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Old 08-10-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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Questions about Labyrinthitis...

Hey there.

A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with Labyrinthitis. I've just started a new job working in an office building. As a part of my job is delivering mail and other various things I have to catch the lifts very often. It seems to be messing with my inner ear quite a bit. It feels like the exact feeling when I had Labyrinthitis last time. I've also had cold symtoms for a while now. I've seen a doctor and she said that it's just a virus thats been going around that aparently lasts forever. I was thinking maybe I've got Labyrinthitis once again? Or do you think the elevators could be messing with my inner ear? and maybe the last time I had it, it harmed my inner ear a little? I've never really had to catch elevators before.

Basically I'm feeling vertigo and a general feeling of misbalance. It's not bad enough to stop me doing anything but just makes everything I do a little more uncomfortable. I feel much worse after having to use the lifts and also if I move from sitting to standing quickly or basically any quick movement. This wasn't the case at all before I started needing to use these elevators.

I also suffer from panic disorder so trust me, it's quite an uncomfortable time at the moment. Due to this I'm probably making whatevers happening feel worse than it is.

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Old 08-10-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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Re: Questions about Labyrinthitis...

It may be a decompensation event from your previous injury... From my experience people with Labs once can have a reintro of the symptoms.

I you feel fine outside of the elevator, then its possible you may be sensitive to motion after your initial injury.

How do you feel on the weekend when you dont have to ride the lift?

Old 08-11-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: Questions about Labyrinthitis...

I was feeling fine for a while but it just seems to have gotten worse, again its not unbearable just slightly annoying. It feels pretty exactly like last time I had Laby but slightly better because I have my anxiety a little more under control these days. Last time this happened I pretty much had to lie down for a week and then take it real easy for another couple of weeks after. Not that keen to feel like that again.

I'm also noticing a weird smell, but aparently its the smell of adrenaline being released and is a panic symptom? Does that sound correct? Due to when feeling imbalanced I panic a bit about it, my heart races, breathing becomes irregular etc, which I guess isn't helping the situation at all.

Old 08-12-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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Re: Questions about Labyrinthitis...

Believe it or not, migraines can cause all of the symptoms you are experiencing INCLUDING the weird "phantom" smell. I would definitely look into this as a possibility and read up on it. There is a fantastic book called "Heal Your Headache" that addresses all sorts of issues with migraines. You may have recently just reached your threshold of migraine triggers that threw you over the edge to produce these feelings of imbalance.

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