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Thank you for this post.
I also have Meniere's and Asthma.  I find changes in temperature in my sinuses are very hard to handle.  My asthma doc asked me to please try the neti pot...I did.  I even got the water warm, trying to get it about my body temperature....it threw me into an instant attack!   I tried it twice...I know a glutton for punishment, but had to be sure it was it, right?  Well, yep!  So I sure can't do that.

I can do the steam, but it doesn't seem to last long.  A humidifier doesn't seem to do much.  I have so much trouble at night.  I do use flonaze for my allergies, but at a lower dose, and my doctor showed me to squirt it to the side of my nose and slowly sniff it up so it doesn't just squirt up in there and drive me insane.  It works much better.  And I don't wake up sneezing.

One strange thing I've found...Some times my inner sinuses will feel fine, but just inside my nose burns and is so dry!!  I have tried many things.  I have been told to try coconut oil for a few things...like I rub it on my teeth and gums at night to help with dry mouth...so I put just a dab in my nose and it helps so much.  Also if my inner sinuses get clogged i can smell peppermint and it helps....starts it to drip and just flow enough to unclog but not so much I'm miserable.

Still working on things.  Will try some of your suggestions, am happy to find your blog.

I work a lot with mind work calming me so I don't have as many attacks and when I do they aren't as serious.  Meditation has helped me a lot.

i do have a lot of dietary issues, but haven't found exact correlations to my Meniere's symptoms.  (I have gluten intolerance, and fructose malabsorption...along with an acidic stomach that does not listen to a proper diet or meds...but I'm working on it!)

thanks again,
wendy
oh....I do have a blog....it's http://picnicwithants.wordpress.com   I also talk about my other chronic illnesses so it's not all about Meniere's but most of it is.
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I sometimes think meniers is also caused by more than one thing. I think storms or weather coming in plays into an episode. I also think too much salt or carbs or sugar within a short amount of time can be a trigger.If I fall off the good eating wagon and overdue with the sugar or carbs it seems to affect me. I think my body is so used to no salt, fresh, verylittle sugar,it does not do well when I intake all three in a couple days


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I am deaf and recently got a Cochlear Implant, this is the first song I heard!!  I heard it many times in my youth, but to hear it again after years of not being able to hear music....I cried.  I was so touched, and so glad this is the song I'll always remember hearing First when I got part of my hearing back.
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I'm so amazed at how much music can affect us.  I didn't realize how much I missed it until I could hear it again.  Your son and I both had tears in our eyes as we listened to this song.  It is such a heart wrenching song when you realize it's about Vietnam.  But the vocals are so beautiful..... music can touch our souls.

Thank you to ALL who have wished me well!  It means so much to me.
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Dr. Kaylie has been my otologist since November 2009. I have advanced Meniere's disease. This disease is a disease of "Random Punishment", I never know when an attack may hit. Dr. Kaylie has helped me have fewer vertigo attacks, and after I lost my hearing he was my surgeon for implantation of 2 Cochlear Implants. Meniere's can strip away your independence, and can completely change your life. My life was totally changed, but Dr. Kaylie helped me retain some of my balance and gave me the chance to hear again. He also told me to give myself a break, something I desperately needed to hear. He is knowledgeable, kind, attentive, and cares. These are often rare qualities for a doctor, I'm so very glad I found him. I would recommend Dr. Kaylie to anyone who has trouble with their ears.
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