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Re: meniere's and pregnancy

Re: meniere's and pregnancy

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Posted by Sandyh on November 19, 1999 at 17:51:39:

In Reply to: Re: meniere's and pregnancy posted by jk on September 05, 1999 at 18:36:44:

: I was also diagnosed with Meniere's disease during my pregnancy. My pregnancy and an inner ear injury
actually brought my Meniere's disease to the surface. I was very dizzy and miserable the first trimester
but that got better during the 2nd and 3rd trimester. My severe vertigo attacks would come on at
least weekly and mostly when I would bend over or strain. My husband had to pick up many things
off the floor for me and then developed chronic back strain! ooops. Anyways, I stuck to a low
salt diet and any kinds of foods that were healthy for me and baby that were considered diuretic
type foods (cranberry juice, watermelon...). I had a very hard time walking due to the dizziness
especially in stores and the halls at work. I had to stop working and stop shopping (that was horrible). I had
a lot of support from my family who did a lot of my shopping and running for me. The think that upset
me the most (but I got over it) was the fact that I had to have a C-Section because my severe
vertigo episodes would come on while straining so I could not push to deliver my baby. While breast
feeding your hormones are still raging so my symptoms did not get any better until I stopped breastfeeding.
I assume that is because of the extra liquid in your body? I felt more back to my normal self about
six months after delivery when my hormones evened out. I hope this gives you some help.

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