labyrinthitis?

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  • fasthaggis
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    Could have.
    Go to your GP,you can get some medication for it.
    Father in law had it.

    shermer75
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    Labyrinthitis is usually accompanied by hearing loss

    Link

    Lots of other things can cause that feeling. Really would want to see some rotational sensation/world going round/veering when you try and walk with your eyes closed etc etc. Labyrinthitis/BPPV/Menieres/recent sailing on the sea/Doc Martens/being on a bouncy castle etc etc

    see a Doc

    Premier Icon MikeG
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    I had it last year, 3 weeks of feeling seasick and not being able to walk in a straight line. Nasty thing. GP told me unless I was being sick there wasn’t much point him prescribing anything. Hope you feel better soon.

    ps should a kaffenback frame come with the bb cable guide? (sorry!)

    willard
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    BNloke at work had an attack after getting a virus. He spent an afternoon throwing up because he felt like he was on a rollercoaster. Is it like that?

    hora
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    Stress? Hope your ok fella

    Premier Icon brant
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    ps should a kaffenback frame come with the bb cable guide? (sorry!)

    As it has under BB cables, I guess it should.

    I’ll see what I can do.

    Premier Icon brant
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    BNloke at work had an attack after getting a virus. He spent an afternoon throwing up because he felt like he was on a rollercoaster. Is it like that?

    I went on a roller coaster last week πŸ™‚

    I hated that. But thought I was ok.

    Stress? Hope your ok fella

    I have the best job in the world. All good.

    thanks.

    Premier Icon brant
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    Feels like the ground is very bouncy when I walk.
    Like a mega hangover, but I’m not.

    Have I got labyrinthitis?

    hora
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    Stress isn’t always a bad job though. Stress can creep up/working long hours/jetlag etc thrown in.

    hammyuk
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    Talk to MattBee – he had it really bad last year – I’ve just got rid of a very light case of it.
    Not nice at all – the meds they give you are “interesting…….”

    plop_pants
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    I’ve been diagnosed with it. Had it for the past two months. It affects people differently. I’ve had the muzzy head/not on this planet/anxiety/mild panic attacks and dickey pulse. Apart from that I’ve felt perfectly fit so it’s a very confusing affliction. Its been said that exercise helps with the ‘itus but with the dickey pulse I was a bit concerned so have been keeping it moderate. Symptoms are subsiding including the dickey pulse.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    I had it pretty bad several years ago, got a doc appt but could barely stagger (and I mean stagger) to the practice – was pinging from wall to lampposts, shocking.

    Just came upon me one afternoon at work, I think I had to get wife to collect me, no way could I have cycled home πŸ™

    I guess the more low level infections – or ones that haven’t got to full tilt) could make yo mushy but yet not completely throw you off balance brant?

    Worth making appt. I think I did get some meds for my case, which was pretty severe.

    Premier Icon brant
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    I have been running quite a lot. Quite fast (for me).

    Had a great run last night. Just a beer afterwards, and went to bed kind of late, but not ridiculous.

    Woke feeling a bit groggy but OK, but the world went mental when I stood up.

    It’s quite strange.

    TurnerGuy
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    Thought you had been riding Swinley too much…

    sharkbait
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    I’ve had it on and off for about 14 years (3 or 4 attacks IIRC). I had the full on ‘everything going round, couldn’t stand up, throwing up type’ and basically stayed in bed for a couple of days and it went.

    Had a bout of it about 2 months ago (was fine the next day) and my ENT consultant mate did a simple test which was to put arms out in front of you, close your eyes and march on the spot for 30 seconds.
    If you’ve got labyrinthitis it’s likely that you’ll turn either left or right while you’re marching – I was fine so he put it down to dehydration as I’d been out on a big one the night before.

    I’ve had the muzzy head/not on this planet/anxiety/mild panic attacks and dickey pulse.

    MrsSb now has these symptoms (without the dickey pulse) and has been suffering for about 3 weeks. She went to see our mate on Friday and he did a load of tests and thinks it’s a virus which can take a number of weeks to go away.

    Brant, you’re sounds different unless you’re feeling disconected. There are pills the doc can prescribe to dullen the effects of the inner ear madness. Wife is on Betahistine but mate doesn’t rate them.

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    Brant, you’re sounds different unless you’re feeling disconected.

    I’ve felt more on it, but, meh… dunno.

    Premier Icon MikeG
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    As it has under BB cables, I guess it should.

    I’ll see what I can do.

    Thanks, customer services are sending me one out today πŸ™‚

    I had to do the eyes closed marching as well, doc was clearly enjoying himself as he let me turn 90 degrees, walk backwards into his desk and fall over. How I laughed…

    soobalias
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    had a nasty bout of that – everything was ok if i stayed very still, only suffered for a few days or a week tho, lots of people seem to get less severe symptoms but for much longer (weeks)

    it was nearly as worrying as my pericarditis – which made me feel really rough and sparked a panic attack that resulted in ambulance trip to the hospital

    brant – Member

    I have been running quite a lot. Quite fast (for me).

    Had a great run last night.

    That’s interesting because it reminded me how recently I went up Leith Hill on my road bike (first time) on a hot day, I found the whole experience more challenging than Ditchling Beacon and when I got to the top my head was spinning exactly as if I was drunk, if I kept still it passed. That continued on and off throughout the rest of the day.

    So I’ve just googled and apparently intense exercise can indeed trigger vertigo :

    About 1/50 patients that the author sees in his clinical dizziness practice present with symptoms that are provoked by strenuous exercise.

    Exercise induced Vertigo

    Premier Icon brant
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    Doc on the phone said maybe Vertigo.

    Appointment at 5:30. Thanks for pointers folks.

    edited for random puter glitch in wrong thread, so good luck brant and interesting reading on exercise-induced vertigo

    Premier Icon mick_r
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    Full blown attack will leave you flattened and was told normal to have a very fast onset – so maybe just a mild ear infection?

    To give you an idea – I was having a completely normal Saturday, popped a piece of bread in the toaster (felt completely fine) but by the time it popped up I was flat on the floor, room totally spinning (360 degrees round and round and round and round), slightest movement of head felt like I was sloshing a bucket of water around my brains. Slightest movement and I threw up, drenched in sweat etc etc. Nasty.

    Doc came round and gave some pills to tone down balance system whilst brain worked out what was going on. Probably spent most of the day on that bit of the floor, eventually crawling to bed with some stops to throw up on the way.

    It does get better….. πŸ™‚

    nick1c
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    It might be benign positional vertigo. If the Doc thinks it is the hallpike manoeuvre to check the side & Epley’s manoeuvre to treat it has a fair chance of success.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    I’ve had a few bouts of BVP as above – it basically means they don’t know the cause! Some schools of thought think it’s “material” shifting in the inner ear and what nick1c describes above is used to try and shift more of the “material” to try and prevent re-occurence. I think mine had a stress element too, either way it was bloody horrible!

    Have had Labyrinthitus for many years,although always keep stemetil tablets in my wallet to combat it. As others have said, inability to stand up, walk, nausea, sweating because your brain is working overtime to keep you upright , as the inner ear as packed up.

    konagirl
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    If it’s occurring all the time then an inner ear issue is probably more likely, but when you said

    but the world went mental when I stood up

    I thought of low blood pressure. That could make you feel pretty rubbish/feint/dizzy when standing up, particularly if you are a bit dehydrated, but it would usually pass within a few minutes. Hope it settles down.

    Premier Icon cb
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    I had it a few years ago – made for an interesting manoeuvre in the car as I was in the outside lane of the M1 at the time. Next episode left me on the bathroom floor looking up at the sink that I was trying to shave next to – wondering why I was on the floor!

    Well done for getting to speak with a GP so quickly!

    Premier Icon honeybadgerx
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    Had you been dancing to some 80’s Bowie music the night before?

    IGMC

    Premier Icon brant
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    I had it a few years ago – made for an interesting manoeuvre in the car as I was in the outside lane of the M1 at the time

    Driving didn’t seem to be an issue. Hope not as I’m in Rotherham Sheffield now and need to get back to Hebden.

    For some who have posted – If it happens repeatedly it probably isn’t labyrinthitis, and hearing isn’t that often much affected with that anyway, despite the link near the top…

    Recurrent vertigo with no hearing change -> see GP – consider BPPV – and you can do the Brandt-Daroff exercises yourself.

    Recurrent vertigo with hearing loss at the same time, -> see GP and then probably ENT specialist to rule out menieres

    Persistent (never goes) vertigo +/- hearing loss in just one ear +/- tinnitus in just one ear, -> GP -> ENT -> MRI to rule out Acoustic Neuroma.

    Sharkbait – I think the evidence that Unterbergers/Fukuda test is reliable for diagnosing labyrinthine pathology is pretty poor… but I still do it… (not an ENT surgeon btw)

    Premier Icon brant
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    Diagnosed “some sort of vertigo from some virus”… prescribed Stemetil which sounds to be a vague catch all antipsychotic thing. Two awful words… Avoid Alcohol…

    Premier Icon stever
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    Clearly you should seek a second opinion. Maybe a lawyer too!

    I don’t think it means you’re having a psychotic episode, Stemetil is given for vertigo and also to stop people throwing up. I was on Stemetil long term as a kid for migraine, which thankfully is now mostly a thing of the past.

    I think “some sort of vertigo from some virus” means that the GP doesn’t really know though πŸ™‚

    Brant,look at the side effects of stemetil LOL

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Hallpike manoeuvre? The Epley variation? Brandt-Daroff ruling?

    Have I stumbled into Mornington Crescent, the Harley Street edition?

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