vestibular neuritis

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I have been diagnosed with vestibular neuritis the last 8 weeks and I have to state this has hit me like a ton if bricks, being a fit active person....this has changed my whole life....

I am not able to go to work as a evening duty manager of a local supermarket. my job dosnt allow for me to sit down or even have breaks.....

I have been to the docs twice....first visit diagnosis and second visit to get another sick note because I still have it.

I am not on meds now as the doc prescribed prochloroerazine andits only used short term to aleviate nausea.... .I dont have the nausea now

headaches.fatigue.and drunk /swimming sensation.the floor seems fluid

. ..... I cant drive and I cant stand for more than ten minutes at a time..... but I try and do as much as I can around the house even if its on my knees lol

Im to go back to the docs in two weeks if it hasnt gone and he will then refer me to an ent...

and I guess ill request yet another sick note.

ive been told that im entitled to ssp for upto 28 weeks . If this thing dosnt go and im deemed unfit for work will I be able to get diability allowence...... I am married....but im worried that my wage loss will impact our lives.....weve already started tightening our belts 

we dont by any means live hand to mouth but have started to plan incase this is a long term situation. .... I have asked the doc how long but understand that it seems to be an unknown smile  would be gratful for any ideas and feedback thanyoooo sad

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    Vestibular nerve neuritis as well. First the doc said it would go away but now he is saying there is permenant damage and I am probably as good as I will ever be. He said only 1% of people are completly free of the symptoms.
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    Hiya guys an gals!!!  

    Well ive still got it lol!!!

    Docs tommorow for a referral to a specialist

    im feeling really teary today.....

    I guess thats normal .... I try to remain calm as ive noticed that the symptoms get worse with any kind of stress..... 

    yesterday was horrific...... and ive noticed that im sweating a lot..... does anybody else have this smile

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    Hello Nicola,

    Hope you are good!

    Mine condition is also as you say for last weeks. I am feeling so tiered headache and little pressure in my left ear.

    I just wanted to know that hopefully your condition is OK now so what are the practices and how long it takes .

    Hoping for your early reply as it is really disturbing with odd thoughts .



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