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What causes dizziness upon waking up in the morning when diagnosed with labyrinthitis?

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Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

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Posted on Wed, 3 Oct 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Been feeling dizzy and off balance for the past few days...the symptoms worsen if i move my head fast or get out of bed in the morning...was diagnosed with labyrinthitis in july 2017 have had constant tinnitus and mild hearing loss since then. I noticed my nausea gets worse when driving and quickly turning my head to check blind spots...
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Benign positional vertigo

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

All the symptoms mentioned by you are suggestive of positional vertigo as the symptoms get aggravated with changes in head position. You should consult an ENT specialist.

You should learn some maneuver, that will help to relieve symptoms like Epley maneuver. You should take tablet Betahistine twice daily for a week. Avoid driving. Avoid sudden head turning rather than moving your body.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 18 minutes later
Great thanks...what would explain my constant tinnitus and hearing loss in only my left ear though? Its been nearly 8 months since i was diagnosed with labyrinthitis...could this still be labyrinthitis or Meniere’s disease? I also take lisinopril/hctz (10/12.5 mg) for hypertension.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 33 hours later
Brief Answer:
Meniere's disease

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The sensory neural hearing loss and inner ear disease is the reason for tinnitus. All the symptoms of tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss point towards Meniere's disease?
The positioning manoeuvre can help to relieve the symptoms of vertigo aggravated by change in head position.

Continue taking the anti-hypertensive medicines.
Also take tablet Betahistine as prescribed.If hearing loss is severe than using hearing aids can also help in relieving tinnitus. You are always welcome with any queries in future too.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal, ENT Specialist


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