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Ah, now, Riven, just thinking it is not that long since you had horrid snot virus thing, so may well be ear related. I got labyrinthitis after fluey thhing once. Lasted a couple of weeks as pisces says. You can get beta blockers to stop the feeling sick.
riven it could well be the labyrinthitis. mine keeps coming back (is back atm) and it's a much more low level thing than it was when it first came on, except when i'm very short of sleep, when it's debilitating again. afaik it often never goes away completely
Afaik, labyrinthitis is diagnosed on symptoms. Don't know that much about it tbh, other than I had viral labyrinthitis which is pretty common and lasted 2 weeks. I felt really sick with it too, due to the dizziness.
if it carries on past a certain length of time it means there's permanent damage to the ear canals. your brain has to learn to compensate. that's it really.
it's horrible that constant feeling that you have a hangover when you've done nothing to deserve it. although just for a change i panicked i was pg last week. is yours worst when you do lots of head turning, like putting dishes away and tidying up? oh screens make it worse ime too.
yep, me too. actually thanks for posting this, i've been feeling pretty shit all round recently - like you said, tired, forgetful, i'm grumpy too - but hadn't considered the possibility that it could be directly linked to the labyrinthitis. perhaps i should get to the gp too...
<hijack> Hi Riven, have you considered zinc in all its glory? Remember we were talking about my personal research for my ds, well, after 2 years on one item I have at last found out something really interesting. One of the liver enzymes my ds was deficient in is a marker for Zn deficiency - and my ds was deficient in Zn in hair and blood. In fact it was the copper-zinc balance that was skewed too much towards copper. Well, on researching Zn further, I discovered that Zn is not stored by the body and it must be in foods or supplements. However, the real crux is that there are lots of more common minerals in the diet(Ca, Fe as well as Ni, Cu etc) that usually compete (and win) in the digestive system and zinc is then out-of-balance or deficient. Even some of the blood groups are found to be more difficult to maintain correct Zn levels (eg A, which is what my ds & I happens to be). We are now supplementing Zn & B6 individually.
To cut a long story short, check out Zn (in preference to Fe), as it might help you. In fact, for my ds, I am beginning to question the concept of multivits, as I think the absorption of each of the elements can't be equally possible at the same time as some are more reactive than others. Also, eating cereals further eliminates zinc from the body, now that made me think!