A Smile is a Curve that straightens out a lot of things



You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul,

all your strength, and with all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.

And love your neighbor as yourself.

Luke 10:27



My name is Jacki and I have Menieres Disease. What is Menieres Disease you ask? Well its a disorder of the inner ear or labyrinth. The most prominent symptoms of this condition include episodes of dizziness or vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, and tinnitus (noise or ringing in the ear) and pressure in the ear. The cause of Menieres also known as MM (Morbus Menieres) is not known, but it is thought to be triggered by an immune, metabolic, infectious, traumatic, allergic or other injury to the labyrinth. The condition generally starts in one ear, but it may eventually become bilateral in some patients. This disease is differentiated from other causes of dizziness by its classic four symptoms, which were listed above. Medical management of Menieres includes sodium restriction and the avoidance of caffeine and alcohol. Diuretics, antidepressants and vestibular suppressants maybe prescribed or surgery may be considered in severe cases.


Menieres Disease is difficult enough to deal with all alone! There are some great support groups online for those in search of support in coping with this disease. Below are a few links for different support groups that I belong to. We are friendly people who understand exactly what your going through! These lists are open and very informal, so please join us and say hello, or just sit back and read if you like!




Menieres Disease Club

MenieresDG **


**The link for the MenieresDG group gears more to the technical side of this disease, rather than support, but has very good information.


(scroll down for Menieres Disease Information)

Awards Page

Inspirational Pages

Read my Menieres Story

Copers Page

An MM'ers Prayer



Coping With MM

Positive Mental Attitude

MM Friends I Met in Person

More MM Friends

Even More MM Friends

MM Reunion - Ontario

Me & Barb

In Memory of Dennis Crapanzano

In Memory of Sharon McCall


Menieres Disease Information Page

Menieres - Tests and Management

Surgical Treatments of Menieres

Article - Dr. H. Hamersma of S. Africa

Canadian Doctors

Symptoms & Triggers

Drop Attacks

Hyperacusis & Recruitment

Brain Fog

Menieres & Migraines

Information & Help Services

Balance Exercises

Other Dizziness Conditions

Menieres Rating Scale

Meniette Device

Menieres 101 (humour page)

Don't Assume





Our friends are like angels

Who brighten our days

In all kinds of wonderful

magical ways

Their thoughtfulness comes

As a gift from above

And we feel surrounded

By warm, caring love

Like upside down rainbows

Their smiles bring the sun

And they fill ho-hum moments

With laughter and fun

Friends are like angels

Without any wings

Blessing our lives

With the most precious things!

~Emily Mathews~