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Offline sidneyburnz

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Nothing for around 8years
« on: Sep 27 2017, 03:00 PM »
I've had no attacks for around 8 years, but a few months ago my right hearing dropped again, to the point of getting some hearing aids ( never really got on well with h/aids). Now slowly but surely the vertigo is kicking back in and really impeding on my day to day stuff. I've not had any major attacks but I'm more constant dizzy now than ever before, been to the gp for the usual tablets that have never helped me at all , so gp referred me to ent but this consultation isn't for another 3 months!! Has anybody ever gone back to the gp to try and push for an almost "emergency " consultation?
I've also seen something about sac decompression, any thoughts or experiences on these would be helpful.
Finally, what's people's views on labrynthectomy?

Offline ahammond

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Re: Nothing for around 8years
« Reply #1 on: Sep 28 2017, 06:04 AM »
Do not know if it is of any use to you at all but my own experience of MD was that I had just over six years between the first bout fading and a second bout hitting. The second bout was not as bad as the first and did not last as long just a few months as opposed to nearly a year and touch wood I have been free now for the past eighteen months. I found that for me Arlevert worked well with controlling the vertigo. 

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Re: Nothing for around 8years
« Reply #2 on: Oct 06 2017, 08:44 AM »

Any kind of op scares me no end so I would avoid them if possible.  As your last experience was 8 years ago you might benefit from the steroid injections that they are doing now.  They are relatively painless and have had good success for some people. 

As for getting an emergency appointment I don't know how that would work.  I take it the 'usual tablets' are betahistine.  The only other things you could try are the low salt diet and cutting out caffeine.  Until you see the Specialist there is not much else I can think of.  Sorry.