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I’m sorry to hear you were diagnosed with Ménière's disease. While there is no cure yet, there are ways to control the symptoms such as:

Reducing the body’s retention of fluids through dietary changes including switching to a low-salt or salt-free diet, and cutting out caffeine and alcohol;
Changes in medication that help with allergies or improve blood circulation in the inner ear may help;
Reducing stress;
You may also try eliminating tobacco;

And according to the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders surgeries may help with vertigo including:

"Labyrinthectomy (removal of the inner ear sense organ) can effectively control vertigo, but sacrifices hearing and is reserved for patients with nonfunctional hearing in the affected ear.

Vestibular neurectomy, selectively severing a nerve from the affected inner ear organ, usually controls the vertigo while preserving hearing, but carries surgical risks.

Recently, the administration of the ototoxic antibiotic, gentamycin directly into the middle ear space has gained popularity worldwide for the control of the vertigo of Ménière's disease."

Did you doctor discuss any of these with you? What has worked for you so far?

October 1, 2008 - 11:43am


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