1. It's not actually labyrinthitis - symptoms aren't right
2. The very good news: I don't have to worry about the 'C' or 'T' words - it's not a tumour or cancer.I admit that I had been trying very hard not to think about that possibility!
3. My balance, blood pressure and hearing are all fine.
4. I can stop taking the pills - although they took the edge of the nausea they were masking the symptoms from my own body so it didn't know it needed to fix anything (something like that anyway, not sure I really understood that bit...)
5. I'm okay to drive - although the doctor recommended that I work up to the hour+ drive to work
What we don't know:
1. What it is. All we can say for sure is that it's a virus of some kind.
2. How much longer it will last. It is almost certain to be 'self-limiting': in other words it will go away on its own eventually. How about now? Now would be good...
One thing he did say is that problems like this could come from stress or anxiety. While, as anyone who knows me will be aware, I'm easily stressed, my life right now is much less stressful than it's been for, literally, years. So my question would be: if it is anxiety, why now and not the last three-plus years about worrying about redundancy, etc. I'm not writing off the possibility, but it would be odd.
1. The doctor is going to arrange some further, more intensive balance tests - but that's going to take a few weeks to set up
2. Wait for it to go away
Anyway, overall it's good news - there really is nothing serious wrong - but frustrating that there isn't any real diagnosis either.