Extra points if you catch the title ref.
I saw my new doctor today. I was already VERY familiar with him. Some of you may know from the other board that my original doctor told me he wouldn’t give me anything because “it would just mask the symptoms” told me the reason I had Meniere’s is that I was fat (it had NOTHING to do with the trauma of having a stick shoved in my ear at 14 and had to have my incus and malleus bones replaced by him) I am also deathly allergic to sulfa drugs so MOST diuretics are possibly deadly to me so he wouldn’t even try me on non-sulfa ones. Let alone give me phenergan or let me try valium.
Anyhow. My new doctor has been my room mate’s doc for about a year now who has debilitating bilateral Meniere’s. He is AWESOME. He gave me a non-sulfa low-dose diuretic, and pretty much told me I could have all the valium and phenergan I wanted (within reason of course)
He’s going to run another test on me in late July to absolutely confirm my Meniere’s diagnosis. The ECOG test with the clicking and stuff. He’s testing both ears because I’m having possible tinnitus in my left ear too but the tinnitus in my right is so loud I’m not sure!
I also responded AWESOMELY to the steroid pack the other doc gave me (something else my other doc never even tried, wanted to go directly to a sac decompression) so we’re talking about doing the steroid injections in the ear sometime after the ECOG test.