, but I've noticed a notable change in my body shape (I suspect I've lost at least 8-10 pounds), as I am suddenly fitting into clothes I haven't worn in 4 years.

Have other type A's experienced something like this?

This sounds like there is some detox going on in your head or upper neck region that is affecting the inner ear response, etc...  I have had some different forms of this from the time since I was into the diet for about 3 weeks until now...

Have you ever had any had head or neck injuries or concussions, etc.?  Any of these could be reasons why there is healing happening in this region.


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Can you tell me more about when the dizziness occurs? What brings it on?


What is your age and gender?

What protein are you eating? Meat fish?



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Anegative
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Thanks for your responses, ABJoe and Andrea.

I haven't had a neck injury of any kind, ABjoe, but I occasionally suffer from a locked vertebrae in my neck, or, particularly when sleeping, roll over and hear a loud pop. But this has been for a number of years. Do you think the two are connected?

Andrew AWsec, I'm male, 40. I'm restricting meats to chicken, fish, turkey at this point. Eggs, white cheeses, portobello mushrooms etc.

The diziness began a few nights ago whilst stationary, looking at my ipad. Yesterday, I had been spring-cleaning, and sat down as I hadn't realised I was feeling giddy. This giddiness lasted for many hours. I noticed last night whilst watching television, that the very act of watching a sequence on skiing, made me dizzy and feel something like mild motion sickness. I'm not sure what could be the cause, and if it is diet-related.
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I haven't had a neck injury of any kind, ABjoe, but I occasionally suffer from a locked vertebrae in my neck, or, particularly when sleeping, roll over and hear a loud pop. But this has been for a number of years. Do you think the two are connected?
You may consider some neck vertebrae deformations, which may be verified or ruled out by an X-ray exam. The dizziness itself may be caused by all the conditions suggested by the friends. I'd like to second Lola's advice and recommend trying the alternate nostril breathing exercises. I started to do it yesterday, it is most stabilizing and relieving, just as Carole writes in her website above.



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Thanks yaeli, duly noted. I'll give it a shot.
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Thanks yaeli, duly noted. I'll give it a shot.
  



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You also might be dealing with some kind of illness. Eating right is NOT a guarantee that you'll never get sick- and illnesses (with their annoying symptoms) can pop up at any time.

If you think this is due at least partly because of your neck vertebrae being out of alignment, a chiropractor may be able to help.


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I don't mean to oversimplify because there are a myriad of causes for dizziness and we each have a unique body.  

Personally, when I get to feeling dizzy I know it means my potassium level is low. Although we eat spinach regularly, bananas and oranges are OUT for me, so I keep a jar of dried apricots on the table and when I remember to eat 3 or 4 of those per day I don't get dizzy.  When I do get dizzy I reach for the apricots!  

Have you had your potassium level checked?  It could be something that easy to deal with and worth looking at.  





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Thanks to everyone who made the effort to respond.

I have just returned from my GP, and he has diagnosed me with Benign Proxysmal Positional Vertigo - a common disruption of the crystals in the inner ear - likely a carry over from a recent bout with the flu. Im pleased it is nothing sinister (albeit somewhat alarming), and at this stage, *not* associated with my dietary changes.

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I think Peppermint Twist had this. She is a regular here & a great writer.  I hope she finds you to share her experiences!


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