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Past few year i have been experiencieng dizzy spells on and off . Been to all possible specialists . Was suspected of having hypoglycemia initially , then came insulinoma , then paraganglinoma , then phecromocytoma . None of the noma s stood the diagnostic tests . In the mean while went thru all kind of cardiac check ups and alternative medicines for that. Come october 10th this year i had a terrible spell of dizziness which then evolved in to imbalance and abnormal gait ( I tend to deviate towards right ) Then some ENT guy made me go through MRI which again was normal . Blood work for thyorid panel and thyroid anti bodies were reported normal . He referred me UP to a neuro physician who did further testing like ENG, Balance assessment and it tuned out to be vestibular neuritis .
I am 43 , fairly active Male . This balance issue has pulled me down in a big way . I am unable to walk for a hundred memters without needing a course correction . People stare at me as if i have downed a few drinks . I am a vegitarian and have had no alcohol for last 10 years. I have a feeling that this thing is not going to end . The neuro guy says that this disease is self limiting and has put me on steroids along with threatment for vertigo and dizziness . He also added that 95% of the patients having this neuritis dont have a repeat episode . I feel so helpless and depressed . Been thinking of making a will . Despite the dr s assurances and confirmation from second opinions I still feel doomed . This is a cruel disease to have . Where every Dr says you ll have to give it a couple of months to resolve on its own . They also say that medicines for Vertigo ( cinnarizine etc) will delay the ultimate result as the brain is not allowed to compensate for the loss of balance . One has to try and keep following his routine so the brain gets a chance to compensate and retrain it self for new rules of balance . There are some parts of days that i feel very upbeat and then the dizzyness strikes and the cycle begins all over again . I feel exhausted all the time . Any body else is going through this hell ? Has any body tried any different approach like alternative medicines or some therapies ???
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