We are now in the middle of summer here in Atlanta. As usual it is very hot and humid and it rains about once a month. I have lived here for 26 years and the heat still bothers me. Not as much as it use to, but it still does.
But does it affect my Meniere’s disease?
I have had Meniere’s disease for over five years now. I have had numerous ambulance rides to the emergency room from work and from the side of the road brought on my condition. As I look back I don’t know that the summer is when I have had the most attacks or the worse attacks. It could be though because the heat certainly has an adverse effect on me, especially when I am getting sick. The first attack that I had at work was when I was inside an office where there was little circulation and the air either worked way too good or not at all. And when I am in the middle of the attack, I really start to burn up. Sweat pours off me and my temperature skyrockets. But even though it was summer at the time I was inside which is where most of my attacks are occurred. So I just I am not sure about seasonal changes affecting MM.
I have also read that some people who have this condition find it to be worse in the fall and the spring because of allergies. Since there is a lot of speculation as to what brings on the attacks, you can’t rule out allergies as a factor.
I would love to hear other opinions of this subject so feel free to comment.