Slight dizzy/unbalanced feeling, head pressure...

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So here's my story. I'm at my wit's end, and am severely depressed now. A month and a half ago I was walking with my wife and I suddenly felt a slight unbalance feeling. I could still walk, but I felt "off" and dizzy. Afterwards, I got a heavy head/pressure feeling. I also occasionally get these little, what I assume to be, vertigo attacks that last a split second. It "feels" like I'm falling or something like that, but I'm stand up just fine. I had something like this happen last year after a flight, this unbalanced feeling, but it went away when a blood test revealed an extreme vitamin D deficiency (also had CAT scan but it was clear). I started supplementing and the symptoms were gone!

Well fast forward a year later, dead of winter, here I am. I consulted with my GP who has referred me to an ENT but as I'm in Canada I have to wait freaking MONTHS to see the ENT. I started taking 500 of Magnesium, still take vitamin D, and take multi vitamins. My GP suggested barometric migraine because I live on land spit/penninsula, completely surrounded by water by a large lake, but that was just a guess.

Has anyone else experienced this? I'm depressed and don't know what to do. The head pressure/migraine is just really getting to me.

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    Hi Tony, barometric migraine? Even Google hasn't heard of that one, so I'd say it's a completely made up stab in the dark. The first thing I'd do is to change your GP, as diagnosis for the symptoms you're experiencing is hardly ever a quick fix wherever in the world you are, and your journey will only be made longer and more frustrating if your first point of contact with the medical profession is plucking imaginary illnesses out of thin air.

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    Not sure whether you can relate to this or not.

    By the way I am in Canada too.

    Daily I go through feelings of facial pressure from my forehead down past my cheeks. This plugs my left ear and I am all off balance. Strangely it happens at the same time each day. I have had this for several years and have never had it diagnosed.

    I know the frustration of the waiting for specialists. I have seen 2 neurologists, and 3 ENT's so based on the wait times for all of these specialists, you can imagine how long I have had it.

    They just do not know. The last neurologist thinks silent migraines and all he wants to do is give me drugs.

    I have connected to barometric pressure, but can have it when it is really cloudy or have it when there is not one cloud in the sky.

    I do experience ocular migraines but without a headache. Those seem to be seasonal... March/April and then again Sept/October.

    I also get BPPV seasonally. Now that is nasty...........

    This is so frustrating.

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      This sounds like a cluster headache variant. I get the same thing. Cluster headaches are specific for happening for several days/weeks, often occurring at the same time each day. I lack the severe pain of a cluster headache, so it's not a formal diagnosis. You can also have migraine with cluster features. My eye also tears and nose plugs on the same side as well.

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    Forgot to mention, just prior to this facial pressure thing, I have a split second dizzy as you mentioned

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      the waiting is the worst it sounds like you have the same thing i do did neuro ever suggest supplements? i was thinking of trying riboflavin

      i had this happen last year but it went away after winter thats why im certain its something to do with weather and where i live but im not positive or definite

      whole thing is depressing i can barely keep it together

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      Oh boy, I am sorry to hear. I am in Ontario. I still would like to think some of this is barometric caused. Actually one of the neuros suggested botox. I went for the consult, but all they wanted to do is sell me a bag of supplements.

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