Feeling off balance, Dizziness

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I've been dealing with an off balance feeling for about 9 months now. I've gotten several tests done including audiologist test, Ct scan, blood work done, dentist, eye doctor. Everything comes back normal and doctors just keep saying it's anxiety. My symptoms include feeling off balance (like I'm going to fall over, or my feet don't feel steady) hard time focusing on things, dizziness, face feels stiff inside, eyes feel tired, sleepy(after sleeping 8 or more hours) hands and legs feel shaky. Please, if anyone could please confirm that this is anxiety and give me a piece of mind. Sometimes I think it's something nurological but I've seen 2 Nurologist and they both have said ANXITY. Please tell me I'm not going crazy!! On a side note, these symptoms are not always the same each day, they always vary and change. If it isn't one things, it's another. 

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    hi Jasmin, not sure about this but I suffered this kind of symptom at the onset of an auto immune disorder. I did have other symptoms....tummy problems diagnosed as IBS and then developed other symptoms after the onset of the vertigo. No one could explain my symptoms and all tests came back clear. I am not sure what to suggest. There are ways of ruling these issues in or out but not always easy as tests often come back clear. But there can be some evidence in blood tests - raised esr/crp positive ana are all things to look out for. Also just be aware of the development of any other symptoms along the way which may seem unconnected. My symptoms were so random and developed slowly over time. Shortness of breath, ear pain and fullness, then some skin issues (really bad hives). The symptom list just went on and on developing with no one suggesting anything useful. Kept getting the anxiety thing which I knew was rubbish. Sometimes docs can convince you that you are actually anxious when you're not! 

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      Thank you Margaret for your input. I've actually gotten all those blood tests done and Thank God they all have been okay too. I had mentioned that to a doctors but I believe after feeling this sort of way for almost a year now, my blood work would have shown something off already. Thanks again and God bless you. 

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      hi Jasmin, just a word of caution, my bloodwork was just completely normal and I have very active disease. It is not always that straightforward sadly. I hope it's not that but not sure you can rule it out on that alone. Sometimes it is symptoms which bring a diagnosis rather than lab work. Sorry if that is upsetting for you but it's not a clear cut process. Hope you find answers. Take care. x

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    HelloJasmin. Icould have written your post myself as I suffer with every one of your symptoms and trust me it is anxiety.  I suggest you post this in the anxiety disorders forum and I will almost guarantee you will get some feedback. Its a nightmare. Luv Lily x
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    Hi Jasmin,

    I also have imbalance dizziness.  There are several things that can cause this. Have you visited with an ear nose and throat Dr (ENT).  Do you have any other symptoms?  Anxiety is defiantly a possible cause.   

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      Hello, thank you for your feedback. I have not. That's my next step. Although I've been to several doctors and none with refer me to an ENT although I've told me that there are times where I feel like my ears pop and I have some sinus pressure. My head feels stuffed sometimes too, like congestion. I noticed this started right after a really bad tooth absense that I took care of already. That's why in the beginning of all this, doctores thought it was labyrinth but after several antibiotics the dizziness didn't go away, and still hasn't. I'm just really starting to believe it's anxiety since I've talked to several people about this. 

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      Hi Jasmin. I think you do need to get another opinion. You may obviously have something completely different but my journey began with those symptoms...dizziness, chronic sinus problems, fullness in the ears, fatigue. I began my journey with ent who could add nothing really. I ended up with an immunologist who finally diagnosed me. Be prepared to get no answers to this.

      I hope things change and you begin to feel better x

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      I have a form of vasculitis of which there are several with overlapping but slightly different symptoms. Neuro type issues like this are common to all if them if they affect the central nervous system as mine did. Look at Lupus Sjogren's Behcet's or Wegener's. There are others others too. All of them can cause neurological type issues as well as other symptoms.

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    Hi jasmin i have the same symptoms since 20 years. We can share our symtoms on email if you want.

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