Hey guys, new to the forum and relatively new to Meniere's. I'm in a sticky situation and would like some input. I'll try and keep this brief and avoid a long-drawn-out story. I was recently pseudo-diagnosed (not officially diagnosed) with Meniere's after a year of random bouts of dizziness and occasional vertigo. All the classic signs of Meniere's but not as extreme as some I've read about on here. As of right now, I average about 1 episode per week - all of which tend to be dizziness and not really vertigo. Since the symptoms started a year ago, I've only had rotational vertigo maybe 4 times and they all only lasted max an hour. On to the more interesting part: A year and a half ago, I began my journey into aviation after I got accepted into the American Airlines Cadet Academy which takes you from zero experience all the way to a pilot in the airlines. It's always been my dream to fly, so this was obviously fantastic for me and a major step towards achieving my goal. Right when Covid hit, I got an inner ear infection (Labyrinthitis). This was easy to deal with because my school had shut down so I just took it easy for a few weeks and everything seemed to heal up. I went back to school and the day after I got Instrument Rated, I got super dizzy again even though it seemed like my ear infection had gone away. Went to the ENT and they basically told me that I'd never fly again because I have Meniere's. He wanted to give me a Gent injection right there but I had no idea what was happening because I was so distraught about being told I'd never fly again. I saw two more ENT's after that where they basically reaffirmed what the first ENT said but were against doing anything other than me changing my diet. It has now been 8 months since I last flew, and although my diet change has helped slightly, I still get those pesky random days where I'm couch/bedridden - not enough of a change to give me the confidence to continue school... Here is the problem: The FAA says that a pilot needs to go 3 months "vertigo" free before they would even consider giving a medical certificate. There have been some reports of pilots getting the Gent injection and having no problem getting the cert and getting back to work. I am halfway through school and 50k in debt from it. My loan was put on hold to give me the time to figure out what to do, but that is about to expire and I'll need to decide whether or not I can continue going to school (I have until June). The question: 1. Should I just assume aviation might not be a reality for me anymore? 2. Should I take a break from Aviation for a few years to evaluate my situation and see what happens? 3. Should I just take the plunge and get the Gent injection so by June/July I can maybe get back to flying? My current ENT is personally against giving me the gent because of my age (he said it's usually a last resort) but said he would if I wanted him to. He also informed me that it could just go away after a while but I'm not convinced mine is just going to "go away." I'm desperate for some advice, the anxiety is killing me. I just miss flying. Personal Context: I'm 29 y/o and consider myself very healthy. Since January 1st, I've only eaten a carb/sugar-free diet (mostly carnivore), and very low salt to no salt. I consume very little caffeine, quit smoking tobacco (used to smoke cigars regularly). I routinely work out and am on the John Of Ohio regiment. Since starting all these extremes, I haven't noticed much change in my symptoms although it's only been two full months at this point since making the changes.