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Re: Viral Labyrinthitis

Re: Viral Labyrinthitis

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Posted by Marlene on October 30, 2000 at 11:19:20:

In Reply to: Viral Labyrinthitis posted by Tom - Boston, MA on August 12, 2000 at 12:34:38:

: Last week, I awoke at 4AM to feel the room turning. Approx. 3 hours later, I was able to get out of bed. It was frightening. I attributed the event to drinking too much wine but when it happened 4 days later, but not as severe, I went to my doctor. After he did some tests, he said, you are the 6th person this week to come in here with VL. He perscribed Meclizine to address the unbalance or dizziness when it occurred. This can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It is frightening when it happens. Why - they cannot say. It could be weather related or something of a viral nature that could be airborne. If anyone else has had these problems, I would be interested in how long it took them to return to normality. Good health to all.

Three weeks ago I became dizzy at work, it was constant and I went to the doctor. They could not find anything wrong with me. Two days later the dizziness changed and became a spinning room - so severe I called for an ambulance. I spent 3 days in the hospital and the doctor said I had a viral infection in my inner ear. I take Meclizine every six hours - which helps a little in the effects of the spinning sensation. I was told that it could last anywhere from 2 days, to 2 weeks, to months for it to recover. It has been almost 3 weeks now, and I still am unsteady on my feet, and cannot run or dance without stumbling or coming close to falling down - all which is constant. I am also interested in finding out how long this will last - will it EVER go away?? I'd like to get back to a normal life and not have the feeling that I am going to fall down all the time. With all these postings on similar conditions - isn't there something the doctors can do for us?

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