My father has been diagnosised with menieres disease now for 35 years. The only place he was able to get true help was at the Mayo Clinic. You can go there without a doctors referral for help. They have put shunts in his ears 4 times in 35 years. He was like you on the verge of loosing his job because everyone kept thinking that he was drunk all of the time and that he was an alcoholic because of the equalibrium problem. He is now in his mid-70's and to this day feels that without his visit to Mayo Clinic it would have been the demise of his life. Make the phone call. It doesn't hurt to find out information.