As you can imagine I have read a lot about Meniere’s disease over the years and the more I read makes this disorder even more of a mystery to me. Wide ranging symptoms that are hard to explain and treatments that seem to be hit or miss adds to the enigma of Meniere’s. Although there is research going on many questions are left unanswered, even the basic question such as why does it occur and what can possible cure this malady.
The comment that inspired me for this post came from Peggy …
“My ear/nose/throat specialist has thrown up her hands after treating me for two years.
I called three days ago to say the prism lenses aren't really helping me, and I'm still dizzy on a daily basis, and I asked what she would suggest. Her only suggestion was that I consider going to see another doctor in Manhattan, who was one of her teachers/mentors in medical school.”
I can certainly understand the amount of frustration that Peggy has over this situation. You work with a doctor, follow their instructions and then when things don’t work out they send you on to someone else. Of course this doesn’t happen with every doctor but it does happen enough. Unfortunately with Meniere’s disease this probably occurs more often because this inner ear disorder is so baffling and it isn’t curable only treatable (at times).
We can only hope and pray that the near future brings a better understanding and more ways to control and even cure Meniere’s disease.
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