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The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Labyrinthitis: Symptoms of labyrinthitis may include ringing in the ears, a feeling of movement, trouble hearing, or trouble focusing visually. Headaches may occur, but they are not the key symptom. It is unclear why you have a headache when you get in the car, although you may wonder about your head position. Awkward head positions often cause headaches, as many laptop computer users will attest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've suffered from labyrinthitis for years but am allergic to serc and can no longer take sudafedrine. Chronic stuffy nose/ears, extreme dizziness, nausea, facial tenderness/headaches. What can I do?
Stop smoking: Stop smoking also would be top of the list, as your lungs can't clear the phlegm produced, plus the carcinogenic potential is high (metaplastic changes to lung tissue). Your symptoms sound like its nicotine related, and your chronic taking of decongestants was masking your symptoms. Plus, if you had taken decongestants chronically, you could end up with rebound congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral illness: "labyrinthitis" typically refers to an acute inner ear condition associated with vertigo and often secondary nausea and/or vomiting. The most severe symptoms last 1-3 days but dysequilibrium may persist for several additional weeks. It is thought to be associated with a viral illness. ...Read more
Dizziness: Labyrinthitis is inflammation of the inner ear, which controls balance. It is often caused by a virus and is typically self-limiting. You'll be dizzy for a few days but it should get better soon. With any sudden onset of dizziness, you need to see your doctor right away to make sure it's not something more serious. ...Read more
Time: Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of your balance centers. It is usually self limited and improves with time. We treat the symptoms so the patients find relief until the inflammation goes away which is usually several days. If the vertigo does not go away it needs to be reevaluated as there might be another scenario. Any hearing loss needs to be evaluated immediately! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Usually yes: Labyrinthitis is usually an acute disorder that resolves nicely. During the acute phase flying and driving may be unwise. Once the symptoms resolve, flying and driving should be fine. If symptoms do not resolve, further workup should be done. Flying and driving should be limited. ...Read more
Very worrisome: Vertigo and incontinence suggests a more serious disorder. Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the inner ear that causes spinning vertigo, nausea, and often hearing loss and/or tinnitis. This usually is associated with signs of viral illness. An acute bout of vertigo with loss of awareness and loss of control of bowel and/or bladder may be caused by a seizure. ...Read more
Does labyrinthitis and/or anxiety make you forget things? Like, you just woke up and ate but feel it was hours ago. Does it affect your memory
Anxiety and Memory: Anxiety can definitely impact memory. Anxiety is typically our body's way of preparing a person to manage a threat. When this occurs our body activates its "fight or flight" response to save our life if we were in eminent danger. When activation occurs without an immediate threat, it is called anxiety. Fear thoughts r great when facing danger .. not so good when not and this can impact memory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labyrinthitis. Was diagnosed 5 days ago, could it be something else with similar symptoms, would you recommend a follow up visit as am no better.?
Maybe, maybe not: Labyrinthitis can be diagnosed with certain hearing and vestibular function tests. Often the diagnosis is based solely on symptoms. In that case where you have not had these diagnostic tests and are still worried, see an ENT doctor to obtain the proper diagnostic testing. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed thus far with labyrinthitis, 4 wks. Is there a possibility it could be something else? No known tumors. Had before several times.
Most likely: Labyrinthitis is inner ear problem unilateral vestibular dysfunction. During labyrinthitis, the parts of the inner ear become irritated and inflamed and can cause balance disorders, vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. The duration of symptoms usually lasts a few weeks but can last several months. Labyrinthitis also can be absent for long period of time and suddenly recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer