I have been experiencing vertigo for a couple of weeks. I went to the ER last Saturday and was diagnosed with Labyrinthitis. Along with the vertigo I have been experiencing ringing in the ears, horrible fatigue, on and off low-grade fever (just started today), headaches everyday (some days really bad, some days they are mild), nausea and vomiting. A weird thing I've also been experiencing that doesn't fit with any of the above symptoms is I've had some blurriness in just my left eye. I only have the ringing in my left ear. I haven't experienced any hearing loss (that I know of). I was told that since Labyrinthitis is caused by a virus that I will just have to ride it out. I was given prescriptions for Antivert and Phenergan. I've been taking the Antivert every 4 hours, as prescribed, and all I really notice that it does is make me even more tired. I don't notice a whole lot of change with the dizziness.
I have an appt. with an ENT tomorrow. But in the meantime I thought I would post on here and see if anyone else has had these similar symptoms, or has had Labyrinthitis. How long can I expect this to last? I've read "days to weeks".
Just an update.
I had to go to the ER tonight because I passed out and bumped my head on the kitchen floor. I had a terrible headache and a huge knot on my head. The doctor did a cat scan and said there was no bleeding, brusing or swelling, which is good. I was given a shot of Demerol for the pain, which helped a bit. I was told to take it easy for the next 3 days and to defintely go to my appt. with the ENT tomorrow (today now).
This is just so frustrating. I want this to go away so badly.
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