Head feels full 24/7

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After 7 months of looking for an answer, I may finally have one. The Doctors have told me for months they just dont know what it is or it could be depression causing my symptoms. One day I woke up and my head felt so weird and full and it hasnt gone away since (9/11/19). I feel like Im stuck in the constant physical haze. My ears feel full at times and ring occasionally. I was recently diagnosed with a vestibular imbalance. My right balance organ is 25% weaker than my left. I think it took long to get a diagnoses because I dont actually spin or get dizzy even though I feel like I may be on the verge, I never do. Sometimes I have this heavy feeling that makes it hard to talk or listen to people. Eye sight also seems kinda funky even though my vision is clear. Its very hard to describe but it feels weird looking at this especially off into the distance. Some days that fullness is worse than others and I cant seem to find out what is actually triggering bad/good moments. I started rehab about a month and a half ago and it doesnt seem to be working with relieving the fullness.

Has/is anyone else experienced/experiencing something similar? Not sure if this imbalance is the actual cause of my head fullness but Im glad to at least be on a path to finding an answer. Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated. I just want this feeling to go away, which it never does

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    i hope you fund answers as ive had the same feeling with no results from my MD. my vision is off, i feel like my brain is foggy and just feel off all day for about 9 months now, everyday. some days are better than worse but its also with neck soreness. ive had my vision checked by numerous optometrist and opthamologist but my vision is clear, just hard to focus. all checked out good. ive had a MRI of my brain and neck as well as a MRA of the neck, all checked out fine. i saw a vestibular doctor, checked out fine. so... $9000 later, still no answers.

    good luck !! keep us posted.

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      Youve had a VNG test done? This is exactly what I'm going through and its very frustrating. Spent so much money looking for an answer. Ive had MRI done as well as plenty of blood tests, everything was normal. I hope you find an answer. If you do please let me know.

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    Hi,

    I have had this full, foggy, feeling for 4 years and it's bloody awful. I had been diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines, Non-allergy Rinitis and IBS. All brought in by food allergies. Different kinds of food bring on different kinds of symptoms. Wheat brings on burning brain feeling, soya and dairy bring on brain fog, and sweets chocolate, fruit bring on the Rinitis, its a nightmare finding out what triggerse, and they seem to change over the course of a few months.

    The full head feeling is annoying. First thing I would so is go and get an allergy test. Just to see if it's anything food related.

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      4 Years!! Im so sorry youre going through this. Its been almost 8 months and I'm ready to spaz out! thanks for the advice I will look into it. Does your foggy/full feeling ever go away?

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      Sometimes, but not for long. I have seriously thought about suicide, if it was not for my beautiful partner, I probably would have when I've been at my worst. You can imagine how much money and how many doctors appointments I've had.

      It seems to be based on allergies and brain inflammation. I've had it that long, I've got short term memory issues, feel as if my brain has shrunk, lol.

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      I honestly have thought about it too, please do not go through with it. I know this kind of stuff sucks but it will just transfer the pain to those around you. Glad your partner is there for you. I hope one day your symptoms will be resolved.

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    i have similar issues but i first got vertigo but haven't had that for 6 weeks now. at first told it was bppv. but now doctor said he dont know wat it is i have horrible brain fog head feels fuzzy and the feeling I'm on a boat. i get it badly when laying down and find it hard to open my eyes in the morning. my head spins but its not true vertigo if that makes sense. its the feeling I'm about to have vertigo but i don't. there's a condition called Mal de Debarquement syndrome and wonder if i have that i first got the vertigo a day after i went to a fun fair and haven't been right since. i also get ringing in ears. it also brings on anxiety attacks. i walk around spaced out with a heavy head and feel so disoriented its horrible. i hope you get answers.

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      It's a terrible feeling not being able to pin point exactly what it is. I'm sorry you're experiencing this. My anxiety has been worse too since going through this. I hope you find an answer!

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      can i ask what you mean by your right organ is weaker than the left? unfortunately i won't be able to see a specialist for months with this Coronavirus. doctor said it could be mieniers disease which has caused severe anxiety as i know people with that have constant vertigo that can last for days. wen i had vertigo for 2mins i was in the floor so cant imagine having it that long.

      so is there a cure or treatment for wat you have to give you some relief?

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      I dont know honestly, I should have asked. Im not sure if the inner ear is considered the balance organ or if there is something even smaller inside the inner ear considered the balance organ. Wow, going days with constant spinning would be terrible. I am very thankful that I never spin, I just have this constant heavy head/haze. As far as a cure the ENT made it sound so simple that I could just go to therapy and id be better but its not working. I fear that there is something else wrong that is unfixable. I hoping if I stick with it itll slowly get better but I honestly havent noticed any progress and after 1.5months you would think there would be some

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    the only thing that helps me is vestibular exercises. thank god i have some relief. i also find the more active i am the less the symptoms. when im driving or doing house work I'm not so bad

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      I have noticed the same thing about what im going through. 90% of the time when im active it isnt as bad but its still there. If I sleep in too long or Im being lazy around the house too often it seems to be worse. I just wish the rehab was helping more. Glad you have some relief

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    i need to go further into the vestibular diagnosis. the doctor i went to was at a dizzy and balance clinic in Minneapolis MN. it was a total drive thru scam. they are only there to help people who were in auto accidents or work comp claims and rake in the insurance money. my 15 min consultation of "stand on one foot" , walk the line ... was a total hack and cost me $600 and of course my insurance didn't pay.

    it really made me mad to waste that money. all for an eval a state trooper could have performed on the side of the street.

    the only thing not mentioned, that i have is constant neck pain. nothing sharp, just a sore neck feeling of pressure. again, all MRI scans were normal but it seems when the neck hurts worse, my fuzzy brain / blurry night vision is worse.

    ive spent a total of $12,000 USD in 2019 on this with absolutely no answer. i just keep hoping another symptom will appear or it goes away.

    it all began for me June 2019 when i had a sharp pain in my neck while showering. it caused my first ever panic attack as i thought it was something serious. super high Blood pressure as i didnt take my bp meds for 2 day prior. hospital visit, 4 hour recovery in ER and discharged. first week home, severe fatigue and room spinning feeling. 2 weeks after the hospital, the room spinning went away but the inability to focus my night vision and fuzzy brain stayed. its hard to concentrate on anything and i almost feel lightly drunk sometimes but still fully aware. ... its hard to describe, sorry.

    i take metoprolol 50mg 1.5 daily and im a 27 yo white male.

    i would give all i have to make this go away. i have to pretend it doesnt exist for the sake of my family and feel the regret of wasting savings on normal resulting tests.

    i have never had anxiety, never depressed. ive always been a happy person and have a very successful job / career. I just keep reading this forum hoping someday someone has a eurika moment and i can move on from this.

    sorry for the long rant.

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      I feel we may be going through the same thing. I think I know exactly what youre explaining and youre right its very hard to describe. its like nothing ive ever felt before so I cant put it into words to well. Im a 27 yr old mixed male. Maybe chiropractic care could help? I actually think a chiropractor caused my issue but ive been reading that it can actually help/undo what was done so im hoping this will help. Im also going to give craniosacral therapy a sshot as well. I have no idea if it actually is the cause, im just reaching at this point hoping to find something.

      Have you ever had a concussion before? I havent have one if 3-4 years but im afraid this may be the after math of my most recent one. There could be so many reasons for these symptoms which makes it so hard to pinpoint.

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