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If I have meniere's disease, should I take anti-vertigo drugs?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Only if symptomatic

The best thing for you to do is modify your diet to prevent attacks.
Meniere's disease is a problem of inner ear plumbing where too much of one type of fluid flows into the inner ear causing swelling and pressure. This fluid flow is very dependent on salt and fat. You need to stay away from salt in your diet, avoid all processed foods. Also no caffeine, alcohol or fat. Especially no smoking.

In brief: Only if symptomatic

The best thing for you to do is modify your diet to prevent attacks.
Meniere's disease is a problem of inner ear plumbing where too much of one type of fluid flows into the inner ear causing swelling and pressure. This fluid flow is very dependent on salt and fat. You need to stay away from salt in your diet, avoid all processed foods. Also no caffeine, alcohol or fat. Especially no smoking.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: You can try

True menieres does not respond to medications.
It is caused by increased pressure in the fluid of the inner ear. This fluid pressure needs to be treated. During bouts of vertigo the best treatment is just lying down and rest. Taking drugs may make you feel worse and make you think you can function when you should stop and rest.

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True menieres does not respond to medications.
It is caused by increased pressure in the fluid of the inner ear. This fluid pressure needs to be treated. During bouts of vertigo the best treatment is just lying down and rest. Taking drugs may make you feel worse and make you think you can function when you should stop and rest.
Dr. William Goldie
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