hi all,hope your all still plodding well I would just like to say that I really don’t believe alcohol is a trigger for me could that be possible? as isn’t one of the most potent triggers alcohol? well ive been going out the last few weekends on a sat night drinking rose wine and beer and Sambuca (I even did a 14 hour session on bank holiday sunday) but the funny thing is is that my mav doesn’t get any worse infact the day after I tend to feel quite normalish with a usual hangover! does anyone else feel better on alcohol?
on the plus side alcohol is a diuretic, so may reduce pressure in ear AND its a stress reliever - that could also reduce pressure AND migraine risk.
On the downside it dehydrates you so could that cause a later effect of your body hoarding fluid, leading to more pressure? Centrally it might give you a headache …
u may have something there james I had three weeks of staying in before this relapse I swear its because I had no wine haha!
staying in with no exercise is a really bad idea imho … having a healthy metabolism (in part due to exercise) with lots of water is a must
I feel “normal” when i drink alcohol, no dizziness or headaches, they stop in the first can of beer, but after some hours they come back again…
I always have some dizziness but it really doesn’t get any worse I seem to stay at this baseline, it would be great if it would just go away for good though,heres hoping!
Takes me two
Through all the years with Menieres, alcohol never seemed to bother me. In fact, the first time I even heard it could was at a party (no pubs in S.A. in those days!), when my ENT sat blearily staring at me pouring a glass of wine and remarked “you should’nt be drinking, you know, …it can trigger some people…” !!! Must add that I was not drinking red wine at the time (which is purportedly the worst??), neither had I heard about the ‘cumulative effect’.
At this point, alcohol is less of an issue for me to avoid - so I have stayed away from the red wine…just in case. The odd brandy or beer does not seem to be a problem…only a pleasant relaxant!
But lets face it, having a tipple before MAV was rarely an ultimately painless experience! Good riddance to hangovers!