Vertigo and dizziness

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I have been off balance for 3 years had mri scan on the brain,ecg,vertigo tests,blood tests but im told its anxiety.this is interfering with my everyday life.

I walk around as iff im drunk im getting really scared now because it's not going away.

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    Hi Simone,

    I have a cronic imbalance condition that is one of several possibilities.  It is not a spinning feeling but a off balance condition called Superior Canal Dehiscense.  In this condition one of the semicircular canals has a hole.  Cronic unsteadiness is one of the comon symptoms.  The 3 semicircular canals are used to sense head movement.  This condition is not picked up by MRI, edg, or blood test.  It is fairly rare but can be detected by a high resolution CT scan.  If this sounds like it might be a fit, I can share more info.

    Do you have any other symptoms besides being off balance?

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      Hi thankyou for the reply just to mention I walk as if im drunk I do concentrate while I'm walking though.most days I will bump into someone and then find myself apologiseing. I walk somewhere everyday but not far
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      Hi the back of my neck feels stiff most days and the 2 bones either side of the lower back hurt,but some days ok.I am only 57 years old and this problem is stopping me from doing many things, I think I about it all the time.
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    I've had the same experience. Since Nov.15. It's really been pronounced. I've always had an issue with balance. But the off balance feeling and the dizziness at times with it. It's been horrible. I've seen all sorts of doctors. My neurologist wants to put me on anxiety medicine. I'm not comfortable with that idea. Nor am I going to do it. I don't feel any need. I'm just frustrated with all these doctors that don't know and can't he
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