DIZZYNESS & BLURRED VISION - LABRINTHITIS

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I had MIGRAINE for three days and this dieD down graudually. I then went on Holiday and the day after I was trying to be sick & almost blacked out. I felt really dizzy and blurry eyed which didn't go..I started getting anxious (especially since I was on holiday abroad) My friends put it down to drinks but I knew I hadn't had loads and that this was different to wjat I'd ever felt like after a heavy night before. I didn't do anything about it for three days, I got home and drove to a supermarket and very nearly crashed the car because I felt like I couldn't see properly and it wasn't getting better at all. I then called the NHS helpline who advised and booked me an appointment at the Hospital that same evening. The Dr told me that I had LABRINTHITIS, he gave me some PROCHLORPERAZINE, & although my anxiety has gone because I know what I have these tablets aren't doing a great deal. Symptoms inclue - nausea, dizzyness, blurred vision, nigt sweats, confusion, extreamely tired.

Thing is I am on a temporary contract at work & do not get paid! How long would you usually stay off? I really don't feel like I can cope with work feeling like this, I'm struggling to even type this up. Is their any help that can be given whilst off pay wise or not? and does anyone know if it's acceptable to be off work with this?

Thanks

Ava

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    Hi Ava,

    There is no way of predicting how long you will feel like this for, but certainly you would not be able to cope at work feeling as you do, even if you forced yourself to go. I guess depending on the type of work you do and its demands influences when you can return.

    I think most people are entitled to statitory sick pay,

    https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay/overview

    Hope this helps.

    Jan

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    Hi Ava,

    I just sent you a reply but is waiting to be moderated because I included a link.

    Basically I said there is no way you can work feeling like this, and depending on the type of work you do and its demands wil influence when you can return. There is no way of knowing how long this will go on for, but is certainly an acceptable reason for being off work.

    The link I sent was for statitory sick pay which I believe most people would be entitled to, if you search statitory sick pay.

    Hope this helps and your symptoms ease soon.

    Jan

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      Thanks Jan,

      I'll wait to see the link, I work both headsets, screens and also custmomer facing on a reception so it's varied but the majority is sat with a headset and a screen so I don't feel as though I can deal with that at the moment. I'll look up sick pay but I don't believe as a temp I can get this.

      Thank you smile

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      Ava if you pay national insurance contributions you are entitled to sspay you can't and must not work like this it is probably a viral infection it takes time to go buy get sturgeon travel sickness and use sea bands they help the nausea hope this is helpful 
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    Hi Ava

    It depends really whether this is lab or something else.  It can be so many different things.  I started the same as you and luckily my GP sent me for an MRI scan when it didnt go away. It came back clear and I then went on to see many different ENTs, neuro surgeon and two neurologists.  I really hope yours is lab, which hopefully will clear up soon,  I too am a temp and cant be off.  Ive had this now two and half years and Ive found that keeping going as much as you can is better than giving in to it.  I was forcing myself to work and then going to bed all weekend and I found I was better in the week than weekend.  Ive finally been diagnosed with chronic silent migraine, ie dizziness etc 24/7.  I know you dont feel like it, but keeping going seems to help it and aid recovery. 

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    Have you been to see your own Dr. or an ENT specialist.  It could be something else associated with your ears/balance mechanism. 

     

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