I have just been diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease.
Ménière’s (say “men-YEERS”) disease is a disorder of the inner ear that affects hearing and balance. It causes sudden attacks of vertigo (a spinning sensation), tinnitus (a loud ringing in the ears), and hearing loss that may be temporary or permanent.
I have had several bouts with vertigo the last few years, but always assumed it was the flu. It “puts me down” for two days and then a day or two of uck feeling. Last week when it happened, I could feel it was my ear/ears and went to the doctor.
I have the vertigo (sometimes with nausea) and feeling of pressure in my ear, but thankfully not the ringing. I am scheduled to see an ear, nose throat Dr. and for a hearing test and then “vestibular” (I think balance) therapy.
Does anyone else have this (I hate that the word disease is tagged on) or any experience with anyone who does?
I have done the usual internet research and will get info from the ENT Dr. but I would like to know what I am “in for” with this thing …