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Constant ear pressure, constant dizziness, motion sickness. Please read, please.

  • Posted By: sinmarazul
  • April 27, 2010
  • 01:14 PM

I've been writing in I have no idea how many forums and it truly pains me to see how many mystery diagnoses we have in this country. I feel like what I have is not life threatening, yet I have no answers and I feel that I may never get any. I don't want to live the rest of my life feeling like this and I still have a long way to go since I'm 21 years old.

It all started one day in the afternoon, I was at work and I just started to feel nauseated and sick overall. I experienced severe motion sickness as I left work to go home. From that day on I continued to feel dizzy in the afternoon, almost always around the same time 2-5:30PM. I felt fine in the morning for a while and then all of a sudden I began to feel out of it, like I was walking on a boat, completely completely dizzy, nauseated, I didn't want to move around because I couldn't bear it. Then I would get a break from feeling severely dizzy ( I still felt dizzy just not as bad ) and then it would hit me all over again in the early afternoon. I think that's when the ear pressure began as well, I don't remember exactly when it started, but now it's a constant thing. Sometimes I get super sleepy, like I just have pressure behind my eyes, my neck, my shoulders even and I need to sleep. I experience memory problems, I feel lost and slow like I can't function how I used to function. I'm no longer quick on my feet how I used to be. I've had IAC/BRAIN MRI, VNG, blood work, audiogram, tympanogram, pretty much everything that I find to be of significance. Some days are worse than others in terms of intensity of symptoms, but the dizziness is constantly there and I can hardly stand it anymore. I've been like this for 6 months now and I'm going insane, I just cannot handle this anymore. I can't enjoy ANYTHING because this is impairing my life in a way that is unimaginable. I feel that it gets worse before and after my period. A neurologist diagnosed me with migraine associated vertigo and prescribed topamax which made everything worse. I don't know what else to do. Does anyone on here have any insight? Please. :(

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  • I have the same problem :(My doctor said that it was related to my allergies......She gave me some nose spray and that helped a little but the symptoms return from time to time.....I hate it when I'm doing something that is supposed to be enjoyable then these symptoms return and I feel like I'm going to fall apart......I notice I gets better after eating....which is probably because of the constant chewing which pops the ears....
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  • Hi there,I have just read your post - did you ever find a diagnosis. I have been feeling the same now for months and it is driving me mad!!..Please let me know how you are??ThanksI've been writing in I have no idea how many forums and it truly pains me to see how many mystery diagnoses we have in this country. I feel like what I have is not life threatening, yet I have no answers and I feel that I may never get any. I don't want to live the rest of my life feeling like this and I still have a long way to go since I'm 21 years old.It all started one day in the afternoon, I was at work and I just started to feel nauseated and sick overall. I experienced severe motion sickness as I left work to go home. From that day on I continued to feel dizzy in the afternoon, almost always around the same time 2-5:30PM. I felt fine in the morning for a while and then all of a sudden I began to feel out of it, like I was walking on a boat, completely completely dizzy, nauseated, I didn't want to move around because I couldn't bear it. Then I would get a break from feeling severely dizzy ( I still felt dizzy just not as bad ) and then it would hit me all over again in the early afternoon. I think that's when the ear pressure began as well, I don't remember exactly when it started, but now it's a constant thing. Sometimes I get super sleepy, like I just have pressure behind my eyes, my neck, my shoulders even and I need to sleep. I experience memory problems, I feel lost and slow like I can't function how I used to function. I'm no longer quick on my feet how I used to be. I've had IAC/BRAIN MRI, VNG, blood work, audiogram, tympanogram, pretty much everything that I find to be of significance. Some days are worse than others in terms of intensity of symptoms, but the dizziness is constantly there and I can hardly stand it anymore. I've been like this for 6 months now and I'm going insane, I just cannot handle this anymore. I can't enjoy ANYTHING because this is impairing my life in a way that is unimaginable. I feel that it gets worse before and after my period. A neurologist diagnosed me with migraine associated vertigo and prescribed topamax which made everything worse. I don't know what else to do. Does anyone on here have any insight? Please. :(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 18, 2010
    • 10:38 PM
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  • My step-mother and I have both had these spells. I had it once for about a week and she gets it regularly. It's called labrynthitis and it effects the cochlea of the ear. If you also get ringing in your ears (tinnitus), have a hard time focusing your eyes and bright light hurts then that might be it. If it's a chronic problem then they call it Meniere's disease. It's often accompanied by migraines. I simply took Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate) and it helped immensely. My step-mom takes a prescription version that is a little stronger and Excedrin Migraine. It takes care of it most of the time, but occasionally, the migraine is a little worse. Here is a link that helped me a lot: http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders/menieres/menieres.htmlI really hope this helps you guys... Good Luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2010
    • 02:47 PM
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  • My step-mom has had it for years, it's called Meniere's disease. She takes 25mg of Meclizine a couple times a day. And if that doesn't help, Lorazepam usually does the trick. Try a couple of OTC meds first (Dramamine-for motion sickness and Excedrin Migraine) if they help to some degree, then talk to your Dr. about Meniere's and have them do the tests to confirm it. The drugs have helped her immensely but some other people she knows with it, have had surgery to correct the inner-ear problem with great results. Good Luck!
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    • August 23, 2010
    • 03:07 PM
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  • Hello, This is for the original poster. Have you managed to get a diagnosis yet? I have been getting very similar symptoms to you for the last five months. But also coughing and sneezing makes me dizzy as well as loud noises or noises that are made close to my right ear. I'm waiting to see a specialist in London to see if it's a problem with my inner ear. My neurologist thinks that one if the bones in my ear may face worn away which is causing my long term dizziness.In regards to the topomax. My doctor put me on thus over a tear ago for my headaches and I reacted so badly to it that I became paranoid, delusional and started hearing voices in my head! I'm normally a very sane person! So I definitely wouldn't recommend this drug! If anyone else has any diagnosis for their dizzy disorders I'd be very interested to hear them.Emma
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    • September 6, 2010
    • 05:11 PM
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