The Ultimate List of Helpful Meniere’s Disease Products
When you live with a complicated illness like Meniere’s disease, it’s important to try to improve your quality of life in an many ways as you possibly can. Of course, medication, surgery, lifestyle changes, and many other treatment modalities play a significant role. But sometimes, just having the right product at the right time, can make all the difference in the world.
A few weeks ago, I asked you all to tell me about the products, tools, and supplements that help you to live a better life with Meniere’s disease. I received a ton of great suggestions, including some fantastic ideas that would never have crossed my mind.
Today, I’m proud to present the Ultimate List of Helpful Meniere’s Disease Products: an organized, community-sourced list of products, tools, and supplements to help you improve your quality of life with Meniere’s disease.
Have another suggestion for the list? Leave a comment!
I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so be sure to bookmark this post and check back in for new product recommendations.
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or a medical professional, nor am I advocating for any treatment on this list. This list is for informational purposes only. ALWAYS TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY TREATMENT OR TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENT OR DRUG. Click here to read the full disclaimer.
The Products I Use On a Regular Basis
Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs: (Use offer code mindover to save 10%!) If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of high-fidelity earplugs. Unlike regular foam earplugs, high fidelity earplugs lower the decibel volume of sound without distorting or muffling the quality. They work incredibly well for concerts, parties, or any other loud environment where you actually want to be able to hear what’s going on, or carry on conversations. There are other quality brands, but Eargasm has been my preference for a while now.
(Eargasm has recently released an entirely clear, far more discreet set of high fidelity earplugs)
Customizable Medical ID Bracelet: Multiple people recommended this. A medical ID bracelet is designed to display important health information on your wrist so caregivers will know what is wrong with you in an emergency. There are other way’s to store this information, but medical ID bracelets are a great thing to wear if you’re experiencing frequent attacks.
Sound Therapy Machines: Most Meniere’s disease sufferers know that background noise can help us cope by masking the sounds of tinnitus. Sound therapy machines are a great way to accomplish this. All of the following products play a variety of soothing nature sounds to help you mask the sound of your tinnitus.
- HoMedics Sound Spa Relaxation Machine
- Wave Premium Sleep Therapy Sound Machine
- Pictek White Noise Machine – 24 Soothing Sleep Therapy Sound Machine
Bluetooth speaker: Many people said that they use a bluetooth speaker, rather than a sound therapy machine, to mask the sound of their tinnitus. It’s a great solution, because with a bluetooth speaker, you can play sounds from any one of the massive list of sound therapy apps. Plus you have the added benefit of using it to listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks!
- Fugoo Style Bluetooth speaker – This is the what I use. It’s water proof, sounds great, and has a 40 hour battery life.
- Bose Soundlink Mini 2
- UE Boom 2
Earplugs: Many people with Meniere’s disease experience varying levels of sound sensitivity, so having a great set of earplugs on hand just makes sense. I sleep with earplugs in every single night. Apparently many of you do as well!
- Eargasm Foam Earplugs – The best price you will find anywhere for high quality foam earplugs!
- Mack’s Snore Blocker Foam Earplugs – One of favorite brand of earplugs
- Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs
- Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs
- 3M E-A-Rsoft FX Bell Shaped Earplugs
- Howard Leight Earplugs by Honeywell
Shower Bench with Arms and Back: Several people suggested this product, and I’m glad they did, because if you’re having frequent or random vertigo attacks, having a shower chair is a must! If vertigo were to strike in the shower, you could seriously injure yourself. This shower bench has arms and a back for added stability.
Seat Cane: I would never have thought of this, but it’s a amazing idea! It’s basically a cane that transforms into a seat. So it helps with balance and gives you a place to sit down and rest when needed. It was suggested that it can help to avoid any rocking sensations while waiting in line.
- Drive Medical Deluxe Folding Cane Seat, Black
- Drive Medical Folding Lightweight Adjustable Height Cane Seat
- Switch Sticks Walking Stick With Seat, 2-in-1 Folding Walking Stick Seat, Bubbles
Cane with Adjustable Height: Many people suggested walking with a cane on difficult days, when your balance is not good.
Amazon Echo: Another fantastic product idea submitted by one of my readers. The Amazon Echo line of devices are basically bluetooth speakers of varying sizes that are controlled entirely by your voice. So for example, if you’re having an attack or lying in bed, you can say “Alexa, play relaxing music” from across the room, and viola! And that’s just one example, there are literally thousands of commands you can issue to an Alexa device, many of which are super helpful for someone with Meniere’s Disease.
Headband: This is another fantastic idea that was submitted by several people, and it’s something I would have never considered. But buying a headband to quiet down loud wind noise is a really clever life hack for anyone living with Meniere’s disease.
Sunglasses: Visual sensory overload is a big trigger for many Meniere’s Disease patients. Bright fluorescent lights, grocery shipping isles, and complicated pattern can all trigger your symptoms. Luckily, having a pair of sunglasses for a variety of situations can help quite a bit.
- Dark Sunglasses – Dark polarized lenses are a must for anyone triggered by visual overload
- Blue Light Blocking Sunglasses – Excellent for improving sleep, and reducing computer/tablet/phone glare and eye strain
- Sunglasses with anti-reflective coating – Good for reducing glare at night
Meniett Device/Meniett Therapy: Meniett therapy involves a medical device that pushes small pulses of air into the ear canal. The effectiveness varies from person to person, and while some people do find it helpful, there is little evidence behind its efficacy. Depending on what other treatments you’ve tried, it might be worth exploring.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones: Noise cancelling headphones are wonderful for a variety of reasons. By blocking outside noise, they enable you to listen to music at lower volume levels, thereby helping to prevent further hearing loss. They can also help to reduce sound sensitivity in loud environments like airplanes. And of all the available noise cancelling headphones on the market, Bose makes the absolute best that money can buy.
SleepPhones: SleepPhones are headphones that are designed to be worn to sleep. For someone with Meniere’s disease or tinnitus, this can be a great thing. Several people recommended SleepPhones for tinnitus sound masking at night, and I’ll add that they also work really well with the Meniere’s Relief Project Audio Program (see below)!
Meniere’s Relief Project Audio Program: My collection of brainwave entrainment audio tracks, each designed to help relieve a different symptom of Meniere’s disease: Vertigo, Brain Fog, Fatigue, Sleep Deprivation, Anxiety, and Stress.
Hundreds of people use this on a daily basis to help them better cope with Meniere’s disease. And it’s available with Pay-What-You-Want Pricing!
Wet Wipes: This is another simple product suggestion, but something that everyone should keep on hand. Wet wipes are an easy way to clean yourself up if you have an attack away from home.
Dimmer Light Switch: I never would have thought of this, but it’s such a great idea. Having dimmer light switches can be extremely helpful during attacks, especially so if your stuck in bathroom, so you can turn the lights down. Who wants to be in a shiny tiled room with bright overhead lights when you’re spinning and nauseas?
- Lutron Plug-In Lamp Dimmer – This simple product lets you add a dimmer switch to any desk or floor lamp (requires a specific type of light bulb)
Vitamins and Supplements:
CBD Oil: CBD is one of 113 different cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. It’s non-psychoactive, meaning you will not get high from consuming it, yet it’s believed to be responsible for many of the medicinal effects of cannabis. Studies have shown CBD to have a wide variety of medicinal properties, from anti-inflammatory to anti-anxiety and anti-nausea. It’s also neuroprotective, has pain-killing properties, and can help to lower blood pressure, amongst many other benefits.
CBD has quickly become one of my all-time favorite supplements. It’s more effective at reducing my stress and anxiety than anything else I’ve ever tried, and as a result, my tinnitus seems quieter and my Meniere’s symptoms have improved.
- Joy Organics (Full Spectrum but 100% THC Free) – use offer code mindover for 15% off
- CBDistillery – use offer code TINNITUS-CBD for 10% off
- CWHemp – Makers of Charlotte’s Web
- If you sign up here you can get $5 off your first purchase.
- Bluebird Botanicals
- NuLeaf Naturals
- Green Mountain CBD
- Receptra Naturals
- Europe: CannaWell, Endoca
- Australia: Drhemp (CWHEMP), HempNeeds
- Canada: Available through the Medical Marijuana System
Arches Tinnitus Formula: An herbal supplement comprised of ingredients believed to help with tinnitus. Includes ingredients such as Ginko Biloba Extract, garlic, and Zinc. According to the company, you need to take this for 8-12 weeks to see results, though after looking through the reviews, your mileage may vary. Though several people recommended this product, claiming it helped to clam their tinnitus.
Lipo-Flavonoid Plus Supplement: Lipo-Flavinoid is a well known, over the counter supplement containing many vitamins, herbs, and compounds like lemon bioflavonoids, which are believed to improve inner ear function and blood flow. Some people find it helpful in reducing tinnitus and calming Meniere’s symptoms.
Lemon Bioflavonoids: Lemon Bioflavonoids are a well known antioxidant, and believed to be helpful in improving inner ear function and blood flow. Many people know of this product because it is a component of the John of Ohio Meniere’s Disease supplement regimen.
Magnesium Supplements: Magnesium is such an important mineral that plays so many different roles in the body, but most people are deficient, and not all forms of magnesium are created equal. Several people suggested magnesium products as a way to help better manage stress and improve sleep. The following forms of magnesium are easily absorbed by the body.
- Solaray Magnesium Glycinate – this is what I take
- Source Naturals Magnesium Malate
- Life Extension Magnesium L-threonate
- Doctor’s Best Chelated Magnesium
Ginkgo Biloba: Ginko Biloba supplements act as a sort of blood thinner and are believed to enhance cerebral and vestibular blood flow by decreasing blood viscosity. Some people claim that it’s helpful with tinnitus and Meniere’s symptoms. Just talk to your doctor first as it’s counter indicated with several medications.
Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins play a role in nervous system function, brain function, and blood cell formation. B12, for example, has long been recognized for its stimulating properties, especially for people who have a B vitamin deficiency. B vitamins also plays a factor in the production of Melatonin, so not only will you get an energy boost during the day, but better sleep at night.
Time-Release Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, but when you take it as a supplement, most of it is broken down in the stomach and doesn’t actually get absorbed. This two-stage, 12-hour time release vitamin C solves the problem entirely.
Vitamin D3: Vitamin D3 is important for many different bodily functions. We normally get vitamin D3 from sunlight exposure, but many of us don’t spend nearly enough time outside. Several people recommended vitamin D3.
Bulletproof Activated Charcoal Capsules: Activated charcoal capsules work wonders helping to mitigate brain fog and other Meniere’s symptoms after eating a meal that is higher in sodium or not as healthy as it should be. But be careful – if you take them within two hours before or after taking any medication or supplement it will absorb the medication.
Zenergy Dandelion Root Capsules: Instead of using a drug as a diuretic, one person recommended dandelion root, which acts as a natural diuretic instead.
Vinpocetine: Vinpocetine is an over the counter botanical extract popular among Meniere’s patients. It’s used by Russian astronauts to combat vertigo, and is known to increase circulation through small blood vessels. It’s also considered a nootropic supplement and can help to combat brain fog.
Pycnogenol: This one was new to me, but recommended by several people. Pycnogenol is a natural antioxidant plant extract made from the French maritime pine tree bark. It is believed to improve inner-ear blood flow and has been shown in several studies to improve Meniere’s symptoms after several weeks to several months of daily use.
Vertigo Relief Essential Oils: This is another product that I never would have tried as I don’t use essential oils, but several people recommended these oils to help better cope with vertigo and dizziness.
- Motioneaze Essential oil: An all natural motion sickness relief essential oil that some claim helps to better cope with vertigo.
- DiVertigo Topical Oil: I saw a few people mention this product as being helpful. According to Amazon, DiVertigo is an all-natural vertigo relief essential oil for people suffering from lack of balance, dizziness, nausea, spinning.
Products for Nausea Relief:
Peppermint Essential Oils: Peppermint is a well documented Ayurvedic remedy for nausea. Several people recommended peppermint essential oil to help with vertigo related nausea.
Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes: This is a pretty neat nausea relief trick that is actually backed up by research, though it’s efficacy seems to vary from person to person. All you have to do is take three inhalations of 70% isopropyl alcohol vapors every 15 minutes as needed.
Reliefband Motion Sickness Device: This simple wrist worn device uses a small electrical current to stimulate the pressure point. It’s a bit expensive but it has a ton of great reviews when it comes to relieving nausea and was recommended by several people. I’ve heard it can help with vertigo as well.
Acupressure Wrist Bands: A simple and inexpensive motion sickness acupressure wristband with adjustable pressure settings. These can be very effective at relieving nausea, but you have to make them very tight around your wrist, which can restrict blood flow to your hand. So if you use these, exercise caution.
Ginger Tea: Ginger is a well known Ayurvedic treatment for nausea and motion sickness. It can work well as a preventative measure too, on bad symptom days.
Disposable Vomit Bags (Emesis Bags): This was recommended by several people. If you get frequent attacks, it can be extremely helpful to have a few of these on hand. Alternatively, one person recommended keeping a water bucket near the bed at night as well.
(For a more complete list of Meniere’s Medications, see this list)
Meclazine (OTC: Bonine, Dramamine Less Drowsy, Generic, Prescription: Antivert): Meclazine is technically an antihistamine, but its antiemetic (anti-nausea) properties and over-the-counter availability make it a commonly used medication to treat vertigo, dizziness and nausea.
Dimenhydrinate (OTC: Dramamine, Generic): Dimenhydrinate is another antihistamine with antiemetic properties. It’s more sedating than Meclazine and reported to be less effective at treating vertigo and vertigo-induced nausea, but some people prefer it.
Cetirizine (OTC: Zyrtec, Generic): Ceterizine is a non-drowsy antihistamine that can help to reduce allergy related triggers of Meniere’s disease. Many of you recommended Ceterizine and other non-drowsy antihistamines.
Fluticasone (Flonase)/ Triamcinolone (Nasacort) Allergy Nasal Spray: Allergy relief nasal sprays that can help to reduce allergy related triggers of Meniere’s disease.
Betahistine (SERC): Betahistine Dihydrochloride is a commonly prescribed anti-vertigo medication for people with Meniere’s disease. It’s both a partial histamine agonist (H1-H2 receptors) and antagonist (H3-H4 receptors). It’s unclear how exactly it works to relieve vertigo and other Meniere’s disease symptoms, yet a great many people report improvement in vertigo and other symptoms. In the US, it can be filled at compounding pharmacies (and Walgreens).
Mrs. Dash Salt Free Spice Blends and Sauces: Mrs. Dash makes a fantastic line of no-sodium spice blends and sauces! I’ve been using them for years and highly recommend all of their products!
Dak’s No Salt Spice Blends: Another fantastic no-sodium spice company.
Calbee Lightly Salted Snapea Crisps: At 50 mg sodium per serving, snapea crisps are a wonderful snack!
Skinny Pop Popcorn: Skinny Pop has been one of my favorite snacks for a long time. You can always just make popcorn on the stove and not use salt at all, but Skinny Pop is my goto store brand.
- Skinny Pop Black Pepper Popcorn – 75 mg sodium per serving
- Skinny Pop All Natural Popcorn – 50 mg sodium per serving
More low-sodium foods are coming soon! Be sure to check back regularly.
55 thoughts on “The Ultimate List of Helpful Meniere’s Disease Products”
This is great! It will help so many people.
I hope so! I was so happy that so many people responded a few weeks ago with all these great suggestions!
I would suggest getting a membership to consumer lab. They test supplements to see if the stated ingredients are actually in the bottle in the quantity advertised and also check for other toxic substances that could be included. Also, have you discussed Upper Cervical Chiropractors on your website? Thanks.
Interesting idea. And yes I have discussed this upper cervical chiropractic here: https://www.mindovermenieres.com/menieres-disease-treatments/#alternative
Delia M Rose
My chiropractor said he would nor recommend them as they would not help.
Not a proven thing.
Travel sickness bands are an invaluable way to help manage the nausea we Menieres sufferers have to deal with so often.
I dont see an he Every Day Plus located on Charlottes Web Page, i only see HEMP CANNABIDIOL (CBD) EXTRACT OIL PLUS by Charlottes Web $74.99 for the 30ML bottle.
Hi Jerry, that is the one I was talking about. They changed the names of the products since I originally posted this. It’s the same product though, just a different name.
Great list to be able to refer too. A lot of stuff is new to me so I’m gonna try some new things. Thanks
Thanks Glenn I print everyone of your lists out and hopefulLy one day ill have all your suggestions. To have such good feedback from those before me, I ca t say the last 3 months have been easy or fun but the help and suggestions make it easier to know people get relief. I made little newly .02 suggestion as I am just navigating this and I love love love to eat! On your FB post. But check out http://www.daksspices.com. Little company in Alabama but they have a GREAT variety of no salt and black pepper free (I do not like pepper…mrs. Dash loves pepper) but I like spicy and they are worn ordering from, if you are no TV looking for run of the mill spices. I highly recommend to anyone.
Great suggestion Dena! I will definitely add it to the list when I make my first round of updates!
thank you all so very much. I can read only so much before I become over whelmed with too much info but this is brief and to the point for me. thanks again
wow! i am impressed . . . .
Thank you Glenn for all your hard work! You give us hope and inspiration!
THANKS Just became aware of this site. One thing that has helped me the most is Prism eye glasses
Brian, if prism eyeglasses helped you, you may actually have something called Binocular Vision Disorder. Worth looking in to. Either way, though, I’m glad you found some relief!
How do you use the cbd oil? As in how much do you take daily etc. Also do you find it helps the off balance sensations at all? thanks
Hi Kerry, I use the Charlottes Web Every day advanced strength hemp oil, and take roughly 10-20mg of CBD at a time, sublingually. You really have to just start small and experiment with the dosage, as everyone seems to need different amounts. As to helping with the balance sensations, I haven’t found that, though my balance is pretty good these days. But other people have reported balance improvements.
Hey Glenn, I started using the Every day Plus CBD oil from Charlottes Web 4 days ago and it has exceeded my expectations. The tinnitus I was experiencing has been reduced significantly. Well worth the money,
thanks for pointing out this great product.
While CBD has a calming effect I have found 3 drops in the effected ear is miraculous. I use Lazarus Naturals 6000mg. Try it or any good cbd oil you will be glad you did. Mine is the highest strength. Ken
How long have you been doing that and what effect do you notice?
Thank you so much. Awesome resources….❤
Hey Glenn! Thank you for putting this all together, lots of useful information. Your time & talent are appreciated.
I also enjoyed your recent podcast!
I have been suffering with Meniere’s and tinnitus since January 2001. Tried so many different vitamins, combinations of different things mentioned in your list. Saw an ENT specializing in Meniers’s when living in California. after several years, I was in remission although I still had the tinnitus. In august of this year, it started again. I was expecting an occurrence as my left ear felt so full and like I had cotton between the ears. Sure enough, I started the vertigo episodes again. Had a few of the ones with vomiting as I couldn’t get to the meclizine soon enough. I also keep phenergan suppositories for nausea. My brother suffers from this too and saw an ENT that gave him a shot of Dexamethasone 20mg directly into the effected ear. It helped him and he hasn’t had episode is over 2 months.
I made an appointment with him and discussed my history and how the episodes were occurring again. Unfortunately, at his office, when I was supposed to have the injection, I had a very bad vertigo attack. They had to give me a shot of phenergan to stop the vomiting. I sat there until I was able to stand up. Good thing my husband was with me to drive me home. A few weeks later I was ready again and this time before I left I took 2 meclizine tabs and a phenegran suppository ahead of time.
The injection went surprisingly well. He didn’t even use the numbing agent he thought triggered the episode the week before. All I had to do was to lie on my side for 30 minutes without swallowing to allow the fluid to seep into the inner ear. That was October 10th. I have been vertigo free. The hearing now is the same level in both ears and I don’t have that ‘cotton’ feeling any longer. I go for my 6-week check up in 2 more weeks. The procedure can be done again if needed. It’s been a God-send not to go through each day knowing an attack is probable. The tinnitus is still there, louder in my left than right but the best thing is being vertigo free. I still carry meclizine with as I am never without any handy.
That’s wonderful Delia! I’m so happy you had such great success with the intratympanic Dexamethasone injections. Thanks for sharing this!
I had a bad attack of vertigo tonight at work and hadto take an uber home. Just the other day I bought a CVS clay heat pack. I thought it might help so I popped it in the microwave–OMG! The relief was almost instaneous, and the heat very soothing and calming. We have a microwave at work so I will buy one for my locker and not have to leave early the next time. Also reading mind over meniere’s book–thanks man. I thought I was all alone with this baffling condition.
Thank you! I take a pill called cinarizina, you can’t get it in the states but in most other countries. I get mine from Brazil and England. You don’t need a prescription in Brazil. When I feel an attatck coming I take a 25mg pill and lay down for (if possible). And it completely stops the attack! I couldn’t get through life with out it! I have had the fullness and ringing severely for 4 months now but not vertigo thanks to these pills. I will try some of your suggestions for the fullness! As a singer it makes my job and life unbarable!
Although I don’t have Meniere’s I do have hearing loss and tinnitus. Seems that aldosterone, could be promising for these conditions.
Aldosterone, is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland and has been shown to be effective against Meniere’s disease, hearing loss and tinnitus.
Has anyone heard of this or had any experience with it?
Thank you so much for this amazing list! I just wanted to add, for vomit bags, I carry around extra dog poop bags. They’re a great comfort in case I can’t get to a toilet. They’re much cheaper than vomit bags, too!
I like to keep an Olbas oil inhaler in my bag too. It certainly doesn’t stop an attack, but it’s very calming to breath in to help you get through it. 🙂
I’m looking into Bose headphones thanks to this post. I work in NYC and it is so extremely loud and overwhelming, so I’m hoping those can help. Thanks so much! And good luck everyone 🙂
Good tips! Thanks Jamie!
I have recently started spraying flonase on my external ear and i think it may help.
Hi Im new to this, but I read all the supplements and vitamins you recommend. Which do you find to be the best of them. Because to take all of them will be enough to upset my stomach. And also with the CBD oil how do you take that. I guess Im asking what can I take daily to help. Thanks
Hi Judy, what supplements you should take can vary from person to person and I’m not a doctor, so I don’t want to recommend there a “best” course of supplements. But for CBD, I generally take the oil sublingually, leaving it under my tongue for 1-2 minutes before swallowing it.
Thank you for the information. I’ve been recently diagnosed with Menier’s. I’ve made my living as a singer and musician for my entire adult life. I really felt hopeless at first. My doctor was very little to no help at all. He refused any medication for anxiety and spent about five minutes before sending me out the door $300 bucks lighter and with a disease I did not know existed a week before.His only advice was to google it. He actually made my symptoms worse. If you live in Mobile Al, Dr. Wiley Justice is not the man to see but his advice to “google it” brought me to this page so at least there’s that. it’s nice to know there is hope and that i’m not alone. thank you again.
You’re welcome Grant. I’m sorry you had this experience with your doctor. I’ve had experiences exactly like this. But there really is hope! I highly recommend getting a second opinion from a good neurotologist (An ent doctor who specializes in hearing and balance disorders) – it makes all the difference in the world!
Sorry to hear about your bad experience with the Doctor. Check out the VEDA website, they can help direct you to a Doctor who has vestibular issue experience in your area.
Good luck my friend!
Hey Glenn, just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Here is the current regimen that I am using. My last experience with Vertigo was in June 2018 and no dizzy spells since I have been following the John of Ohio Meniere’s Regimen – Updated – June 2014. You can google it and find the PDF document that has a lot of useful information. I have a printed copy that I keep on hand for a reference. It is a lot to read but no doubt it has helped countless people suffering with this wretched Meniere’s Disease.
This is the daily regimen that I follow along with a low sodium diet and low caffeine intake. I also do not drink alcohol or smoke anything…lol.
Most of this list comes from the John of Ohio Meniere’s Regimen – Updated – June 2014. Thank you John for sharing your incredible research with everyone for free!
I give God Almighty all the glory for keeping me vertigo, dizzy free, having reduced ear pressure (aural fullness) and reduced tinnitus.
1. Betahistine AKA Serc, 24mg every 8 hours – Prescription required, can be taken with or without food – 3 times daily
2. Lysine, 1,000mg on empty stomach every 8 hours, 30 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after a meal – 3 times daily
3. Lemon Bioflavonoid Complex 1000mg, -taken with food morning and night- 2 times daily.
4. Vinpocetine 30mg, taken with food morning and night – 2 times daily
5. Ginkgo Biloba, 120mg, taken with food morning and night – 2 times daily
6. Vitamin C, (sustained-release) Two-Stage Timed Release Supplement, 1000mg- taken with food morning and night – 2 times daily
7. Vitamin E in its natural form, d-alpha tocopherol, 400 IU Liquid Capsule, 1 time daily, taken with food
8. MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane, 1000mg- taken with food morning and night – 2 times daily
9. Nature’s Way Alive Max3 Daily Adult Multivitamin, taken with food morning and night – 3 times daily
10. Pine Bark Extract, 100mg, note*** Pine Bark Extract is much cheaper than Pycnogenol which is the US registered trademark name for a product derived from the pine bark of a tree, taken with food morning and night – 2 times daily
11. CBD oil 50mg (0.6ml) only when feeling stressed or anxious- it is expensive so I only use it once or twice a week.
I also use channelized (programmable) hearing aids which seem to have helped reduce the tinnitus.
God willing this help someone out there stay spin free as it is helping me today.
God bless you, stay strong and never, never, never give up.
Today is not forever….Take Care!
Hi – great post. I was wondering what you would recommend for flying? When I took an elevator up to the 56th floor of a business tower, my ear pain was so bad in my right ear that I had to cancel a meeting and return to ground level immediately. After 15 minutes, the pain, aural fullness and tinnitus were gone. I was diagnosed with meniere’s like symptoms 7 months ago but am nervous to fly. Any suggestions? Do you fly? What works for you? thanks! I am also on the same protocol as you.
Try EarPlanes. They are a lifesaver for me when I fly!
Hi my name is Ginger and my husband suffers from Menieres for 8 yrs now. We have tried everything but the injections and surgery. He is having episodes this wkend due to a sinus infection. How effect or who has tried the TTG injections? We are so tired of this running our lives! Thank you
Also we changed his diet which helped a lot! He is taking allergy shots every three weeks, he is on a diuretic, he takes Valium every day.
Delia M Rose
My brother and I have both had dexamethasone injections. His last one was last Aug. And has not had an episode. I haven’t had an episode since last October. I still carry meclizine pills with me in case i feel one coming on. I don’t take Valium unless i have a real vertigo attack. I also have phenergan suppositories in case of nausea.
If they start up again, my doctor will order the dexamethasone for another shot. It’s the only thing that has helped. I also take one triamterene pill daily for fluid that could build up in the inner ear.
Have very bad tinnitus. The left ear is worse so that’s where the shot goes as it becomes full at times.
Hey I’m new here I had been suffering with this since March 2018 and I really don’t know where to start. I have done just about everything I know to do. Low Sodium diet, no caffeine, alcohol and exercise daily. I have tried essential oils and vitamin B6. Where should I do next….help!!!
Hi Suzanne, read this post next: https://mindovermenieres.com/newly-diagnosed it’s everything I wish I knew early on and will help you get moving in the right direction.
Glenn have you tried acupuncture or Vertigoheel?
I was diagnosed in 2009 and had vertigo on and off regularly . I read the suggestions for supplements on this webpage but didn’t clear it up. It still take them just in case. Somewhere I read that gluten free diet could help. In 2012 I went on gluten free and didn’t have vertigo since. I noticed that dairy affects my hearing and dizziness but not vertigo. My hearing loss comes and goes so does the tinnitus. It is harder for me to stay off diary than gluten. It could be just a coincidence that my vertigo episodes stopped but it is worth giving it a try for a few months.
I paid for the recordings. Where may I login to download them to the Kindle Fire tablet I listen to in bed at night?
Hi Denise, you should have received an email receipt when you made the purchase, and in that email is a link to the downloads page. Once you access the downloads page, you can set a password on your account, which will allow you to login at https://gumroad.com anytime you’d like to access the downloads page. You can also log in to the gumroad app available for both iOS and Android and stream the tracks from your mobile device. I will resend you your email receipt right now, so you should get it momentarily (check spam if you don’t see it) and please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems at all. I will make sure you get it working no matter what! – Glenn
I have Meniere’s and chronic Lyme disease. I’ve heard that it isn’t a good idea to fly, but I want to visit family in another country. Any suggestions on how tomake a flight tolerable?
Please promote acupuncture on your site. There is clinical evidence, including randomized control trials, showing acupuncture to be more effective than drugs and acupuncture to eliminate or significantly reduce Meniere’s symptoms. I’m a health researcher who was recently diagnosed with Meniere’s and I had every symptom and was in acute attack mode. Once I could see straight, I found your site and started reading medical journals for evidence based practices and everything pointed to acupuncture. Find a vetted acupuncturist who studies traditional chinese medicine. After 8 sessions, the only remaining symptom I have is an on and off clogged ear. We are still working on that.
I do talk about acupuncture in several posts, like this one: https://www.mindovermenieres.com/menieres-disease-treatments/
I was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease in 2016 and since then have religiously followed a low sodium diet, am on Betahistine and have tried various supplements. Things have been up and down. A year ago I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. My doctor recently put me on a detox regimen that includes Calcium Betonite Clay. The label says that it is rich in minerals including sodium. It did not indicate how much. I called the company and they were going to look into it and get back to me but never did. I am afraid to take it because I fear it will trigger vertigo. Do you know how much sodium Calcium Betonite Clay contains? Thanks, Mary..