Hello, I was diagnosed with Meniere's in 2011. It manifested itself from a viral infection. It appears to be hereditary as my mother was diagnosed close to the same age as me. I consider myself fortunate as the disease has only dropped my quality of life by a small amount. My symptoms are not classic vertigo, but include hot flashes, lightheadedness/slight headache with tunnel vision, and balance issues. I experience noticeable tinnitus about 20% of the time.
My 'attacks' seem to stem from prolonged concentration on visual tasks, staring at a computer screen (big part of my job), driving, or reading for an extended period of time. They can last anywhere from 1 to 48 hours, not enough to incapacitate me, but an annoyance that I've learned to live with. Taking frequent breaks, drinking water, avoiding salt/caffeine, and exercise tend to get me through.
A few have questioned if I actually have Meniere's due to my symptoms. TMJ has been ruled out. However 2 ENT's have confirmed Meniere's, plus my family history.
Has anyone with a Meniere's diagnosis experience similar symptoms to mine?
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