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Vertigo/labyrinthitis

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by marlin, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    How to you get to work? You must not drive if there is any chance of having a dizzy spell. My doctor was most insistent about this when I had labyrinthitis.
    I certainly wasn't off for anything like 6 weeks (I think possibly 2, but it was a while ago now) - remember though we are all different. Only time will tell how long it takes for you to feel better I'm afraid.

    My sympathies to you - it is a horrible thing to have.
     
  2. ljr

    ljr New commenter

    I agree - its nasty. I thought I had overdone it the night before when I had my first attack and it was only the fact that it didn't wear off throughout the day made me suspect that something was wrong. I have had a few attacks, but luckily they respond to the medication I have been given, so I can usually go back to work 2 or 3 days after the first signs, but I do know that some people have to take much longer.
     
  3. Thanks so much for your replies! My parents' computer is upstairs so I can only get to it on my escorted trips to the loo! I'll ring school tomorow and tell them not to expect me back until after easter. I haven't had a very good year healthwise so I expect I'll be called to some sort of meeting.
     
  4. A tad better today - can move whole body without feeling like throwing up but not head. Why didn't I bring my laptop? At last I have the whole day to waste on here but parents' PC (size of small bungalow) is in north-facing bedroom, freezing even in this warm spell, accessible only when helped upstairs to the toilet! Is this what it's like to be old?
     
  5. Saw my parents' doctor today. The labyrinthitis is getting better so I am to just finish the course of tablets and hopefully it will go away. Unfortunately however the injury to my knee was worse than I thought - I've torn the meniscus (?) cartilage. The tragedy is that I can't go on my mini-break but the slightly cheering thing is that I did take out holiday insurance after moaning about it on another thread and can get a refund!
     
  6. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I've had labyrinthitis a few times, on one occasion I was in hospital on a drip because I could not keep any liquids down. The dizziness was so bad I was clinging on to my bed because it seemed to be spinning so fast I thought I would fall off. The worst episode lasted a fortnight and the quickest only one day.
     
  7. Things can always get worse. ACL torn, need an op. Feel as though I've let everyone down massively and can't believe you can do all this by just slipping out of the shower!
     

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