Constant Tinnitus for 2 Weeks: Labyrinthitis?

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    1. Roseblake

      Roseblake Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:

      I have a few symptoms that started at once about two weeks ago :
      - tinnitus in the left ear only
      - ear feels weird on same side (pressure/slight pain behind it inside my head, but this isn't constant)
      - random times when I'm really dizzy, but this is unrelated to me moving my head or body
      - I can't concentrate on my university work, it's like I'm incredibly fatigued, or just unable to focus, but when I go to take a nap, I'm not sleepy

      I went to my doctor twice since, the first time she said it was positional vertigo and that the tinnitus will go away. The second time she was annoyed and said she can't magic it away for me.

      I guess I just don't agree with my diagnosis, I think it's labyrinthitis instead. I'm worried I'm not getting the right treatment (which is currently nothing).

      Will tinnitus last forever if I do have labyrinthitis and it goes untreated?

      Thank you!
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    2. glynis

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi @Roseblake,

      Labyrinthitis can take a few weeks to go and simple head movements can help and your doctor can give you information about it.

      Keep a note on how you are doing and if no better after 8 weeks, then a hearing test and a visit to ENT might help rule things out.


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