Life lately has involved a lot of medicine and bed rest. After a week (or so) long cold, which was luckily not bad enough to render me unable to work, I was then hit by the dreaded Labyrinthitis which was a different story…
If you don’t know what Labyrinthitis is, or it reminds you of the babe (+10 Internet points if you get the reference), it’s an inner ear infection which makes you go wibbly. It’s usually brought on by a viral infection, and the first and only other time I’ve had it was back in the summer where I mistook it for sun stroke.
Anyone who has experienced it before, or a similar problem, will know how incredibly infuriating it is. It makes you go dizzy, feel nauseas and makes you feel completely useless. Honestly, I wouldn’t wish it on my enemies.
Note: I know there are much worse problems out there, but when you have Labyrinthitis, it feels like it’s never going to go away. Luckily I do not have it chronically, but it is possible to become a lifelong problem.
The reason it is so frustrating as an illness is because all you can really do is sleep. Every time you move you end up feeling really dizzy, and don’t even think about reading, writing, typing or watching TV as within minutes you’ll feel absolutely rubbish and turn once again to some shut eye.
So, after being prescribed one medicine that made me sleep 12 hours and then nap twice in the day (and not at all fix the dizziness), I was then prescribed another which seems to be doing the trick. Unfortunately, I wish the problem could have been fixed quicker as I’ve missed a whole week at work (which I really cannot afford to do with the amount of work on!). I’ve rather sadly now started a list of the medicines I have been prescribed for Labyrinthitis so I know which to avoid the next time it strikes.
Anyway, enough of the sob story – I’m pleased that I am finally beginning to feel human again, and have a weekend with my Mum to look forward to! I bought the lovely flowers above yesterday afternoon when I was feeling well enough for a short jaunt to the local Tesco.
Have you ever had Labyrinthitis? Any tips to ease the symptoms?