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
6
Tried for
Meniere's disease (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Lyrica)
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)

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

(Gravol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Meniere's disease (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 (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Meniere's disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
mood swings
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Meniere's disease (2) anxious mood (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 (4 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision vertigo 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
increased appetite
Total evaluations
1
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
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (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)
  • 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 16
30s 39
40s 142
50s 187
60s 161
70+ 60
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 28
20-29 years 70
30-39 years 84
40-49 years 88
50-59 years 51
60-69 years 13
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 128
Female 478

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 404
Not Diagnosed 26

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