Last week on Monday I was starting to prepare dinner when my head started to feel light and the familiar spinning of a meniere’s attack started. It was strange because it wasn’t spinning as quickly as it usually does when I have an attack and in few minutes it stopped. It really didn’t have much impact on me or the rest of the day. Unfortunately what happened on Wednesday wasn’t quite as simple as the previous episode. It was in the evening and I was sitting on the couch not really doing anything when an attack came out of the blue. It felt like something had slammed into the side of my head causing my vision to become blurred and my sense of control to become lost. I rolled onto the floor and yelled for my wife who knew what was happening.
The whole attack lasted only a few minutes but it was brutal, one of the worst sudden attacks that I have ever experienced. Why did it happen now? I’m not sure but I can certainly speculate about what could have brought it on. Over the past few months I’ve had problems with in congestion, ear aches and headaches. I have taken a lot of over the counter stuff and I can only wonder if that played a part in the attack.
Of course other reasons may be the stress of the holiday season and the ongoing tension of getting on social security disability (I haven’t heard anything in while). As usual it is a guessing game as to what causes Meniere’s disease to flare up.
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