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Question: Sudden vomitting at night

 Andy8659 - Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:47 pm

This is my first visit to this forum so apologies if I've posted on the wrong section!

I've been off work for the last 6-7 weeks with Labyrinthitis and for the last couple of weeks I've had a number of disturbed nights with sudden vomitting. It always happens at night, waking suddenly and vomitting (feeling no nausea). These attacks continue throughout the night, waking very often with a feeling that I am choking. It now happens with such a frequency that I dread going to bed at night in case I choke on my own vomit! Is this a sympton of my Labyrinthitis or something else?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated!

 Shana Johnson, CNA - Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:55 pm

User avatar Labyrinthitis is an inflammation or dysfunction of the vestibular labyrinth (a system of intercommunicating cavities and canals in the inner ear). The syndrome is defined by the acute onset of vertigo, commonly associated with head or body movement. Vertigo is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or malaise.

The physician will prescribe antibiotics if you have bacterial labyrinthitis. For both bacterial and viral labyrinthitis, an anti-nausea drug and a sedative also may be recommended to combat the effects of the vertigo. You will need to rest in bed for several days. The severe symptoms of vertigo usually pass within a few days to a week. Feelings of imbalance may persist for several weeks or even months, particularly with quick movements. Recurrence of episodes of labyrinthitis is rare.
 Andy8659 - Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:03 pm

Thanks for your reply Gracie, I've been prescribed Cinnarizine tablets for the Labyrinthitis which don't seem to be helping. Is there any reason wy the vomiting only happens at night?


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