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'm 20 years old and first had the feeling of vertigo at 18. I am so afraid because even though I have been dignosed with vertigo by a doctor I still feel they aren't sure. I'm so terrified I need to know if anyone else has these feelings and symptoms or is there something else wrong with me.

Dizzy/Light-headed feeling 24/7 but gets better when I lay on my right side

fuzzy feeling in the back of head

feeling like my eyes won't focus or are zooming in and out

worse after I eat

headache/tight head feeling

detachment feeling like my body is not there or floating

feeling like my muscles collapse

breathing problems and sore chest


sore upper stomach

feeling like my spine collapses or is floating


ringing in ears

loss of feeling in legs and body

feeling like im going to pass out

worse when I sit or stand up

shuffling, swaying and bouncing feeling in body

weird jerks inside head and body

Feeling like my head is getting beat around

I feel so detached from myself when it happens like I don't even know how to think or feel.

I'm sorry for sounding so scared and desperate for answers but this came on so suddenly when I was out at a cafe and it's stayed ever since.

Thank you all

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    Hello, I have vertigo, but not nearly as severe symtoms. I would go and see a vestibular specialist. It made a huge difference. She or will give you actual exercise to retrain you eyes ears and brain so they work in unison
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      Thank you dear, at 58 it's hard. I was so active and in tremendous shape

      Now I look 70. Lol. Stay positive as much as possible

      I found when trying to concentrate on more one thing really made me dizzy

      So and easy

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     I had 24/7 vertigo for 6 months straight with all of the same symptoms but even worse I would say. The only thing that has ever taken away all of the symptoms is clonazepam .5 mg of everyday. after 6 years I still only take a quarter pill at a time. They called it vestibular Migraine and anxiety ,coffee etc. can make it 10 times worse. 

    they referred to it as illusion of movement due to neurons firing too fast in the brain and those signals being misinterpreted. Had every test in the book and nothing ever showed up. 

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      I'm sorry you have had to go through such a hard time but getting relief and somewhat somewhere comfortable from this is better than nothing, right?.

      I will look into that medication and ask my neuro when I do see him. I'm in Australia so I'm not sure if it's called the same thing over here but I thank you for the suggestion and letting me know!. I've had so many tests too and they can't find anything all they say is that it's BBPV with no evidence of anything else. I feel because they don't really understand it they are lazy and don't really care which I somewhat understand but at the same time I hate. I hope you continue to get better and thank you for taking your time out to reply to me. 🍀😊

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    hope you're feeling better. have you found anything that helps with your symptoms ?

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