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Old 01-31-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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Viral Laberynthitis

Hi there, One day @ the end of november 2012 out of the blue I felt very dizzy, light headed, double vision, you name it, (I did not even had a cold), I thought wow this might be a mega migrane, then after two days of this I decide to go to the doctors, then she said you've got viral Laberynthitis, (inner ear infection) she said take this tablets you'll be fine in a couple of days, two days later no improvement at all, went to see another doctor she said rest for the weekend and come back to see me if you still the same. I was off work for 5 weeks, not being able to walk straight, very shaky, a very strong headache, constant buzzing noise in the left side of my head, blocked ears, feeling sorry for myself, caught the flu on top of it, the list is endless... I went back to work part-time hours, this is my fourth week and I'm not doing too bad, I've got more good days than bad ones, I try very hard not to get stress, it does not help, I'm not fully recovered yet but I'm better than what I was all those weeks ago. I do tai chi, meditation and certain balance exercises that you can fine on the internet and that makes me feels relaxed and less wobbly. There will be days when you feel this is never going to go away but, don't despair. I hope this will help anyone who is going through this debilitating illness....

 
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Hi Animason! I had the same diagnosis six months ago. One of my therapy sessions that really helped was to sit on a couch with a pretty deflated ball and tossing it in the air from left to right and right to left - watching it as it was in movement. It took several days to not get nauseated from the feeling of spinning and several more to successfully catch it. But you're right - keep provoking the things that make you dizzy and eventually your brain will adapt. I hope your recovery is going well. Take Care! Kelly

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:04 AM   #3
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Hi Animason! I had the same diagnosis six months ago. One of my therapy sessions that really helped was to sit on a couch with a pretty deflated ball and tossing it in the air from left to right and right to left - watching it as it was in movement. It took several days to not get nauseated from the feeling of spinning and several more to successfully catch it. But you're right - keep provoking the things that make you dizzy and eventually your brain will adapt. I hope your recovery is going well. Take Care! Kelly
Hi Kalemo, I haven't try a ball yet, only the invisible one from Tai Chi. I'm going to try it. Are you still feeling dizzy?
Many thanks, take care! Ani

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:46 AM   #4
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Hi there
I can totally understand how you feel.
Mine started nearly 8 months ago and was so bad (long story and lots of posts) last year,I too was soooo bad I was off work for 10 weeks and went back phased for 6 weeks as still wasnt right and to this day I am still suffering,it took me nearly 4 months before the doctor would refer me to ENT and it then has taken another 4 months to get to see them which was only yesterday morning.
The short story is that I am 80% better but do has residual symptoms,sometimes I just feel weird/off balance and the it's certain head movements that make it feel even worse hence when i saw the ENT yesterday he seemed to think I have BPPV and took no messing and got me on the couch to perform the Epley maneuver which I was not expecting and hadn't tried before as my physio had said she thinks Its residual symptoms of the Labrythitus so gave me exercises to do which i do sometimes if I'm honest,anyway the ENT yesterday said I should do the Epley daily for a week then reduce to 3 or 4 times a week and he then said it should go !mmmm
I have to say it doesnt feel good at all when its being done but will persevere.
Hope this is helpful.

 
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:58 AM   #5
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Hi everyone, I went to see ENT specialist a week ago, (after nearly ten weeks waiting for)...he turn me side to side tossed me upside down, hehe.. made me stand on a foam cushion, checked my blood pressure, which I thought it was high, but I think I was a bit stress under the circumstances..., I felt awful after all that, hopefully my Hubby was with me to hold my hand hehe, anyway Dr gave new exercises which are; looking at your thumb to arms length and shake your head for ten seconds (like saying no to a child that wants sweeties), that's what he said, then saying yes for another ten seconds, to do 5 times a day for up to 20 seconds at a time. So far I have managed 2 days, if I'm honest I felt pretty bad afterwards, he did say I will feel worse before I feel better. Now I'm waiting for a scan of my inner ear and then I will see the Dr again! we'll see what happens!!

 
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