Since I began my long journey with Meniere’s disease I have researched many medications, procedures and surgeries in hope of finding something that will work in my case. A few of the things that I have tried haven’t been very successful like salt reduction and certain types of diuretics. But there has been successes (at least I think it has been a success) like the gentamicin injections. After a rocky start it seems to have helped me. Right now I’m having a little bit of trouble, but anyway I have recently read about something called Acyclovir.
Acyclovir is an antiviral drug which means that it treats infections caused by certain types of viruses. It has been used for shingles, chicken pox and herpes virus among other things. As for the connection between Meniere’s disease and acyclovir it seems logical because some believe that herpes simplex causes Meniere’s disease.
Of course not everyone believes that it is caused by a virus, many believe that meniere’s is the result of Hydrops or excess fluid in the inner ear. That is why diuretics are used to help to eliminate that fluid and the admonition about salt reduction is also given. As I have said before the reduction of salt didn’t help me and from what I have read on meniere’s forums it hasn’t always helped other folks either.
Like I have said before, with meniere’s you hear many reasons why you might have the disease and you hear about various treatments, some that work and some that doesn’t.
If you have this condition you know what I mean.
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