FireWhirlGirl, I began experiencing vertigo when I was 6 years old, which means I had juvenile onset Meniere ’s syndrome. This got progressively worse and peaked at age 22. Now I rarely have an episode. My symptoms were (in order) 1) sharp pain and fullness in inner-ear, 2) nausea, 3) vertigo and more nausea. Frequently I would have speech impairment, and only once did I vomit. I have always taken Dramamine, which usually made me more tired than anything, so I would sleep off the episode. For the following three days following an episode, things just wouldn’t seem right, i.e., sensory perception, kind of surreal.
As a young adult I went to an ENT who performed various tests. I also had a CT with contrast and discovered that I have an anatomic abnormality in that part of my inner ear (if I recall correctly it is the vestibule) never developed fully. I later found out that a great uncle had Meniere’s (genetic?).
With recommendations from my ENT, I learned to manage the frequency of the episodes by avoiding the following refined salt and caffeine (coffee, chocolate, tea). A little salt and caffeine was OK, but large amounts seemed to trigger an episode.
There are many treatment options depending on the root cause of Meniere’s. Don’t stop searching for a treatment that will work for you. I hope you are able to get some relief soon.