What was the treatment for your Meniere's disease?
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How can Meniere's disease be treated?
Medications: A diuretic (water pill) such as triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide) combined with a low salt diet, is the primary treatment of Meniere's disease. Anti-vertigo medications such as
meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, Meni-D, Antrizine)
mask the symptoms, providing relief, or
diazepam (Valium) may provide temporary relief during
more severe attacks of vertigo. Anti-nausea medications
[for example, promethazine (Phenergan)] sometimes also
are prescribed. Both anti-vertigo and anti-nausea medications may cause drowsiness.
Because the nausea can be so severe at times, medications may be prescribed
in the form of a suppository
Surgery: If vertigo attacks are not controlled medically and are disabling, one of the following surgical procedures may be recommended depending on the individual patient's situation:
endolymphatic shunt (A surgical procedure in which a shunt (tube) is
placed in the endolymphatic sac that drains excess fluid from the ear.)
selective vestibular neurectomy
labyrinthectomy (surgical removal of the labyrinth of the ear) and eighth nerve section.
Although there is no real cure for Meniere's disease, the attacks of vertigo can be controlled in nearly all cases. If you have vertigo without warning, you should not drive, because failure to control the vehicle may be hazardous to yourself and to others. Safety may require you to forego ladders, scaffolds, and swimming.