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It's all getting too much.

LucyJane2305
LucyJane2305
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I've been suffering from a constant sense of motion and unbalanced feelings for a year now, the last few months it seems to have gotten worse. And if I concentrate on it and look at things around the room, they start to move.

I also have random dropping sensations like my boat had dropped, or sometimes the feeling is just in my head.

I also get random light headed moments.

Because of these feelings all the time, I've got really bad anxiety and I keep getting scared I'm going to faint.

I don't leave the house, I can barely make it upstairs.

I have a balance clinic appointment on the 10th which I've been waiting months for.

What if they don't give me a diagnosis?

I can't go on like this, I miss my old life.

I live in constant fear now.

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Joser805

They’ll have to do a vng test to see what’s causing your symptoms. They’ll also check to see if you have any damage to the nerve. Did this just happened out of no where?

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LucyJane2305

Yeah it started a couple months after I gave birth last year, I don't know if it's all just anxiety or I have a balance issue.

I'm hoping it's a balance issue, because atleast it's easier to deal with than anxiety.

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Joser805

There’s a lot of people that have this 24/7.

I get episodes that come and go and I feel exactly the way you describe your symptoms. I got this out of no where too while I was sleep and I could’ve swear I was having a stroke plus the panic attack I had, even till now I still panic. Try to change your diet a little to see if that helps.

Low sodium, no caffeine, no cigarette smoke, no alcohol, and see if you notice a difference.

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LucyJane2305

I've cut out caffeine and everything, but I have low bp, so I have to have more sodium in my diet than less.

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Joser805

I’ve also heard about women that get this while being pregnant or after giving birth. Join the vertigo support group on Facebook so you can talk to women about your symptoms and about what helped them.

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LucyJane2305

I joined that the other week, thank-you for the suggestion.

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Anxietynomore

There is vertigo exercises that really helps. Google it. It's hard to do the first time because you feel like your heads going to explode but the sensation subsides in about 30 seconds. And if you have to do it more than once it gets easier. I probably go through it every three months or so. But the exercise stops the spinning and nausea.

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LucyJane2305

I haven't actually got a diagnosis yet until I go to my appointment, wouldn't these exercises make it worse? If I'm doing it for the wrong thing?

My dizziness and balance is 24/7, and I don't really get nauseous.

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Anxietynomore

If the crystals in your ears are in the wrong place you would have dizziness all the time. And a doctor would probably give you the exercise if that's the problem. The only side affect would be pressure in your head and maybe nausea. If your afraid then I would wait. The exercise is uncomfortable the first time. But once you do it it will get easier. Did you Google the exercise?

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LucyJane2305

Which excersize is it called?

I don't know if to wait to see if they do it at my appointment, cause if I do it myself, and I do it for the wrong thing I may have, it may make it worse.

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Anxietynomore

Google exercise video for vertigo. It's a doctor doing the video.

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Starlight_ftm

It may be vertigo :) also have you had your ears checked recently because that can cause balance issues! Good luck for your apt’s

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Natural_Natty

I hope you get a diagnosis soon , it sounds like a vestibular disorder for example vestibular migraine which can cause all these symptoms. It's not just anxiety and don't let anyone fob you off that it is. There are great support groups on Facebook. Try mummyseeingdouble for a start. Hope you get some answers soon. X

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LucyJane2305

My balance appointment couldn't come soon enough, It's on the 10th, but I feel like I have been waiting forever.

At this app, is it where they can diagnose me with a vestibular disorder? How were you diagnosed?

That's what I'm annoyed about, everyone is quick to say it's all just anxiety, but I think something has produced the anxiety.

The gp keeps trying to shove me on anti-depressants for anxiety but I'm holding off.

I'll have a look on Facebook for that, thanks.

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Natural_Natty

Yes it was a long time ago now so I dont remember the details but it was when I was sent to the balance clinic that I finally got some answers! (I was 20 years undiagnosed!!!) I have vestibular migraine and some damage in my left vestibular nerve causing 39%weakness. Good luck! X

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spinningtop

I have the same thing and it all started when I did damage to my ear drum. I guess I just dug too far into my ear and caused damage to the main nerve that connects not only the ear but eyes too. I also rubbed my eye very hard and then I got a floater, color spots, etc. Be careful of your ears. If there's fluid build up in your middle ear or your optic nerve is swollen it can cause the symptoms you mentioned. Magnesium (100 mg) 3 times a day helps, Also, drink plenty of water.

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LucyJane2305

I had a CT scan a few weeks back, would those things have shown up on there?

I did have a impacted wax that had to be removed, but that made no difference.

I take a multivitamin and iron, but not magnesium, maybe I will give it a try.

I hope you manage to feel better.

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spinningtop

Yes, anything involving the ear could have started this. Did you know those small hairs in your ear canal have to be standing up? If one or more of these hairs lay down it can interfere with the nerves to brain intercept. How did you know you had wax in your ears?

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LucyJane2305

After I had a CT scan they told me a big peice of each had formed. I've had that removed a couple months ago but it didn't make any difference.

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spinningtop

I think any messing around in the ear can cause potential fluid to form in the very delicate inner ear, which can affect balance, eyes, hearing, vertigo, etc.

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Anxietynomore

Your floater comes from banging your head or a small bump to your head. They are inside the backside of the eye. It's scar tissue that breaks loose. I have five of them. When they cross the pupil they'll make a temporary blind spot but their harmless. Once you get one they never go away they just float in the fluid.

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LucyJane2305

What are the Symptoms for these?

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Anxietynomore

Only that you see a wormlike picture or a butterfly. They don't cause anything but aggrevation when they are crossing the eye. You might be reading a book and one or two of the letters in a word will disappear. Then five minutes later the word will be perfectly clear.

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mojobadcat2

Lucyjane just want you to know you are not alone here. I often get balance problems and simultaneously Anxiety and panic. For me I believe it is straight up panic disorder. I've been doing EFT on line with Brad Yates (check him out)....Actually you might have vertigo which is easily treated. Glad you finally will at least get the physical part of this checked out

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LucyJane2305

Thank-you, I appreciate it. Sometimes it can make you feel so alone because unless you have it, nobody understands.

I'll check him out.

How did you get your diagnosis?

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mojobadcat2

I've had anxiety, crippling anxiety and depression for years. I was diag. Bi polar one and it can make your life hell. It has amputated my life in a way. BUT....I m so much happier now. I was at my worst in my twenties and even thirties. With age I got stronger. And I did not do traditional Therapy. I am on medicine but There is something called Energy medicine, tapping meridian points etc. IF you really stick to it.. and stay with it , it works! At least it did for me. I also have Reiki sessions. It has been a long haul. And I still have very tough times. But nothing like I use to. I don't know how old you are hon, But honestly, HANG in there. You may actually find yourself mellowing with age. I wish the best for you. Talk anytime

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mojobadcat2

PS I forgot to mention. Emotional Coding Therapy. Traditional therapist don't use it. But i worked. It is rather involved to explain it. There is a way to release Trauma from the mind and body. Things that are blocking us and freeing us. There is a woman On FB named Teresa E. Blackburn. She is probably not near you. While I do't adhere or believe Everything she does, She has helped immensely . You could maybe at least write to her and she could direct you to some videos , books etc. Or help you find a similiar therapist. Just a thot

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