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Posted by
David on April 04, 2002 at 14:30:24:

Dear Dr Stoll

I have been off work now for over 10 weeks. My Dr diagnosed me with viral Labrynthitis. I feel very lightheaded and dizzy, I also suffer with a very painful neck and see black spots in my eyes. I dont have a problem standing on one leg which the Dr found strange as if I did have Labrynthitis I would be unable to do that. I have been seeing a oesteopath for 5 weeks now with no relief. I have also had my eyes tested and have perfect vision. Could this be Labrynthitis??? It's driving me mad and now getting worried about losing my job!! Help

David



Re: Labrynthitis

Posted by BarbaraN on April 05, 2002 at 06:16:57:

In Reply to: Labrynthitis posted by David on April 04, 2002 at 14:30:24:

If it is viral, large doses of vitamin C to bowel tolerance will wipe it out. Other things you could try are eliminating dairy and wheat and easily absorbable magnesium.



Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 05, 2002 at 13:11:12:

In Reply to: Labrynthitis posted by David on April 04, 2002 at 14:30:24:

Hi, David.

You know how some docs are: If they have no idea what the cause is, they say it is a virus.

NO viral labyrinthitis lasts this long! HOwever, the vitamin C might speed up the healing while you get to see a Cranial Osteopath. See the archives about cranial osteopathy and let us know how you do.

Since it has gone on for so long I would also take 100 milligrams of a balanced B vitamin formula twice a day till this is gone for a few weeks.

Walt



Re: Labrynthitis

Posted by
David on April 06, 2002 at 09:24:59:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis posted by BarbaraN on April 05, 2002 at 06:16:57:

Thanks,

I will try anything, it is driving me made alot of Drs have just told me that it is stress. But my own Dr states that stress doesn't make you feel dizzy, and is convinced that it is Labrynthitis.I don't know if dizzy is the right word it is more light headed, if that makes sense to you. Most sufferers with Labrynthitis seem to experience in balance but although I fell like I am going to pass out or fall over I never have done and my balance appears fine... any ideas

David



Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.)

Posted by
David on April 06, 2002 at 09:30:56:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 05, 2002 at 13:11:12:

Dear Dr Stoll,

Many thanks for your reply. I have been seeing an oesteopath for several weeks now as I have a very painful neck, he reckons this is caused by stress. I mentioned TMJ to him but was not convinced that was my problem. Several Drs have tested my balance and stated that my balance is fine / normal although I do constantly feel that I am going to pass out or fall over, but I never have done. My own Dr is still convinced that I have Labrynthitis, I am not. Do you have any ideas what can be causing this constant lightheaded feeling, I also suffer from photophobia and see black spots in front of my eyes this all started at the same time, can Labrynthitis cause these symptoms, I would be very grateful if you could give some ideas what I might be suffering from so I can try the relevant medication.

David



Re: Labrynthitis

Posted by
BarbaraN on April 06, 2002 at 16:56:08:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis posted by David on April 06, 2002 at 09:24:59:

I was the queen of dizziness a couple of years ago. One doctor told me I was crazy, another doctor called it labrynthitis, and one said it was vertigo. Like Walt said, labrynthitis is just a 'catchall' phrase when they don't know what's going on. I went to a complementary doctor who gave me intravenous magnesium, vitamin C and other nutrients. My body was pretty worn down from taking lots of antibiotics for a sinus infection...the dizziness actually started after the second round of antibiotics. His treatments really helped. He also said that dizziness can be the result of a struggling liver. He noticed how I moved my arm to shake his hand on the first visit and commented that it was definitely my liver.

Since you are already seeing a cranial osteopath, you might try the vitamin C, magnesium and some liver cleansing herbs.
Some other things you might pay attention too are your breathing, when the dizziness happens, what you eat and your sinuses.

Sometimes we are breathing swallow and don't even realize it. Pay attention to your breathing and see if that makes a difference. If the dizziness happens when you change your head position, that could be a sign of otoliths(don't think I spelled that right)..they are tiny little rock like things in your inner ear that can get loose and cause problems. If your sinuses are clogged up, that can also bring on a feeling of dizziness especially when moving your head down. Food sensitivities can also play a role in inner ear inflamation. When I had the problem, I did a lot of searching and found several websites where people had cured their vertigo and meniere's disease with diet changes. Here are a few sites I found when I was suffering from dizziness that helped me understand it and helped me find a solution to it. You really just have to keep trying things till you figure out what works for you.

http://pneuro.com/publications/dizzy/
http://www.goldbaum.net/balance/
http://www.vcnet.com/lmiller/MyStory.html

Good luck and hang in there!




Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.)

Posted by Raisa on April 06, 2002 at 18:35:54:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.) posted by David on April 06, 2002 at 09:30:56:

Hi, David -
Have you tried seeing a chiropractor? I once knew someone with terrible neck pain (not sure whether or not he was dizzy) who was completely cured by a chiropractor when no other doctor could help him. Just a thought... Raisa



Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 07, 2002 at 07:18:11:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis posted by David on April 06, 2002 at 09:24:59:

Sorry, David.

In MY opinion, your doc is ignorant of the research over the past 50 years. See Dr Selye's book "The Stress of Life".

If you want something other than the original, read Dr Pelletier's book "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer".

If you want a quick fix try self-hypnosis.

Plagiocephaly could be the "smoking gun" but even that is mostly caused by bracing--again, due to stress-effect storage.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 07, 2002 at 07:20:46:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.) posted by David on April 06, 2002 at 09:30:56:

Sorry, David.

The solution is not "the relevant medication" (sometimes called the "magic pill" approach). See my response to your previous post today.

Walt

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Re: Labrynthitis

Posted by
David on April 07, 2002 at 12:15:01:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis posted by BarbaraN on April 06, 2002 at 16:56:08:

Dear Barbara,

Thank you very much. I have tried taking a high dose vitamin c supplement aswell as a magnesium, they dont seem to have done anything. I have seen a homeopath who has given me a remedy two weeks ago. My oesteopath is convinced he can cure me but as it has gone on so long I am begining to lose faith and my bank balance is getting less and less!! . The last couple of days does seem a little better but only a little. I have tried changing my diet and started running I have also been to see a stress councillor who studies hypnosis, he says I will not get better all the time I am convinced I am suffering from some kind of illness he is convinced it is stress and says once I except that I will get better but I have had this now, on and off for over four years but has been really bad since January this year which is how long I have been off sick for!!
But as my own Dr states its not stress I am at a loss what to try next, my ears do pop alot and I do grind my teeth in my sleep could this be a cause of the light headed feeling I suffer from? I did work as cabin crew on an airline for a few years and am worried I have ruined my ears then.


David



Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.)

Posted by David on April 07, 2002 at 12:20:48:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.) posted by Raisa on April 06, 2002 at 18:35:54:

Raisa,

Many thanks I wil try,

Thanks

David

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Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.)

Posted by
David on April 07, 2002 at 12:25:44:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 07, 2002 at 07:18:11:

Dear Dr,

I will try. I have been sent to a stress councillor from work who also practices hypnosis. I am seeing an oesteopath who also is a natropath and practices chiroprator and acupuncture. I will let you know

David many thanks for your advice

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Re: Labrynthitis

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 2002 at 11:21:06:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis posted by David on April 07, 2002 at 12:15:01:

Hi, David.

I hope you will pardon my saying so but your "doctor" has a lot to learn! Either YOU will pay Hhim to educate HIM OR you will find a doc who already knows the modern interpretation of stress and then what $ you pay will be help for you.

Walt



Re: Labrynthitis

Posted by David on April 09, 2002 at 10:48:18:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 2002 at 11:21:06:

Thanks, I'm sure he will be impressed ..haha

Thanks for your help

David

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Re: Labrynthitis

Posted by David on April 09, 2002 at 10:49:55:

In Reply to: Re: Labrynthitis posted by BarbaraN on April 06, 2002 at 16:56:08:

Barbara,

Did you ever find out the cause of your dizziness??

David

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