When ever I hear about Meniere ’s disease and injections I think of gentamicin. Actually it isn’t a pleasant memory either the pain was terrible or it took awhile to take effect. But anyway there is another type of injection and that is with Dexamethasone steroids, I wrote about that awhile ago but recently someone wrote that they had some success with them.
Daniel Pancy was kind enough to tell me how the dex injections had worked for him…
I get my DEX steroid injection in my left ear every 6-8weeks but usually more to the 6 weeks side of the period. I have a tube in that ear with makes delivery really easy. I figure I have been on them for about a year now, as long as I get results my ENT will continue to have me get them.
They tried the Gent to deaden that nerve many many years ago and it failed to do that. The DEX is not intended to deaden the balance nerve, it calms down the vestibular system. I respond very well to steroids for Meniere's symptoms. The DEX stays inside of you middle ear and really has no side effects except it may lower blood pressure in women; at least that is what I have been able to find.
I don’t think that my doctor ever mentioned steroids to me but it sounds like to can be effective for some folks. And I imagine that the tube in the ear would make the procedure a lot less painful that having a needle going through your ear every time you have a gent injection.
By the way, the past 2 days haven’t been too bad, although I haven’t done much and I haven’t driven that far. My gent an injection is on June 9th so that should be interesting.
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