Today I finally got to a "good" ENT ( at least I hope so), he is not the first one I have seen.His office performed an ECOG on me and he then diagnosed me with Menieres disease. Now I know I am not the only person in the world suffering from this. He has recommended an injection of Decadron in my right eardrum starting this coming Friday and 1 per week therafter for a total of 3 injections. Has anyone had this treatment and can you tell me anything about the success. I am currently also taking 2.5 mg of valium 3 times per day to control the dizziness. My attacks occur up to 20 times per day and many of them are completely debilitating.
You poor darling-I'm prone to inner ear infections-fever is a clue-and Tylenol simulates an inner ear infection-that is miserable enough. I can't imagine having Menieres. I've been checked for that. Try the shots. Take that leap. He diagnosed your problem, so he should be on top of that.
I have an allergy to sulfa drugs. When my doctor prescribed a drug for my high blood pressure, he gave me a prescription for a sulfa drug even though I had told him I was allergic to sulfa drugs among other things like chlorine. I had no idea I was taking a sulfa drug. Over the next few months, I was having increasingly bad allergy symptoms but could not find what was causing them. Then my left ear went deaf. I finally decided to check the blood pressure drug my doctor had me taking by checking online at Drugs.com. I told my doctor the blood pressure medication was a sulfa drug and that Drugs.com warned me not to take it. He changed my blood pressure medicine, said "but it was just a little bit," and told me to see an ENT. The ENT did several different tests and said that I had Meniere's disease caused by my allergy.
I am still 95% deaf in my left ear and I'm hoping the ENT can do something to return my hearing to normal. Has anyone had a similar experience?
As a small child I had chronic ear infections, tubes, surgeries... etc so the ringing in my ears was always a constant. I thought it was normal as was the dizziness, the fullness in my ears... etc. I had extreme migraines the older I got... it finally took seeing a neorologiest to dx me. My research and that of my ENT shows that the hearing loss gets progressive the older u get. The only option I have been given is treat the symptoms and have a stint put in. I prefer not to go the surgical route at this time. Do be ware of Drop Attacks. Hope this helps.
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