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Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by Sister Crow, Sep 15, 2021 at 9:45 AM.

  1. Sister Crow

    Sister Crow New Member

    Hello, all! I have a new diagnosis of Meniere's Disease, though my first incident with it was 2007 or 2008. At that time my left ear was affected with fullness and hearing loss; I did a course of steroids and it went away for about a week, but then it came back and they told me they couldn't give me more, as it would damage my liver, so I just adapted to the tinnitus and hearing loss. Last year I had a similar flareup in my right ear, which was beaten back with steroid shots. I suspected the flareup was triggered by cold air blowing into my ear from a fan and protected my ear...up until late August, when I forgot and let a fan blow on me too much. Now I am going through another flareup in the right ear, with mild to moderate hearing loss, fullness and tinnitus. I've had 2 steroid shots, and I'm terrified the third one will not work and this hearing loss will be permanent. I'm lucky in that that I haven't had bad vertigo, but I don't feel lucky at the moment. What's almost worse is that I was so happy and loving life because I'd had a cancer scare in March that turned out to be benign, and I had recovered from the surgery perfectly. Now I'm anxious and fearful and struggling to hear in Skype meetings while I wait to find out if my good ear is damaged. Thanks so much for listening, I appreciate it.

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