Prednisone for meniere's disease

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The best test for diagnosing this is called the ElectroCochleagram and is a very specialized test that is only done here in major Vestibular Clinics or specialist in Meniere's Disease. The time honored treatment for Meniere's is a VERY low sodium diet, like 2 gram a day. This often means even buying low sodium bread. My best friend developed Meniere's about 5 years ago and she is often as miserable as you describe. Her best results have come from rigid adherence to the diet.
Thank you for writing about your autoimmune disease of the inner ear. This diagnosis has been mentioned to me as I have "issues" going on with my right ear (I am deaf in the left). What were/are your symptoms of AIED? Was there a test to diagnosis?
the CDC [Centers for Disease Control], the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), and most MDs believe it is a short, non-serious ailment that goes away either on its own or with a couple weeks of antibiotics. There is a competing view, held by LLMDs, many of whom are members of a different organization, International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS).
That would cause a conductive loss, which means it could be surgically correctable. If you are dizzy, etc., its probably viral and maybe Meniere's disease. Have you had episodes of ringing in your ears, vertigo, etc. in the past? It can come and go for years, and each time zap a little more hearing. The vertigo can be quite severe which is a telltale sign. If this was the start of Meniere's you may see some recovery with the steroids but could have future episodes.
Started out at 80mg p/day (taking it for Sudden Severe Hearing Loss related to my Meniere's Disease) Have tapered down to 40mg per day since the PVC's started, two weeks into my treatment. Went to the ER with chest discomfort last weekend but no heart attack. Seeing a Cardiologist on Monday. Can't WAIT to get off the prednisone!!
Please also search Ménière's disease it is said that u should get tested for tumors as well because they can produce similar symptoms to Ménière's disease and good luck!
The ENT doctor I saw put me on a high dose of prednisone for three weeks and then weaned me off the drug. I took it to bring down inflammation in my left inner ear, where the Meniere's started. I suppose it helped, but I'm very glad to be off the prednisone; it's a horrible drug to have to use with awful side effects. The doctor also told me to keep my salt intake to under 2,000 mgs. a day. Anyway, I do hope you guys will be able to answer my two questions.
In the meantime, I'm considering asking my GP to give me another trial of prednisone. I am otherwise healthy. Looking for any insight into how to handle this problem.
I know very little about it, but I believe there is thought to be some possible overlap between Meniere's disease and migraines. Meniere's disease causes episodes of ear fullness, tinnitus, and fluctuating hearing loss, but also vertigo, at least the typical Meniere's. The etiology (cause) of Meniere's is uncertain, and thinking has changed about it recently. Also, I think there are many variants of Meniere's and migraine, which can make diagnosis tricky. You might investigate this connection.
I'm not saying you have Meniere's for sure or that food will help, but I saw your post and thought I'd mention my experience in hopes that it would help you. Maybe you just have simple allergies. But I know the torture of ear problems. So if this helps, great. If not, keep trying to find answers. If it is meniere's, they use diuretics to drain the fluid from the inner ear and my doctor also used a low dose BP medicine to open up the capillaries to maximize blood flow to the ear.
I also have Raynauds and Livedo reticularis, mitral valve prolapse and 3 minor leaky heart valves, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism after thyroid cancer last year, Tinnitus, meniere's disease, bi-positional vertigo. I am looking for a reason for the eye things, does anyone know what this is? My Neurologist thinks it might be seizures but she is sending me to another neurologist for a second opinion.
Got in somewhere else. Thinks it may be Meniere's Disease. If not better in 1 week, will do MRI to make sure it isn't Acoustic Neuroma (benign tumor), MS, or something more serious. I say, better to find out as soon as possible what you are dealing with. What if it is a stroke or something that needs immediate attention?
I am desperate for help. I am 49 year old female with a history of Meniere's Disease and Fibromyalgia. In June 2006 I developed an excruciating postural headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, which lasted for 42 days, at which time I received high doses of Prednisone. There is no history of trauma or accident. I'm told this is Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension. The Prednisone relieved the headache, although I still have daily headaches but not nearly as intense as the initial.
Eventually, after MRI, Spinal Tap, x-ray, and blood tests, I was diagnosed with viral meningitis, resulting in nerve damages to my ear and a mild case of Bell's Palsey. They put me on Prednisone for the nerve damage to my ear. Unfortunately, I'm having a lot of serious side effects from the prednisone...i'm feeling worse than before. While this may not be your condition whatsoever, as i'm only a patient, maybe you can discuss it with your doctor re vestibular labyrinthitis: http://www.
a disorder of the inner ear characterized by recurrent dizziness, deafness, and tinnitus. In 80 to 85 percent of cases, only one ear is affected. Damage caused by certain drugs, including aspirin and certain antibiotics Hearing loss Trauma or injury resulting from a blast or explosion Temporomandibular joint syndrome or TMJ: pain and other symptoms affecting the head, jaw, and face.
Not too long after completing it I had what came to be termed (after seeing an ENT and a hearing specialist) two Meniere's Disease-like episodes; in which for 24-48 hours, I effectively lost hearing in one ear. The sensation was as if my hearing had 'closed in on itself', leaving only a very small frequency left. Both times it cleared up on it's own and I had only minimal long-term loss.
There are a lot of causes of severe vertigo from Meniere's Disease to a lesion in the brainstem. ALL of them make you feel cruddy. What you are describing with feeling completely wrung out and disoriented are well known result of vertigo. Even after the attack is over you can have problems with visual tracking or dealing with visually busy environments. Also, I get the hissing sound in my head for days after a bout of vertigo. Mine sounds like white noise or rushing water.
I work in a pathology lab and after throwing up all over the ER waiting room, I had a CT scan done which was fine, the next day I went to an ENT doctor, had hearing tests which I was told were fine and that it might be Meniere's disease, an ear disorder. He did say I had nystagmus (eye jerking) and I was put on prednisone which caused me to have a manic response, but did help with the symptoms greatly.
At first I thought I did have an attack of Meniere's Disease but my symptoms didn't quite fit most people's experiences. My vertigo was slight and it came on after 2 days of my hearing loss. I've had ringing in my ears before, but never with vertigo. As I read about more about other hearing problems, mine fit the SSHL. My ENT had an audiologist MD do a full hearing exam and it showed my eardrums to be OK, no wax, but it did show nerve damage.
I am almost certain that what most of you have is either Labyrinthitis or Meniere's disease. Labyrinthitis usually follows a cold or flu and is caused by a viral infection of the inner ear.
While the test may not be 100% specific for Lyme disease, it does appear useful for monitoring patients with chronic, persistent Lyme disease who are receiving immune supplements." I don't know what immune supplements means but if it means the Betaseron that you're taking, if you are, then there might be a good reason for doing the CD 57. About Betaseron----- are you saying you're taking that medicine? It a pretty hefty drug and I hope you bypass all the side effects.
My ear both are affected less hearing ability checked with ENT doctors, they told me inside of the ears have a small hole. So need treatment.So I want to know what are the treatment me to solve the problems.I have 49 years old and have controlled sugar complaint. Please answer me the details.
Hashi's is short for Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It's an autoimmune disease that's the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the developed world. Whether you have it can be determined by a blood test to check for the antibodies that your body produces if you have Hashi's. It's a very good idea to always get the results of all the tests your doctor runs. You can call your doctor and either get the results verbally or ask for a copy.
Has your sister been dxd with an autoimmune/connective tissue disease or is she also in the process of being worked up for one? Why were you seeing a LLMD--were you dxd with Lyme disease? How do you know some of your neuropathy isn't from that? I could see how being infected with Lyme could trigger off an autoiumme disease in one who is susceptible. After all, it's a bacterial infection.
Has anyone mentioned Meniere's Disease? It's major symptom is vertigo...My grandfather had a pretty nasty case of it.Theres alot to it so please look it up.
I am exactly like you all, and no one I know personally has had this, so, I too am relieved to find co-sufferers! I had been misdiagnosed with Meniere's disease. I get God-awful symptoms, I've had them for a GOOD ten years (or should I say, a "bad" ten!), thought I was ADHD or just plain loosing my ability to think clearly. I was not sneezing much, but my NOSE DRIPPED CONSTANTLY.
Thanks for the replies! I went to sleep for a couple of hours this afternoon. My Dr. says this is because it's exhausting trying to maintain my uprightness! BPPV was ruled out by the ENT. He also did hearing tests, the brainstem response test and the test on the table, that checks for BPPV ( I forget what its called). Personally, when all this started, I thought it could be blood pressure. Mine is sometimes low ( in the range of 50-60/ 100-110) and usually closer to 66/120. My TSH was fine.
I have multiple thyroid nodules and have the vertigo and pain and all that everyone is talking about along with tinnitus. I was recently diagnosed with Meniere's Disease. These symptoms are all symptomatic of that. I do believe, however, that the thyroid escalates the symptoms during an atttack of thyroiditis. I am having a biopsy done and am actually hoping they remove the thyroid so those attacks will stop.
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