Meniere disease- what to do?
Hello, my 42-year-old female friend was suffering from migraine with aura. The final diagnosis was made by a senior neurologist. She reported the first attack of migraine at the age of 20 years, which more typically occurred before menstruation, at a frequency of 1-2/month. Her family history was positive for migraine (mother and one of three sisters). Blood tests showed repeated positivity for lupus-like anti-coagulants; anti-nuclear, anti-mitochondria, anti-thyroid, anticardiolipin auto-antibodies and rheumatoid factor, on the other hand, resulted negative. She also presented normal C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), serum protein electrophoresis, a normal a PTT and normal C3 and C4 levels. Central nervous system nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging demonstrated microischaemic lesions. High resolution computerized tomography (CT) scan was normal. She was not receiving any pharmaceutical treatment for migraine at the time of our evaluation. She was diagnosed with Meniere disease. What to do now?
@abhi No cure exists for Meniere's disease. A number of treatments can help reduce the severity and frequency of vertigo episodes. But, unfortunately, there aren't any treatments for the hearing loss.
Medications for vertigo
Your doctor may prescribe medications to take during a vertigo episode to lessen the severity of an attack:
Motion sickness medications, such as meclizine or diazepam (Valium), may reduce the spinning sensation and help control nausea and vomiting.
Anti-nausea medications, such as promethazine, might control nausea and vomiting during an episode of vertigo.