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Old 06-04-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
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Labyrinthitis - Road to Recovery

I was diagnosed with Labs 9 weeks or so ago. 3 different GP's prescribed Prochlorperazine/Stemetil then wondered why I wasn't getting better. I had to argue my point each time I went to see them and felt like I was not listened to/not believed.
I have private health care through my employer so asked to see an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist after 8 weeks. He told me that the tablets I have been taken actually inhibit the recovery process as they do not allow the brain to compensate for the imbalance/vertigo feelings.
I was prescribed Betahistine Hydrochloride one week ago and advised to get out running/cycling etc to force my body to be able to compensate for my imbalance. I do feel better already and am going back to work next week.
First thing in the morning I do not feel that same overwhelming sense of dizziness that I had before. That was always the worst part as I hadnt had a tablet for so long. The stemetil did help the vertigo feeling a little but I was told this should have only been prescribed for the first week or so and after that only for people with real falling over, vomiting Labs - which i didnt have.
I hope this information helps someone out there the same way it has helped me.

 
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: Labyrinthitis - Road to Recovery

Hi I got diagnosed yday after 4 weeks of constantly complaining to 3 different Gps and an audiologist. I have had 2 antibiotics, anthistamine, decogestants and anti-inflamatory meds. The GP I saw yday took me off all meds and gave me an exercise to do 3 times per days, which is making the "sea-sickness" feeling worse, but hope it is helping in some way! I also have noise in my ears from this but the Gp I saw yday has promised that it will go away when the fluid in my ears settles, but this could take another 4-6 weeks. I am a runner, but am scared to run at the moment as I feel off balance and my legs feel very heavy, but from your post, maybe I should satrt again and do some gemtle exercise.
Glad to hear Im not the only one going through this!!
Please keep us updated with your progress!

 
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