I have never been much of a drinker and I guess it is just as well since I have Meniere’s disease. I can’t imagine anyone continuing to drink after suffering with this condition. Although I haven’t seen any warnings about not drinking but it makes sense doesn’t it? There are so many things that can trigger an attack; alcohol would definitely be on that list. If caffeine can set you into orbit then alcohol with all the things that it does certainly can’t be good.
But one thing is for certain taking valium and alcohol has always been a no-no and valium is one of the most popular drugs to help with meniere’s. So I am pretty sure that the other medications for meniere’s don’t mix well with alcohol.
Another reason is how the ethyl alcohol in booze is absorbed through the blood and then travels into cell membranes. The alcohol somehow helps to release salts and minerals from the cell membranes. This in turn can be bad if the cell membrane is in the inner ear. I have read a lot about Meniere’s disease but this is new to me. I take everything that I read on the internet with a grain of salt. (Excuse the pun)
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