Day 8 of feeling dizzy

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Hi I have a history of dizziness but the past few years has been an on-going problem. Every investigation i've had keeps coming back as anxiety which yes I do have anxiety but I don't believe its the cause of it. Most times it's a feeling of feeling lightheaded, faint and spaced out but the past 8 days its been daily and different, it feels like everytime I walk someone is shaking my head but not spinning, everything just feels off focus to me. I keep feeling sick but never actually be sick. I find when I stand up I get like a pulsing feeling in my head like a head rush like I need to sit down. I feel generally unwell to but the doctor says its not an infection/virus. I do sometimes get headaches which happen before or after the dizziness but when I get them they last days. My blood pressure is always normal and sometimes slightly higher when I stand up but the doctor said that happens because i'm anxious. I feel tired a lot to. All my bloods I had done over a year ago were normal. I am deaf in one ear and I've noticed when I put my finger In that ear I feel really dizzy but I feel fine when I do the same to the other ear. I do get a sensation as if air or a pull sensation from that ear occasionally where it makes me jerk my head to the side. What could be the cause for all of this? Why is my dizziness daily and if I do get a break from it, why does it return and last weeks at a time before I feel some what normal again? At the moment when I tilt my head back or side to side I feel it more. I am so fed up of feeling this way its been going on to long. I'm 26 and its ruining my life I never get to go out alone because of this.x

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    Hi trust me the dizziness will get better.there is alot of exercises out there you can do for it if you look on u tube! I been dizzy for weeks and slowly getting better it will get better with time! Good luck
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    Hi i know just how your feeling & how frustrating it is! As your doctor referred you to ENT specialist?i keep getting told mine is a virus. Do you get the spaced out feeling alot? My as been consent for nearly 3 weeks now sad
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      Yes I have been under ENT care for the past couple of years on and off and they haven't been much help and even neurology said anxiety because when they examined me they said I showed no signs of anything being wrong. I get spaced out a lot like daily and especially if I feel unwell or anxious inside I feel it more.
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    Hi - I think you may have the same as me and that is migraine associated vertigo.  My head swims and I have the following symptoms on and off - ears feel full, head feels tight, pins and needles over top of head, neck stiff and creaky cracky (weird), cheek hurts, splitting headaches, feel sick but not sick, very light headed most of the time, dizzy feeling, blurring weird vision, watery eyes, stuffy sinuses.  I have been GP, loads of ENT, neuro surgeon and 2 neurologists.  I have a pulsating thing going on from time to time which I believe is your blood pounding around your body.  Ive been told its because a blood vessel is being nipped and then it releases.  All these are symptoms of silent migraine, or MAV.  Its all normal for silent migraine.  I did used to have jumpy eyes but thats gone now.  Lights and sounds really bother me and I find it helps to wear sunglasses.  You need to get an MRI scan then see a neurologist.  Theres loads of different medications that work for some people.  Unfortunately Im not one of them.  But it has got a bit better.  The sooner you arrange it with the GP the sooner you can get on with getting better,  Best of luck.
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      Hi Paula I did suggest Migraine to my doctor but he said no. As for an MRI I have never had one except for a CT scan but I did see neurology 2 months ago and he said he thinks its anxiety because his checks were all ok. Its frustrating how everyone puts it down to anxiety when I think its not, yes I do get anxious but the dizziness makes it worse not the other way around. Like today I felt fine when I got up but as the days gone on I've felt tired, dizzy, lightheaded and feeling like my heads so heavy on my body along with feeling the blood rush to my head/pulsing feeling when I'm up and about. Again cardiology said its not heart related. I seriously am at a loss to make anyone understand me. I cant keep feeling like this its not normal im 26 and I should be feeling healthy not constantly unwell.
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      How did they diagnose MAV for you? Im wondering what other tests I should ask for because im seeing ENT tues so I want to be prepared and get them to listen. Thanks.
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      I suppose it was just the neurologist that I saw.  He was Dr Jones from Salford Royal Hospital.  He referred me to Dr Zermansky who runs the migraine clinic again at Salford Royal.  They are both in agreement and tell me I have text book symptoms so wont listen to me when I put anything else up for discussion.  I think Ive got SCM but then Im not a neurologist.  Its bizarre that  different doctors say different things.  It would be good to gett them all together in a room.  No ENT told me it was migraine though.  They admitted they didnt know.  They referred me to neurologist when I told them my jaw ached. Let me know how you get on,
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      I am getting Vestibular Therapy for my vertigo. I noticed on the prescription my ogalaryngologist gave me that, besides the maneuvers he ordered, there was a place for Psychology. I'm guessing that many of you have depression along with the dizziness. Maybe there is some therapy for that. I've also read that CBT - Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps too. I'm not saying there isn't a physical component; there's therapy for that too. Also, in my case, my vertigo and dizziness are migraine related; they often go hand in hand.
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      Hi Marion I dont remember if I replied to you or not, SCM is a muscle that is just at the top of your chest, its all about what it does regarding your neck.  You need to google it. as it causes dizziness, its if you have neck problems which I do have.  Best wishes
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    I think the most obvious place to look is the difference between the two ears. An otalaryngolist -- head and neck doctor-- is where I went for my vertigo. He completely tested my ears, hearing, gait, balance and sent me for Vestibular Therapy. It is helping me immensely and I think I will be rid of the symptoms soon.
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