Anxiety, sinuses, and inner ear disorder

Posted , 3 users are following.

I've had labyrinthitis starting almost 5 months ago, I'm now dealing with the damage it left me with. I'm not sure if it's that, anxiety, or maybe sinuses but ny head feels really full and I'm anxious and dizzy. It's been very windy outside today. (I live in the desert) last night was absolutely horrible. I was anxious all day and then when I got home from work I got very dizzy and really anxious and depersonalized that lasted most of the night and some of this morning. It was practically relentless. Has anyone else had these problems? It was almost like your body and mind is shutting down with extreme anxiety.

0 likes, 9 replies

Report / Delete

9 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi, I suggest you seek advice fom your doctor, sorry I can't help. Good luck
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Sometimes when you have an illness or an injury it heals but the anxiety holds on to symptoms and it doesn't let them go away. I have a similar case with my concussion symptoms that are still here 6 months after my injury and it was much better for a while when I wasn't anxious but then I started having anxiety again and now I am worse than ever. Anxiety doesn't let your body heal. You say that you were anxious the whole day and then experienced depersonalization, dizziness - this is typical for anxiety. Your mind is tired. All the best x
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Tag, that makes sense. I've been to the doctors and they don't want to put me in any ssri or anything until after the physical therapy I have to do to retrain my brain from what the labyrinthitis did to my inner ear. Vistibular disorders are the worst and every make you're anxiety so much stronger. They tend to feed on each other. I just for done seeing a dizziness specialist/audiologist and went through my testings and she told me I had labyrinthitis and I need to re train my brain. I lost a bit of hearing in my left ear as well as gaining tinnitus (ringing). Plus doing the vrt (vistibular rehabilitation therapy) the home exercises at least is probably wearing my brain out. Plus finally getting back to work too. Hmm I guess now that is during the day and I can think a little more clearly, I am answering my own questions. Haha, thanks. smile
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Yeah I completely understand what you mean when you say they feed one another because I am going through a very similar thing with my post-concussion syndrome. I am sorry to hear about your problems but I am sure you will get better with therapy. I have a similar thing - my concussion damaged my optic nerve and left me with an acommodative error and I also need to retrain my brain to focus properly on text again. But I believe that I can recover fully with vision therapy, time and getting rid of this terrible thing called anxiety. I also have tinnitus, if it helps ha :D No seriously, I hope you get better as soon as possible.
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Ofcourse you will. So I guess Ativan is some kind of antidepressant? Sorry but I'm not from the UK so I can only guess what you Brits decided to name your antidepressants lol. Well, if your doctors advised you not to take it because of your labyrinthis and if it can somehow have negative effects on your healing then of course don't take it, but if that's not the case then taking antidepressants maybe isn't such a bad idea. The only way to get better is getting rid of anxiety and antidepressants can be pretty effective - when you find the right one for you that is. I was prescribed SSRI just yesterday, hopefully it works.
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Ativan is a benzo.. I live in the states lol. It's an anti anxiety med. Same class as Xanax and Valium. It's generic name is lorazapam. Haha. I'm american.

      Yeah she said the ativan will slow my healing process.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Ohh I am not a fan of benzodiazepines. They have a high addiction rate and are not effective long-term. Makes sense now to me why you said you doctor didn't advise you to take them, and why it would slow down your healing. I only took benzo once, and even then I was pretty much s***ting my pants. I suggest talking to your doctor about antidepressants- some of them may not affect your healing and could be effective in controling anxiety.
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    This happened to me in 2006. It does leave you a bit damaged. It also ended up effecting my optic nerve which i has no clue till a couple of years later. Ruined my life.I really try to me tally stay strong. Sometimes i can and sometimes it gets the bes of me. My ear twiches inside sometimes when im nervous now and i keep repeating to myself to calm down cause anxiety can teyly mke a bad situation horribly worse.the dizzy is a part of it. Be very sure to keep hydrated and eat well. Its a difficult virus that does go away but does leave problems too. Learn to properly breathe..know it will pass and it will pass. Very important to know it will pass.anxiety is like a huge bully and i hate it amd im unsure why some of us got cursed with it on top of medical issues. 
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up