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Dizzy for 11 years

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  • Posted By: peachyme
  • June 25, 2009
  • 06:16 PM

I've finally had enough of this! I had an ear infection at the age of 14. Was treated with antibiotics but I ended up with terrible cheek/face pain on the side of the ear infection. I'm not sure if the infection went into the bone or not. About a month later I started to get dizzy and began experiencing bone, muscle and joint pain that was debilitating. By mid-month I was dizzy all the time. When I went to sleep, when I woke up, I had not time that I wasn't dizzy. I haven't had a single moment of "normalness" for 11 years.

Once I found out I was allergic to dairy and had celiac disease my dizziness got a little better. That was about 10 years ago. There hasn't been much improvement since then and its FRUSTRATING! I have major memory and concentration issues. My body is still achy but I get along fine. I have ringing in both ears almost constantly. It isn't very loud but it's noticeable. I have a low level headache most of the time. I was tested for lyme, meniere's, MRI to check for tumors, spinal tap to check for menengitis, extensive blood work ups. Every thing came back normal. According to the doctors I'm perfectly healthy. I recently had a computerized posturography. The results showed that it may not be my ear function but my eyes causing all of this.

Any tests or ideas or ANYTHING!! would be great right now. I'm 25 and I eat a very healthy gluten and dairy free diet, I take my vitamins, I exercise regularely. I'm healthy except for the dizziness.

Thank you!

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