The sudden vertigo and the intense nausea of Meniere’s disease is difficult to handle (to say the least!) but to add in tinnitus can make it mind blowing. The constant ringing or hissing that at times seems to never end can really drive you crazy. As you know you can have tinnitus without Meniere’s disease and of course you can also have Meniere’s without tinnitus, either way it is a big problem.
Last fall I wrote a post about how my tinnitus was acting up again partly due or mostly due to congestion and nasal problems so it isn’t any surprise that I am having the problem again due to record breaking pollen season here in Georgia. Because of the early spring and the lack of rain the pollen count has been astronomical. Hopefully we will only have a few more weeks of this.
I had a regular checkup with my ENT the other day and I mentioned the pollen problems. I was given a prescription for fluticasone propionate (Flonase). I am a little hesitant to try it yet because of any potential side effects. The last thing I want to bring on an attack or a series of attacks although I was reassured that it wouldn’t but you never know.
Hopefully this will clear up the pollen problems which in turn will ease up or eliminate the tinnitus situation. I’ll let you know.
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