Had enough- dizzy, off balance, now a slight ringing in ear

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Hi needing help. 6 weeks ago went swimming then next day full ear, nausea and off balanced. Couple days later vertigo so headed to hospital and they gave me prochlorazine and flogged me off to ent. Ent said sounds 'like vestibular neuritis'. Ordered MRI and VNG test. Tests came back normal. All he has to offer is 'get moving'. I'm over this feeling. Now 6 weeks on I can hear slight ringing in my ears which I never had! I know this ent can't be bothered and flog me off. Where can I go from here? I feel helpless and I'm sick of being a dizzy depressed person now 😔sorry for depressive post but I'm st a stand still

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    let me share my story. i got severe dizziness when i run in to indigestion issues in 2011 and found my gallbladder is not working and have gastritis . there were many episodes of dizziness accompanied by neck pain.In 2017, got gallstones., Around sep 2017, got a mild vertigo when i turn from left side to rightside, but during that time too my stomach was severely bloated and my ear started to ring. If you concentrate on it, it rings louder. I did MRI,VNG test ,etc but nothing helped so far. For me, the dizziness and balance gets reduced when i have less digestion issues and ear ringing get quieter when i have a good sleep and less digestion issues and concentrate on something else. 
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    Nearly week 6 for me and I’m still dealing with vestibular neuritis. The hardest aspect of it is not the hearing/vision or even the dizziness, but it’s the unpredictability of the symptoms  on a day to day basis. The vast majority of the people on the road to recovery or have gotten over the condition describe the process as one step foreword two steps back, so patience becomes your most valuable asset especially since anxiety runs along side this condition. And even though your specialists advice might sound trite, VRT is actually one of the most effective ways for your brain to adapt and compensate for the dysfunction, so the quicker you get into the therapy the quicker you,Lloyd’s start to notice a difference at least wi5 the dizziness if you have VN. You can find therapeutic techniques on YouTube if you look up Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy. Good luck on your road to recovery and remember that you are not alone smile
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      Thank you! This is the hard thing you feel alone , no one knows how hard each day is! But yeah I guess the only thing to do is preserve. I will see my go and tell him I'm not happy with ent outcome and if he can refer me to vet then. To be told just keep moving is really off putting since that's all I have been doing and yet still have my symptoms . Just doesn't make sense. Thanks again x 

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    I got kind of same issues plus very bad ear pain and awful dizzy spells and unbalanced waiting on a appointment to see a cadiologist
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      Hi Kenny,  yup funny enough just back from my general doctor who also is not happy what my Ent said. He has given me strong steroid Nasal spray for the fullness in ears, he believes I have eustation tube blockage. I have had this full feelings lots over past  2 years thinking it was from a cold and would often take  Decongestive. He has also given me pill for the dizziness, called serc, He said take if I want. After 1-2 week if still heavy ears I'm going back and we trying oral steroid. I feel more positive after this. At least he cares. Ent saw 5mins nothing - get moving that's all he could say. Also he contradicts himself first time seeing him saying it goes in couple weeks then on the 6 week says it will go in another month! What a joke keep pushing guys! These high paid people some times couldn't care less and want your minor head gone. Wish you well 

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    Guys could I ask do you have headaches? What sort of off balance do you feel? (mine is more woozy, I first noticed things were off through my eyes feeling strange - not double vision or anything) Also how does the back of your head feel?
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      I get dull tension headaches situated around my head time and time again especially the back left portion of my head. My dizziness at first was not a spinning vertigo type, but a severe lightheadedness/haziness like feeling drunk and sea sick at the same time. It’s improved since about a month ago and now I would describe it as a light wooziness that’s ever present. My eyes did get affected as well, I seemed to have accumulated a lot of floaters that were not present before the whole ordeal, and it’s a little difficult to focus and steady my gaze at distant objects with my just my left eye. Apart from this minor issue, my vision is great. I’ve heard it said and read sources which also say that if it’s an inner ear issue that’s affecting equilibrium the brain may overcomepensate with the eyes and thus create more strain and sensitivities (light,moving objects). 
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      Thanks for your detailed reply. I have had some pain at the back of my eyes and assumed it was them trying to overcompensate. I get speckles of pain around my head but I have noticed a tension-type headache above my left ear. I also feel like I have some sort of pain at the back left (just at the base of my skull)

      I've not had an MRI yet but back to ENT Friday. The fact I haven't had a firm diagnosis is really stressing me out and making me worry about whats in my brain

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      Try not to overly stress, because anxiety will only compound the symptoms and you start to get a slew of new and unusual symptoms. The best way to think about it is that if it is something immediate and potentially life threatening, then you’d have indications that go with it (severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, constant fatigue, diarrhea, severe muscle pain/cramp/spasms). 

      I have suspected Labyrinthitis/Vestibular Neuritis, but haven’t gone through any substantial testing, just blood work, chest x-ray, and CT scan that all came up negative. As time goes on my symptoms seem to be slowly improving or at least my brain is compensating well, so  the way I see it if you’re not getting worse, you must be getting better.

       

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