I am as imperfect as anyone else in the world, but I generally consider myself to be a very fair and open-minded person. I have participated in many recent debates over the benefits -- or lack thereof -- of NUCCA therapy, and it seems that NUCCA proponents always circle back to the idea of, "You can't dismiss it until you've tried it." So, in the spirit of fairness, I am offering the board this real-time account of my NUCCA experience, which started on Friday. I am going to update this thread on each visit to not only track my progress, but so that we can have a non-revisionist written record of the progress. I have no idea where this journey will take me. Maybe I will be proven wrong, and I will gladly eat my words when my MM disappears. Maybe, on the other hand, I am out a few bucks and it makes no difference. That's the beauty of this experiment, that I have no control at all over the outcome other than making sure I follow through with the recommendations. So here is the backdrop history first, and I'll bring the board up to speed on my current status. It will be relevant for determining my particular baseline, and how NUCCA will or won't affect me. I've written before about my MM history. I developed left-sided MM in my late teens, but was not diagnosed until the age of 25 after the process had already burned out. Before burning out, I suffered fluctuating left-sided hearing loss, fullness and occasional drop attacks of vertigo that usually lasted 6-8 hours at a time. The vertigo would happen on average every 2 months. I have not had an attack like that in 13 years or so. I can hear sounds in my left ear, but I have profound hearing loss across all frequencies there. Basically, I have no functional left-sided hearing. I am 37 years old now. In late 2008/early 2009 or so, I started having some fluctuating hearing loss in the right ear. I went to see a ENT immediately as I am very protective of the hearing I have left in my "good" ear." I was diagnosed as having gone bilateral (some 12 years later), and treated with oral prednisone. The pred worked and I regained all my hearing. 4 months later, it happened again. Again the pred worked. 4 months after that (9/09) I had another episode. The regular ENT I see was out and his partner called in a medrol dose-pack. It did nothing for me, but the hearing resolved spontaneously a week later. In January of 2010 I had another episode. This time, the oral pred only partly restored my hearing, so I had two dex injections about 5 days apart. The problems resolved once again. Mind you, I have not been getting any vertigo during these episodes, only aural fullness and fluctuating hearing loss. For the purposes of my experiment, I am going to cut off the introductory post here, and in the second post I will get to the details of where I have been for the last few months and what my staus is like going into the NUCCA treatment (the first adjustment of which is tomorrow).