Meniere’s Disease

It is an inner ear disorder characterized by dizziness which feels like spinning (vertigo) and hearing loss. It is also associated with tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ear), feeling of fullness, or pressure in the ear. It is common in young and middle ages and involves only one ear.

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Why i am hearing some swishing noise in my ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this insane swishing noise every time I move my head or eyes. I feel like I am going to pass out. Even opening some doors do it if they create pressure from pulling.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the movement worsens the symptoms, it must be an inner ear problem. There could be an additionally middle ear block or eustachian tube block as the pressure change worsens it. However, since you have not mentioned the duration, I am mentioning all possibl...  Read Full »

I have a swaying sensation as if the entire earth is a boat. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, Have you seen any long term damage caused by cephalo-antibiotics? I have a debilitating balance issue and dizziness that feels like the entire earth is a boat. It had been like this for two and a half weeks after two of the 1 g Ceftriaxone injections. Please assume that I do not have a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unlikely to have vestibular damage due to Ceftriaxone and that too when you have taken only two doses. I have not seen until now in my practice Ceftriaxone causing vestibular damage. Can you please tell me for what medical illness Ceftriaxone was presc...  Read Full »

My head has been spinning for several days. Is it related to vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor,My head has been spinning for several days and I used to hear some claps in my ears. The day before yesterday, some pimples appeared in my body and my stomach was very hot and I was vomiting yellow. Is it related to vertigo or to something I ate? I took Cotrim for pimples.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spinning sensation is due to vertigo which could be due to either vestibular neuritis or Meniere's disease in both conditions cause vertigo. In order to identify the cause, please provide me with more details: Do you have any hearing defect? Any similar episodes ...  Read Full »

Are pronounced hyperacusis, tinntus and headache the symptoms of Meniere's?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to share my story quickly, and my question is to those who suffer from Meniere's. Does this sound at all like the syndrome? I have not received a Meniere's diagnosis, but I am scared I might be in the early stages of it because only one ear is involved. About 14 months a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If Epley maneuver has improved your dizziness, then it does not seem to be Meniere's disease, and also you used to get vertigo only when you shake your head which is not so in Menier's. Also, you will have hearing loss as well in Meniere's. Ringing in your left ear, is...  Read Full »

I am suffering from awful tinnitus. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old female, and I weigh 60 kg and 5.3 feet tall. From the last 2.5 years, I have suffered from headaches and balance problems. I had an MRI, which was seen by an ENT two years back, and it was all clear. At that time, I was off work for six months as I kept stumbling. These...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details or your problem: What exactly happens in balance problem? Do you fall while walking? Or have a feeling of falling? Do you have any associated hearing problem? Is there a history of any ear discharge? As your primary complaint...  Read Full »

How to prevent headaches and head spinning in Meniere's disease?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has Meniere's disease. What could possibly stop attacks of headaches and head spinning? She is currently taking Vertin tablet whenever she gets an attack.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest taking Vertin (Betahistine) 16 mg, twice daily regularly for two weeks. I want the following details: Does she have any hypertension or hearing loss? Has she decreased the salt intake? Any ringing in the ears? Get a pure tone audiometry done and send me the repo...  Read Full »

I developed tinnitus suddenly. Kindly go through my MRI and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed tinnitus all of a sudden last year. I am attaching the last year MRI images for your evaluation. Of late, I have some muscle pull in my calves. I am waiting for your evaluation.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have analyzed your MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are age-related minor changes in the scan. But nothing is alarming in the scan. The tinnitus which you have can be because of isolated eighth nerve or inner ear involvement. Do...  Read Full »

Will Meniere's disease cause pulsatile tinnitus 24/7 for three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pulsatile tinnitus for the past three months 24 hours a day. It is loud, except when lying down, I am so upset. It is not my BP, although it has risen since the beginning of this. They upped my Benicar from 5 mg to 25 mg. so now it is fine. I have had every test like MRI brain...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As all the tests, including MR (magnetic resonance), CT (computed tomography), etc., have turned out to be normal, there is no secondary reason causing tinnitus. So the problem lies inside the inner ear, only nothing else. TMJ disease process, especially if in...  Read Full »

Can I have tinnitus due to side effect of AZO?

Query: Hello doctor, I began exhibiting symptoms that I would describe as tinnitus from a week. I get a loud noise or ringing in my left ear, although it also happens in the right ear. One fine day the tinnitus actually went to the other ear (my right ear), my tinnitus since then has not been focused in a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. While you have elaborated on your symptoms very meticulously, I still require some more details. Is there any hearing loss? Do you have any fullness of the ear? The tingling feeling, is it permanent? Do you have any giddiness? Any change of ear fullness or tin...  Read Full »

Is Meniere's disease life-threatening?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had tinnitus for the last one or two years. But now, I have been noticing a ringing sound in my right ear. I have gone for a hearing and balance test at the beginning of this year, and it was clear. I took an MRI scan after a month, and the results were clear. So is this Meniere's...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your concern, tinnitus is not only the symptom of Meniere's disease. Meniere's disease has typical symptoms of vertigo, hearing loss, aural fullness, and tinnitus. As you do not have all these symptoms and all your reports are normal (attachments removed to pro...  Read Full »

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