Hey, I'm a lupus (sle) patient and just last year they diagnosed me with menears disease (probably misspelled). I would get a ringing in my ears so loud that i would loose balance, get dizzy, nauseated and then i can't hear for a little while. All of a sudden it would just come and go. I asked my rhumy if it had anything to do with lupus and apparently not. I'm worried. Last time this happened, i was driving to work and all of a sudden i got the ringing in my ears, and soooo dizzy that i got into a minor car accident. Now, how do I explain what happened to me to the insurance? that was hard, i had to get a doctor sign a letter to them stating what I had. it was horrible! has anyone heard of it?