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Does menieres come in attacks?

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 more

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If I have meniere's disease, what should I do during an attack?

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 more

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Why does my friend with meniere's disease turn white when he gets an attack?

Why does my friend with meniere's disease turn white when he gets an attack?

Severe vertigo: Severe vertigo is very noxious stimulation, often causes significant nausea and vomiting, also can cause vasovagal type responses in some people. ...Read more

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What tips do you have that can help with drop attacks associated with meniere's disease?

What tips do you have that can help with drop attacks associated with meniere's disease?

Utricular crisis: These kind of events are less common these days, but might respond to changes in your current medications. Another approach is to engage in vestibular rehabilitation with an experienced physical therapist. ...Read more

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Why do I always get a headache after a meniere's disease attack?

Possible migraines: There is a type of migraine called vertebro basilar migraine where headaches are associated with dizziness. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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I have menieres. I take 0.5 mg klonopin (clonazepam) 2x daily & diuretic 1 x day. Can i take betahistine 8 mg 2x day /same time to help stop the vertigo attacks?

Controversial: The role of betahistine is controversial. Whereas still used in europe, it is no longer used in the United States, or is very scarcely. If a low salt diet an diuretic is not helping abate the vertigo attacks, you likely need greater intervention. ...Read more

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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 more

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What is meniere's disease?

What is meniere's disease?

Inner ear disorder: It is a condition characterized by hearing loss (often times fluctuating), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness, and often times a sensation of fullness in the ears. ...Read more

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