What symptoms did you experience from labyrinthitis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: mel, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I woke up to go to the toilet and my balance had gone. When l got back into bed, the room started spinning, and l became quite scared. If I lay on my right side the spinning and nausea eased. I called the doctor and after explaining my symptoms, was diagnosed with labyrinthitis. Eight days later I'm suffering with pressure headache and balance problems.

Comment from: Sarah, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

I had mild cold at outset, no ear pain or hearing loss from labyrinthitis. I woke one day with extreme vertigo, dizziness and then constant nausea. Prochlorperazine prescribed by the general physician, helped to some extent after a few days, and especially with nausea. After 4-5 weeks I was recommended by the vestibular specialist to come off these. I started very slowly improving after 5-6 weeks. Any physical exercise made symptoms worse the day after. I completely recovered after 12 weeks. It has been 4 months since then and I have had no recurrence of any symptoms.

Comment from: Nell, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 05

I was out shopping when I felt an overwhelming tiredness, I just wanted to lie down. I got home, dumped my shopping and just lay down. After 15 minutes I felt ok. Later that evening I was watching TV when all of a sudden I felt like I was having a panic attack. I started to shake and panic. I got up to go to the kitchen to get a glass of water but I felt like I had seasickness; like I was on a badly swaying boat. Then the next minute I was violently vomiting, and had double vision. The labyrinthitis episode was awful.

Comment from: NotPsychotic, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I am not happy I was prescribed an antipsychotic for my labyrinthitis, these can cause permanent damage, check your stuff. The stigma is not acceptable either. Anyway I got told I had this after being given an exam for stroke - follow fingers, am I numb, etc. My throat was swollen so they think I've had a virus. I had a very bad sudden head pain the other day but no more. Felt like I was about to have a seizure, inside of head felt vibrating, limbs felt loose and unstable, like a puppet. I couldn't stand, eat, and crawled, with a passing out feeling.

Comment from: Jules, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I had cold/ flu like symptoms for a few days, sore throat, etc., and that then developed into symptoms of labyrinthitis, feeling dizzy, like I was drunk. I had to focus and concentrate so much on what I was doing and I felt like I was living in a bubble, my thoughts were slower and response was slow. I also had this constant heavy feeling in my head and what felt like a fluttering right eye. I'm managing the woozy feeling when I'm indoors but going outside walking is a task. I feel unbalanced and swaying.

Comment from: 3xmommom, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I woke up to a gap in the room. The room was still there but it was split and in between it was all white. Scariest day, thought I was a goner till I was diagnosed with labyrinthitis.

Comment from: cabbyanny, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

I was told yesterday by a nurse practitioner that I have labyrinthitis, and my tinnitus is connected to this. Today the general practitioner told me they are not connected. I don't know who is right!


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