Vestibular neuritis for 10 months, and tinnitus ?

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Hello! 10 months ago I had vertigo. I have seen an ent and also a neurotologist who did vng/caloric testing the concluded vestibular neuritis . I have 24% damage/weakness in my right ear. 9 weeks AFTER my vertigo attack I got tinnitus and it's been constant ever since. My hearing test is normal but there was a slight drop in the 2k something or rather in my LEFT ear.

My question is, could it be from the VN? Why would it come on 9 weeks in? And does this mean it's permanent ?

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    Vestibular neuritis does not cause tinnitus, as the latter is a hearing pathway problem.  Is the tinnitus in the left or right ear?

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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    Is there a feeling of fullness from the right ear?  Has the vertigo attack happened more than once?

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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    Back in August and September, was hospitalized for nausea, vertigo and vomitting. September's admission after comparing both MRI, was diagnosed with mild ms and given four months sick leave. Was seen by ENT and neurologist then. While on sick leave, saw the neurologist at ms clinic who after reviewing my MRIs, concluded no evidence of ms but rather vestibular neuritis. Been having physio as well. My worst feeling is head fogginess with some vertigo in the afternoon. Therefore I am taking betahistine then and need to sleep it off. Also, lying on my back seems to affect dizziness as well. Ruled out BPPV and Meniere. Back at work part time. Progressively working up to full time. How long will this last? Getting frustrated

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