Hi I’m Candice. In February 2015 I became very sick with severe vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. At first we all thought it was Labyrinthitus – an infection of the inner ear, but over the weeks and months to follow I lost more of my hearing and my balance and vision didn’t improve.
As a result, I’m now severe/profoundly deaf in both ears and my balance (vestibular) system has been obliterated. I have tinnitus permanently, and oscillopsia (loss of image stabilisation). The UK medical establishment don’t know what causes this to happen so have labelled is as an autoimmune condition but I now know differently…this condition is caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) in the labyrinth of the ear.
I am fully dedicated to healing myself as naturally as possible and adapting to the changes this illness has created in my life. I write this blog to share my journey in the hope that it will be a support to anyone else who is also suffering with similar conditions of the inner ear or trying to detoxify themselves from the havoc caused by EBV.
I believe in the body’s innate healing abilities and fully embrace natural approaches to healthcare using naturopathic techniques, diet, herbs and supplements. I’ve had training in Naturopathic Nutrition and other therapies but any information provided on this blog is just me sharing my chosen approach and is not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice.
Please write to me privately or comment on my posts if you have any questions, need advice, would like me to write about certain aspects or also if you can offer advice to help me recover. I love hearing from you, to know that this blog is useful to someone, and also that I’m not alone in my difficulties with these symptoms. I hold a silent prayer in my heart for anyone else who is suffering with this. I wish you a swift recovery, with your healing and balance fully healed! Please write to me and let me know when that you got better, to inspire me and motivate me onwards in my healing journey x