It seems that all of a sudden, the wheels of motion are starting to turn in a positive direction for Meniere's Disease sufferers. I was contacted last week about participating in a trial of the injectable steroid OTO-104. I've been following this drugs' process from first clinical trial through today, and I believe OTO-104 is on it's third or fourth clinical trial. I won't know until this week or next if I've been approved for the clinical trial, but I'm happy to hear that OTO is pushing forward. Hopefully, it will be proven effective and useful, and the FDA will clear it for public use.
In other news, a friend of mine with Meniere's Disease in San Diego is undergoing an even more exciting form of treatment right now that, unfortunately, I can't yet discuss here. When he returns home from treatment, and with his permission, I will share his experiences. From the email I received from him today, all signs point to a potentially very viable solution for us. I have my fingers crossed for him, as he is our guinea pig with this treatment. If it goes well for him, I will take the plunge and get the treatment myself. More to come on this.
I feel very excited and optimistic at all of the new pushes toward a cure. This is indeed an exciting time for us, and I hope beyond hope that a solution is coming....soon. :)
I will write more as soon as I have permission, and have more to share. Until then, onward we go!