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  • Posted By: 20kgslug
  • May 27, 2009
  • 02:45 AM

18, male.

For the past five months I've been seeing trails in my vision. The best way to describe it is if I took a light object and moved it in front of a dark background the illuminated object would have a sort of translucent, ghostly outline of the light object following closely behind it. This is persistent; it does not come and go.

However, the trails were one of a few symptoms, which included disorientation, tinnitus in my right ear, swelling in the front and back of my neck, headaches, and anxiety caused by sudden disorientation.

Over the past five months I have been to a neurologist (who did basic motor skill tests), an opthamologist, and had a CT scan done, all of which did not indicate any problems. Finally, in May, I saw a doctor that diagnosed me with labyrinthitis, which seemed to describe my problems quite well, even mentioning visual changes. I am to see an ENT on the 9th who will examine the problem further.

I am posting here because I want to know what sort of visual changes labyrinthitis causes, and if these trails could be caused by anything else. Their presence gives me great anxiety, and I have been trying to find an answer elsewhere on the internet to no avail. I would greatly appreciate any input anyone can offer.

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