For any of you who have been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease, please use a search engine right now to search for TMD and your symptoms (e.g. TMD and dizziness and tinnitus). I have had debilitating dizziness for literally 10 years and have seen many, many doctors and have had UNTOLD numbers of tests and procedures and taken who knows how many herbs, prescription medicines, and supplements and have followed any crazy diet I have heard of that might help. I even had surgery on my sinuses hoping for freedom from this terrible condition, but nothing worked. On this very site, I read about a lady who went to see a chiropractor for Meniere's symptoms and had good luck with it. This was the first time I'd read about that approach, so I immediately set up an appt with a chiropractor. He diagnosed me with TMD (many people call it "TMJ", but it is TMD for TM joint disorder) and has sent me to a TMD specialist for treatment. Not a regular dentist. A TMD specialist. He also told me to go home and search the internet for TMD to read about it, and I have found so many reports of people who had suffered for years, just like me, and saw tons of doctors and specialists, just like me, and finally actually got RESOLUTION and got their lives back when someone diagnosed them with and treated them for TMD. Doctors diagnose you with Meniere's Disease, and you find out it's incurable, and it feels so hopeless. This feels hopeFUL for me for the first time in years! I want all of you to feel hope, too!
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East Aurora, NY
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Posted by John (Sydney, Australia) on 12/26/2007
I suffer from vertigo almost permanently. When I put my back out a month ago, I was prescribed Valium as treatment. I noticed the next day that the vertigo was virtually entirely gone. The Valium dose was 10mg and I have tried 5mg (before bedtime!) but it just doesnt have the same impact. Another medication discovered by accident that really helped is the anti-histamine Atarax which I was given by a Thai chemist to help sleep on the flight home. I took it the following night also and noticed the vertigo vanished but I put this down to the 'holiday' effect. lack of stress etc., other than the Atarax. A few weeks later I took Atarax to help sleep for 2 nights and again, the Vertigo was greatly diminished. Then I realised the connection and typed 'Atarax Vertigo' into Google and found it listed as helping in treating this annoying condition. The Ear,Nose Throat specialiast diagnosed me with Benign Prox. Vertigo on the left side and all he could suggest was the head movement exercises, which, quite frankly, make me feel a lot worse. Happy to answer questions.
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Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Christchurch, New Zdealand
Posted by Maureen (Woodbury, CT) on 10/02/2006
I have also been diagnosed with Meniere's and put on Valium as well as a diuretic. Both made me extremely ill. Yoga is very helpful. You have to teach your brain that you are in balance. Your brain gets use to the fact that you are always off balance so you have basically re-train yourself. It takes time and sometimes you are dizzy while exercising but does help. Also, no caffeine and very low sodium diet. Good Luck
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