Hi, and welcome to HW.
My dad has a long and difficult history with Menieres disease. As far as I know this is in no way a sexual disease, but rather its triggered by fluids in the middle ear- osmosis between tissue. When my dad had his first attack about 20 years ago they spent a month treating him as a stroke patient as he had no equilibrium, was unable to stand or walk and would vomit violently for hours. After many years of seeing various specialists he was diagnosed- and the first instruction he was given was to cut salt out of his diet, as sodium buildup in the inner ear fluids affects balance.
Although he eats virtually, totally salt free, and it HAS made a difference, he still gets attacks, but not nearly as often. Maybe once a year at the very most? However they can last from 10 days to 3 weeks in duration. During this time he cant eat as he vomits, cant walk (so pees in a bottle) and keeps his eyes shut, cos when they are open everything spins. He lies flat on his back and does not move a muscle, as any movement sets off more giddiness.
He has been put on various medications over the years but the most effective thing has been the depletion of salt intake.
I hope this is of some help to you- this is my personal experience, it doesnt mean thats the way it is for everyone. My dad's case is quite severe and he has really suffered- but he has also learned to manage the parts he can control.
All the best
His hearing isnt great, but he doesnt get non stop tinnitus, which is a blessing.
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