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Can't get diagnosis - 7 months now

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 18, 2009
  • 03:53 PM

I've had a continuing and elusive problem that started last January and has not let up. I've seen my doctor several times and he always shrugs it off as some minor thing and winds up not helping at all.

The symptoms are complicated and extensive so please bear with me.

First, and probably the main symptom, is nausea. As a result, I have not been eating as much, I've lost weight (not a drastic amount however). The most irritating symptom after that is a constant minor dizziness. Usually occurs anytime my head moves quickly. Other symptoms include great sensitivity to light (must wear sunglasses anytime I go outside), a feeling of "being inside an acquarium", sometimes confusion and feelings of my head about to explode (strange one, I know), and a 24/7 constant ache in the front part of my head.

I did have vertigo attacks when all this first started, and seeing a physical therapist for a few sessions and doing those head excercises has eliminated them. The dizziness continues, however. My doctor continues to think it's all just anxiety or something I have to "live with". But, as of today I am at my wit's end and I don't think I can take much more.

I know I will probably get answers of "see another doctor" but I have pathetic insurance and finding another doctor that is in my area will be difficult.

Any ideas what this might be?


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  • if your doctor won't listen to you it would be in your best interest to find a new doctor. Often times if doctors don't know what it is they tend to blow you off. Don't get discouraged try to find a new doctor.
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