Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meniere’s disease and Depression

If you have Meniere’s disease you know that depression and anxiety are definitely symptoms of this monstrous illness. Who wouldn’t be down knowing that at any moment you could have an attack no matter where you were or what you were doing. Not only will you feel badly, sometimes for days, it can also be embarrassing. And add the fact that there isn’t a cure makes it worse.

It is not only the patient’s life that suffers but also those around him. In my case when I have had attacks so bad that a trip to the hospital is required, my wife has had to leave work to go to the emergency room bringing our small son with her. My son doesn’t understand why his father gets sick and has to go by ambulance to the hospital so many times. It is difficult to explain to him about this illness since it is difficult for adults to comprehend what is going on with this disease.

Meniere’s patients should seek treatment if they find that the depression or anxiety is too great to handle on their own.

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