I've been dizzy for 4 months now

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its been 4 months guys that i'm dizzy, some days are better than other days, its started in a gym doing excersise i got dizzy from that day until today i'm dizzy/lightheaded, i have been tested, mri brain scan, ENT doctors all came normal i have nothing wrong in my ear and brain, i wake up normal without diziness but later i get starting pressure in my ears neck and when i walk feel like i'm going to fall sometime i feel better but sometimes i feel like i'm finishing from inside i'm more shy with food i feel like i can get more dizzy, i have never fall, never vomit, i don't know what i have is someone can help i will be very thankful to you sorry for my english.

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    A lot of issues can occur with the inner ear that cannot be seen for the tests that you mention.  I had the same issues and all tests came back normal.  I have been recovering for Vestibular Neuritis for 9 months and still have days when my head feels bouncy.  I have issues especially when there is a storm front coming through.  Last three or four days have been somewhat trying since we have had a stream of storms come through our area.  From what you state there would appear to be that you have fluid around your inner ear, which again cannot be seen from the tests that you mention, or that you had a virus in the initial stage and you have some damage to an inner ear component.  If no hearing loss most likely Neuritis of the Vestibular nerve.  It takes time, a long time, but, you can and will get better.  Forcing yourself to do the things that make you feel dizzy will allow the rain to adapt to what ever has changed.  Most ENTs have no clue on how to deal with inner ear, vestibular issues.
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      Normal will take some time based on where you are now.  As I mentioned, I am in month 9 and probably at 90% - 95% recovered.  The VRT therapy will help but, because so many issues with the inner ear cause the same problems it is important to get a proper diagnosis so that you know what you need to do.  For example BPPV causes dizziness and vertigo.  It is treated with an Epley manuever to get the crystals, otoconia, out of the canals of the vestibule.  Neuritis is treated with VRT and time being exposed to those things that make you dizzy and the brain learning how to compensate for the mixed signals.  Labrynthitis is treated the same as Neuritis so, you see it is important to know what you are dealing with.  As I mentioned earlier an Otologist, Neuro-otologist is the best doctor to seek out for identifying what the issue is related to.  If it is Neuritis, recovery will be impacted by how much damage there is to the Vestibular nerve.  Then on top of all of this you add the potential that it could be Meniere's disease.  Most ENTs and GPs have no expertise in determining issues related to the inner ear.  Most will want to write it off to anxiety.
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      the first 2 months was worst months of my life, now i'm better than before, at the nights i feel like my diziness has been gone my ear presures all is gone but next day i wakeup normal and after some hours i start getting tired, dizzy, pressure on ears, i'm not getting proper answers by doctors i'm not able to concentrate on my work i feel like i'm finishing every day sad i'm losing hope don't know what to do and the neuro gave me apointment in may 2015 i don't have more money for private doctors already i have wasted on 2 ENT's.
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      First couple of months trying to get answers I was on Xanax to be able to cope during the day.  Then I found out that the Xanax was inhibiting my brain's ability to compensate for the difference in signals from my inner ears and what my eyes were telling it.  After I got off of the Xanax the next two months were the worst for me.  I literally thought that I was going crazy.  I began VRT 3 months after all of this began and also had an occurrence of BPPV that had to be dealt with.  BPPV is acommonly associated with Neuritis as an after occurrence.  I had an Epley performed so that the VRT would begin to work.  The VRT made a tremendous difference in my balance and beginning to get rid of the fogginess.  I will say that my experience has been that when I am tired it still impacts my feeling in my head.  Stress and tiredness are still things that I struggle with.  It took probably 6 months before the foggy head feeling and most of the nystagmus disipated for me.  As I said I am in month 9 and I still have some bad days but, no where near like what it was like when all of this began.  ENTs are a waste of time and money in trying to deal with these issues.  Don't loose hope, you can and will get better.  Many times you have to push through to get there.  I get out and do most of what I want.  I still have some issues when I am in large stores or have a long way to walk.  Still have some bouncyness that I feel. 
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    Meant, will allow the brain to adapt.
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    What was the doctors explanation after the scan? Perhaps he has a prognosis?
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    Zigla, sorry to have to welcome you to the dizzy club.  As you say it does come and go but never completely, had all the same with pressure in ears, neck pain, feel i'm tipping over to one side, usually my right side as my problem is in left ear, trouble with walking on uneven surfaces etc.,  Glad all your scans, tests were normal.  This thing takes time, i am over a year on and have good days and not so good but try to stay positive.
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    Hi I've had the same problem ive seen a ent specialist but nothing came of it I was given some strong histamines today I feel a bit better
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    It seems to me that the medical profession cannot work out what is wrong or any further investigation is potentially destructive and dangerous. So they can only suggest what may be the problem and leave it at that. Any suggestions?
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      You need to keep going to gp they get there in the end ent specialist carnt do anything I've had it severe for 3 months it's driving me mad thinking it's more than what they say good luck hope ur better soon
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    Hi

    Ive had dizziness and problems with strange feelings in the back of my eyes, head, back of neck, top of head for over two years now.  I saw ENT, neuro surgeon, now neurologists.  After a year I finally got a diagnosis of silent migraine.  Migraine without the headache part.  The reason is the corrugator muscle which is in your head and face irritates the nerve and inflames it and whichever part of the nerve that is inflamed thats the symptoms you get according to which part of the brain is involved.  Different in different people slightly. Ive been on different medication, some helped slightly, some not at all, my symptoms have improved a lot but the dizziness has never gone.  However if I sit still and dont move, then Im not dizzy.  As soon as I move the dizziness is back.  Dieting makes you more dizzy.  You need to see your GP but most of them dont know about migraines or silent migraine.  Google it.  It might be the same for you.  You need to see a neurologist.  I hope you get a diagnosis soon.  I was scared I had MS so I was relieved it was migraine.  I hope the dizziness goes for us all eventually.  I would sooner have a broken leg ! 

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