Friday, October 22, 2004

Labrynthitis

Not much has happened here recently - and that's basically because I have
been ill. Once I recovered from the accident on my bike and my arm had
healed - I came down with Labrynthitis 4 weeks ago.

This was a viral infection of my inner ear - causing me to loose my balance,
throw up, and have virtigo etc. Bloomin horrible - spent 2 days in St
Thomas's hospital in London and a further couple of weeks at home.

I am back at work now - but only 3 days a week and I still cannot drive or
ride my bike!

Hope it will all go away soon - I am still quite dizzy.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mark
I was searching for information on labrynthitis and came across your web site. I too have suffered from this - yes, it is blooming orrible! I have had it a few times, the worst being earlier this year.It lasted about 2 months - I was very very sick, and called the doctor to the place where I was staying - I was not at home at the time. I was shivering and shaking. I have never felt so ill. I have it again now, but not nearly as bad. I have been prescribed Stemetil tablets, which work, but the dizzyness lasts a long time. I would not wish this on anyone!
Val

Anonymous said...

Hi there, another Dizzy one here. I have suffered for years with this problem. I have used this drug called Serc, its very good and they have told me stemetil is not good long term. Only for your really bad days. Try these tablets they have no side affects, though you should take them regularly.

Hope you feel better soon. Colleen

Anonymous said...

HELLO,
I TOO HAVE SUFFERED FROM LABRYNTHITIS. THE DOCTORS HAVE TOLD ME THAT MY INFECTION CAN LAST A FEW MONTHS TO A LIFETIME. NONE OF THE DOCTORS KNOW HOW IT IS CAUSED. THE INFECTION OCCURS OFF AND ON; IT IS NEVER VERY STABLE. GOOD LUCK WITH HANDLING YOUR ILLNESS. THANK GOD IT'S THIS SIMPLE AND NOT SOMETHING WORSE.
GOD BLESS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mark
I too was searching for information on viral labrynthitis and came to your web site. I was diagnosed 19 months ago after a trip to Greece, Turkey and Rome. I became ill on the plane on the way home. Initially, I had an excruciating ear ache and then the nausea, vomiting and chronic dizziness occurred. My ear specialist said there is no cure. The nerves are dead, and I am deaf in that ear. The dizziness has not gone away. It is a lifelong adjustment

Anonymous said...

I was just diagnosed with VL yesterday at the emergency room.Iwas prescribed an antihistemine Antivert.I don't know yet if it is working.I have had headaches and light headedness. The doctor said it was probably VL being that my bp was great and pulse was normal.I'm supposed to return to the ER for a CT if not better in 5 days.

Anonymous said...

Hello. Val here again. Interesting to read everyone's comments. I have had another dizzy recurrence. Taking Prochlorperazine tabs. Is this Stemetil? Not sure what Serc is. I have a hosp appt soon, which is from previous dizzy spell. Anyone else have anything to say?
Val

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been told that they may have small stones floating around in the labryth area, rather than a viral infection?/ My doctor tod me this was a possibility and showed me a procedure to try to guide them back into place by turning your head and body a certain way....it seems to have helped.

bbygrl said...

i have heard about this and was convinced that that was my problem until i noticed eveery time my bronchitis flares up so does my vertigo. it is called benign paroxismal positional vertigo. the word benogn alone should relieve you. it's mostly caused by bumping your head or listening to your music too loud

Anonymous said...

Hello all. I have been diagnosed with suspected VL. All started back in '06 when I was 20 years old. I suffer from vertigo, vomiting and my balance is disabling when walking standing or sitting. I have had an MRI scan but that shows I have a large arachnoid cyst on my brain which I have been told can cause similar symptoms to VL. I am currently trying to find out which is the cause and how to find a solution. Solution for the cyst is to be removed with a high success rate. However with regards to VL there is VRT - Vestibular Rehab Treatment where they retrain your brain to use the signals from your ears properly. It is awful this condition and I sympathise with you all experiencing it first hand. Good luck everyone

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