I have a Labyrinthectomy scheduled for August 16th, and I am very excited. This website has been very beneficial to me. It's where I found out about anti-virals and all other recommended ways to live with Meniere's. Here is a short background on what brought me to a Labyrinthectomy. A lot of the timelines are kind of blurry to me. This is as I remember it. Diagnosed 8 years ago at the age of 34. I have tried a lot. The first was low sodium and prednisone with no response. Within a short time, I got anti-virals and experienced relief so great I wanted to shout from the rooftops. Over the years, I used Famciclovir and Valacyclovir from various manufacturers. Some manufacturers were better than others. Additionally, I was on a JOH regimen with added monolaurin and olive leaf extract. I always ate healthy foods and exercised. About 2 years ago, anti-virals stopped working. I was frequently getting sick and experienced my first drop attack. Enough was enough. I reached out to Dr. Gacek (the son). Worked with his anti-viral protocol. I even went to Alabama to get a procedure done by him, where he put a dissolvable sponge of ganciclovir directly on the nerve in my ear. Unfortunately, it did not work for me. I'm sharing all this for two reasons: 1. Hopefully, it helps someone else. 2. To explain, I did not start at a Labyrinthectomy. I ended up here. I know other members have been kind enough to document their recovery process from a labyrinthectomy. So I do not know if mine would be helpful. But if anyone believes it could be useful, please reply here. I will certainly post my process.