I have had Meniere's for about 50 years and am now about 70 years old. I've had a lot of remissions in my lifetime. My right ear has been gone for many years. At the beginning of 2017 the disease started attacking the hearing in my left ear, and I got a hearing aid for that ear. When my ears are bad (lowered volume and distortion) I have a hard time functioning even with my hearing aid because of the distortion. I had to give up playing the clarinet because of the pitch distortion. I've had a good 18 months, but now I am again having a spell which started with dizziness. For years I have taken daily doses of betahistine dihydrochloride (compounded) and a diuretic. I have ordered most of the JOH regimen and am wondering if I should continue the two medications I already take along with the JOH regimen of pills. The betahistine is expensive; could I substitute some of the new pills for the betahistine? I take a thyroid pill. Can I take that pill along with the L-Lysine? Also, I have never had a cold sore. Is it still possible for me to have a herpes virus in my system? Another random comment: Taking Prednisone has always been a waste of time.