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Jessie J, Meniere’s disease and me

Jessie J, Meniere’s disease and me
I will never forget my first time. It was 1996, soon to be 25 years ago, and I was partying up a storm with my work colleagues from a large PR firm in Manhattan. I felt a tinge of dizziness but attributed it to the massive quantities of beer I had consumed. I was soon to be 32, so maybe I couldn’t handle alcohol like I used to? Nevertheless, I powered on.

Then, when I casually mentioned to one neurologist that I had ear issues in my left ear, he said, “I think you might have Meniere’s disease.Meniere’s disease has no cure, and for the most part, doctors are baffled to figure out what causes it, or how to treat it.When pop-star Jesse J revealed, at 32, that she had been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, my heart, my head and my ears ached for her.Meniere’s disease is tormenting.

It was 1996, soon to be 25 years ago, and I was partying up a storm with my work colleagues from a large PR firm in Manhattan.I resumed running about five years ago, even though it’s been years, I still fear that “something might happen,” literally dangling, and spinning over my head.

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