One of the most common questions I get asked on a regular basis is: “Can I travel with Meniere’s Disease?”
I hear it almost every day. And I completely get why it’s such an important question to so many of you. Traveling is such a wonderful part of life and thought of losing it, on top of everything else we have to deal with, is devastating.
But fear not my fellow Meniere’s sufferers. Because today, I come bearing good news.
The answer is YES! You absolutely can travel with Meniere’s disease.
At least, the short answer is yes. There is nothing inherently triggering about air travel that should cause your symptoms to flare up more than anything else.
The long answer is a little bit more involved.
In most cases, the fear of flying with Meniere’s disease generally stems from a specific worry about flying, like having your ears pop, or a generalized fear of having a vertigo attack on the plane.
I created this video to not only address these concerns, but to shed light on some of the most common misconceptions about traveling with Meniere’s disease, and to offer strategies for dealing with some of the more stressful aspects of flying.
Links and Additional Resources:
Earplane Earplugs: These earplugs have a special filter that prevents your ears from popping by slowing down the rate at which your ears experience a change in cabin pressure.
Strategies, Tips, and Tricks for a Low-Sodium Lifestyle: Another video I created to share some of my strategies for eating a low-sodium diet. Part of the video covers my strategies for eating low-sodium while on vacation. The travel tips start at 9:05 in to the video.
Lessons from a European Honeymoon with Meniere’s disease: Last November, I traveled to Europe for my honeymoon for two full weeks! I had a blast and learned a lot about traveling long distances with Meniere’s disease. I cover many of the specific tactics I used to make sure I had a great time!