Hi there....sorry to hear you are having such a miserable time. I too am a relative newbie to this "illness". As yet nobody has actually diagnosed me as having either Labryinthitis or vestibular neuritis, but my symptoms started very abrubtly and seem to match so many of the symptoms listed for both Labs and VN. I have seen an ENT consultant and had loads of basic blood tests etc, but my GP is mystified so I am waiting to see a General Med consultant and have an MRI due in a week. If no joy, I am going to ask my GP to refer me to see a neurotologist for some help.
My symptoms wax and wane. I do not have the constant sick dizziness that I did have for the first 2 weeks (back in mid August) which also led me to have 2 major panic attacks and end up in local Accident and Emergency centre, but I do still get distinct wooziness and imbalance feeling nearly all the time and especially if I go out anywhere eg garden centre or supermarket. It feels like my brain is going to zone out or something...like a radio losing its tuned in point...My ears used to be constantly fogged up and quite a bit of tinnitus. I tend to get tinnitus at bedtime but not so much of the rushing/roaring feeling. Nausea can be the real problem. It seems to come out of the blue. One minute I might feel OK, the next split second I feel really nauseous. Not actually been sick. Am taking 3 x 8mg Serc and have Stemetil if the nausea gets really bad.
Hopefully the virus...if it is that...will burn itself out for both of us. I HAVE to get back to work in 3 weeks or no money
and that makes for stress which doesn't help. What frightens me is when you read about the loads of poor people who have suffered for months...years...with these symptoms.
Anyway, just to let you know that you are not alone. Just need to keep feeling positive.....