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What is vestibular neuritis?

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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Vestibular Neuritis (Definition)

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 ...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?

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, its 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?

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?

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?)

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 I've 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 to much caffeine, too many carbs and have a blood test for vitamin b12, vitamin d, thyroid, dhea, etc. ...Read more

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I have vestibular neuritis, I need to take two 9 hour flights to london next month 24 hours door to door, is it safe to fly?

Yes, but: You may feel miserable. If you indeed have acute labyrinthritis, it should start to resolve over next few weeks. If you actually have meniere's, the problem will persist and not spontaneously depart. If you have an acquired endolymphatic fistula, the flight will make you temporarily very symptomatic. Suggest you carry dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) and take 50mg as needed, but confer with your physician first. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with acute vestibular neuritis. It's been 7 months of 24/7 dizziness, off balance and exhaustion. Is this normal?

I have been diagnosed with acute vestibular neuritis. It's been 7 months of 24/7 dizziness, off balance and exhaustion. Is this normal?

This is not typical: First off, the diagnosis needs to be confirmed. Vestibular neronitis can give intense spinning sensation which can last 7-10 days sometimes followed by a less severe relapse in the following few weeks. Long term the symptoms should abate. The exception is if the brain never learns to compensate for the damaged inner ear. Specialized physical therapy can sometimes help. ...Read more

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I have vestibular neuritis, I read it can be caused by shingles, herpes, does it mean I have herpes inside my body? If so how can I treat it?

Vestibular neuritis: Vestibular neuritis is usually caused by a viral infection. There are many viral infections that can cause these symptoms. One of the virus families that cause the neuritis is of the herpes family. Once you are infected with a Herpes virus in remains in your body for life and gets reactivated sometimes. There is no treatment to eradicate the virus. Treatment with an antiviral agent may help. ...Read more

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I have vestibular neuritis diagnosis for 3 year with extreme lightheaded. Pt; medicine; etc hasn't helped at all. Could it be allrrgy? Something else?

I have vestibular neuritis diagnosis for 3 year with extreme lightheaded. Pt; medicine; etc hasn't helped at all. Could it be allrrgy? Something else?

Your symptoms?: Let me take a guess....You're on meclizine?

Doubt allergy as a cause. If you're not seeing a neurologist to get look into this then, may I suggest you consider getting one? If you have a neurologist then, consider either a neuro-otologist or asking your primary doc to get you to an ENT person just to be sure it's not an ear apparatus problem. ...Read more

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I had vestibular neuritis 6-7 weeks ago (it started) and still have some residual vertigo if I move my head too quick, normal? They also say I havetmj

Yes: As long as the diagnosis was right then nothing to worry about. The resolution of the dizziness may take time and the exact timing can not be ascertained. Observe and if it worsens or persists, go back to your doctor and further study may be needed to make sure. ...Read more

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What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I am taking acetazolamide for vestibular neuritis for two weeks. Should I be concerned I have no increase in urination? Thanks.

I am taking acetazolamide for vestibular neuritis for two weeks. Should I be concerned I have no increase in urination? Thanks.

NOT AT ALL: We don't know what dose of Acetazolamide you are taking and the diuretic effect of this drug is dose related. And it is usually taken 1to4 time daily. If you are taking a long acting capsule that can be taken 1to2 times a day. Do not open, break or chew the capsule. There is also mild drug interaction with Ibuprofen as that can reduce the urine output. And should not be taken with Acetazolamide ...Read more

Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...Read more