vestibular neuronitis


Turns out, I’ve probably got vestibular neuronitis according to Dr. Leech, which is giving me vertigo. It’s an inflamed bit inside my head near the bit that governs balance. This kicked in late yesterday afternoon. Feeling very dizzy, and I’m unable to keep my eyes in a straight line when mobile. Kind of like the effects of having a really drunk body, but having a sober brain. It’s Especially bad when I’m upright, not so bad / negligible when I’m lying perfectly still, like I am now (phone blogging.. just finger movements). Apparently, no one really knows what causes it and it should pass within a few days. Nothing to worry about. I’ve been prescribed (by the out of hours GP at Harrogate Hospital, from where we’ve just returned) some fairly heavy duty sounding meds called Prochlorperazine Maleate to alleviate the effects of vertigo. These are supposed to chemically stop signal to my brain from the balance centre. This drug (according to the NHS choices website) is also used to treat a variety of mental health problems including schizophrenia, anxiety and mania, by “blocking the effect of a chemical in the brain which is thought to affect thinking, feelings and behaviour” Regular readers may argue this effect as a potential improvement, but my gut feel is that the thinking and feeling traits are quite handy things to have in an unblocked state when blogging, so I thought I’d write this post now, before imbibing.

7 Responses

  1. Matt
    Matt 17 February, 2013 at 11:44 am |

    1 hour in. Feeling? Check. Thinking? Check. Less wobble? Check.

    Currently listening to desert island disks on Radio 4 with Aggers. Brilliant. The “leg over” TMS Clip with him and Brian Johnston. Radio gold.

  2. Andy .... Again
    Andy .... Again 17 February, 2013 at 2:03 pm |

    Get well soon, mate! Do you need anything from the shops?

  3. Bob Geldoff
    Bob Geldoff 17 February, 2013 at 5:00 pm |

    Fear not, Matt! I have made for you a benefit single – it may keep a roof over your head whilst the cost of prescriptions rockets. is the portal to look at it.

  4. Mrs_Moons
    Mrs_Moons 17 February, 2013 at 6:24 pm |

    ah you poor thing! Get well soon!

  5. Rev_Dino
    Rev_Dino 17 February, 2013 at 6:29 pm |

    From H2G2

    It’s unpleasantly like being drunk.”

    “What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?”

    “You ask a glass of water.”

  6. Jules
    Jules 18 February, 2013 at 5:43 pm |

    It’s dose related Matt your psychosis should be ok x

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