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Can Meniere’s be seasonal?

I’ve recently been diagnosed with Menieres...early stage, as I’ve not yet experienced hearing loss. I’m trying to figure out my triggers. The only common thread is for the past 3 years, I’ve had major attacks at the end of January. I live in the southeast so winters aren’t very cold. We’re at sea level. I will get minor attacks every now and then throughout the year, but the debilitating ones are always the end of January. Does anyone have any idea why that may be?
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I don't think so. I think it is a chronic condition.  I looked into it for myself.  I have inner ear dysfunction that has symptoms like menieres.   I not only have the hearing loss but horrible nausea, sometimes vomiting, dizziness.  Is your only symptom your hearing? Can you feel it happening like the tones (like phone ringing) sounds lower?  (I usually know it's coming).  For me, reverse ear pops really helped.  I have not had a bout in almost three years.  Are you sick before the attack happens n January (as people are often sick around that time).  
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The first two times I had gotten a cold a few weeks prior. Fortunately, I don’t have hearing issues yet. Just extreme nausea, vertigo, and double vision. I usually can tell a few minutes before it happens.
It's not uncommon to have inner ear issues after a cold or sinus issue.  Have you been to an ENT?  Next time you feel it happen, try the reverse ear pops.  (hold nose, blow.  It will pop your ears, do over and over).  You can also try chewing gum.  And taking an antihistamine is said to help.  I always do but don't know for sure if it helps any thing. Try those things.  I do not think Meneires is seasonal.  I was sure I had it.  But inner ear issues were the culprit!
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