A forum member asked me questions about my symptoms and treatment regimen. I decided to post them in the hopes someone may find value in my response. I'm not certain that my situation is the same as some other people with classic menieres because I have never had classic vertigo. I have had sensations of the earth moving and feeling off balance but never the spinning people describe. After battling with this since 2005 and noticing patterns I strongly suspect a virus in or around the middle and or inner ear area though. I suspect due to my symptoms the virus may not be centered in the exact same place as people with menieres display and is centered more on cranial nerves in the vicinity of the ear. However, if it be a herpes virus the treatment protocol should be similar for all virus sufferers. My symptoms began with a dull throbbing just in front of the left ear and tinnitus. This throbbing sensation then turned into an incredibly painful situation deep inside the ear. It then spread to ganglia of several cranial nerves such as the Vestibular, Trigeminal, and Facial nerves. I was weak and fatigued very badly and my immune system was stressed. I felt a fullness in both ears accompanied by a weird tickling sensation behind both eardrums too. At times the right ear had some strange sensations but the bulk of the problem was centered deep in the left ear. I became disoriented. My hearing became very sensitive. I could hear frequencies lower than most humans. I could literally hear the 60 hertz hum of electricity running through electrical wires in the house. I tested this with an inductive probe to see what 60 hertz sounded like and it was identical to what I could hear when I got near a light switch, electrical outlet, or any other place where there was a break and connection in electrical wiring. This is not an impossible feat as the human range of hearing can, but not often, go as low as 20 hertz. As time passed I developed palsy (drooping) in the left side of my face. This is a common symptom of people with Bell's Palsy or Ramsay Hunt Syndrome which are herpes virus located in the areas I described. My body's immune reaction was severe. It attempted to attack this problem with ferocity. There was a war going on deep in the left ear area and it felt like the structures in this area were being torn apart. I suspect the myelin sheath was being damaged on some nerves. The myelin sheath is analogous to a coating on an electrical wire and it carries electrical impulses along the nerve sheath. Certain auditory processes were being heavily affected and my hardware was malfunctioning. As this war intensified I began to get infections deep inside that ear so bad that eventually a fistula would form and pus would exit from my head through my ear near the eardrum. A fistula is nature's way of boring a tunnel through the body to let infectious matter out of the body. I noticed that my immune system was stressed. Anything I did that might stress the immune system brought a swift action for the worse. Lack of sleep, alcohol, or anything else that may stress an immune system made it worse. I also noticed that laying horizontal for long periods of time eased the situation and that staying on my feet with the body in upright vertical position made it worse. This seemed to indicate to me that there may be swelling near the Tympanic or Inner Carotid artery and that perhaps blood flow was being restricted resulting in inflammation. This does not sound like classic menieres to me as I understand menieres but as I stated previously my suspicions that it is a virus would indicate that the treatment should be the same. I decided to experiment with Turmeric Root which is the root of a plant with many miraculous and well documented healing properties. My intention was to calm down my body's inflammatory response and control any bacteria or other invaders that may be presently hitching a ride on my body's weakened condition. Turmeric is also famous for collecting toxins from blood and transporting it out of the body safely. It also has anti cancer properties and has been shown to be very effective against breast cancer and other forms of cancer. After the second dose I noticed a drastic improvement. I was not sure if it was coincidence or not due to the roller coaster nature of the illness. After the third dose there was no question. I felt so much better it was hard to believe. The fatigue was gone. The activity in the left ear was greatly diminished. Before I started taking Turmeric I spent most of my time laying around on the couch. After three days of Turmeric I was cutting down trees in the yard and loading them on a trailer. I have been taking it for several months and I am still very active and still feel much better. After my success with Turmeric I decided to try some other herbs. I now have my own pharmacy. I have also used Basil and notice a calming effect from the Basil. I use Ashwangda too. I use Goldenseal Root too as it is famous for helping with ear problems and I have noticed marked success with Goldenseal Root. I also use Rose Hips and they also have powerful healing properties and strong anti-inflammatory properties.