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Old 05-10-2001, 07:15 AM   #1
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Octavia HB User
What's wrong with me?

Nearly 4 months ago now I woke up feeling dizzy and had a jarring kind of headache.The doctor said I had viral labyrinthitis and it would probably be gone in 10 days.He put me on stemitil which didn't make alot of difference!Then a few days later I had a bad attack and felt drunk...I was so scared that I ended up in casualty but they found nothing.Then the dizzyness seemed to calm down and I was left with disturbed vision!I see like T.V static all the time.That I kind of got used to but now the dizzyness has returned and my ears ring at bedtime!I've been back to the doctors so many times that finally I demanded to see an eye specialist which unfortunately I had to pay for or wait 6 months!!He said my eyes are pefectly o.k but couldn't explain my vision problem.I was so worried that I have now just had a C.T scan and that was o.k too.Can you get this kind of visual disturbance with an inner ear virus??What do I do now because it is making my life a misery and I want to return to work...Is there anyone out there who has any answers or good advise for me?I would be so greatful....Thanks

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Old 05-24-2001, 11:37 AM   #2
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buddyrob HB User
Re: What's wrong with me?

Hello there. I was diagnosed with viral labyrinthitis in the summer of 1999. It scared me to death! I saw 5 different specialists to try to find out my condition. Finally after I saw just about every specialist I could think of, my neurologist told me that I had viral labyrinthitis. It took me about 1 1/2 years to get over this condition, along with the emotional scar. I would feel a sense of being disoriented. I could not sleep at night from the ringing in the ears, and I had some digestive problems.
I never had eye problems as severe as yours, although labrinthitis is a condition that makes your eyes and your brain signals not correspond to each other, you know not on the same wave length. Hope you are fine now.

Old 07-09-2001, 07:24 PM   #3
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LadyDeb HB User
Re: What's wrong with me?

Hi Octavia and buddyrob,

Did either one of you start out with a viral infection that led to your labrinthitis??

I had a bad upper respiratory infection a little over two months ago and it has left me with all of the symptoms you describe to one degree or another.

I hope it doesn't take me a year or more to get over it. It's a bummer to say the least.


P.S. My Doc says it's allergies and stress related.

Old 07-10-2001, 06:18 AM   #4
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iceprincess777 HB User
Re: What's wrong with me?

you say you had the disoriented feeling? Did it go away eventually? I've been feeling lightheaded and spacey now for almost a month, 24/7. I have a CT Scan on Wednesday. Can they discover viral labrinthitis with a CT? It's so scarey!
Sincerely, Iceprincess

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