Prednisone for meniere's disease

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Avatar n tn Gacek from UMass in Worcester started the anti-viral program for Meniere's disease and Dr. John Stram from Boston Medical Center, follows his protocol for this program. Stram is a professor and teaches and sees patients at Boston Med Ctr. People come from all over the world to see Dr. Stram, so it might be hard to get in right away. My friend did say to tell Stram's office if you call that you're a dizzy patient and apparently they see those patients on Wednesdays.
230948 tn?1235847929 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
209591 tn?1267418314 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).
Avatar n tn 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.
212059 tn?1292942129 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!!
Avatar m tn 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!
1920497 tn?1322605527 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from anxiety for six months now after being diagnosed with Ménière's disease. During that time have had many symptoms that have come and gone but the one that keeps lingering even as my anxiety has lessened is achey legs and twitchy tight calf muscles. This discomfort is almost constant and seems to be getting worst - although my increased worry about it could be playing a role in how I am perceiving the pain.
Avatar m tn 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.
787406 tn?1339206783 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Grave's Disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Meniere's Syndrome, Thyroid Eye Disease, and Polycystic Ovary (PCOS). I was in a wheelchair in excruciating pain to the point life seemed a burden. Simply getting out of bed was something I dreaded beyond belief as it felt like stepping onto broken glass for my feet to touch the floor. Every joint in my body was inflamed and I was holding onto 50 pounds of water due to swelling and inflammation.
1139187 tn?1355710247 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.
Avatar m tn That's 1 symptom why chiarians get missed diagnosed with Meniere's disease. I had to take Dramamine several times daily for 7 weeks b4 my surgery (Dramamine is Anivert over the counter). I was having severe vertigo issues along with hearing loss in right ear. I received injections of steroids thru my eardrum into my middle ear, but I went into the most severe vertigo attack EVER after the 1st injection. The room started spinning at least 100 mph......
Avatar n tn 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.
293157 tn?1285877039 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn It got to the point in December that I had to set up to sleep because I could not breath laying down. Also, my ears started ringing. Cut forward to today, I have been tested for Lyme, disease, parasites, Celiac, H. Pylori, thryoid and adrenla gland problems, and they have all come back negative. Some doctor say they think I have acid reflux and some say that I don't. I have not been on acid reflux medicne since last year and don't know if I should start back on it.
5121236 tn?1363899782 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
13556457 tn?1430481345 I woke up 1 morning with right ear stuffiness & thought I had fluid in ear too. My PCP gave me Prednisone to dry up any fluid which of course did not work. I went to ENT by the 3rd day & had steroid injections through my ear drum into middle ear (OUCH!!!) in an attempt to save hearing & he also ordered MRI which showed Chiari. I had significant low tone hearing loss & it sounded like a helicopter or some big machine was stuck in my ear which was Tinnitus.