About

Hi I’m CandiceMe in 2014, a 30-something female living just outside London, UK. In February 2015 I was struck down by Labyrinthitus, an inner ear infection which affected my balance and hearing. I’ve since been fully dedicated to healing myself as naturally as possible and adapting to the changes this illness has created in my life.At the time of starting this blog, 3 months after I got ill, I am still very dizzy and off-balance and have lost much of my hearing in both ears.

I’m writing this blog to share my journey in the hope that it will be a support to anyone else who is also suffering with Labyrinthitus or the symptoms of vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus, and help you get the support you need.

I believe in the body’s innate healing abilities and fully embrace natural approaches to healthcare using naturopathic techniques, diet, herbs and supplements. I’ve had some training in Naturopathic Nutrition and other therapies but any information provided on this blog is just me sharing my chosen approach and is not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice.

Please write to me privately or comment on my posts if you have any questions, need advice, would like me to write about certain aspects or also if you can offer advice to help me recover. It’s really good to hear from people, letting me know that this blog is useful to someone, and also that I’m not alone in this. If there is anything specific you would like to write about please say. I hold a silent prayer in my heart for anyone else who is suffering with this. I wish you a swift recovery, with your healing and balance fully healed! Please write to me and let me know when that you got better, to inspire me and motivate me onwards in my healing journey. Much love x

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  1. Hi Candice, Thanks for sharing I watched the video wow most be difficult I will keep you in my prayers I am so proud of how you are reaching out and setting support. The tribes loves you and hope we can see you in July! Love P

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  2. Hi Candice

    I had vestibular neuritis at Christmas (basically labyrinthitis without hearing loss although I do get a bit of high pitched tinnitus).

    Despite taking no meds initially like you, I have not fully compensated and still feel dizzy / woozy most days although my balance isn’t too bad thankfully. I’ve been doing VRT now for just over 2 weeks and I’m really hoping this is making a difference! Realistically though I have to be mentally prepared for a long journey!

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I totally understand what you’re going through – this is a horrible condition and it’s so hard to remain positive.

    As I live fairly close to Watford (you mention going to Watford General) if you’d like to get in touch please do so. If you’re like me, support and understanding is what keeps me going as I progress on this unwelcome journey!

    Take care!

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    1. Hi Jacqui, Thankyou for being in touch. You live very close to me and it would be great to speak or meet and support each other though this. That would be great! My vrt starts next week and I’m also hopeful this will help. Please drop me a private email so we can talk privately. Much love, Candice

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  3. I have come out the other side of my experience. I remember, after the acute phase, wishing for just one normal day again to truly appreciate being able to walk on level ground. I am grateful that I have mostly normal days now 1.5 yrs later. I’m not sure why or how it happened or why or how I got better. I am wishing you some normal days ahead, too–because it it entirely abnormal to feel as we do when this happens. Don’t give up until you feel better. Listen to and believe your instincts. Be strong and focused because no matter, with or without a partner, the work is on us. In that we are all the same.

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  4. Hi Candice.
    You mentioned that you where trying to heal yourself, but with such a profound hearing loss I don’t understand why you are not trying earing aids or are these not suitable for your condition?, I would agree with you that sharing your experiences on line will hopefully help in your recovery. I wish you all the best .
    Fate is a strange thing.

    Chiped

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  5. Hi Candice, thank you for the essential oil recommendation- I tried it yesterday and found it very soothing. I just wanted to mention that I discovered another blogger today and think you may be interested. She’s known as Diane, and her blog is called Sweet Catastrophe. She actually has a diagnosis of Menieres, but it too makes for some inspirational reading.
    Sasha x

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  6. Hi Candice, I thought about blogging as self support and to find others, hence found you here.
    I was diagnosed nearly 6 weeks ago after fainting at home and again whilst attempting to drive.
    When will it end? I have rested a lot and try to be active but end up having accidents. I’m having a very isolated but reflective time whilst I heal. Good luck to us all X

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