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04-20-2006, 12:00 PM #1Registered User
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Vertigo/ Meniere's disease
I have been having bad problems with my hearing for the past couple of weeks ever since I got back from a ski trip in Utah. Its very frustrating hearing a high frequency sound constantly. I have also have had problems with vertigo in the past, however, this has only happened twice and occurs on days with whiteouts and are plagued with nasea and dizziness. Its very bothersome and I have no idea what to do! Im kinda of scared to go to the doctor but I think I might have to. Just wondering if anyone else ever gets this problem and what I can do with it? Well take care and I hope to hear from you all soon. Peace. http://www.tetongravity.com/ubb/confused.gif
04-20-2006, 01:27 PM #2Funky but chic
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Well, hope you don't have Meniere's, that shit's a bitch and a half. Lots of people have vertigo issues in white-out conditions, myself included, and don't have Meniere's. as to the high=pitched tone you're hearing, I dunno.
Maybe it could be a pressure thing, like a blocked eustachian tube? It couldn't hurt to try some Mucinex or Humibid, which are OTC drugs that essnetially liquefy mucus and allow it to leave the body. I've used both to good effect with sinus and eustaschian tube issues in hte past, I actually always have it on hand due to my fucked-up sinuses. if that doesn't help go see an ENT.
04-23-2006, 03:44 AM #3
Meiere's disease is actually pretty rare and horribly overdiagnosed. If you get dizziness in a white out, it is probably because you favour vision for sensory feedback (over your inner ear balance centres and touch feedback from the skin, muscles, joints). You can train this by doing balance exercises with your eyes closed. Try standing on one leg, close your eyes and turn your head from side to side. Start slow then gradually get a bit quicker as you get better. It's suprisingle disorientating at first.
As for the tinnitus. It is probably worth seeing an audiologist to get it checked out. There are a lot of reasons for tinnitus. Mention the dizziness and they will probably do a few tests for that as well.
Vertigo can be treated very effectively with rehab, tinnitus is more intractable. I know I've posted vestibular exercises here before. You may find them if you do a search. If not let me know.Monty Python's version of the cougar phenomenon:
"This is a frightened city. Over these houses, over these streets hangs a pall of fear. Fear of a new kind of violence which is terrorizing the city. Yes, gangs of old ladies attacking defenseless, fit young men".
08-13-2009, 05:56 PM #4
Ski with Meniers
Any one know someone who has been diagnosed with meniers and still skis?
I figured out of all the "diseases" to take me down, it would have be syphilis or gonorrhea ... you know, something more sexy. But with a fresh diagnosis, and one month lost already, the winter looks like it may blow for me. I figure I am just going to giver shit, and ride till I die. I may be forever banished to blue runs, but they will feels just as crazy to me.
08-13-2009, 10:18 PM #5
There's a couple points that acupressure or orthobionomy practitioners can hit with great success. My mom's meniere's was greatly helped with orthobionomy, but came back after she stopped getting treated. I used to know where to rub to relieve the symptoms, but have forgotten over time.
08-20-2009, 07:50 AM #6Registered User
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My mother-in-law has Meniere's and controls it really well with diet (no salt, alcohol, or caffiene) and certain meds (diuretics, but there may me more). Find a good otolaryngologist to help you out. Hopefully, it's something else, but it's still survivable with good discipline.