Ive been ill for the past 3 weeks with what is thought to be Meniere's Disease, an idiopathic condition of the inner ear. Vertigo, or the feeling of dizziness and spinning, hearing loss, nauceousness, vomitting are all symptoms. I am now going to a specialist who is sending me for
numerous blood tests and an MRI to discount other illnesses.
Has anyone else experienced this disabling disease? What did YOU do to get
well and move on?
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I have had numerous bouts of vertigo and was finally diagnosed with Meniere's about 5-6 years ago. However, I am currently sick in bed with an extended episode of constant vertigo that my otolaryngologist has dignosed as a virus of the vestibular nerve. Unfortunately, this takes weeks to months to recover (versus 1-2 days with Meniere's). So, ask your doctor or check internet for other possible causes. Unfortunately, I am told neither Meniere's nor this virus has a cure. Although I have been somewhat successful curbing the Meniere's by limiting salt, caffeine, and alcohol.
I feel your pain and pray you find relief.
AdaOctober 1, 2008 - 1:32pm
thanks for replying to my circumstances re Meniere's disease. I was sick for a month and am about 95% ok with my balance, however, I lost all hearing in my left ear permanently. Life goes on....I havent had any moreDecember 4, 2008 - 6:38pm
attacks of vertigo, thank God. I have limited my alcohol, salt, and caffeine intake which hopefully help.
And how are you doing? What you describe is exactly how I felt. Its not a good place to be and Im glad its over, hoping it never comes back. Hopefully you have found some relief--let me know.