Thanks for the report, strngday. From La Torre's website I was under the impression that the drugs were Phase 3 of the program. What he told you, however, is that Phase 1 is water + diet + steroid injections + drugs. Is that right? Can you give us some idea about Phases 2 and 3? Do they involve other types of treatment, or are they repeats of Phase 1? I wasn't able to find a free copy of the study by the Japanese researchers, but references to it disclosed a few details. The test group was treated solely with water, while the control group received isosorbide and an anti-vertigo med. At the end of two years the test group had fared better than the control group, registering reductions in all symptoms, with the improvements appearing in the last six months of the study. The amount of water consumed daily by test subjects was 35 ml per kg of body weight (in addition to water consumed in beverages like coffee, tea and juice). When I first read about La Torre's program last week, I immediately started consuming more water. I tried to reach the 3 liters he refers to, but I was never able to get much past 2 liters. (Now that I know that the Japanese researchers would have had me drinking about a liter and half based on body weight, I don't feel like such a wimp.) The first few days there was a reduction in tinnitus - not huge but perceptible - which has persisted. I think I'll continue with the water while I try to think of how to find a cooperative doctor to prescribe the steroids and "neuro drugs".