I've been feeling dizzy every day for about 2 months.

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I've been feeling dizzy and being sick for at least 3/3 months. The dizziness don't go away, I wake up with it and go to bed with it. I went to my GB and they give me a diabetes test and thyroid and they both come back normal. Is there anything else I can do? I'm 17 and can't go out with my friends due to this. I'm in bed most days as I feel so dizzy. Help would be appreciated.

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    Hi Chloe. Sorry to hear you're not feeling so good. Did your Gp give you a possible explanation for your dizziness?. There are so many causes and it's often a case of ruling everything out. I started with my current balance problems in March 2015, They lasted about 10 months . I thought they had disappeared and then they've come back again about 7 weeks ago. I have had numerous tests and the GP has now decided to send me to a neurologist.I'm waiting for an appointment. When you say you feel "dizzy", are you able to describe what you mean? Dizzy means different things to different people. Does the room look like it's whizzing around  (  vertigo) or do you just feel off balance? Do you have any other symptoms such as neck or shoulder pain, problems with your ears, headaches, dislike of bright lights, unable to walk etc etc?

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    You need to see a Neuro Otologist to determine a diagnosis and possible treatment.
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    Also have you taken any antibiotics for another problem. I was told by my therapist some can screw with your inner ear. I also found out cipro/leviquin can cause these symptoms. They can also have bad reactions with other meds and cause these symptoms. I was fed alot of cipro in November, May and June. There could be a possibility I was , what they call, floxed. Why my vertigo may have been set off this time and feels different.
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    There is plenty you can do. You can find more info online than we can pack into answers. Try Tampa Vestibular Neuritis and Viral Labyrinthitis, Patient Summaries, Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) website.  Vestibular therapy and tests, otolarygologists ... Some people recover, some have lasting imbalance, I am still studying 4 yrs.  All the Best.
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    Hi Chloe, have you spoke to your go about mental health and weather or not you might be suffering from anxiety? This can cause dizziness as it does with me, do you have any other symptoms or is it just dizziness?
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    Look into  Vestibular migraines. You may want to look into aNeurologist that specializes in headaches
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    Hi Chloe

    firstly ask your GP to send you to an ENT specialist who specialises in dizziness. There are so many kinds and so many different causes, the most common is BBPV which can be cured with simple manouvers. Start with doing getting that opinion. 

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    Hi I've had the exact same problem and finally last Tuesday went to A&E because I just felt like I couldn't walk with the extent of the dizziness I was feeling. Had the exact same problem with your eyes feeling like they are spinning and not being able to concentrate and just feeling like I couldn't get out of bed. I'm only 18 so it's been a frustrating few weeks not feeling like I want to go out with friends aswell. Turns out I got vestibular labyrinthititis and it never crossed my mind that your ears could affect your eyes and overall balance. What you said about your eyes if it is this condition, causes Nystagmus. Basically your eyes shake causing you to feel dizzy and in my case seeing double vision. I went to my GP a few weeks back who believed it to be just anxiety as I was having panic attacks which id never in my life experienced before! That's when I decided to go to hospital as I knew in myself it was more than just anxiety it turns out it was this ear infection causing the attacks! I was also tested for thyroid at the hospital as they believed it could be that at first aswell however my results came back fine so by a process of elimination it turned out to be this labyrinthititis. Been given some medication now which has helped a lot even though it has made me pretty drowsy the symptoms are slowly easing! The infection in the ear causes the brain to get mixed signals which is what affects the balance etc. To be honest I felt like I was going mad with what I was feeling but if this is the cause of what you're feeling it can affect your whole body and take up to several weeks to fully recover. Hope this helps!

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    Hi Chloe. I think Eloise put it across very well. You may indeed have viral labrynthitis ( that's what they thought I had at first) or vestibular neuritis. It may indeed just disappear after six to eight weeks (as it did the first time I had it about 12 years ago). On the other hand it may linger, in which case further tests may establish what's caused it. A neuro otologist ( as already suggested) is a good start. If your Gp isn't taking you seriously I suggest you see a different one. The problem is that the medical profession will often blame panic attacks on pre existing anxiety whereas it's often the symptoms you're experiencing which bring on the panic attacks. The symptoms can be very frightening and unless you have experienced them first hand you find it hard to understand - and that goes for the medics too. One Gp I saw recently told me to " forget about it and get on with your life" which has to be about the most absurd comment I've ever heard. It also made me really mad!! I would suggest you also get your eyes tested just to rule an eye problem out. The only thing that has helped me to recover were vestibular rehabilitation exercises which may make you feel worse at first but they have been a Godsend to me. You mustn't give up doing them until you feel perfectly ok. I have started them again and they are already helping. You can look them up on the Internet or I will tell you a few if you would like.

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