When I was initially diagnosed with Meniere’s disease I don’t think that I was prescribed any type of medication except a diuretic and a med to help replenish the potassium lost. I didn’t start taking antivert till a few months after that, a doctor in the emergency room recommended it. And yet another emergency room doctor told me to take valium before an attack. I took both of those meds for quite a while but I don’t anymore. I really don’t think that they help much.
As for not taking the antivert I really can’t tell exactly when an attack is going to happen anymore. When they do come on I lie down on the bed and just wait till it’s over. The valium is another story like the antivert it made me very tired which is bad because I am tired most of the time anyway.
The only Meniere’s type medication that I take now is the potassium saving diuretic triamterene which I do believe has helped me and the great thing about this diuretic is no loss of potassium which means I don’t have to take a giant potassium pill!
The thing that made me think about medication is all the comments about meds that are prescribed for Meniere’s disease. Serc is certainly a popular medication everywhere (except the USA) and there are many supplements like vertigoheel and gingko that helps some folks but it seems that almost every day I read about a new type of medicine that someone has been prescribed. And that is good news because it means that doctors are looking at Meniere’s from all different angles.
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