I'm sorry for not following up sooner. I had full relief from vertigo attacks and tinitus in my right ear by being prescribed Valacyclovir in the recommended dosages in the study. My neurologist on my first visit actually decided to try it without even reading the full study, but we went over some key parts and the doseages. He had never come across menieres and didn't have anything to offer I guess. I believe though that I messed up by not continuing the maintenance dose as required. I honestly had never been on a prescription in my life up until that point and I didn't know it was as simple as making a phone call to the Dr office to get another. I ran out and wasn't able to continue the maintenance dose for a period before my next visit. If I remember correctly it was only a short period, but i'd never understood the whole point of the maintenance dose. I guess after dosing 3x a day then 2x a day only one dose a day is needed for the drug to continue gettting past your blood brain barrier. I don't know if dropping the ball on the maintenance dose is the cause of the resurgence, but my attacks aren't as frequent now. Ringing is pretty much a constant. I usually work in very loud environments around maintenance machines and am often using power tools that are loud. It's sometimes impossible to even realize your ear is ringing until you're in a quiet place at the end of the day. Thankfully it hasn't been as bad as it was on occasion where it was ringing so loud it was absolutely unbelievable. I have to say the story by the pilot stating that you must take Valtrex at least in my case seemed to be the truth. I ran out of money for the non generic, because I have a high deductible health plan. I tried to start all over again at one point with a generic, but it wasn't the same at all. After spending time reading the last couple days I wish I had just gone to see Dr. Rausch in Massachusetts for a gent injection. I'm at the point where I think this is the next step, but he's almost four hours away. I'm in my mid thirties and i've dealt with this for four or five years now. I can't even remember honestly. It scares me to think that it may only get worse by not getting it taken care of as soon as possible. I can't believe some people get vertigo so bad from menieres they drop to the ground. As much as I hate to admit it, but I believe a career change would also help tremendously. I work insane hours for nine months out of the year. I don't have a steady sleep schedule, nor a good diet.