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How Long Does Labyrinthitis Last
Inner ear?: An inner ear infection is characterized by severe vertigo and nerve deafness. The vertigo may last a few days to 2-3 weeks and followed by imbalance. Depending on the cause it may take up to a year for the imbalance and hearing loss to stabilize. Early activity and balance retraining hasten improvement of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depending on the underlying diagnosis/condition that is causing your labrynthitis, the time frame of resolution will be different. Usually viral issues are the most common and will resolve in a week or so. Medications may help decrease the time frame to resolution as well of course. Best wishes. ...Read more
I've had labyrinthitis for 2 months (I think) I've had symptoms of it but diagnosed with it finally a few weeks ago. How long does it last?
Varies: Unfortunately, it may last for six months or more, but it usually resolves sooner than that. No cure that works for everyone. Try ginger tea for the nausea. Other substances that may help include Vinpocetine 40 mg/day from a health food store, and Piracetam 4.8 gm twice/day from an on-line overseas pharmacy. Don't drive until you are well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labyrinthitis: First get a second opinion from an ENT experienced in vestibular disorders. Second, you don't mention how you were treated. Were you put on antibiotic, antiviral or steroids? Do you have an anxiety disorder that may be mistaken for or contributing to the vertigo? You may need vestibular rehab if dx is confirmed and persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VARIABLE: Perhaps the worst period of time is the first 2 or 3 days, and gradually will subside over 7-14 days. If treated with anti-virals and symptomatic agents, such as those for nausea, vomiting, and dizziness, should feel quite a bit better as healing ensues. An otolaryngologist is a good source for support for this problem. ...Read more
Inflammation: The suffix "itis" on the end of words means inflammation. The labyrinth is a structure in the region of the middle ear which helps you to maintain your balance. When it becomes inflamed (by infectious or other causes) you may have severe dizziness with nausea and vomiting resulting. Usually resolves spontaneously but u may be quite ill for a while. ...Read more
Can labyrinthitis or Vestibular neuritis become life long chronic conditions? Most people I've spoken to with this issue have had it for months!
6 weeks after viral labyrinthitis, my balance has returned and my hearing has come back to around 80%. How long until it's back to 100%? Heard 3momths
Well, if you HEARD: So if you HEARD "3 months" by Jobe! You're RIGHT! By your hearing is coming back. I like 3 months as an average for most people to feel back to normal. It could be sooner. It could be later...or there could be a permanent residual depending on the severity of the attack you suffered. Stay in touch with your doctor and audiologist. More questions: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Have had labyrinthitis for 5 months went to ENT today and he basically said because I've had it so long I'll always have it on and off. Is this right?
2nd opinion: Without the ability to examine and test you there is no way that this can be answered online. The question is the source of the labyrinth disorder and the treatment that has been applied. You really should see another physician in the same area and get a second opinion. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I have recently been suffering from both labyrinthitis and pulsatile tinnitus in the last two weeks, are these conditions linked or possibly both symptoms of something else?
Have had labyrinthitis for 16 weeks and the last couple of days have felt awful I've had an MRI scan and bloods taken and they were all clear?
A person's case can be exactly so. It is not unusual that the MRI and lab tests are normal, although it is important to make sure they are normal.
There are many symptomatic treatments, such as exercises, changing dietary salt, and medicines, such as meclizine and lorazepam, which can be helpful. ...Read more
How long do you have to take ativan (lorazepam) to become addicted Don't really like how they make me feel but better than anxiety/dizzy 247. 5 for labyrinthitis?
I didn't get much sleep last night and I have labyrinthitis, my anxiety is going crazy. Mini panic attacks and feeling like I won't ever be able to sl?
Does ativan (lorazepam) help labyrinthitis? Also I had a bad reaction to prednisone, so I stopped taking it. I only took one dose of 20 mg (2 10 mg tabs at once) how long does it take you leave my system? Anxiety
INBOX: InBOX me to figure out how to help you. ...Read more
Can depersonalization cause anger and last all day? I've had it most of the day since physical therapy for compensation of labyrinthitis. Is this really anxiety? I feel like I'm going nuts.
Depersonalization is: The result of severe psychological decompensation, usually because of high repression of stressors. It causes the world to look robot-like, or estranged--not personal. You may feel like a robot yourself, which can't be helped by labyrinthitis, which is a vestibular condition (probably physical). After the physical symptoms subside, seek out a therapist who can help you re-integrate feelings. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I took an ativan (lorazepam) for my dizziness from labyrinthitis and anxiety attack last night, only got a few hours sleep if that. If I get anxious and take another ativan (lorazepam) will it knock me out I can't sleep yet?
Not a good idea: Chasing symptoms with Ativan/lorazepam is a bad idea. Settle yourself in a dark, relaxing place, practice your deep breathing/meditations, and you should fall asleep. Your anxiety will be less when you wake up. Ativan (all benzodiazepines) are terribly addicting. You should avoid them, managing your anxiety with non-drug methods mentioned above. If meds absolutely needed, safer ones available ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer