Getting over labyrinthitis..

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Alright, so the past couple days, I've been doing vistibular rehab therapy that I found online after I went to a dizziness specialist and she told me that I'm trying to recover from labyrinthitis, I lost some hearing in my left ear, I still have involuntary eye movements, and horrible tinnitus, I started work again, and since then when I get home I'm very anxious, last night was the worst. I came home, states to eat, and got a bar anxiety attack that lasted until I went to sleep and yet I was still anxious when I woke up and most of the day. When I try to take a nap I feel like my mind is going crazy, racing thoughts and thinking I'm losing my mind. Now I'm laying on the couch and it's getting closer to sun set (I get more anxious at night) I'm also feeling just spaces out and lifeless. I'm not sure if it's depersonalization or some sort or depression.. can anyone give me any advice on any of this. I don't know if my brain is just on over load or what, I'll be doing something and forget I did it a few moments later or can't find the right words. I'm not confused pet say just have to think alot harder than normally. Could this be from doing the exercises? Is it going to get worse before it gets better? I haven't seen the physical therapist yet because I'm waiting for my insurance to authorize it. So I'm doing whatever I can find online. Bits and pieces at least.

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    I'm no expert ...

    I have had tinnitus for over 20 years now. Try playing some white noise (ambient sound). The fan running works well. If you have a smart phone you can download free aps. I personally like the sound of rain. Concentrate on your breathing when you are trying to go to sleep. Don't upper chest breath,..... belly breath. Put your hands on your stomach and when you take a breath your stomach should rise a little. Try some rescue remedy for the anxiety or vitamine B5 / B6. Go to the health food shop and see what they have.

    Hope that helps

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    Hi, Have you spoke to your GP about your anxiety?  Please tell him/her, there is a lot can be done to help. I had counselling which I didn't think would make any difference, but it did.  I also slept in another room for a while as I associated my bed with anxiety. Please keep pushing there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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    Hi,I have gor un compensated labythrinits and I do the crawthorne cooksey exercises when the vertigo feeling kicks in,it might that you re doing to many exercises,I started I thought the more I did the quicker I d get better,I ve been suffering for years and was so excited,but I soon found out less is more when I was hanging on to the furniture lol.

    my brain gets very tired and I can't always think straight,my eyes don't always focus on what I want them to it's like they ve got a mind of their own.My doctor said that it's beacause signals from my brain to my ear/ears are confused so our brain is so busy trying to sort out the signals it can't cope with all the day to day stuff, I get so anxious as well,I hardly go out anymore,so I m trying to deal with the anxiety( I found out that when your ears are not right it sends out panic sigmals ) I ve tried anti depressants but they just make me feel like a zombie so I ve just started taking a low dose of beta blockers to see if can help calm me down.

    i hope this has made some sense and that it can help you in some way.

    i know exactly how hard all of this is x

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    This could be me writing this letter. It's identical to the way I feel. Am looking forward to your replies, maybe I'm not losing my mind / memory.

    It's so embarrassing when I'm out, searching for words that won't come.

    Hope you get resolution soon. Please share it when you do.


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    I feel exactly the same way. Have you found anything that helps? If so, I would really appreciate it if you share. It's such a crummy feeling.
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