Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Help for Meniere's Disease

Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 11:07 AM

Question: I was diagnosed with Meniere's disease some years ago and have severe hearing loss in one ear. I sometimes have severe vertigo with vomiting. I was put on a medicine called Dyzide that worked for me but was taken off the market. I’m now using Meclizine but it’s not effective for me. Can you suggest a treatment?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Diazepam (Valium) may reduce the spinning sensation of vertigo and help control nausea and vomiting. Anti-nausea medications such as promethazine may also be used control nausea and vomiting during an episode of vertigo. Often, reducing the amount of fluid your body retains may help regulate the fluid volume and pressure in your inner ear. For some people a diuretic helps control the severity and frequency of Meniere's disease symptoms. You can consider talking to your doctor about the drug combination triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide (Dyazide, Maxzide).

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