Oh this blasted disease, how wonderful it is. Normally I'll get an attack and I'll be sick for anywhere from a few hours, to few days. Lately, it's every single day. I haven't felt "normal" in almost two months. The vertigo attacks happen every few days, maybe once a week. In between though, I'm lost, confused, stumbling, just completely out of it. I can't hear what people say, and even when I do I feel like I can barely comprehend what they are saying anyways. I just chuckle and nod my head and hope it fits the context of whatever came out of their mouth. I'm stuck in an eternal brain fog. I can't function normally at all. I try, I try really really hard. Most people don't notice, they can't tell I'm in this fog, but inside I am really struggling. I'm taking diuretics prescribed by my ENT, as well as valium for when I get vertigo (I think it helps, but I honestly can't tell if it's coincidence or not), and started taking the JOH vitamins but honestly I have a hard time remembering to take them in the afternoon and at night because I'm so darn out of it all the time. Because I'm in a constant state of super-Meniere's-extra-fun-time, I'm out of work on unpaid disability. Which sucks. A lot. SO. My ENT recommended the shunt surgery to me. He was very honest and said it may not work, it may damage your hearing, etc. etc. but that if I am this ill with no help from medication, it could be worth a try. Now my real question for those of you who have had the surgery; has it only solved your issues with vertigo? Has it rid you of the evil "brain fog"? That is what bothers me the most, and I'm not sure the surgery would be worth it to me if it didn't help with that, as that is my most troubling symptom. Any other success/failure/general stories/info/experiences with the shunt surgery would be greatly welcomed and appreciated. I'm really glad this forum is around. Thanks guys.