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A 33-year-old female asked:

i have daily nausea, dizzy spells, general weakness, anxiety, hypoglycaemia for 2 years following viral labyrinthitis. no doctor has helped. help!

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Difficult.: If treated early with antiviral such as Acyclovir,famcyclovir, valacyclovir, these will shorten the viral shedding and may prevent auditory and vestibular damage. Steroids like Methylprednisolone decrease the inflammation and benzodiazepines can also help with anxiety and dizzy spells. Unfortunately, in spite of best efforts ,residual neurological symptoms persist. Symptomatic treatment continues.

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