Extreme Disorientation, Haziness, Head tension, can’t focus at all

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Hi everyone please help me...

I got back from a thailand trip 3 weeks ago and during the end of the trip i had a horrible spell of disorientation where i couldnt focus on anything. I feel out or it all the time, like im high or something. Im only 25, female and about to start medical school in the fall but these symptoms havent gone away. Im getting really scared and havent been to work in now 3 weeks 😦

MRI is normal and i saw an ENT and they said its not an inner ear problem...

Now im getting tests for lymes and EBV and ofher infectious diseases.

ive gotten so depressed and anxious because of this and the lack of improvement. Any ideas??

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  • Posted

    It could be vestibular migraine. See a neurologist who specialises in vestibular disorders. Where you from? There are many in London.

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    • Posted

      Hmm someone else told me that too. Would that be the case if the ENT cleared me? I live in california actually

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    • Posted

      Is there tension on one side of your head and/or near the affected ear? is it just lightheadedness you have or actually dizziness?

      I saw an ENT 1st, he didn't mention VM to me, he thought it was vestibular neuritis. It was only when I saw a Neurologist that I got a firm diagnosis of PPPD/VM.

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      There's tension mainly on the right side but its on and off. And I don't feel dizzy, just lightheaded and just feel off. My balance is fine , it just seems like my perception is off, my vision is off a little bit. I feel out of it?

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      I have tension on my left side... and i feel exactly like you describe - lightheaded and not dizzy. I can cycle a bike with no hands and run in a straight line for an hour, yet my balance is somehow off.

      I have this constant heaviness on the left side of my ear/head and visual vertigo.

      I know the feeling, it is not nice.

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      hmm have you seen an ENT? mine feels ridiculous...i walk completely normal but i feel woozy! i feel a sense of uneasiness that doesnt go away. it makes me nauseous.

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      Yes i saw an ENT back in October... they said i should do the cawthorne-cooksey exerices - which I did , but no improvement. I then saw a neuro-otologist, had a MRI scan of my brain but that was normal - they said there was nothing wrong and i should not worry and things will clear up.

      I know what you mean, i walk normal too, i probably look very normal, but inside my head things are just not matching up. It feels like my eyes are slow to focus or cannot fully focus, especially when i am concentrating.

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      Oh wow i have the exact same symptoms. Have you thought it was maybe vestibular neurontis? Im thinking mine is but then again, I have no idea. Currently im trying out VRT exercises as well but idk if that will help...

      How long have you been doing your exercises??

      It really sucks that doctors seem to have no idea...Im seeing a neurologist next Tuesday and im hoping for the best..

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      I was initially diagnosed with VN by the ENT and the neuro-otologist.. but the neurologist said it wasn't VN.

      Have done the exercises for a few months on and off. But I don't think they are doing anything. Time might be my only healing hope...

      Let me know how it goes on Tuesday

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      Neurologist was a waste of time 😦

      So im at square one. I just need the brain fog to leave me be. Its so debilitating

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