I have meniere's disease now for 16 years and still have same problem with my attack. The come often now. I have had two operation to put in shunt to release the fluid from the middle ear. This has not help what so ever. Now they are looking at another threatment. What if have found inmy 16 years with this disease it that people do not understand what the disease is and what it can do to a person. Again you can look fine one minute and fall over the next. I have problem when I drive the my jeep or car because some time the attack will start up on me and I will have hard time seeing. It has reduce me hearing to almost zero now. But I still work and where I work at they understand it. I have gone to work and fallen over from the attack and lay on the floor and the nurses in the area come and check on me to see if I am doing OK. I will take 5 mg of valum when I have these attack. I just try to not let the disease get to me. Sometime it is hard but I try. When I know that a attack coming on I will take a valum and sit for 25 to 45 minutes and then go back to work. I can almost tell when it coming on. I will get the ring in my ear or I will feel alot of pressure in my head like it want to explode. The one's that I don't like and it scare me it the one that hit you when you do not expect it. I can sit and cry but nothing helps. A lot of time I feel helpless. Many time I want to climb and mountain and jump off when I can not control the attacks. My wife is so much supported on this and she understand it. She has taken me to the hospital, help me in bed and pop and pill in my mouth and make sure she does not climb in bed until the medication works. She will close all the shades because I can not stand the light in my eyes. It will feel like someone putting a pin in it. The light hurts very much. My eyes want to come out of my head. So I guss what I am trying to say is keep smiling, and take care of yourself.