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Hearing loss versus vertigo: treatment outcomes

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by JaneL, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. JaneL

    JaneL New Member

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    Hi everyone

    I’ve been reading quite a lot of forum posts and I’m starting to think I see a pattern that people who first and primarily experience dizziness/vertigo/maybe slight hearing loss seem to do better on treatments (either medical or alternative) than those whose first symptom is blocked ear and substantial permanent hearing loss.

    What do others think about this? Is this your experience?
     
  2. Biffer

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    Jane, interesting observation. I certainly fall into the second category as my first symptom was blocked ear and hearing loss. But then, without the vertigo they would not diagnose meniers so I did not look for treatment for meniers until year later when the vertigo hit.
     
  3. JaneL

    JaneL New Member

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    Thanks Biffer, how are your symptoms now with treatment? I’m also in the same category of ear issues first.
     
  4. Marta

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    JaneL it sounds really interesting.

    My first symptoms was vertigo and I have had relief from EDB surgery.
     
  5. Biffer

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    For the past year I have had no vertigo attacks. But I live in a world of perpetual dizziness, sometimes worse than others. I feel it most when indoors. However, compared to vertigo... I can live with it.
     
  6. IvanNew

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    I'm at this point too, sometimes I have days when I get dizzy for 30-60 minutes and then maybe I am a few days or weeks without dizziness. I can live with it even though it is not my ideal life dream.
     
  7. June-

    June- Well-Known Member

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    I have cohclear hydrops, primarily hearing loss and fullness, and I did great on antivirals and allergy treatment. Low sodium and diuretics did nothing for me.
     
  8. JaneL

    JaneL New Member

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    Thanks June, do you still have the symptoms such as hearing loss after the anti virals?
     
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    I have taken diuretics on and off over the years. They help a little bit, at first, but then don't help anymore. Nothing else I have tried has helped in the least.
     
  10. June-

    June- Well-Known Member

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    No I do not have the symptoms any more. But it took several years to get complete relief. My hearing came back except for the very highest range but that is outside the range of speech so I don’t notice. Because I only have one balance nerve to start with, sometimes my balance is not perfect but it is good enough. I ride a bike.
     
  11. JaneL

    JaneL New Member

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    That’s amazing that your hearing came back! How much loss did you have? And how long did you have hearing loss for before it returned?
     

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