Anxiety/Labyrnithitis

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So far, I am still feeling dizzy. Not as bad though. I am hoping that this doesn't last much longer and I am getting nervous that this may be more than just my ancxiety and labyrinthitis. I am guessing that is was caused from bacterial rather than viral cause of lab because the urgent care doc gave me antibiotics. My sympthoms include; dizziness, fautige, fuzzy head/blurry vision, head zaps, weird tingling head sensations (I guess that might be under the head zaps catagory) plus I start getting super dizzy for a small amount of time, it could be the dizzy spell, or the anxiety. The anxiety hasn't been to bad, but at the same time it could be a majority of the dizziness. For the last couple days I have actually been tired during the day and my body has been letting me sleep. (taking naps) today I took a little nap, but I kept waking up anxious, spinning head, fuzzy vision, (kind of seeing connect the dots shapes or the cut along these lines kind of shapes on the wall) I feel like my ear is ringing louder than usual. My right ear also started ringing too (not the side with lab) I am guessing that could be my anxiety, that or I heard that lab could make both ears ring. I am just hoping that this goes away. I don't have a doctors appointment untill the 9th. It sucks. Any advice would help.. I am trying very hard to steer clear of taking my ativan because I heard it slows down and hurts the healing process. I do NOT want to do that, I have had this since Valentines Day, but only have been diagnoised about a week in a half. 

 

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    I can relate to what you have said. I, too, have been napping during the day which is foreign to me. What has been decided as my diagnosis is crystals in the inner ear which will supposedly eventually go of their own accord. In the meantime, I will have physiotherapy. I had anxiety already before this which has not altered that much. I am retired and have a husband who has been looking after me. I am using a rollator to get around which gives me confidence to move around. I do nothing without that as backup. 

    I used to do water Aqua but have been told not to return to that until I am free of this vertigo. I am lucky in that I do not have to go to work or manage by myself to do tasks that would be impossible at the moment like hanging washing on the line or standing at the stove without my Rollator behind me for me to cook. 

    I have a back issue going on too that prevents me from sitting upright for very long before pain hits. 

    Luckily, I have an excellent GP who is managing my health issues.

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    I woke up at five am on 23rd February this year and sat up in bed but kept flopping back repeatedly. The consensus seems to be crystals in the inner ear.
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      Crystals InThe inner ear is called BPPV nd they usually give you certain exercises, like the Eply  maneuver to. Move them around.  however if the exercises Don,t help. You need to go back and get re diagnosed as a lot,of drs and ENT say it,s BPPV when it actually Isn,t
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      Ok Gillian. They have tried to dislodge them already. We shall see in the next few weeks how it is going. How do get round Gillian doing your chores etc? What do,you do,to work around this pesty thing whatever it is!
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      Well I don,t have BPPV, so my vertigo symptoms Don,t affect me  the same as you I guess.  I,ve had 4 years for my body to  get used, to it. Mint now for eg I have a cold that seems to have gone into my vestibular system and that can affect how I feel a lot. (Hoping gp,will give me anti b,s later when. I go in to see him).  sadly a lot of gp.s and ENTS really don,t know much about the complexities of the vestibular system so we all get the runaround while,they try to rule things out.  I have to spread my chores out through the week and only do one 'big thing' a day, then not do anything the next day,,as for me, it causes exhaustion.  I am pretty okay while I am moving around, (not saying I am good or anything as that gets worse the more tired out I am, or if I am dealing with some other physical problem), but mine is a knock on effect and the next day I will feel awful. As if I,ve run a marathon and of course when I feel 'roug' my vertigo is worse, so it,s a vicious circle.  After the first year I started to take some good quality supplements for energy and support, even Adrenal support as they are really important in keeping you going.  I can pm you with what I take if you want.
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    Hi

    It's not great is it !i have had it for 9weeks now it's definitely not as bad but still there.I have had to say off work.i think you will need some sort of anti dizziness tablet to stop the spinning,well I certainl did.

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    Hi Lockerby

    Sorry to hear you are suffering.  I too can relate to your symptoms and suffering. I have had tinnitus and vertigo for many years. I've also had migraine since childhood.  The first onset of my vertigo was over twenty years ago, after an ear infection.  Incidentally, this was immediately after a plane flight so this could have played a part in the severity of the attack. I seemed to recover from this and then a few years later I had another bad attack, collapsing after getting out of the swimming pool.

    I continued to suffer on and off with the dizziness and the tinnitus for many years. The migraines were always bad and then five years ago the migraine and the vertigo became constant.  I collapsed and ended up in hospital where I was diagnosed with migrainous vertigo.  I had to retire from work and spent several weeks either in bed or sitting in the settee.  I couldn't go out alone for three months and not able to drive for two years.  I was unable to do any housework or supermarket shopping.  The worst of the symptoms was the vomiting, which would be constant all day and night for up to three or four days.  During these attacks I am unable to eat and cannot even keep water down. I have been so dyhydrated that I had to be put on a drip.

    I'm pleased to say that five years on, although I still suffer with constant ringing and vibration from the tinnitus and not able to work I am much better than I was. After trying several different medication, which did not help at all, I'm now taking almotriptan to relieve the symptoms on the onset of a migraine. I take amitriptyline daily and I also have regular chiropractic treatment, which has also helped.

    Although patient's symptoms may be similar or the same, the cause can be different and that makes it difficult for the doctors to treat and I do sympathise with them.  I must say I've had really good care from the medical profession and great family support, so I know how lucky I am.

    I hope you are feeling a bit better today and that you are able to find the right medication for you.  Try to believe that you will eventually get better.

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