Vertigo(?) for over 4 months...

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Hey guys... So I have a vertigo/dizziness for over 4 months now and it has really been painful.

It all started in September when out of the blue I started feeling dizzy so I went to many doctors, did a lot of checkups and finally visited the ENT where I did an electronystagmograph which showed that I have a very sensible labyrinth which can cause vertigo. The thing is that I work as a security guard and it has made my life a living hell. After a while I started to get seriously anxious which cause me to have panic attacks for the first time in my life. My doctor gave me Cipralex (Escitalopram) which I have been taking for over a month now. They have helped my anxiety but not my vertigo.

The last two days my vertigo has gone worse and I seriously worry for my life... What should I do?

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    Your situation seems exactly like mine.  See my post.  I can only suggest that you go back to see doctors, eg, neurologist or someone.  I think i'm going to do the same.  Hope you feel better soon.
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      I will check your post.

      I have seen a neurologist, she gave me some flonarozine pills which MAY help me but beside that she didn't tell me anything that could be helpful...

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    I should add my symptoms:

    1) Unbalanced at times,

    2) I feel like everything is spinning inside my head but I dont see objects moving,

    3) And I feel that I am going to feint all the time.

    I have done blood tests and an MRI, all good.

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    Hi Mike

    I'm on Ciprolex too for the anxiety of it all. I was having panic attacks too but they are gone now. Cipro takes 4 weeks to get into your system.

    I have vestibular neuritis.....it is 90% gone now but still have mild dizziness and a plugged ear. On occasion, i still get pain in my ear but it doesnt last.

    Other meds dont help thos condition. You have to wait it out and its brutal.

    Are you in Canada?

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      I just want to know if it is going to get better... Everyone tells me that it's psychosomatic and anxiety worsens the problem. And then they give me a pill and get my hopes up and when that fails I feel devastated again.

      I live in Greece by the way.

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      Its not in your mind Mike.  iT's a physical thing. just say "it's thevestibular system",look it up !! To the non believers. ,usually shuts ,them up,when they realise their own ignorance.  sadly pills aren't what cures this for the  most part.  Ménière's disease can respond to medication,but you  need to have a diagnosis.  .what kind of specialists do you have over in.greece?
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      I had it for 2 years the first time and it dod go away. It has come back again after 5 years and so far has lasted 4 months but i am 90% better. Try vestibular rehab. That and time are really the only things that helped me. But everyone is different.
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    Hi mike,I've also had dizziness for 4 months and due to the severity of it I have not been able to work,I've had two panic attacks where one I was taken in an ambulance as I thought I was having a heart attack and now I'm suffering with some anxiety,I'm only 33 and it feels so bad at times I feel I'm dying,I've had a MRI scan and all OK,ent think I have positional vertigo but their not 100%certain,I know how you feel,it scares me so much I burst out crying and that's not me,if you need to talk I'm here for you,take care lisa
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      Hi mike,I'm in the uk .im taking a pill called stemital and I take 3 a day which is full dose,it helps me get through a day.sadly I don't cope,I have some good days and then some really bad days where I feel I'm getting so bad Im going to be taken to hospital.my anxiety attacks only come on when I'm having a bad day as I think they come on when I'm scared.Im on a health diet so lots of fruit and vedge and I'm taking iron pills and multivitamins, I'm also drinking hot Manuka honey with fresh lemon and ginger that my friend told me about,you need to build up your immune system as I find it helps.when I feel anxious I watch telly or go for a little walk or do some housework to try get my mind of it,I try to forget about my weird breathing as if I think about it I get worse,it gets better after about 20 mins,I feel for you as I wouldn't wish this on anyone,I have two girls and I think focussing on them is what helps me most,take care lisa
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      Hi i am also new to this and i have had 2 panic attacks as well and ended up in emergency there after i have had this very dizzy fealing which which comes and goes as well i get very scared at times ( panic ) i have had this for 5 months had 3 ct scans blood tests diabetes tests etc just to mention i am ok was a bouncer / bodyguard and now i cant even do that anymore if anyone can help please right me ( from hulk to less than average in 5 months
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      Have you found any relief i been feeling this way since oct it is bad dizziness heart flutters breathing feels messed up its scary this happened last yr same time went away came back
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      Hi this sounds stupid but it is a relief to hear that im not going mad a read your story tjat discribes me i was at a+e yestetday sent by my gp i have been so sick and dizzy cant belive how ill have felt and i have just started with itwhat ever it is they have ref me to ENT dept i wait my appt cant beleive how deliberating tjis as mafe me like you say about work there is no way i can work feeling like this it is horrendous and just started out of the blue i feel very vunrable at the moment and i am not a soft person i am or was quite a tough cookie but with this i tend to burst out crying cause i feel that bad this forum is good i think it helps tjat i am not alone i thought all sorts cause i still dont know what it is but the tests they did at hosp were clear but somthing is not right to still feel this bad it does make you have anxiety attacks you cant help it so it's a vicious circle i do hope you are feeing better or at least getting some answers and help i have just started witj this so dont know how long or if it can be given a mame to what it is but he's hoping regards jane

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      Hi Jane, I was reading this forum and see u posted recently. I had vertigo bout 5 years ago n it gradually stopped, but in December I took a really bad turn with it and ended up a&e in an ambulance, my heart was going so fast and head felt like I was going to faint n like everything closing in with my sight, I have been off work ever since n can barely go to shops etc cos this feeling comes over me, even writing now my head feels like it's moving, I've had bad day today emotionally n just feel this can't be my life forever. I am 36

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