← Return to Meniere's Disease

morninglory (@morninglory)

Meniere's Disease

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Aug 12 8:18pm | Replies (163)

Comment receiving replies

Does anyone have a success story to tell? I tried an injection of Genta Miacin into the ear. My 3rd injection is due in 2 weeks. No Meniere's attacks for 3 years. However, the medication causes loss of balance… Rehab to regain not working to well. Perhaps it is my age as others have succeed. (88)

Jump to this post

Replies to "Does anyone have a success story to tell? I tried an injection of Genta Miacin into..."

@ginomayo Since possible side effects of this antibiotic include vertigo and dizziness, have you discussed this with your doctor? For Meniere's disease, it's terribly important to be on a low-salt diet. Stay with the rehab – sometimes it just takes time.

Hi everyone. I've had Meniere's since 1992 when I was 39 years old. It caused years of episodes, vertigo and hours of regurgitation. I would literally crawl to the bathroom, because I couldn't walk. I was given diazepam to calm the vertigo, along with nausea medication and all to no avail. I had an episode while driving 60 miles an hour on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Nearly killed myself and other folks. Then I stopped using caffeine, lowered my sugar intake and went all low-sodium. I have not had an episode in over 12 years. I do have tinnitus – the ringing in my right ear, where I am now deaf. I wear bi-cross hearing aids. I have tried Lipo-Flavonoid – available at most pharmacies and at Target, etc and online. I did notice a decrease in the ringing. Rehab absolutely worked and I kept the pictures of the exercises on my inside cupboard doors for many years. Whenever I would begin to "feel" the onset of an episode I would begin the exercises. Retraining the brain. Hope this helps someone.

I had the gentamicin injection and couldn’t get out of bed for a month .. what were side effects??