Feel off balanced every time I walk, like I'm going to sink into the ground!

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I'm 35 and I am an overall healthy woman. In the last year, in noticed in would get dizzy while washing dishes. More recently, whenever I start walking, I immediately feel off balance and like I'm going to go through the floor. Feeling like I'm on a boat! Don't have insurance and am nervous about what this is. I have done research and the cause is most likely an inner ear balance problem. Anyone else have this and if so, what did you do about it. Please help! It's making my life with two small children difficult. Thanks!

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    Try vestibular therapy (you can find it on YouTube) and that should help
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    Hi, since your situation won't allow you to visit a doctor, try an otc medicine like Dramamine. There other similar ones at your nearest drug store. Hope this helps.

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    You are right in suspecting that this may be an inner ear problem.  All things being equal, you need to see an ENT doctor with an interest in Neurotology.

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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    I suffer from vertigo as well, when I go outside I put cotton or silicone ear plug in my bad ear, then I don't get vertigo.  Hope it helps you.

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    Try doing the half somersault manuver at home. There is a video online showing you how to do it. That's waht I use.

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    I'm 34 with two young children and been feeling like this since the start of October! Been to ent who suspect labyrinthitis but have referred me for an mri too. It's absolutely horrible and us ruining my life. I can't do half the things with the kids. Hope we are both better soon. X

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    I feel worse when stood up or walking if o lay down or sit with my neck supported I feel fine.. I have two children too and it saddens me as it stops me from doing day to day things... I've even given up driving... Do you get neck pain at the top of the spine and lower part of the head when this happens cause mine gets really painful... I've had tests.. xrays.. Chiropractors..acupuncture..physio but nothing seems to work

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    I'm 38 overall very healthly, I was diagnosed with VN in Aug 2015,it was a long road to recovery but you will get better.VRT saved my life! it is the only thing that will help with the balance/contstant dizzy feeling. Before that I tried everything and I mean everything.If you dont have insurance there are videos posted on youtube.

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