Labyrinthitis Main Symptoms

  • Vertigo – a dizziness which feels like being drunk
  • Spinning vertigo (dizziness like the room is spinning)
  • A shaking feeling inside your head (similar to looking at footage of an earth quake)
  • Feeling like falling over or loosing balance completely
  • Nausea
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Low stamina and weak
  • Mild confusion
  • Feeling like being in a dream
  • Disorientated
  • The ground looks like it’s moving
  • Slight memory loss
  • Light headed, faint, woozy
  • Sore, tired and strained eyes
  • Motion intolerance
  • ‘Foggy/ cloudy’ brain
  • Unable to think clearly
  • Head feels heavy and like it’s stuffed with cotton wool
  • Vivid dreams
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Tinnitus
  • Catarrh
  • Blocked and popping ears
  • Mild shaking
Psychological Symptoms:

Things that increase dizziness:
  • Crowds (or even being around more than 1 or 2 people)
  • Anxiety
  • Computers
  • Television
  • Reading
  • Shops
  • Anywhere with a lot of noise
  • Anything with a lot of visual stimulus i.e. looking for something on a shop shelf
  • Cafes or restaurants
  • Water i.e. swimming pools or baths
  • Patterned wall paper
  • Colds or flu
  • Menstruation
  • Hunger
  • Tiredness
  • Head movements
Common Emotions:
  • Despair
  • Frustration
  • Sadness
  • ‘When will this end?’
  • ‘Will I ever get better?’
  • Worried that my diagnosis of labyrinthitis is incorrect and I actually have a brain tumour/ MS as the symptoms are so similar
  • Constantly worried about another labyrinthitis ‘episode’ e.g. having a panic attack or feeling dizzy when out in public
  • Frightened
  • Why is this happening to me?
  • Abandoned

One Response to Labyrinthitis Main Symptoms

  1. Audrey says:

    I was recommended to look at this website by another sufferer. I’m so glad I did ! Your list of symptoms etc is fantastic….it encompases everything that I have been experiencing ! This is the second time around for me with this horrible illness….I first had it about four years ago….and am finding it even herder to deal with this time around ! Thanks for your wonderful website !

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