This may not be the best place for this question but from years of lurking I have noticed that the T-Nation forums are actually one of the best places that I have found for questions that relate to weight training anatomy and physiology and the actual science behind why things work a certain way. Keep in mind that I am sure most of you are not doctors and I understand that this is not the best place to obtain medical advice.
I was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease a few years ago. From all my study into the matter there does not seem to be any known cause or cure for Meniere’s and unfortunately the disease can be extremely debilitating and incredibly unpleasant at times.
Basically for me the Meniere’s disease exhibits sporadic bouts of extreme rotational vertigo which always manifests itself in a counterclockwise direction. Basically imagine that out of the blue you completely lose your bodies ability to maintain its sense of balance the experience is temporary yet completely debilitating. These attacks typically last anywhere from 1 minutes to 2 hours and most times there is absolutely no way for me to predict when these attacks will occur. I also experience consistent tinnitus and have some hearing loss as well.
Although to me these are minor irritations when compared to the debilitating rotational vertigo. I have recently gone about a year without an attack however recently I have begun experience attacks again. I have noticed that when I am taking creatine I seem to be more prone to attacks. I still am of the opinion that the two may simply be coincidental and other factors that coincide with my creatine intake maybe to blame such as dehydration, fatigue and CNS stress.
There is one piece of information that seems to possibly correlate to my experiences though. There have been a few studies which seem to indicate creatinine clearance is lower in Meniere’s patients. Which suggests that there may be some sort of tenuous link. Does anyone out there have Meniere’s? Have you used Creatine? Or does anyone have a pretty sound understanding of creatine that can apply this to my situation.
Thanks for reading everyone I appreciate any help anyone may be able to provide as I try to wrap my head around this disease and understand what my triggers may be so that I can attempt to limit these attacks.