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I'm so sorry to hear that, Rooster.  My Dad gets dizzy spells sometimes, but in his case, it's BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), which responds well to the Epley maneuver.  Has your doctor had you try it?


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Yes, a long time ago when they thought that's what I had. Nothing works. I just have to wait it out. Had it over ten years now and it sure limits what I can do.

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How often do the bouts occur, and how long do they last?

My Mom used to get bad migraines, for which nothing would help except lying down in a darkened room for about 6 hours.  Fortunately, they have eased off a lot, both in frequency and intensity.

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At least once a month. Sometimes more. I watch what I eat as sodium is really bad for it but I think stress is the real factor. Luckily? I've never had a migraine.

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@ Rooster:

If it's stress, have you tried meditation and relaxation exercises? I'm sure you probably have.

I think I read somewhere that Valium might also help.

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I just learned about it. Is there any treatment which cures it?

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No Dan , there isn't. I used to belong to a support group and some people there had had some of the operations for it but it still came back.

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I am a broken record about this but I am saying what you are eating is contributing...I'll tell you why in a PM later.... I have a morning ritual with different spices...my hubs calls me a witch-doctor. They work & I'm still alive!

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WOW, do I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. I had been working on a post to you before I even saw this...check your aM messages.

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I am so sorry to hear that.

One of my best colleagues suffered from tinnitus (after an accident, heavy surgery and much stress), but it is not Ménière's disease, and after intensive talking and relaxing therapy, exercises and retiring, he feels much better. Another colleague is deaf and reads from the lips. And one of my best schoolmates had always hearing problems since she was a child.


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I have the tinnitus almost every day. After so many years of dealing with this? I hardly notice it any more. But my left ear is almost shot now.

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I sent you another email...LH

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Actually, you are the first person I've known with Meniers. I think I've had one patient with it. I know stress contributes to yours, that part of it will be remedied soon....remember the Magic Bullet?!

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