A Long Struggle With Meniere's
I've had meniere's now for just over 8 years and it has also destroyed my life. One of the worse things is that I'm living alone with no one to help me through the darkest to times. One thing that I was taking for quite some time that really did help is called VINPOCETINE and is a nutural substance taken from the Periwincle plant. It works like Ginko but much better. You should see results within a couple of weeks if its going to work for you. Usisng Ativan also helps to dull the vestibular system. I've tried treatment from all over the world and nothing helps with this awfull illness. Try not to let it define who you are. You are still the same great person that you were before it started. I have 2 grown children and it's been tough for them and I feel guilt in not being there for them but they've grown up to be fine people. I'm lucky.
I'm still bugging my ENT specialist to try more things but he's pretty well at the end of his rope with what he can do. I've had surgery on my lldeft ear so more surgery is out of the question. My hearing is gone in that ear and reduced in my right. I didn't have any episode until the other night and I actually passed out twice. I could never have imangined an illness that could be so awful and not kill you even though at times you think it will. It's a cruel, devestating infliction on mankind. I wish researches could find out why it happens so they could formulate a cure or something to ease the combinations of symptoms that make up Meniere's.