FAQs - Meniere's Disease
I experienced the classic symptoms of Meniere's disease 2 years ago. I had the vertigo, nausea and vomiting, fullness and tinnitus in my ear and hearing loss. Now I am experiencing extreme tiredness, stiffness in my neck, headaches and memory loss, plus loss of equilibrium without the vertigo. Are these symptoms a part of the disease?
I have been recently diagnosed as having Menieres disease. One of the things that my doctor recommended was for me to lower my intake of salt. He said it, along with caffeine, cigarette smoke, and alcohol, only worsens the situation. As, cutting salt out of my diet seems to be one of my biggest challenges, where can I find a listing of foods, main courses, snacks, drinks, etc., that are low in salt?
Has anybody come across a procedure called a cochleosacculotomy? In this procedure, a small curette or wire loop is used to reach into the vestibule of the inner ear and remove the fluid-filled saccule. An investigator at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute in Boston has found that this operation relieves symptoms of vertigo.