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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    I havent had a beer in 5 days which once seemed to be an eternity.
    I regularly go up to 5 days or more between beers. My problem is collecting not drinking... hahaha!

    Glad you are feeling better. Let us know how it goes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Do you have any beer you want to give away to a good cause?
    O o o, I'll translate:

    If you die can you put all your beer in your will to me? K thx bro pz out.

    LOL poor op, he's venting hes dying on the interwebz and the opportunist strikes. Luv it.

    In all seriousness, is a couple of brewski's worth dying over? Hit the dirt hard the next couple weeks and do a natural detox. If you experience a withdrawal, you got problems man, you're past the turning point. At that point your body has replaced certain enzymes, hormones and chemicals with alcohol. I'd absolutely see a doctor about it. There's 2 kinds of withdrawals people die from, alcohol and opiates(heroin,oxy,hydrocodone ect.). People die from those because the drug alters your body's homeostasis to where it is dependent on it. Any other kind of addiction is mental, not physical.

    Good luck to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveagibsonsg View Post
    If you die can you put all your beer in your will to me? K thx bro pz out.
    that was not my intention, but thanks for thinking the worst of me.
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    They said beer was the cause? Seems to me with everything I have read that it is more commonly caused by aspirin and smoking than alcohol. Beer is pretty low in alcohol to begin with too. Just my 2 cents though, is there tinnitus (ringing in the ears) along with it?

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    The dizzy has gone but I do have the tinnitus problem more.
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    Have you lowered your sodium intake? Are you measuring how much sodium you eat daily? After my Hospital stay last year my surgeons told me under 1500mg of Sodium per day, and I tend to average less than 1000mg during the week because I pack my own lunch and eat healthier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Have you lowered your sodium intake? Are you measuring how much sodium you eat daily? After my Hospital stay last year my surgeons told me under 1500mg of Sodium per day, and I tend to average less than 1000mg during the week because I pack my own lunch and eat healthier.
    This is something that is hard for me to do. I travel with work, and eat at least one meal out a day during weekdays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    This is something that is hard for me to do. I travel with work, and eat at least one meal out a day during weekdays.
    Yes, eating out is very hard when trying to reduce sodium intake, most meals made at resturaunts, either fast food or sit down dinning are leaded with Sodium. I never noticed before my Hospital visit, but now that I have restrictions I read every single nutrition guide to see what I can and Cannot eat. I cannot imagine how hard it would be if I lived in an area that did not require nutrition information for chains.

    My wife has been making me really good homemade Granola Bars, and when I had to travel a few days for work last week I took a bunch with me and had them for breakfast each day so I knew at least my morning meal was zero sodium.
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    I wish you had put Meniere's in the title of your thread. If it's not too late, could you please add it? We might get some more responses. I only saw it because I was bored and was clicking on more threads than I usually do.

    That said, I've got Meniere's as well. Had it for about 15 years, I think, and still haven't figured it out. So much to type in this post, as I have a lot to remember. I get the dizzy spells, altho not as bad as I used to. I always carry seasickness tablets, as these work great for the nausea. The spins are bad enough, but when you start throwing up, that's when it really gets heinous.

    As mentioned, salt is horrible for you. I always check the labels of the food I'm eating for reduced salt. Pepper has become my go-to spice. Fast food is terrible and restaurant food is right behind it. I was at a Carl's Jr. yesterday looking at their food chart, and one of their burgers has over 2,000 mgs of salt. That's just under the daily recommended amount. In one focking burger. You should become an expert at checking the levels of salt in your food. I used to take packs of beef jerky on rides, but no more!

    There's a message board out there that's been a great help to me. You can find it here: Meniere's Talk Forums - Index You don't have to post, just use the search function and find what you want. It's amazing how many people suffer from this.

    I still drink beer, but I'm pretty sure that it contributes in my case (as does all alcohol- it dehydrates you). I've been trying to cut back, but I love it so much that it's really hard, as you've found out. I'll be eager to hear if it (quitting) helps you.

    I'm not a stress-type guy, and weather changes don't seem to bother me, but sometimes if I go up to altitude, it'll get me (I live at sea level). I'm also thinking I may be slightly allergic to certain nuts (macadamia especially), as I'll have a really bad case of the spins the next day.

    I've gone to doctors, only to waste my money. The Internets were far more helpful. Maybe if you can find a specialist, it would be worth it, but my local EN&T guy wasn't much help. I did help him make a boat payment, tho!

    It's different for everyone, as you've probably found out by now. I hope you find a 'cure'! Please keep my email & let me know how you're doing. Maybe we can learn from each other. It's a miserable affliction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    Good news and Bad news (maybe). I not had a beer in 5 days and my symptoms have subsided. Today I went for my first "dizzy-free" mountain bike ride in 3 months or so. I rode hard to with my friend who cranks pretty tough so I am encouraged. Bad news is well I havent had a beer in 5 days which once seemed to be an eternity. I finished my antibiotic and fell less snotty. I do still have the ear pressure and ear ringing though mostly in the morning and tapers off as the day goes.
    I've posted already but didn't see that you have the ringing in your ear(s). There's a product that helps some people with that, called Lipoflavonoid that you might try. It's not cheap, and I've found the least expensive is CVS's version of it.

    I don't have ringing in my ears, but this stuff seems to help me hear a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    As mentioned, salt is horrible for you. I always check the labels of the food I'm eating for reduced salt. Pepper has become my go-to spice. Fast food is terrible and restaurant food is right behind it. I was at a Carl's Jr. yesterday looking at their food chart, and one of their burgers has over 2,000 mgs of salt. That's just under the daily recommended amount. In one focking burger. You should become an expert at checking the levels of salt in your food. I used to take packs of beef jerky on rides, but no more!
    Do you have any go-to low sodium options when eating out? From what I have read the maximum Sodium in a "normal" diet should be 2700mg, Where did you get the 2000 number?

    As I mentioned I have to reduce my sodium for blood pressure reasons, and my surgeons want me below 1500mg a day.

    I am not sure if it would help in your case, but I know Potassium is supposed to have the opposite effect on your blood cells than Sodium, but a regular person is recommended to take in 4000mg per day, which is just about impossible without supplements. Have you tried adding Potassium to your diet to help balance out the effects of your sodium intake?
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    Ok so for the most part my Meniere's symptoms are gone. The tinnitus went away, and the dizzy spells went away. As prescribed by Klurejr I did monitor my salt intake and turns out it worked for me. I have slowly brought beer back into my life which I can honestly eliminate as a trigger ! This should be good news for the majority of the folks subscribed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    Ok so for the most part my Meniere's symptoms are gone. The tinnitus went away, and the dizzy spells went away. As prescribed by Klurejr I did monitor my salt intake and turns out it worked for me. I have slowly brought beer back into my life which I can honestly eliminate as a trigger ! This should be good news for the majority of the folks subscribed.
    That makes me happy on so many levels! Glad to hear it! Did you find it kinda shocking how much sodium is in packaged foods?
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    Great news! (I'll tell my father to reduce his salt intake and increase beer intake.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    That makes me happy on so many levels! Glad to hear it! Did you find it kinda shocking how much sodium is in packaged foods?
    Yeah I was aware salt is a problem with regards to eating outside your own kitchen but until lately I was still under the impression I was "bulletproof". My go to is Subway veggie 6" no mayo or mustard or oil/ vinegar just bread cheese (i know lotta salt in cheese) and loads of veggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    Yeah I was aware salt is a problem with regards to eating outside your own kitchen but until lately I was still under the impression I was "bulletproof". My go to is Subway veggie 6" no mayo or mustard or oil/ vinegar just bread cheese (i know lotta salt in cheese) and loads of veggies.
    Cheese and Bread, the Veggie Delight six inch with no cheese still has 300mg of Sodium, the Italian White bread is the lowest sodium bread at Subway. Tillamook tends to have 10-30mg less sodium per serving than other cheeses, and Swiss Cheese (which is my least favorite) has the lowest sodium in general in the Cheese world, Goat Cheese is normally lower as well, but you have to check the brands. I have done a side by side before of Goat Cheese and one was 40mg per serving and another was well over 100mg per serving.

    I just figured out that I need to read each and every label of everything i buy at the store, and I try to be careful when eating out. Have you tried taking potassium pills when you do have to eat out and are not able to make sure your sodium levels are low, or when you just want to cheat and have some sodium and processed meats... lol. For me if I supplement with Potassium I notice my Blood Pressure stays low, I am not sure if it would have the same effects for your condition or not, but it is worth a try.

    I know I like to have higher sodium food like Mac n Cheese or Bacon once in a while, so adding the potassium helps on those occasions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Cheese and Bread, the Veggie Delight six inch with no cheese still has 300mg of Sodium, the Italian White bread is the lowest sodium bread at Subway. Tillamook tends to have 10-30mg less sodium per serving than other cheeses, and Swiss Cheese (which is my least favorite) has the lowest sodium in general in the Cheese world, Goat Cheese is normally lower as well, but you have to check the brands. I have done a side by side before of Goat Cheese and one was 40mg per serving and another was well over 100mg per serving.

    I just figured out that I need to read each and every label of everything i buy at the store, and I try to be careful when eating out. Have you tried taking potassium pills when you do have to eat out and are not able to make sure your sodium levels are low, or when you just want to cheat and have some sodium and processed meats... lol. For me if I supplement with Potassium I notice my Blood Pressure stays low, I am not sure if it would have the same effects for your condition or not, but it is worth a try.

    I know I like to have higher sodium food like Mac n Cheese or Bacon once in a while, so adding the potassium helps on those occasions.
    Awesome, thanks for the info on the sodium in the Subway bread. I was wondering about that.

    I'm coming to realize that the night before, if I eat nuts (no, not that kind) , I will get dizzy or feel badly the next day. Even if they're unsalted it affects me. Starting to drink a couple of glasses of water when I first wake up, too. We shall see if it helps.
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