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Does Menieres Come In Attacks
Yes: One of the important characteristics of meniere's is that it is episodic, occurring in attacks of any one, two or three of the symptoms (vertigo, tinnitus, types of hearing loss). These come unexpectedly, may occur one-five times per year, usually last between 2-20 minutes, but may last 24 hrs, may be mild or very severe and disabling (stay in dark quiet place and rest). Yes, it comes in attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication: My preferred medication for someone having a meniere's attack is valium. It controls the vertigo quite well, sometimes i will also use a diuretic such as hydrochlorthiazide. If you have meniere's you should also have an ENT doctor who can follow and treat you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have menieres disease and with two injections ofgentamicin in2011 i was free of sspinning attacks .Now 2014 I have the dizzandes etc, what med. ?
Complicated.: Complicated. Could be something beside menieres. See your md asap. ...Read more
Can an abrupt change in weather patterns and humidity be a factor in a meniere's disease attack? I have meniere's and have experienced a prolonged attack (over 36 hrs) the longest I have endured to date. I was just wondering if the changes in humidity an
Well, : Well, yes a change in barometric pressure , or any stress, could probably bring on a meniere's attack. It would be highly unusual for a meniere's attack to last 36 hours. As a matter of fact, by definition, meneire's attacks last less than 24 hours. Do you have fullness in one ear and hearing loss that has gone up and down with attacks? If not, you more likely have migraine associated dizziness, which is frequently confused with meniere's disease, and much, much more likely to last 36 hours, and happen as a result of a change in the weather. Discuss your symptoms with your ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have menieres. I take 0.5 mg klonopin 2x daily & diuretic 1 x day. Can i take betahistine 8 mg 2x day /same time to help stop the vertigo attacks?
Is Meniere's tinnitus constant or its short and only happens during a vertigo attack?
My doctor said my hearing is in normal range after hearing test.
Tinnitus: Tinnitus with meniere's is usually persistent but since you have no hearing loss, it is possible that your aural fullness and tinnitus become more noticeable with acute attacks. The better question may be, how have you confirmed your diagnosis and how are you being managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertigo: The symptoms of meniere's are variable and can present at different times. Patients can get spontaneous episodes of vertigo with or without nausea and vomiting, ringing in the ears, progressive hearing loss, or feeling of pressure in the ears. These symptoms may also present in conditions such as thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune disease, acoustic neuroma, multiple sclerosis, and must be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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