HI all! I have 2 questions: #1) How long can a person have the symptoms of dizziness and balance problems before you start getting the vertigo with nausea? I have had problems with my balance for a few years, which has been getting worse and worse. I also have some cognitive problems, as well as a litany of other issues, but there isn't time to go into all of that here. Anyway, a few days ago i was seen by an ENT doctor and he said he thinks I have Meniere's disease. I have had an MRI of my brain (done several months ago) and was then sent to a neurologist (well before i started having the vertigo with nausea). The neurologist looked at the MRI of my brain, asked a bunch of questions, and then asked me to walk down the hall without my cane. After that she referred me in to have a cisternograhm. She said something about having too much fluid around my brain. There was also some white spots, I think they call lesions, on my MRI. Anyway, I just saw the ENT (it takes a while to get into see one when you have crappy insurance) and the ENT thinks I have Meniere's disease. I have to have a hearing test to confirm but I can tell the hearing in my left ear is much less than my right ear. In any event, I have had the problems with balance for years, and have had several bad falls, including breaking my arm. I guess I am wondering if it is possible, if anyone here has had anything similar, to having just the balance problems caused by meniere's disease for years? And then develop the vertigo/nausea. In other words, is it possible to have the balance issues that I have had for years, then start having the vertigo/nausea years later? The ENT doc doesn't think so but since they don't know the cause, I am wondering if anyone knows if that is possible? According to the ENT doc, the more likely answer is that the whatever the neurologist will find is ON TOP of what is causing the problems with my brain. Incidentally, the ENT did a bunch of tests to make sure my symptoms are not being caused by an issue in my brain/stroke, etc. Question #2) I posted here a few days ago and I can't remember my user name or what my exact question was. I did get one response, but i can't remember. Is there a way to search/find out my info? Thanks in advance to all who offer help and advice!