Could My Tinnitus Be Caused by Ménière's Disease?

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    1. bruh moment
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      bruh moment Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      `2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      I'm a 15-year-old boy, and I got my tinnitus two month ago.

      I went to two ENT, both said fine, because in that time, I don't have hearing loss. Recently, I felt there's fullness in my ear which can't be popped by yawning and other, it much feels like inner ear pressure. I got so frantic, I searched all day online trying to find an answer. My most recent answer was this: Meniere's disease.

      I had sensory otitis media so there's a chance the disease in the middle ear went into the inner ear, which in turn causes the fullness. I didn't experience any kind of vertigo. Sometimes I can feel a bit foggy or unbalanced and have a headache.

      Could this be Meniere's disease? And how can I tell if this is Meniere's? I heard there's no treatment and no cure so people with Meniere's will just go deaf.
       
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    2. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
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      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      If it is, there is a drug in the second phase 3 trial to halt it in its tracks called Otividex. It will probably be released before you go deaf.
       
    3. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      ?
      Nice! When will it be released? I've not yet been diagnosed with Ménière's disease but you know... I am scared.

      BTW my tinnitus is a mild static/hissing/cracking sound. Is that normal with Meniere's?
       
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      bruh moment
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      bruh moment Member

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      ?
      BTW my T is a mild static/hissing/cracking sound. Is that normal with meniere?
       
    5. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Dunno.

      I don't have this disease. Ask @glynis.
       
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      bruh moment
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    7. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      Tinnitus Since:
      `2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      BTW it appears Otividex phase 2 trial was a failure...
       
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    8. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Nasty Swamp
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Then why are they in phase 3?
       
    9. Chriscom

      Chriscom Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Northern Virginia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely infection/ear stress after walking pneumonia
      You have some typical symptoms of Meniere's (I boldfaced those above) but it's best not to diagnose on the internet. You need to see an ENT again and describe these symptoms.

      (feeling unbalanced can be mild form of vertigo by the way).

      It can't be cured but there are things you can do to help keep it under control. A key one is a low-sodium diet, since sodium helps retain water and cutting back on that can reduce the fluid in your ear that helps create the balance/vertigo problems.

      Here's a link to get you started:

      https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000709.htm

      I'll add the standard advice: "Some people with Ménière's disease find that certain events and situations, sometimes called triggers, can set off attacks. These triggers include stress, overwork, fatigue, emotional distress, additional illnesses, pressure changes, certain foods, and too much salt in the diet."

      Hang in there.
       
    10. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      `2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      Sorry, I meant phase 3.
       
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      bruh moment
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      Well, is there going to be a treatment anytime soon? Plus, people who have Meniere's, must they have hearing loss as well? Will I go deaf?

      Can Meniere's get cured by itself? Because I heard it is basically fluid built up.
       
    12. Chriscom

      Chriscom Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Northern Virginia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely infection/ear stress after walking pneumonia
      I'm not a doctor, and these questions are best answered by a doctor.

      Technically Meniere's isn't a disease, it's a syndrome--it's a way of referring to a set of symptoms whose ultimate cause isn't fully understood. Because of that it's hard to treat. I'm not up to speed on what kinds of new, sure treatments are in the works.

      I will say that your feeling of being a bit unbalanced is on the weak side of of Meniere's diagnosis. A friend of mine diagnosed with it had crazy dizzy spells where she literally would fall down having lost all balance with an intense feeling of spinning around. She's better now but I don't know what her full treatment regime is. Whether you will go deaf, I have no idea. Meniere's also is more common in older folks (like 40 and up) but again, that doesn't rule it out. You need to see an ENT.

      It gets better with some folks, worse in others. My own hearing loss and Tinnitus came out of the blue without any sure cause. My own ENT kind of tried to diagnose me with Meniere's (I'm 63), because I have tinnitus and hearing loss and sometimes a feeling of fullness, but I have zero vertigo and only feel a super-minor balance issue first thing when I get out of bed for a few seconds. Eventually he said nope you don't have Meniere's. Who knows, maybe I'll get it later.
       
    13. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      ?
      Damn... this is scary. I definitely will go to ENT as soon as I can. Thanks a lot tho.
       
    14. Mister Muso
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      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Meniere's usually does involve some hearing loss but not necessarily full deafness.

      It can go away essentially by itself over time if you just try to stay fit and healthy. This happened with a friend of mine who is able to enjoy concerts again, having had severe symptoms in the past.
       
    15. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      `2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      You are the savior of the day, can you tell me what medicine he took?
       
    16. Mister Muso
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      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Not much as I recall. He took Betahistine for a while which I've taken too and had some benefit. But mainly he just focussed on losing weight, taking more exercise and avoiding loud environments. He got hearing aids but he doesn't use them much any more. I'm no expert on Meniere's, just what I've heard from my friend. It's taken him quite a number of years to recover to the point he's at today but never give up hope.
       
    17. Mister Muso
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      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      For me I find amitryptylene gives me the most relief.
       
    18. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      Tinnitus Since:
      `2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      Ohhhhhh, maybe it's because I'm too fat (I'm pretty fat).
       
    19. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      Maybe later when I lose weight I can recover from this then. Thank you so much.
       
    20. glynis
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      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @bruh moment,

      Please try not to worry or Google Meniere's as it can cause added stress as well as having tinnitus it will start adding negative thoughts and worry.

      Meniere's disease can take a couple of years or more to diagnose with tests and symptoms and progression and monitoring what you are experiencing.

      Meniere's causes inner ear problems and I'm sure you have by now read about them.

      I have had Meniere's many years and been in a bad way with symptoms but now I only suffer from hearing loss and also severe tinnitus that never stops.

      Hearing aids can help and Cinnarizine 15mg, 2 tabs, three times a day.

      You are really young so try not worry but protect your ears from extra loud sounds, not everyday sounds your ears are ok with.

      love glynis
       
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      bruh moment
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      ?
      Oh, ok. I have a question tho, you said your symptoms now are only tinnitus and hearing loss. What if I start doing whatever you do maybe I can "cure" or prevent it?
       
    22. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      ?
      One last thing tho, what is the chance I have Meniere's disease?
       
    23. Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Aural fullness is not exclusive to Meniere’s Disease. It’s also something that happens with other causes of tinnitus. Being a little foggy and having a headache could be anything. Something like reactive hypoglycemia if you aren’t diabetic. You said you’re overweight. Have your A1C checked. Don’t jump to worst case because of that.
       
    24. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      `2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      OK, I'm going to do a blood test really soon. Thank you tho.
       
    25. glynis
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      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I doubt it very much so try not to overthink about it and just be kind to your ears.

      love glynis
       
    26. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      ?
      OK, I'm going to try to stop me from thinking this so much. Last question I promise you: If I really have Meniere's, when I grow up, could my ears just fix themselves?
       
    27. glynis
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      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Meniere's Disease has no cure and is a progressive disease.

      The disease has 3-4 stages ending up as burn out.
      Your eyes become responsible for your balance as your inner ear becomes destroyed and left with severe tinnitus with hearing loss.

      love glynis
       
    28. AUTHOR
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      bruh moment
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      `2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      So, if I have Meniere's, basically I will lose my balance and maybe go deaf?
       

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