Meniere's disease

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What is Meniere's disease?

Meniere disease (MD) or Meniere syndrome is characterized by sudden onset of dizziness, low-frequency hearing loss and ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and sensation of fullness in the affected ear.

Common symptoms reported by people with Meniere's disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Meniere's disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Meniere's disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with Meniere's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Meniere's disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hyperactivity
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
agitation with irritability
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Meniere's disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
agitation upset stomach 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Meniere's disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
increased appetite
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Meniere's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Meniere's disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 21
30s 50
40s 146
50s 210
60s 201
70+ 81
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 31
20-29 years 73
30-39 years 88
40-49 years 91
50-59 years 53
60-69 years 15
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 158
Female 558

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 422
Not Diagnosed 26

These charts show data from Meniere's disease patients who have completed their condition history
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