I remember my first (small) attack. I was driving home and pulled up into the driveway and my head started to spin. I didn’t think much about it; to me I was just a little dizzy. Of course it wasn’t too long after that episode that I had my first major attack and unfortunately it was at work. I thought that I was having a heart attack. The doctor at the emergency told me that I wasn’t having a heart attack which was reassuring but I was still baffled as to what exactly was going on with me.
I didn’t know much about balance disorders at the time and I really didn’t know very much about vertigo. As for Meniere’s disease I hadn’t ever heard the term before. I was scared this was all very strange and who knew where it would lead. After I was told by the first ENT that I saw that it was Meniere’s I knew that had to do more than a little research to find out what it was all about.
Luckily we live right now in the internet age where we can communicate with each other about Meniere’s and how it affects our lives. And that is extremely important for those folks who just recently had their first attack and didn’t have a clue what was happening to them.
So what was your first attack like?
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