Depression & Labyrinthitis

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Hi Everyone,

Over the last six weeks i've been really struggling with the depression side of things and i wanted to see if it was normal.

First of all i'll tell you my story. So i was casually driving to work and i had a dizzy spell for about three seconds, i carried on thinking it might have been something to do with the booze id had over the weekend then it suddenly hit me, i felt completely spaced out, not aware of anything around me and feeling a pins and needles sensation all the way through my body, in the days that followed it was hit and miss if i was okay to go to work or not. In the weeks after i would be in work for a week and then skip a week, with the weeks were i was in i felt fine but with the weeks i was off, id have a panic attack with slight sensations of dizzyness and then id feel depressed for the intire week. Im hopefully recovering but i feel disconnected from people and dont feel i am who i am if that makes sence, i think ive managed to keep my anxiety under control and ive had no feelings of being sick but have been struggling to eat properly, i can only eat when the anxiety isnt bad.

Ive been having continuous headaches and dizzy for the last four weeks and i want to know is it normal? Every time i think about it, i think this is me for life and it really makes my anxiety and depression worse, and i want to know and be reassured that there is light at the end of the tunnel?

P.s with my nusea i feel moving left to right is not to bad but when stopping and starting movement is the worse, particularly when driving.

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    You are describing a lot of subjective symptoms, and things need to be cleared up.  You need to visit the right physician who can objectively find signs of body involvement and develop a clear picture of whats going on.  I would go to an ENT specialist, but make sure it is someone with experience in neurotology (dizziness/balance issues).  I do not believe that you are having something serious, but I do believe that you can get better.

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      Thank you, it sounds reassuring. Im due to see my doctor again tomorrow for a check up and i'll put that to her. I can live with the symtoms of slight dizyness but the worse part is the feeling disconnected and anxiety, which only makes it worse.

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    I know how you feel Kieran81408

    I have had constant headaches and unbalance for 15 weeks now.. and am unable to drive.. i have seen a vertigo specialist.. rheumatologist.. neurologist. . Ent.. ...but not a neurotologist?

    The anxiety really doesn't help..

    I am getting better with that though as seeing a counselor and Psychologist.

    I worry too that this will be me for the rest of my life..

    I hope and pray that it won't be..and we can all get through this.

    Good luck i really hope you get some answers and a quick resolution

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      Thanks Steven, i hope you get better soon.

      I think ive managed to control my anxiety a lot better than at the start and also the depression appears to feel low to mild. It doesnt help the fact i feel i cant make plans or do normals things as i dont know how i will feel at that point in time which has really affected my social life.

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    Im now into my 7th week and i feel like i have had brain shift, thats the only way i can describe it. I get these elctrical feeling head aches on my right hand side and like, sometimes when i breath up through my nose i can hear like a slight poping or moving in my right ear. The dizziness seams to have cleared but i do get light headedness time to time and have to really focus on the simplest of tasks. I also rearly get these weird sensations where it feel liks something droping through my chest and then i have a slight heart palpitation then ot goes, i dont know whether this is to do with the anxiety.

    Has anyone else felt like this? I feel paranoid that this brain shift feeing wont ever go and that i wont feel the same again.

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    -replied to your other thread as well. Seriously, you are going to get better! Think positive!

    Like I mentioned prior, I'm right there with you.

    Little bits are coming back, I'm still miles (or kilometers for you Brits wink from a full recovery but I'm on the road.

    It's a gravel, twisty, hilly road under a dark cloudy sky, however I've got my high-beams on and both hands on the wheel.

    Stay positive.

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