i have been feeling unbalanced and it feels like the floor is moving or sinking

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i did an MRI scan, nuro said MRI scan is fine and OK.

i was referred to an ENT

while i am happy that my MRI is okay. it's a good sign but it still bugs me to know that the cause it is unknown

my symptoms are

Floor is moving, like on a boat OR the floor is sinking

if the ENT checks out, i don't have a choice but to move on. 

is anyone is having the same problem as me?

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  • Posted

    its funny how all of you started discussing what issues you guys are facing.

    guess i am not alone on this.

    none of the meds seem to help. hahahaha.

    this makes my daily function of life very hard. how the hell can i do anything if i am on a boat?!


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    • Posted

      The hard part is going for tests and MRI's and such. You want answers so you know what's going on and be treated properly. You pray they don't find anything bad. But your disappointed when they don't find anything. You want them to find something and don't want them to find something at the same time.

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      I know how you feel, boat swaying heavy and light feeling

      Where you from, still have a good sense of humor  

      Would like to talk to someone in the same boat, can reach me at +6593809412 Whatsapp

      Been to ENT clear, Chiropractor no use, now waiting for MRI, Neuro doctor gave me nerve medicine to try at meantime say need some time to work

      Nobody know how it feels

      Alan Male Singapore

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    I have that same issue.  I saw my GP and she said there is a lot of pressure in my ear.  She told me the symptoms of that pressure and it is exactly what I am feeling.  It feels like I am getting a double chin.  My throat and back of my neck hurt, mucus in my throat and it feels like the floor is moving, especially when I am near water, like the kitchen sink or bathtub.  My daughter is 20 and has the same pressure in her ear, but hers is worse than mine.  She has really bad anxieties, but I don't believe I suffer from anxieties.  My doctor gave her a prescription but told me to take Aleve D in the daytime and a decongestion at night because it makes you sleepy.  I am starting the process now and will see if it works..  

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    • Posted

      A good ENT or a neurotologist has a machine can tell him if there's fluid build up behind your ear drum. Sometimes that's where the pressure feeling comes from.

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    Are you still active?

    Pls reply , I have the same symptoms

    its only when I walk though but all the time and it really suks .

    CT scan - normal.

    Ent doctor said it's not vertigo.

    I'm 20 years and i dont think i have any anxiety problem.

    Have you found the answer?


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      I have a similar symptom, feeling of being on a boat when I walk and feeling of being pushed or dragged down to the floor. I don't have it constantly but a lot of the time... It can get worse around panic attacks or anxiety that I've developed too. I saw ENT and they said it could be vestibular migraines which can happen without a headache. Or they said it may be anxiety related.

      Not sure though, I didn't get a clear answer!

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    You are not alone, I am having this same issue.

    The feeling is two fold, either the floor is moving and feeling like you are on a boat, or you feel a tremor when sitting like someone is using machinery and its causing a tremor.

    I have anxiety from this in a big way and I know that is not good. Whats even worse, like the others here, I did not get any answers from doctors.

    Sometimes I start sweating randomly too or get chills.

    I hope my post helps others with this know you are not alone and I hope it drives medical professionals to look into this seriously.

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    did you ever find out what it was?

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