I was doing some research in preparing for my upcoming rheumy appointment when this jumped out at me. There is something called Autoimmune Inner Ear Disorder. It is characterized by hearing loss, vertigo, ringing in the ears and a feeling of fullness in the ears, indistinguishable from Meniere's. I was diagnosed with Meniere's Disease 12 years ago. There didn't seem to be any reason why it had appeared. Soon after that, those strange sores on my skin appeared, too. The doc that I had at the time didn't order any blood work.
Now I'm finding a connection here. The info about AIED says that it is found side-by-side with other AI issues, like SLE, Sjogren's, and RA - all of which I've tested positive for. How about that?
Now, if I can find a connection between AI and my Spasmodic Dysphonia, it really starts to make sense!
Marla