Possible vestibular neuritis

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I woke up with dizziness a week after having a cold. Pressure in right ear. Wake up shaky each morning. Anyone else experience this? Seems mornings are the worst. It has limited so much for me. Cannot go into stores. Mine is constant. Had some nausea at the start but no nausea or vomiting now. Doctor unsure if it is vestibular issue. It has been going on for 3 weeks. CT scan tomorrow.

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    Probably a neurovistibular issue - viruses can do a number on you. Time, vestibular exercise, rest and patience.



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    Sending you good thoughts and wishes, I'm in week 12, good days, bad days - however as a whole I am better, just a lot of anxiety and brain fog + eye nystagmus.

    Word of caution, when you start feeling better keep up the VRT, stay away from alcohol and get plenty of rest. Around the Superbowl eariler this month I started back with beer which effected my sleep cycle, lost about a month of progress.


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      Thank you so much. I get results back from CT scan Monday. Hoping all is fine. I have been doing the exercises daily and will take your advice to do them daily even when feeling better. I am trying to avoid alcohol. My anxiety seems to be bad and I never had anxiety before. I feel like I have more brain fog than dizziness. Did you have other tests done before you figured out it was vestibular neuritis? How is your appetite? I don't have any. Is morning difficult for you to get up? I know so many questions but always feels better to know someone else has gone through it.

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      I never had bad anxiety either, from time to time I would worry- but not like this.

      Sounds like we have identical symptoms for the most part, first off you're going to get better that's a given. For some people, ones who never need a forum like this it can be just a few weeks, for others with mitigating circumstances it can be months - however I try and take heart that when long-time a poster drop off, it means they recovered and moved on.

      That's hope - right there.

      Hang in there, you are going to recover and move on.

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