As I am sure everyone knows that salt and Meniere’s disease don’t mix very well. From the very start of my Meniere’s problems I have been told about the connection between the fluid in the inner ears and the challenge that it presents to your balance. As I have written in the past that even with a low sodium diet I still had vertigo episodes, fortunately there are some folks who have had success with a low salt regiment. I received a comment from Liz the other day about just that…
My name is Liz, I am 24. I have been suffering with MD since I was 13 years old for a while no one could diagnose what was going on with me. By the time I was a senior in high school they pegged me with MD. I had a long stretch during college when I did not get one attack. However last year I had my first child. After that I started getting attacks every day. I went to an ear specialist; he put me on triamterene and a low/no sodium diet. Knock on wood I have not had an attack since. The diet is VERY restricting, but it is worth it not to have a disabling vertigo attack. Start looking at all of your labels and try to keep your intake per food item/ ingredient, under 50 mg of sodium.
Liz makes a wonderful point about reading the labels on the food that you eat. You will be surprised at all the sodium that is found in processed foods and it can be a real challenge to stay on a diet that restricts the amount of salt intake.
I will add that the triamterene hctz which is a diuretic seems to helpful for me.
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