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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Vestibular Neuritis (Overview)

Usually describes a viral infectionn of the inner ear, which causes several days of true misery, with whirling vertigo, nausea, vomiting imbalance and falling, with gradual recovery over several days to weeks.


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I need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?

I need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?

Vestibular neuritis: Acutely, vestibular neuritis is usually treated symptomatically, meaning that medications are given for nausea and to reduce dizziness. When a herpes virus infection is strongly suspected, an antiviral medication can be used. When a circulation disturbance is suspected, an agent that reduces the likelihood of stroke may be used. It usually takes 3 weeks to recover from vestibular neuritis. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
64 doctors shared insights

Vestibular Neuritis (Overview)

Usually describes a viral infectionn of the inner ear, which causes several days of true misery, with whirling vertigo, nausea, vomiting imbalance and falling, with gradual recovery over several days to weeks.


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Diagnosed with vestibular neuritis about 2 years ago. For the past 2 months I have been feeling out of balance every single day. Second opinion?

Diagnosed with vestibular neuritis about 2 years ago. For the past 2 months I have been feeling out of balance every single day. Second opinion?

Vestibular Neuritis?: Vestibular neuritis refers to an inner ear disorder without an identifiable cause. It can occur as a single event or recurrent attacks frequently associated with nausea and/or vomiting and not necessarily associated with auditory symptoms. You should go back to the prior physician especially if he/she has previously performed audiometry and/or eng so a comparison can be performed. ...Read more

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Ent says vestibular neuritis- hearing great via hearing test, mild nystugmutus to the left. But when I close my eyes they twitch (eyelids). Vertigo worse in am. Can twitch b from neuritis? No MRI done

Ent says vestibular neuritis- hearing great via hearing test, mild nystugmutus to the left. But when I close my eyes they twitch (eyelids). Vertigo worse in am. Can twitch b from neuritis? No MRI done

I do MRIs: Generally symptoms related to the posterior fossa of the brain can be clinically diagnosed but they cannot be certain there is no stroke or tumor present. My mother had the diagnosis of recurrent vestibular neuritis (or labyrinthitis). In mris done a few years later she had multiple pontine strokes. Also, the doctor should order your MRI with and without contrast. ...Read more

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Lorazepam withdrawal w heart palp? 1 mg for9 mos. For vestibular neuritis. All heart tests were normal. Have reduced to. 5 now. 25. Withdrawal?

Lorazepam withdrawal w heart palp? 1 mg for9 mos. For vestibular neuritis. All heart tests were normal. Have reduced to. 5 now. 25. Withdrawal?

Not likely withdrawa: If your taper occurred from 1 mg to 0.5 mg, try adding 0.25 mg, but since you only took it once a day, withdrawal is unlikely. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will injectable flu shot cause vestibular neuritis?

Vestibular neuritis: I have not heard of this one and very unlikely not related but perhaps one of the experts might have seen it, I think it highly unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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How is vestibular neuritis treated?

Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vestibular neuritis?

Vestibular neuritis: Usually low dose corticosteroids prednisone/methylprednisolone are used to speed recovery. To treat the vertigo, Meclizine or a benzodiazepine, like low dose diazepam, are commonly used. ...Read more

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Can vestibular neuritis/vertigo/labrynthitis be cured by time naturally (putting up with it?)

Can vestibular neuritis/vertigo/labrynthitis be cured by time naturally (putting up with it?)

Yes: It may. Really important to get a good check up to look at causes ie thyroid, hormonal, visual. See and ENT for a good check up including a hearing test. If truly an ear issue, balance rehab may help ...Read more

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What is vestibular neuritis?

Vertigo: Vestibular neuritis, can be a paroxysmal, single attack of vertigo, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition which diminishes over three to six weeks. It is a type of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. It generally has no auditory symptoms, unlike labyrinthitis. ...Read more

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How is vestibular neuritis treated?

Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How's vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

How's vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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What is the diagnoses method for vestibular neuritis?

ENT: Would see an ENT but, audiogram and an electronystagmograpy (test to record involuntary movements of the eye) would help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vestibular neuritis?

Labyrinthritis: Usually describes a viral infectionn of the inner ear, which causes several days of true misery, with whirling vertigo, nausea, vomiting imbalance and falling, with gradual recovery over several days to weeks. ...Read more

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I need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?

Vestibular neuritis: Acutely, vestibular neuritis is usually treated symptomatically, meaning that medications are given for nausea and to reduce dizziness. When a herpes virus infection is strongly suspected, an antiviral medication can be used. When a circulation disturbance is suspected, an agent that reduces the likelihood of stroke may be used. It usually takes 3 weeks to recover from vestibular neuritis. ...Read more

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I have Vestibular neuritis!! It's awful!! I've had it on/off for nearly a year now. Please help. Is there a cure,? I'm over it big time.

Need more info: This is uncommon to have recurrent vestibular neuritis, it's a dx if exclusion, did you get ruled out for other causes like a brainstem mass with mri brain (with contrast) or vestibular migraine (by hx). Consider getting hsv antibody titers checked and id specialist to treat for it more aggressively if you're positive since hsv reactivation is a common cause of recurrent vestibular neuritis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with vestibular neuritis about 2 years ago. For the past 2 months I have been feeling out of balance every single day. Second opinion?

Vestibular Neuritis?: Vestibular neuritis refers to an inner ear disorder without an identifiable cause. It can occur as a single event or recurrent attacks frequently associated with nausea and/or vomiting and not necessarily associated with auditory symptoms. You should go back to the prior physician especially if he/she has previously performed audiometry and/or eng so a comparison can be performed. ...Read more

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I had vestibular neuritis about 4 months ago and i still get weird sensations when coming off the elevator (feels like im still on it when I get off)?

I had vestibular neuritis about 4 months ago and i still get weird sensations when coming off the elevator (feels like im still on it when I get off)?

Not unusual.: The vestibular system is quite sensitive and it is not unusual to experience residual short bursts of dysequilibrium when the system is tested by an event like an elevator or ferris wheel/ roller coaster ride. You way want to see a balance therapist for evaluation and recommendation of home exercises you can do to improve any residual imbalance. ...Read more

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Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems?

Maybe: It is possible that valerian root could help, because it has a weak valium-type compound. However, herbal supplements are virtually unregulated, so it's always a crap shoot as to exactly how much of the various compounds are in a given pill. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis from going out of usa?

Is it possible to get labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis from going out of usa?

Yes: Both diseases of the inner ear are usually caused by a viral infection. I am sure that outside the usa these viruses exist and can infect the inner ear tissue. ...Read more

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Can vestibular neuritis/vertigo/labrynthitis be cured by time naturally (putting up with it?)

Yes: It may. Really important to get a good check up to look at causes ie thyroid, hormonal, visual. See and ENT for a good check up including a hearing test. If truly an ear issue, balance rehab may help ...Read more

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Can labyrinthitis or Vestibular neuritis become life long chronic conditions? Most people Ive spoken to with this issue have had it for months!

Not usually: The acute symptoms of vestibular neuritis are often severe and rarely last more than a few days to weeks. However, the residual dizziness and sense of imbalance can take months to resolve. Most people do make a full recovery but it can take time. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with vestibular neuritis, one month of Vestibular exercises and no improvement, what should I do? Is this common? Four months of vertigo now

Diagnosed with vestibular neuritis, one month of Vestibular exercises and no improvement, what should I do? Is this common? Four months of vertigo now

Not that uncommon: This can cause a multitude of symptoms. Many can be long-lasting and recurrent....and difficult to clear. Here is a great review article-
http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/labyrinthitis-topic-overview ...Read more

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What to do if I was diagnosed w/vestibular neuritis w/migraine effect. Any coping strategies?

What to do if I was diagnosed w/vestibular neuritis w/migraine effect. Any coping strategies?

Magnesium, exercise: Vestibular physical therapy sometimes helps as do treatments used for migraines in general. Start with aerobic exercise (stationary bike is the easiest with poor sense of balance), magnesium, coq10, omega-3 (omax3 is a good brand), boswellia, and other supplements — see nyheadache. Com. Avoid too much caffeine, too many carbs and have a blood test for vitamin b12, vitamin d, thyroid, dhea, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

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