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)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Meniere's disease (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (3) Meniere's disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Gravol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Meniere's disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter 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)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Meniere's disease (6 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation headaches 6 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Meniere's disease (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
mood swings
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3) Meniere's disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision fatigue 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Gravol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Meniere's disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Meniere's disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
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 0
20s 14
30s 37
40s 134
50s 165
60s 136
70+ 45
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 28
20-29 years 65
30-39 years 80
40-49 years 84
50-59 years 47
60-69 years 12
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

77% Female
23% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 357
Not Diagnosed 23

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