The first time the ENT treated my wonky hearing for was inflammation. The steroids he gave me (twice) fixed it, but not permanently. The next possibility was callousing on the nerve instead of just inflammation and to find that we needed an MRI. A couple weeks ago, I laid on a table and had a nice young woman blast me with loud noises and magnetic rays.
My head scans came back normal, so the doctor came to the conclusion that I have a form of Meniere’s Disease. It’s a “form of” because I do have the on again off again hearing issues, but I don’t have any of the vertigo (thank goodness.)
I was given a few dietary things to avoid which might reduce my symptoms: alcohol and excessive sodium. Oh, and caffeine too. So as soon as I run out of the current stock of Dr. Pepper it will be replenished with the caffeine free stuff. Same goes for the Dunkin Donuts coffee. The sodium is another story, that stuff is stuck in everything. We really don’t use salt much, so the first thing will be to cut out the frozen microwave dinners that I have for lunch every day. After that, I got no idea. I don’t consider one glass of wine a night excessive, so that’s staying.