In the past I have written about Meniere’s disease and migraines (MAV) and I have received comments regarding them also. Most of them of the folks that have commented had the migraines before the Meniere’s disease. And over half of Meniere’s sufferers have experienced migraines. There seems to be quite the connection between the 2 ailments. In the past week I received an email from someone who also had migraines with he thought was Meniere’s disease.
This is from Dave…
I have been following your page for a while and am seeking some information.
I became ill in July with what appeared to be Labyrinthitis with flare ups that were like Meniere’s attacks. I however did not feel back to normal between attacks and was very ill constantly for 18 weeks. During this time I have 2 very big attacks which have sent me TOTALLY deaf in my right ear and left me quite off balance. My last big attack left me in hospital for 5 days. I had constant rotational nystagmus for 4 days straight. During this time, I could not even sit up in bed, let alone feed myself. I could not walk at all unaided. It also took me 3 weeks after this to learn how to walk mostly straight and unaided again :(
I was told that what I had experienced was "100 times worse than Meniere’s" and that I do not have Meniere’s. I was Dx with MAV.
A lot does not make sense though. I have fluctuating aural fullness. Constant tinnitus in the dead ear, Varying amounts of motion sickness and am constantly unsteady on my feet.
The thing that really surprised me was losing his hearing completely in his bad ear. I don’t think that I have read about anyone who has Meniere’s losing all their hearing in one ear. I also don’t understand how his doctor could say that he didn’t have Meniere’s disease because his symptoms sound a lot like Meniere’s.
I would love to hear your comments on this.