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Old 11-07-2013, 06:19 AM   #16
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Re: Depersonalisation & depression caused by inner ear problem

My depression from it eventually got really bad, so I went to see a psychiatrist for medicine and he put me on a low dose of Lexapro. It immediately helped my mood, I didn't have horrible mood swings and anxiety after. The depersonalization is still here though, I think it's something that will go away in time, I hope it does. But the medicine helped so much just with my mood.

 
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Re: Depersonalisation & depression caused by inner ear problem

Hi Kimberley,
I have been having problems since March 2012 with inner ear damage. I thought this summer that I was better but hit badly again in September while out grocery shopping. I felt like I was going to die or pass out. It felt like I was in a bad dream and could not get out. Did you ever experience anything like that? I think it might be the depersonalization and dreamy feeling but with anxiety added to it. I'm not so scared to go outside and forget about driving. I have a panic attack almost thinking about driving. I am so depressed and have major anxiety. It's so frustrating because I loved driving and would never have thought twice about getting into the car and driving somewhere. Can you please tell me if you think the anti-depressant seemed to help with the depersonalization and dreamy feelings? I really need to compensate but I feel the anxiety is keeping me from healing fully. Oh, did you feel like your head had a band around it or anything like that? About 90% of the time I feel like my head has pressure or a banding feeling above my ears. Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you and I'm happy to hear you are feeling better. I have an appointment with my inner ear doctor this Friday and am hoping he can help me out. I think I am going to ask about anti-depressants too.
Thanks again!
Nicole

 
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #18
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Re: Depersonalisation & depression caused by inner ear problem

Hi Manybikes,
I too am having problems from inner ear damage. Told I had vestibular neuritis last May 2012 and thought I was getting a lot better over this summer until end of September I thought I was going to pass out or die. Felt like I was in a very bad dream and couldn't wake up. Ever since then I have not driven anywhere and have major anxiety and am afraid to go outside by myself. I wanted to ask if you can tell me when your depersonalization went away? Like, how long do you feel it lasted?
Thank you!!

 
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:25 PM   #19
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Re: Depersonalisation & depression caused by inner ear problem

Hi Manybikes,
May I ask what inner ear problem you had and how long it carried on for you? I was feeling better last summer 2013 with little dizzies and only a few moments of feeling the derealization. Unfortunately, back in September, I felt really uneasy and like I was in a dream. It was like my brain was in a bad dream or coma that it could not break out of. I've had this happen about 8 times since. Did you ever feel that bad with the dreamy/derealization? I just don't understand why it's bothering me so bad now. I also am getting dizzies in stores again and last year I felt ok there.

Please let me know how long you dealt with this and how long the derealzation/depersonalization went on until it faded away completely? I am so depressed and now agoraphobic because I'm afraid to feel this way. I am afraid to do anything in fear of passing out. I feel so uncomfortable outside at nighttime. Very disoriented and unreal and scary. Please let me know how you are and if there is anything I can do to speed up recovery. My caloric testing of the ENG showed 25% unilateral weakness but the inner ear doctor I saw in Dec 2013, just told me that isn't too bad and that I have migraine associated vertigo.
Anyway, I hope you're still doing well. I appreciate any advice and answers.
Thanks and take care,
Nicole
PS-Do you think antidepressant would help me with my anxiety and depression from all this?

 
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