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?I was diagnosed with viral labyrinthitis about a week ago. I had been suffering episodes of dizziness/feeling off balance, nausea, headaches and ear pain. I then had some blurred vision and thought it was time to see a GP. She diagnosed me and prescribed me with prochlorperazine (3 a day to start with and then down to 1 a day). I didn't know anything about the condition so didn't really ask any questions as figured I would be better in a few days. She did print out a ton of info to read and I've done some more reading online about it.
?It seems that there are some different medical views on how best to recover. I have been trying to push through and go to work (although I have ended up in the evenings on the couch battling through the nausea and trying to keep still and avoid the dizziness). Some info tells you to rest and other info says to push through so your brain adjusts quicker. Some say the medication delays recovery and others say take it.
?I am really unsure what is best. My doctor didn't anything about resting so I've continued to work (I'm not driving) but I am really suffering and wonder if I just took to my bed if that would mean I'd recover sooner? Even with keeping going, sometimes I feel normal and then I feel terrible and am battling to stay upright or keep my head up (it feels so heavy) and clench my teeth against the nausea.
?I have read this can last up to 3 weeks... I assume if I am not better by then I should go back to the doctors? I feel stupid I didn't ask more when I was there, I just had no idea what I was dealing with!
?I'd appreciate any advice from personal experiences of this! Thank you.
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