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Meniere's Disease

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Red04, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Red04

    Red04 Senior Member

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    Anyone on here cross diagnosed or misdiagnosed with Meniere's Disease?

    I have a close friend with vertigo, tinnitus, electric shock sensation, severe allergies, headaches, muscle pain, and he has recently received a Meniere's Disease diagnosis.

    I searched around this forum and not much on Meniere's. It isn't much of a disease, more of a syndrome. All of those are b12 symptoms as well. However, he doesn't have the sever fatigue or mental/depression or immune symptoms that seem to be prevalent here. I was wondering if anyone has a similar case. I think he could get some relief with methylation protocols, but he isn't what I would call a textbook case for rich or freddd's protocol. I was going to recommend the methylation panel, but wanted to check on others before I mentioned it.
     
  2. arx

    arx Senior Member

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    I think all of us face different symptoms, and you should not think of things being in the 'textbook' category. The list of symptoms which Fred has described is very comprehensive, affecting so many processes. Read here:
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/active-b12-protocol-basics.10138/page-2#post-182716

    I myself had electric shock sensations and tinnitus as a major symptom.Now,after months on Fred's protocol,tinnitus is almost gone. Electric shock sensations have decreased in intensity,but come back again very strongly with certain supplements.I feel varying sensations,ranging from twitching to buzzing to stinging/tingling to electric shock like sensations to pain.
    I do face issues with many supplements like adb12 and carnitine.My symptoms intensify ten fold while on them.
    But all I want to convey is that B12 might help with the two symptoms I have mentioned.

    Has he had a B12 serum test done?
     
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    arx Senior Member

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  5. MARIETRELAWNEY

    MARIETRELAWNEY

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    I've had menieres for 50 years - got terrible medical care and finally learned to do my own research, etc. It involves vertigo, hearing loss (later,) aural fullness ,and many peripheral symptoms. Most Drs and online sites say it is a disease without a known cause or much successful treatment and most of what they say is just plain wrong. With research patients realize that it has multiple causes and so various treatments help different people. I only recently realized I also have CFS and see that there are many overlapping symptoms. However, the central feature of menieres is that excess fluid builds up in the inner ear, resulting in vertigo and progressive hearing loss. It does need to be diagnosed tho, because if the symptoms don't resolve on their own, it can become disabling. There are a lot of treatments that can reduce or even stop the symptoms and progression if you study and track down your case. The most helpful source I have found is meniereshelp.com (the site is scrambled, but the info is really good and if you get one of his books, it's clear....he had it and has been gathering info on the various causes and treatments for a long time. A lot of good research is going on.....I never had the spinning vertigo myself, but "drop attacks" and continual disequilibrium. To have it checked out, he should see an Otologist rather than an ENT, who will usually know less. One last tip - 2/3s of menieres folk have allergies and migraines. A Jennifer Derebery MD at the House Ear Clinic is doing the work on menieres and allergies...she found that It takes less of an allergic response to cause the vertigo in menieres, so normal testing does not always find the allergens. That's what happened to me so I tried her method - intradermal testing - and it worked. GOOD LUCK to him - hope he doesn't have it!
     

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