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[QUOTE=adamw;3111170]alexi,
do you have hearing loss? an audiogram would determine any hearing loss very quickly (and you'd notice it - its often in the speech range to start with).

menieres cannot be diagnosed without hearing loss. that does not mean it can be excluded, since your hearing might start to decline over the next few months... but until there is documented hearing loss (and it comes very quickly after the vertigo starts, if not immediately), menieres is out of the question completely.

Adam

I get episodal attacks of dizziness (not true spinning vertigo), and it knocks me down for 4-5 days. Can't get out of bed. These attacks usually happen in the late fall...winter...and spring months. Starting last October and running through this past April I had 6 attacks. They come on very slowly usually over a period of several hours...during which time I can function but I know w/in a few hours I'll have to lie down in a dark room and I get very nauseas and in most cases throw up. Once it finally sets in, I'm out for several days...just stay in a dark room and wait it out...no food and only small sips of water...that's all I can do. This started about 7 years ago or so and my hearing actually has not gotten worse. I just had another hearing test at work done in early June and my hearing has gotten slightly better than 2 years ago. I'm assuming Meniere's can be ruled out for me?? I saw a Neuroto a few years ago and he was completely worthless...just prescribed me Valium and sent me on my way...he called it recurring labs????
[QUOTE=scsiguru;3111770]This started about 7 years ago or so and my hearing actually has not gotten worse. I just had another hearing test at work done in early June and my hearing has gotten slightly better than 2 years ago. I'm assuming Meniere's can be ruled out for me?? I saw a Neuroto a few years ago and he was completely worthless...just prescribed me Valium and sent me on my way...he called it recurring labs????

Yep, definitely not consistent with Menieres - not diagnosable as such anyway according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology criteria anyway.

Have you tried to see another neurotologist since? May be worthwhile. If it's been going on for 7 years, it might be migraine-related. Do you have anything else that would be consistent with migraine? (like visual snow/spots/flashing lights etc., light sensitivity, headaches/head pressure?)