What Might Cause Meniere’s Disease

Everyone is affected differently but for me I think it was a combination of an infection from falling in dirty Marina water & allergies. 

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Faith & Meniere’s Disease

Through my Meniere’s journey, which started in 1998, I am at peace because I have the best coach in the world, Jesus. When I don’t feel well & start to think ” Oh no a full Meniere’s attack might go back.” Now my Meniere’s has been controlled for several years but once you’ve experience 14hr severe vertigo attacks every other day, you mind instantly freaks out thinking the worst. The way I fight back is with this verse. May it give you comfort as well.

Stress & Meniere’s

Sorry I haven’t updated the blog in a while. Been dealing with car problems. But as of yesterday I am now a proud owner of a 2013 Toyota Camry SE. At the moment though I am driving a loaner car till my car comes in. The dealer did not have a Silver model with the specs that I wanted. They said it would be delivered to the dealership next Monday  and then will be tinted.  

Now you’re probably wondering what in the world does this have to do with Meniere’s Disease? Well, when you constantly are worrying if the engine or oil light is going to come on it will stress you out. My 2006 Mazda 6 got so bad that I was putting 4qts of oil every 1500 miles.  Every time I would turn the car key I would stress out wondering if the car would be ok.  For a Meniere’s patient stress is a bad thing. When I was really sick a few months back I remember my ENT doctor asking me if I had been really stressed out lately. They only thing that came to mind was being dizzy was causing the stress. I also started to notice all the sudden I am getting more grey hair in the last  6 months.  Now I am only 36 so a few would be common but it’s more than that on the underside of my head. I have been dealing with this oil issue for almost a year and I believe that the Mazda dealer did not do the proper repairs at the time they worked on the car. I know some car stuff because  I was a little tom girl that would rather help dad with the truck than learn how to sew. The Mazda was making me so mad that now I think back to a few times with the warning light would come on and I would get so upset that I would start to feeling dizzy.  Now that is just too dangerous when your driving alone.  So I sold the car to Carmax so it was not a total loss.  But boy, driving home from the Toyota deal was so relaxing. It’s like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.  Now if I can only figure out why the ringing in my left ear sounds different. It’s not just the constant ring but when I move a certain way the sound also goes up and down. Maybe that has something to do with the crystals in my inner ear. I did the DizzyFix exercises for week and I thought everything was better. When I go home today I will start doing them again to see if it helps. I tried using my Meniett device last night but that did not change anything.  So I just pray about it and let God guide me in the right direction.  Try a few things till I find the right cause. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed day. I promise to post pictures of the new car as soon as I get it. 

Why Do We Sleep So Much?

So have you ever wondered why a person with Meniere’s sleeps a lot? Well I have a theory. Earlier today the sky got really dark with some thunder. The pressure starts to change and makes you feel funny, maybe a little dizzy. I think while this is all happening your balance nerve in you inner ear does one thing while your body or brain fights to stay upright. Don’t you think that would tire you out too. Most of the time sleeping it off is better fighting it with medication. Why take it if you don’t have to. Also started the BPPV therapy. That could also contribute to me being tried. Well we’ll see what happens tomorrow 🙂