Anxiety and being tired makes it worse

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I was diagnosed with Labyrinthitis recently (not by a specialist yet) and I was wondering if anyone else with inner ear disorders notices that their dizziness gets worse with stress, anxiety and or being tired?

I have horrendous anxiety and was wondering if anyone noticed the same thing. I think it’s pretty common because being dizzy is such a scary thing especially when it’s chronic.

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    I think I may have replied to you the other day Sydney.  My friend suffered this a few years ago, it was so bad she used to fall over from the dizzyness.

    Very distressing problem and I feel for you.  fortunately, never suffered from it and hope I never will.  Sometimes slight lightheaded experienced from Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.

    Anne

     

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      I thought I had ETD at first back in September when this all started because the first GP found fluid behind my ear (dull eardrum) and I took Nasacort for a month and was a lot better, but I had good days and bad days, but nothing crazy like it was that led me to going to the doctors.

      Then I got  a cold this December and 4 days later I got dizzy again, which is why I do kinda believe the Labyrinthitis diagnosis because that’s usually how people get it. I just don’t think it’s a coincidence that my cold and dizziness linked up, which is making my anxiety better, but little things happen every day that freak me out and make me think “BRAIN TUMOR”

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      Also Anne, have you ever experienced your hearing going out, LOUD ringing tinnitus and then that fading away and your hearing slowly coming back? I expierenced that the other day and it freaked me out. It was also in the ear that has all the problems (dull eardrum, fluid, popping sounds when swallowing or talking, full feeling, sometimes getting clogged up and I can hear my own voice)
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      Yes, that's happened to me.   Please try and stop getting anxious as it will make 

      matters so much worse.  I do feel for you , truly I do, but where did worry get

      any of us....NO WHERE !!

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      Sydney, I do that same thing. It's lie my ears stop up or something and I notice sounds fading but then returning..I have even like heard like a door slamming in my head. All the time at nite whole trying to sleep, it sounds like something firing off in my head. Does that make sense? Like firecracker duds or something. Knocks and bumps in my head. Ent told me to hold nose and breathe out like 20 x a day that it's probably eustation tube..but I don't know..it's so weird..my head buzzes all the time and now at nite my whole body (feels) like it buzzes as well..weird, weird symptoms. For alot more where those come from too..

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    I truly believe I too have the Librinithitis...I suffer with tinnitis. Have been for about a yr and a half. Now of late been getting dizzy and lightheaded. It started with a severe vertigo attack. Two days bedridden. Now almost 3 weeks later, I still have lightheadedness. .I have to lay down, sit down stand up, roll over, all very slowly or its like I swoon..is there a medicine for the librinthitis? Sorry for spelling of it.
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      Labyrithitis is typically associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  You may need to see

      a Osteopath or Physiotherapist as it could be your Vestibular Neuritis Nerve.  Sometimes

      to help with the dizzyness Valium or even antihistamines are prescribed.

      t can take as long as 3 weeks for it to settle down.

      Hope you feel better soon as this is a horrible condition.

      Anne

       

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      Thank you Anne. .what is the vestibular nerve? You mentioning chronic fatique, I have been tired alot. Don't want to do much at all anymore. It's like a major case of the lazys. Not sure if it's severe tho..I can still do..I work etc. I also have like a feeling of a buzzing n all ovr my body when mostly I'm trying to rest at nite..like my whole body feels like it's buzzing and in my head too. I feel so weird at times.

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    Also Sydney, how do they test you for that?
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      Well I told my doctor my symptoms and he gave me some basic balance tests like closing my eyes and putting my arms out, he then turned my head and made me lay down and sit back up which caused some vertigo so he also thought I might have BPPV. I think for GP’s it’s all about symptoms and that’s how they go about diagnosing and ENT’s it’s more tests usually? I’m not quite sure.

      I have an ENT appointment tomorrow so I guess I shall see if she also agrees with that diagnosis.

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      Sorry I never replied! I know it’s been forever! It went good! I got a hearing test which came out great and I have “symmetric hearing” according to the ENT that’s a good sign it’s NOT a brain tumor. Checked the pressure in my ears, was perfect. The ENT listened to my symptoms, looked in my ears and told me I most likely have Lab. She referred me to VRT (vestibular rehabilitation therapy) for my balance, went to that appointment and the therapist gave me basic neurological tests and said I also definitely don’t have a brain tumor and I most likely have Lab. That was back in January and I’ve been basically good ever since! 
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