I had an appointment this morning with another ENT. I was determined to get a second opinion because I wasn’t satisfied with the first ENT I visited.
The Doctor reviewed my file before I arrived and after asking a few questions he stated that more than likely I have Meniere’s Disease.
I didn’t tell him but when I had been researching my symptoms online several times my search ended with Meniere’s but I didn’t want it to be true because it’s a chronic condition that usually results in permanent hearing loss and continuous episodes of vertigo.
He is sending me for a hearing test. I don’t know if it’s in Jacksonville or Daytona because at this point my mind was thinking a million things. He said that they are busy so it’ll probably be at least 3-4 weeks before I can get an appointment. He stated that there are a couple indicators they look for in the testing to confirm the Meniere’s Disease.
In the meantime he said the easiest treatment is a low salt diet. I will see him again in 4 weeks for a follow-up and finish my last physical therapy session this week. He stated that people get results from the low sodium diet and worst case scenario I will need injections in the ear or surgery.
Chronic…I hate that word. The dizziness is horrible and I hate to think that I now have a chronic condition to live with…aye! Hoping the low salt diet will provide some relief.