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7.5) In general, imagine yourself back when you first encountered Meniere's Disease. What kind of summary info would have been helpful to you?




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This article is from the Tinnitus FAQ, by markb@cccd.edu (Mark Bixby) with numerous contributions by others.

7.5) In general, imagine yourself back when you first encountered Meniere's Disease. What kind of summary info would have been helpful to you?

Knowing that it can be treated with medication and there is the
hope that it will burn itself out keeps me going. There does seem
to be a connection with the tinnitus and the Meniere's. I have
noticed over the last two years that the tinnitus gets worse and
my hearing decreases prior to a vertigo episode or series of
vertigo episodes. 25mg of Meclizine usually has the vertigo under
control in 20 - 30 minutes for a mild attack. A severe attack can
leave you completely disoriented such that there is no real up or
down. An attack this severe usually has bouts of nausea and
vomiting with it. I find lying down in a quiet dark room helps
while the medicine kicks in. Anti-nausea drugs can help. In my
case when I have had a severe episode I usually feel
'out-of-sorts' for a couple of days.

If you experience pretty intense tinnitus coupled with vertigo
and the inability of hold your eyes steady on an object I would
suggest seeing an ENT who knows about Meniere's. I have found
that it is not well known or understood.

 

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