Help needed

Posted , 5 users are following.

Morning im new on here so please bear with me.

I have been ill for 7 weeks now with vertigo. Ive been to the doctors and he diagnosed me with labyrinthitis.

He told me to do exercises by moving my head to a 45 degrees angle left ang right the on my side in the foetal position for 30 seconds.

Ive done it for 6 days as told but it asnt helped at all.

Now my ears are very painful like an ear infection. So i went back to the doctors who said its a viral infection but cant give me antibiotics.

Thing is im due to fly to the dominion republic next monday i feel so ill but its cost £2000 and i really dont want to miss it.

Is there anyone of a quick cure to help me. My doctor as already said if ive still got my infection in my ears then flying may rupture my ear drum plz help if you can

0 likes, 8 replies

Report / Delete

8 Replies

  • Posted

    I would advise you to seek another opinion. ... he/she should be helping you!!!
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    No quick cure. Need to at least see a ENT maybe.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi you got to keep up with the vestibular exercises they have to be done right. When you did do them exercises was you looking at a spot on the wall moving your head left and right still looking at the spot. Google vestibular exercises
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Agree with both the other posters. Also, don't you have cancellation insurance? A medical certificate specifying this condition would make you eligible for free cancellation.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi just to let you all know ive been to a doctor who has refered me to an ENT specialist. I also asked if its ok for me to fly out this monday to dominican republic and have been advised not to go.

    The doctor cannot say what is wrong so he said he cant tell me not to fly but if it was him he wouldnt go.

    He has written a letter for me without a fee saying its not wise to fly, and when i asked what would happen if i went against his advice the doctor said if anything happens to me and i need to claim insurance the always contact your doctor in GB he said he would have to tell them he advised me not to fly and they would cancel my insurance .

    So i consider it not worth going i cant afford to pay out of my own pocket.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I'm sure you've done the right thing Jodie. It's not worth playing Russian roulette with your health or your finances! Better to save your money and go on that wonderful holiday another time, when you're feeling really well.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I know ive heard back from the holiday place ive got half a refund because of the medical letter i sent them ive only got to pay back a £1000 to my futurw inlaws now at least thats something x

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear about that. It's always advisable to check the small print when taking out holiday insurance - and they still manage to avoid paying out even then! Still, think how much it might have cost you to get treatment over there if something had gone seriously wrong as a result of the flight. I hope you weren't intending to get married there, which would make it even more galling.

      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