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Dizzyness & Weird Feeling In Ear For 3+ Years!! HELP!! DESPERATE!!(Long)

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  • Posted By: Limolady
  • January 20, 2009
  • 05:55 AM

After a million doctors & tests, my life is still miserable due to awful dizzyness http://img.webmd.com/community/images/pbpt.gif I have vertually turned into an agoriphobic....I can't take this dizzyness anymore....it has RUINED my LIFE!!!......does anyone have ANY ideas??

This all started about 3 years ago. I went to a dentist and got a bottom partial "fixed". That dentist put a fake tooth on top of a decayed 1/2 tooth (root) in my mouth. NOT a cap, he just added a fake tooth to the partial, and it sat on top of this decayed tooth. It felt odd & hurt, but he assured me that I was just not used to it. SO....the first week it hurt like h*ll, but I was determined to "get used to it". Then I got a cold, just thought it was a regular cold. It went away, but then 2 days later I got a really weird "bug", just felt like I had a flu. Then my right ear started hurting pretty bad, and I got super dizzy......the dizzyness was so bad that it turned into an anxiety attack (never had one before, thought I was having a heart attack) & I ended up at the hospitol, staggering in the ER. The ER doc said it was just an anxiety attack, but I kept insisting that my ear hurt so he finally prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic worked "okay", but I still had the dizzyness & weird feeling in my ear, so went to my regular doc who prescribed another round of antibiotics. Still the dizzyness.

I should also mention that I STOPPED wearing the partial 2 weeks after I got it.

That was over 3 years ago, and since then I've been to 3 ENT docs, another dentist who pulled the bad tooth, an eyedoctor, and have tried every herbal & dizzy med possible. The ENT's all had different diagnosises........one said I had a rare brain stem virus that there was no cure for, another said it was TMJ, the third wanted me to have a $600 test done that was going to make me MORE dizzy and I just can't GO THERE. My regular doc keeps telling me it's anxiety, and prescribes Ativan etc which I am scared to take, plus the times I did take it, it made me spacey. I am a single woman and HAVE to keep my mortgage & bills paid, so feeling spacey is NOT an option. Because of this dizzyness, I already had to quit one job......my second job thank God I can deal with the dizzyness, plus I started a home computer business.....if it wasn't for this, I would have lost everything I own becuase of this awful dizzyness!! Plus, I keep telling everyone that I FEEL something in my EAR.....anxiety is not going to cause this feeling!! The feeling is weird, it is not pain, and I wouldn't even call it pressure. It just is a constant feeling, like "something" is in my ear. Yet the ENT's who were all highly reccommended, insist that my ear is fine.

The dizzyness is more of a feeling like I am going to pass out (although I never have). It comes all of a sudden. I will be standing outside talking to the neighbor, or in a store checkout line, and all of a sudden feel like i am going to pass out. Or if I walk into a building with squares on the floor, immediately I feel dizzy. I can't excersize anymore, and just THINKING about going to the tanning salon makes me sick (both things that I previously LOVED to do). And I used to go to the mall alot.....now when I go, I have to focus on a sign or something just to walk down the corridor. I can't even go to the grocery store anymore!! I'm 50 years old, previously great health, now I just feel like a 90 year old. I'm afraid to leave my house!! http://img.webmd.com/community/images/crying.gif Antibiotics help for a short time.I've tried hot sauce, ginger, vicks vapo rub, halls cough drops......every other home remedy for dizziness, and the only thing that works even half way is 1-2 glasses of red wine....but I can't go through life drinking wine all day either!! I want a REAL solution!! Could the dental work have caused damage to a nerve or something? And would THAT cause the weird ear feeling? Or what else could it be? I have NO health insurance, and I'm doctored out....they all think I'm crazy or exaggerating......but I'm NOT. Something is wrong!!

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  • Hi i'm 21 years old and i'm having similar symptoms as you described i have good days where i feel nothing but if i exercise a little bit the next day all the symproms come back to me. it all started when i moved to the city for a temporary co-op job and i ended up skipping so many days and missed lik a whole month of my co-op.. i thought it was all enviromental now im back in school and my symptoms are still there. I've been feeling lik this for 3 and a half months now i've seen an ENT but said theres nothing wrong. i do get this whooshing roaring sound in my left ear ev time i stimulate my throat and sometimes i can hear my heart beat in my left ear. i get dizzy all the time which is really annoying i had to drop so many courses so i can deal with this but its just the beginning of my semester and i don't know if i'll be able to take it. im in my last year of electrical engineering and it's gonna be really hard to go through so much stress. I also get dizzzy in malls so i try to avoid them.. i had MRI blood tests done the only thing wrong was my platelet level was pretty low so i'm going to see a hematologist soon. i hope they find sumthing wrong because im sick of this really! let me know if you find something please.
    rmk_1987 20 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 10:54 PM
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  • After a million doctors & tests, my life is still miserable due to awful dizzyness http://img.webmd.com/community/images/pbpt.gif I have vertually turned into an agoriphobic....I can't take this dizzyness anymore....it has RUINED my LIFE!!!......does anyone have ANY ideas?? This all started about 3 years ago. I went to a dentist and got a bottom partial "fixed". That dentist put a fake tooth on top of a decayed 1/2 tooth (root) in my mouth. NOT a cap, he just added a fake tooth to the partial, and it sat on top of this decayed tooth. It felt odd & hurt, but he assured me that I was just not used to it. SO....the first week it hurt like h*ll, but I was determined to "get used to it". Then I got a cold, just thought it was a regular cold. It went away, but then 2 days later I got a really weird "bug", just felt like I had a flu. Then my right ear started hurting pretty bad, and I got super dizzy......the dizzyness was so bad that it turned into an anxiety attack (never had one before, thought I was having a heart attack) & I ended up at the hospitol, staggering in the ER. The ER doc said it was just an anxiety attack, but I kept insisting that my ear hurt so he finally prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic worked "okay", but I still had the dizzyness & weird feeling in my ear, so went to my regular doc who prescribed another round of antibiotics. Still the dizzyness. I should also mention that I STOPPED wearing the partial 2 weeks after I got it. That was over 3 years ago, and since then I've been to 3 ENT docs, another dentist who pulled the bad tooth, an eyedoctor, and have tried every herbal & dizzy med possible. The ENT's all had different diagnosises........one said I had a rare brain stem virus that there was no cure for, another said it was TMJ, the third wanted me to have a $600 test done that was going to make me MORE dizzy and I just can't GO THERE. My regular doc keeps telling me it's anxiety, and prescribes Ativan etc which I am scared to take, plus the times I did take it, it made me spacey. I am a single woman and HAVE to keep my mortgage & bills paid, so feeling spacey is NOT an option. Because of this dizzyness, I already had to quit one job......my second job thank God I can deal with the dizzyness, plus I started a home computer business.....if it wasn't for this, I would have lost everything I own becuase of this awful dizzyness!! Plus, I keep telling everyone that I FEEL something in my EAR.....anxiety is not going to cause this feeling!! The feeling is weird, it is not pain, and I wouldn't even call it pressure. It just is a constant feeling, like "something" is in my ear. Yet the ENT's who were all highly reccommended, insist that my ear is fine. The dizzyness is more of a feeling like I am going to pass out (although I never have). It comes all of a sudden. I will be standing outside talking to the neighbor, or in a store checkout line, and all of a sudden feel like i am going to pass out. Or if I walk into a building with squares on the floor, immediately I feel dizzy. I can't excersize anymore, and just THINKING about going to the tanning salon makes me sick (both things that I previously LOVED to do). And I used to go to the mall alot.....now when I go, I have to focus on a sign or something just to walk down the corridor. I can't even go to the grocery store anymore!! I'm 50 years old, previously great health, now I just feel like a 90 year old. I'm afraid to leave my house!! http://img.webmd.com/community/images/crying.gif Antibiotics help for a short time.I've tried hot sauce, ginger, vicks vapo rub, halls cough drops......every other home remedy for dizziness, and the only thing that works even half way is 1-2 glasses of red wine....but I can't go through life drinking wine all day either!! I want a REAL solution!! Could the dental work have caused damage to a nerve or something? And would THAT cause the weird ear feeling? Or what else could it be? I have NO health insurance, and I'm doctored out....they all think I'm crazy or exaggerating......but I'm NOT. Something is wrong!! Wow. Was the tooth towards the back right upper right? All kinds of bacteria can get in there with dental work and this doesn't surprise me although I havn't heard of that before. As a kinesiologist I work with holistic health methods. I'll make suggestions which won't cost you much or anything. The first thing I think of is regarding the inner ear imbalance - could be caused by bacteria/virus and issues with the inner ear can certainly cause dizziness. There is a reflex point on the foot for inner ear -if it's your right ear it would be your right foot - between the 3rd and 4th toes about 1/2 inch from the base of the toes. This comes to mind because I actually do some reflexology and I was working on a client's inner ear area (they had an ear blockage) and it "popped" while I was working on it. I'll try to find a chart - you can massage this point deeply - if you find a tender spot in that area, that's it. Keep massaging it - hold the top of your middle finger of the right hand on the sore point when you find it. (You could also go to a hotel/wellness spa and have a treatement - ask the therapist to show you the point and just keep working on it until it fixes.) http://www.pure-and-simple-healing.com/images/foot-reflexology-chart.jpg This chart is ok - it indicates the ears properly. The inner ear is between the 3rd and 4 toes where the eyes/ears points meet. Just see if you can find the point and we'll take it from there. You can contact me privately if you wish.Another consideration is wherever there is infection there is ususally candida imbalance in the body. The best way to get candida yeast back into balance is with a couple of supplements, mainly oil of oregano to kill the yeast, and diet - elimination of sugar and starchy carbs. I wrote an article on it which was published here in the short version. If you'd like me to send it to you I will. regards, Karen freehelp99@yahoo.com
    Kinesiologist 62 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 11:16 PM
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  • I guess a big question here is have anxiety etc caused the dizziness or has the dizziness caused the anxiety? I keep telling everyone that I FEEL something in my EAR.....anxiety http://kona.kontera.com/javascript/lib/imgs/grey_loader.gifis not going to cause this feeling!! The feeling is weird, it is not pain, and I wouldn't even call it pressure. It just is a constant feeling, like "something" is in my ear. Anxiety in fact can cause all kind of strange feelings. It does kind of sound like your dizziness may be related to you ear in some way thou as kinesiologist said, an ear issue could well cause dizziness............. I will be standing outside talking to the neighbor, or in a store checkout line, and all of a sudden feel like i am going to pass out. Is the issue only really when you are standing or on your feet? Or if I walk into a building with squares on the floor, immediately I feel dizzy. umm wondering with that quote if you'd get a postive rombergs te st http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romberg%27s_test if one was done, to me it sounds as if you would as i think you have loss of loss of propioception. It sounds like you are using your eyes to help balance you and hence all the squares which can do funny stuff to ones with some issues.. are like throwing you off balance and making you feel more dizzy. What you are seeing or rather not seeing, would be important to you dizziness wize and may affect you, if you having an issue with your proprioceptive sense. (this is my own theory here and having similar issues at times.. i can see exactly how those squares would make one worst!) An inner ear infection, for example, might degrade the sense of balance. This would degrade the proprioceptive sense, but not the kinesthetic sense. The affected individual would be able to walk, but only by using the sense of sight to maintain balance; the person would be unable to walk with eyes closed. (i personally think the better way to test proprioceptive sense issues are much more noticable with Romberg's test but by the things you've said your proprioceptive issue sounds quite bad... can you walk in complete darkness?? or does that make you fall or stagger?? I bet it's harder for you to walk in complete darkness than focused on something). i hope you understand what im trying to say with all this about how the squares could be affecting you and leading to more dizziness. Your issues dont sound like they are all in your mind.. but rather possibly something in your ear has been damaged????? (i dont know as im no doctor but just one with many issues herself).. Even if your ear now is better... something has damaged or is affecting your sense of balance and it IS more than anxiety from what those symptoms and exactly what you've said. And I used to go to the mall alot.....now when I go, I have to focus on a sign or something just to walk down the corridor. That symptom once again is a sign that your proprioceptive sense is screwed up. You are having to use what you see to maintain balance.. hence why you do have to focus on a sign just so you can remain standing and walking!! No wonder you are getting anxiety.. it must be such a bad struggle for you not to be falling down and to just stay upright or walk!!!......... Get a referal to a Neurologist if you have too.. (if doctor will not perform a Romberg's test). You may need to get something like this done to be finally believed that your issues are much more than just anxiety. It was a couple of neuro doctors who FINALLY did Romberg's on me and noticed I had severe issues in this area. (i'd neary fall down just with blinking!)
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 22, 2009
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  • UGH! I know exactly how you feel. It's dizzyness but it is more lightheadedness than dizzyness because dizzy is when the room is spinning, but what we have is like a fainting sensation. I get mine 24/7!!!! I am only 18 years old, I have high cholesterol...so for a minute I thought it was that. I have started to think it's something with my heart but that is proabably just my anxiety doing the thinking because I have been really ANXIOUS lately thinking I am just going to die any second:eek:. Doctors ALL tell me it is anxiety.:mad: Well DUH I am anxious!! I don't know what the heck is wrong with me! lol but anyways, hopefully we get an answer soon because I can't even drive anymore!!!! :confused: This has been going on for more than 2 months already! Almost 3. Have you looked up labyrinthis (sp?) an inner ear problem. I think I may have that, since I used to suffer alot from sinus infection. But I have been to 2 ENTS, a cardiologist, a neurologist. I have had MRI's done and MRA (MRI with injected contrast). Everything came out fine. I am not anemic or anything. I also had an ultrasound of my carotid arteries since I get a swooshing noise at night that goes along with my heartbeat (that started 2 days before the lightheadness began). How did your dizzyness start?I was taken to the hospital when I first felt like this because I didn't know what was going on and I had a panic attack. Please keep in touch.
    LightyHead0704 4 Replies
    • January 22, 2009
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  • Wow, thank you all for some wonderful advise!! And I have everyone who posted that also suffers from this awful thing gets help too!! I will definately try the suggestions that Kinesiologist mentioned. And I need to take a few hours to read over all the info & sites suggested by all of you. The tooth was located on the lower right (same side that I "feel" the ear weirdness)....toward the back, but not all the way in the back. The 2nd dentist ran xrays before he pulled it, and said there was a lot of infection there. He said the 1st dentist should never have put that partial overtop of it. He gave me antibiotics before he pulled it, but STILL dizzy after all this time......:mad: And yes, I do believe I might have a Candida problem (I belong to a group & read all the emails, take acidophilous & try to follow the diet), but I don't think the dizzyness is due to that. This is something that started immediately when that partial was made. rombergs test? I'm not sure if I had that or not. Is that the one where they deliberately make you MORE dizzy? With water & moving you around, etc? If so, then I refused it because it costs $600 (I have NO insurance, and low income....if I had $600 I'd fix my car instead :eek:), plus the thoughts of being more dizzy makes me so sick I'm nauseous just thinking about it. And 3 ENTS all insist it isn't my ear, and tests so far have all come out normal. LightyHead0704.....yes mine is also a more "faint" feeling, not the room spinning kind. I'll be standing there, and just feel like I am going to pass out, loose my balance, etc (but so far I've never actually fainted). It's worse under flourescent lighting, and as mentioned the floor "squares" are bad. I really hope you young people find solutions to your problems soon....my heart goes out to you!! I'm 50 years old and this thing is HORRIBLE......I couldn't imagine feeling this way in my 20's when there is so much to do in life. If anyone has more to add, please keep the posts coming....I REALLY APPRECIATE everyone's help!!
    Limolady 4 Replies
    • January 23, 2009
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  • rombergs test? I'm not sure if I had that or not. Is that the one where they deliberately make you MORE dizzy? With water & moving you around, etc? If so, then I refused it because it costs $600 (I have NO insurance, and low income....if I had $600 I'd fix my car instead :eek:), plus the thoughts of being more dizzy makes me so sick I'm nauseous just thinking about it. And 3 ENTS all insist it isn't my ear, and tests so far have all come out normal. No it isnt that test at all, it's another and is a freebee one if you are seeing a doctor who knows this test or specialist eg Neurologist. The procedure for it was on that link I gave at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romberg%27s_test (it's not a test which will give one trouble).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 27, 2009
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  • After a million doctors & tests, my life is still miserable due to awful dizzyness http://img.webmd.com/community/images/pbpt.gif I have vertually turned into an agoriphobic....I can't take this dizzyness anymore....it has RUINED my LIFE!!!......does anyone have ANY ideas?? This all started about 3 years ago. I went to a dentist and got a bottom partial "fixed". That dentist put a fake tooth on top of a decayed 1/2 tooth (root) in my mouth. NOT a cap, he just added a fake tooth to the partial, and it sat on top of this decayed tooth. It felt odd & hurt, but he assured me that I was just not used to it. SO....the first week it hurt like h*ll, but I was determined to "get used to it". Then I got a cold, just thought it was a regular cold. It went away, but then 2 days later I got a really weird "bug", just felt like I had a flu. Then my right ear started hurting pretty bad, and I got super dizzy......the dizzyness was so bad that it turned into an anxiety attack (never had one before, thought I was having a heart attack) & I ended up at the hospitol, staggering in the ER. The ER doc said it was just an anxiety attack, but I kept insisting that my ear hurt so he finally prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic worked "okay", but I still had the dizzyness & weird feeling in my ear, so went to my regular doc who prescribed another round of antibiotics. Still the dizzyness. I should also mention that I STOPPED wearing the partial 2 weeks after I got it. That was over 3 years ago, and since then I've been to 3 ENT docs, another dentist who pulled the bad tooth, an eyedoctor, and have tried every herbal & dizzy med possible. The ENT's all had different diagnosises........one said I had a rare brain stem virus that there was no cure for, another said it was TMJ, the third wanted me to have a $600 test done that was going to make me MORE dizzy and I just can't GO THERE. My regular doc keeps telling me it's anxiety, and prescribes Ativan etc which I am scared to take, plus the times I did take it, it made me spacey. I am a single woman and HAVE to keep my mortgage & bills paid, so feeling spacey is NOT an option. Because of this dizzyness, I already had to quit one job......my second job thank God I can deal with the dizzyness, plus I started a home computer business.....if it wasn't for this, I would have lost everything I own becuase of this awful dizzyness!! Plus, I keep telling everyone that I FEEL something in my EAR.....anxiety is not going to cause this feeling!! The feeling is weird, it is not pain, and I wouldn't even call it pressure. It just is a constant feeling, like "something" is in my ear. Yet the ENT's who were all highly reccommended, insist that my ear is fine. The dizzyness is more of a feeling like I am going to pass out (although I never have). It comes all of a sudden. I will be standing outside talking to the neighbor, or in a store checkout line, and all of a sudden feel like i am going to pass out. Or if I walk into a building with squares on the floor, immediately I feel dizzy. I can't excersize anymore, and just THINKING about going to the tanning salon makes me sick (both things that I previously LOVED to do). And I used to go to the mall alot.....now when I go, I have to focus on a sign or something just to walk down the corridor. I can't even go to the grocery store anymore!! I'm 50 years old, previously great health, now I just feel like a 90 year old. I'm afraid to leave my house!! http://img.webmd.com/community/images/crying.gif Antibiotics help for a short time.I've tried hot sauce, ginger, vicks vapo rub, halls cough drops......every other home remedy for dizziness, and the only thing that works even half way is 1-2 glasses of red wine....but I can't go through life drinking wine all day either!! I want a REAL solution!! Could the dental work have caused damage to a nerve or something? And would THAT cause the weird ear feeling? Or what else could it be? I have NO health insurance, and I'm doctored out....they all think I'm crazy or exaggerating......but I'm NOT. Something is wrong!!hi ask your docter to check to see if its an inner ear virus called labyrinthitis as this sounds very similar, hope this helps need more info email me at chop.chop@live.co.uk
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  • You've obviously had countless medical tests - have you tried anything holistic? I had an inner ear problem causing dizziness some years ago after exposure to very loud music. I couldn't walk straight and felt awful. I mentioned it to my chiropractor and he "zapped" some accupuncture points in my ear with an electronic device. About 15 min after I left the office the dizziness was suddenly gone. So I'm suggesting a progressive chiropractor who also does other holistic treatments, or see an accupuncturist. Another good option could be a reflexologist because they can work on the foot reflex point specifically for inner ear. Last year my husband was in hospital and complained of a completely blocked ear for 3 weeks. I looked up the inner ear point on a reflexology chart (underside of foot between 3rd and 4th toes) and after a minute's massage his ear popped and cleared! Have a go at that yourself for starters..
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  • I'm trying to find a solution myself. Mine started with my left ear, blockage, ringing & later progressed to my right eye. Strange sympton the doc doesn't understand, when I describe it, because I can see my nose, all the time. ( my nose is not that big!) Also like a slight veil over the eye, making things appear blurry around the edges & also sensitive to bright lights & white light, blothches when I'm watching the t.v. On top of this I was sufferring from a fuzzy, congested head feeling and headaches & a weird dizzy feeling. Things like escalators, or stripes do my eyes in! Generally feeling out of sorts. Sometimes trouble with speech & comprehending things, and constanlty tired and yawing alot. I get the odd numb finger and dead arm too. Terrible with the cold and anxiety / panic attacks and a need to go to the loo ( which is an axiety thing) Right mess!The ear has cleared up alot since using earex plus, my headaches are less frequent now & the congested, head about to explode feeling seems to have gone. A few years ago, my doctor thought I had labrinythititas (not sure how to spell that) I had suffered with the same symptons then for a year. The symptoms cleared up of their own will. I had noticed that they had all begun shortly after going through a very low, depressed time.This time I have been suffering for 7 months. I did an eye test, all clear, went to the docs who had no idea, tried, reflexology, energy healing, bit of reiki, Bowen therapy,few tablets ( sinuses & migraine) and nothing.I've looked into migraine with aura, and this looked like a promising likelihood to my symptons, which you can also suffer with without headaches. The Doc however asked me to try out tablets to establish what type of headaches I'm having and now I'm not having any, so I can't! I'm sure in time this will go, like it did before. The only thing I know is that this time it all began, after coming through a very stressful time. Just when you've used all the strength you have, the body says, hey, not so fast!I know I have bad circulation, and I'm going to look into this a bit more & I might just give acupunture a go, because I've really had enough now.I just wanted to share the following however ... Bach flowers rescue remedy, it's like a little bottle of natural magic, for anyone feeling out of sorts, anxious, strength etc
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  • UGH! I know exactly how you feel. It's dizzyness but it is more lightheadedness than dizzyness because dizzy is when the room is spinning, but what we have is like a fainting sensation. I get mine 24/7!!!! I am only 18 years old, I have high cholesterol...so for a minute I thought it was that. I have started to think it's something with my heart but that is proabably just my anxiety doing the thinking because I have been really ANXIOUS lately thinking I am just going to die any second:eek:. Doctors ALL tell me it is anxiety.:mad: Well DUH I am anxious!! I don't know what the heck is wrong with me! lol but anyways, hopefully we get an answer soon because I can't even drive anymore!!!! :confused: This has been going on for more than 2 months already! Almost 3. Have you looked up labyrinthis (sp?) an inner ear problem. I think I may have that, since I used to suffer alot from sinus infection. But I have been to 2 ENTS, a cardiologist, a neurologist. I have had MRI's done and MRA (MRI with injected contrast). Everything came out fine. I am not anemic or anything. I also had an ultrasound of my carotid arteries since I get a swooshing noise at night that goes along with my heartbeat (that started 2 days before the lightheadness began). How did your dizzyness start?I was taken to the hospital when I first felt like this because I didn't know what was going on and I had a panic attack. Please keep in touch.Hi there i have been having the exact same thing for the past 8 months from having my second child, i am only 24. Drs are all telling me i have anxiety but i know this is not the cause, did you find an answer to your problem?Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2009
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  • Your dizzyness sounds like effect of a viral illness with crystals built up. Sit on the side of your bed tilt the head to the left-hold it, then over to the right -hold it back up . Do this five times. Then lay down and relax for five minutes. This exercise is to get the crystals moving and remove the blockage. Did your dizzyness come then go without treatment only to return about 1-2 yrs later.
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  • After a million doctors & tests, my life is still miserable due to awful dizzyness http://img.webmd.com/community/images/pbpt.gif I have vertually turned into an agoriphobic....I can't take this dizzyness anymore....it has RUINED my LIFE!!!......does anyone have ANY ideas?? This all started about 3 years ago. I went to a dentist and got a bottom partial "fixed". That dentist put a fake tooth on top of a decayed 1/2 tooth (root) in my mouth. NOT a cap, he just added a fake tooth to the partial, and it sat on top of this decayed tooth. It felt odd & hurt, but he assured me that I was just not used to it. SO....the first week it hurt like h*ll, but I was determined to "get used to it". Then I got a cold, just thought it was a regular cold. It went away, but then 2 days later I got a really weird "bug", just felt like I had a flu. Then my right ear started hurting pretty bad, and I got super dizzy......the dizzyness was so bad that it turned into an anxiety attack (never had one before, thought I was having a heart attack) & I ended up at the hospitol, staggering in the ER. The ER doc said it was just an anxiety attack, but I kept insisting that my ear hurt so he finally prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic worked "okay", but I still had the dizzyness & weird feeling in my ear, so went to my regular doc who prescribed another round of antibiotics. Still the dizzyness. I should also mention that I STOPPED wearing the partial 2 weeks after I got it. That was over 3 years ago, and since then I've been to 3 ENT docs, another dentist who pulled the bad tooth, an eyedoctor, and have tried every herbal & dizzy med possible. The ENT's all had different diagnosises........one said I had a rare brain stem virus that there was no cure for, another said it was TMJ, the third wanted me to have a $600 test done that was going to make me MORE dizzy and I just can't GO THERE. My regular doc keeps telling me it's anxiety, and prescribes Ativan etc which I am scared to take, plus the times I did take it, it made me spacey. I am a single woman and HAVE to keep my mortgage & bills paid, so feeling spacey is NOT an option. Because of this dizzyness, I already had to quit one job......my second job thank God I can deal with the dizzyness, plus I started a home computer business.....if it wasn't for this, I would have lost everything I own becuase of this awful dizzyness!! Plus, I keep telling everyone that I FEEL something in my EAR.....anxiety is not going to cause this feeling!! The feeling is weird, it is not pain, and I wouldn't even call it pressure. It just is a constant feeling, like "something" is in my ear. Yet the ENT's who were all highly reccommended, insist that my ear is fine. The dizzyness is more of a feeling like I am going to pass out (although I never have). It comes all of a sudden. I will be standing outside talking to the neighbor, or in a store checkout line, and all of a sudden feel like i am going to pass out. Or if I walk into a building with squares on the floor, immediately I feel dizzy. I can't excersize anymore, and just THINKING about going to the tanning salon makes me sick (both things that I previously LOVED to do). And I used to go to the mall alot.....now when I go, I have to focus on a sign or something just to walk down the corridor. I can't even go to the grocery store anymore!! I'm 50 years old, previously great health, now I just feel like a 90 year old. I'm afraid to leave my house!! http://img.webmd.com/community/images/crying.gif Antibiotics help for a short time.I've tried hot sauce, ginger, vicks vapo rub, halls cough drops......every other home remedy for dizziness, and the only thing that works even half way is 1-2 glasses of red wine....but I can't go through life drinking wine all day either!! I want a REAL solution!! Could the dental work have caused damage to a nerve or something? And would THAT cause the weird ear feeling? Or what else could it be? I have NO health insurance, and I'm doctored out....they all think I'm crazy or exaggerating......but I'm NOT. Something is wrong!!hello...youve just described my life for the last two years, have you had any answers that have worked for you, i would be very grateful for some help////???
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 29, 2009
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  • I had a lot of those problems triggered in similar places and was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 33.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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  • This computer business you started - does it involve sitting in front of a computer screen all day? Is it a wireless computer? Do you use a wireless phone? Which ear do you hold it against? Research the non-thermal effects of chronic exposure to electromagnetic radiation - dizziness is one of them.
    kermworm 81 Replies
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  • I guess a big question here is have anxiety etc caused the dizziness or has the dizziness caused the anxiety? Anxiety in fact can cause all kind of strange feelings. It does kind of sound like your dizziness may be related to you ear in some way thou as kinesiologist said, an ear issue could well cause dizziness............. Is the issue only really when you are standing or on your feet? umm wondering with that quote if you'd get a postive rombergs te st http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romberg%27s_test if one was done, to me it sounds as if you would as i think you have loss of loss of propioception. It sounds like you are using your eyes to help balance you and hence all the squares which can do funny stuff to ones with some issues.. are like throwing you off balance and making you feel more dizzy. What you are seeing or rather not seeing, would be important to you dizziness wize and may affect you, if you having an issue with your proprioceptive sense. (this is my own theory here and having similar issues at times.. i can see exactly how those squares would make one worst!) (i personally think the better way to test proprioceptive sense issues are much more noticable with Romberg's test but by the things you've said your proprioceptive issue sounds quite bad... can you walk in complete darkness?? or does that make you fall or stagger?? I bet it's harder for you to walk in complete darkness than focused on something). i hope you understand what im trying to say with all this about how the squares could be affecting you and leading to more dizziness. Your issues dont sound like they are all in your mind.. but rather possibly something in your ear has been damaged????? (i dont know as im no doctor but just one with many issues herself).. Even if your ear now is better... something has damaged or is affecting your sense of balance and it IS more than anxiety from what those symptoms and exactly what you've said. That symptom once again is a sign that your proprioceptive sense is screwed up. You are having to use what you see to maintain balance.. hence why you do have to focus on a sign just so you can remain standing and walking!! No wonder you are getting anxiety.. it must be such a bad struggle for you not to be falling down and to just stay upright or walk!!!......... Get a referal to a Neurologist if you have too.. (if doctor will not perform a Romberg's test). You may need to get something like this done to be finally believed that your issues are much more than just anxiety. It was a couple of neuro doctors who FINALLY did Romberg's on me and noticed I had severe issues in this area. (i'd neary fall down just with blinking!)It sounds like it could be Menier's! My husband has it and you would need to go to a ear, nose and throat doc. It will cause dizziness, and odd ear sensations. good luck!
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  • Hi, I just saw your post. I hope you have found a cure by now, but If you haven't you might check out ( meniere's disease) it affects the inner ear. My sister has it and is seeing a specialist in tenn. Hope this helps. Regenia
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  • After a million doctors & tests, my life is still miserable due to awful dizzyness http://img.webmd.com/community/images/pbpt.gif I have vertually turned into an agoriphobic....I can't take this dizzyness anymore....it has RUINED my LIFE!!!......does anyone have ANY ideas?? This all started about 3 years ago. I went to a dentist and got a bottom partial "fixed". That dentist put a fake tooth on top of a decayed 1/2 tooth (root) in my mouth. NOT a cap, he just added a fake tooth to the partial, and it sat on top of this decayed tooth. It felt odd & hurt, but he assured me that I was just not used to it. SO....the first week it hurt like h*ll, but I was determined to "get used to it". Then I got a cold, just thought it was a regular cold. It went away, but then 2 days later I got a really weird "bug", just felt like I had a flu. Then my right ear started hurting pretty bad, and I got super dizzy......the dizzyness was so bad that it turned into an anxiety attack (never had one before, thought I was having a heart attack) & I ended up at the hospitol, staggering in the ER. The ER doc said it was just an anxiety attack, but I kept insisting that my ear hurt so he finally prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic worked "okay", but I still had the dizzyness & weird well there is this supplament i found hiding in the back shelf of sav on for ear health its a bout 12 dollars but start taking it asap
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  • After a million doctors & tests, my life is still miserable due to awful dizzyness http://img.webmd.com/community/images/pbpt.gif I have vertually turned into an agoriphobic....I can't take this dizzyness anymore....it has RUINED my LIFE!!!......does anyone have ANY ideas?? This all started about 3 years ago. I went to a dentist and got a bottom partial "fixed". That dentist put a fake tooth on top of a decayed 1/2 tooth (root) in my mouth. NOT a cap, he just added a fake tooth to the partial, and it sat on top of this decayed tooth. It felt odd & hurt, but he assured me that I was just not used to it. SO....the first week it hurt like h*ll, but I was determined to "get used to it". Then I got a cold, just thought it was a regular cold. It went away, but then 2 days later I got a really weird "bug", just felt like I had a flu. Then my right ear started hurting pretty bad, and I got super dizzy......the dizzyness was so bad that it turned into an anxiety attack (never had one before, thought I was having a heart attack) & I ended up at the hospitol, staggering in the ER. The ER doc said it was just an anxiety attack, but I kept insisting that my ear hurt so he finally prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic worked "okay", but I still had the dizzyness & weird feeling in my ear, so went to my regular doc who prescribed another round of antibiotics. Still the dizzyness. I should also mention that I STOPPED wearing the partial 2 weeks after I got it. That was over 3 years ago, and since then I've been to 3 ENT docs, another dentist who pulled the bad tooth, an eyedoctor, and have tried every herbal & dizzy med possible. The ENT's all had different diagnosises........one said I had a rare brain stem virus that there was no cure for, another said it was TMJ, the third wanted me to have a $600 test done that was going to make me MORE dizzy and I just can't GO THERE. My regular doc keeps telling me it's anxiety, and prescribes Ativan etc which I am scared to take, plus the times I did take it, it made me spacey. I am a single woman and HAVE to keep my mortgage & bills paid, so feeling spacey is NOT an option. Because of this dizzyness, I already had to quit one job......my second job thank God I can deal with the dizzyness, plus I started a home computer business.....if it wasn't for this, I would have lost everything I own becuase of this awful dizzyness!! Plus, I keep telling everyone that I FEEL something in my EAR.....anxiety is not going to cause this feeling!! The feeling is weird, it is not pain, and I wouldn't even call it pressure. It just is a constant feeling, like "something" is in my ear. Yet the ENT's who were all highly reccommended, insist that my ear is fine. The dizzyness is more of a feeling like I am going to pass out (although I never have). It comes all of a sudden. I will be standing outside talking to the neighbor, or in a store checkout line, and all of a sudden feel like i am going to pass out. Or if I walk into a building with squares on the floor, immediately I feel dizzy. I can't excersize anymore, and just THINKING about going to the tanning salon makes me sick (both things that I previously LOVED to do). And I used to go to the mall alot.....now when I go, I have to focus on a sign or something just to walk down the corridor. I can't even go to the grocery store anymore!! I'm 50 years old, previously great health, now I just feel like a 90 year old. I'm afraid to leave my house!! http://img.webmd.com/community/images/crying.gif Antibiotics help for a short time.I've tried hot sauce, ginger, vicks vapo rub, halls cough drops......every other home remedy for dizziness, and the only thing that works even half way is 1-2 glasses of red wine....but I can't go through life drinking wine all day either!! I want a REAL solution!! Could the dental work have caused damage to a nerve or something? And would THAT cause the weird ear feeling? Or what else could it be? I have NO health insurance, and I'm doctored out....they all think I'm crazy or exaggerating......but I'm NOT. Something is wrong!!I understand completely! I'm 17, female, and have been experiencing some dizziness, "something" in my ears, on and off ringing, and, even at one point, I could only hear my heart beat in my right ear for a couple of seconds. All this has been going on for about 6 or more months, but the dizziness is becoming worse. One time, I was washing our kitchen cabinets and became so dizzy, that I felt nauseous and had to break. I don't like going to the doctor, so I haven't told anyone yet(plus, they over-react and I would cause them anxiety! ;-) ). Also, I don't have any anxiety. Though, I am a little concerned that I might have some hearing lose lately since I've noticed I've been confusing words (example: today mom said "brittle" and I heard something else; but, eh, miscommunication happens sometimes, huh?)I've, also, had pretty good hearing, even better than the rest of the family(I've always been able to hear cars before them).Plus, I've never been to any concerts, or do I blast loud music. SighI had been having allergies, only in the morning(runny nose), but it's all gone now.Oh! and before I forget, I have absolutely no pain in my ear, if I did, I would have thought it was an ear infection.You know, now that I think of it, it kinda feels like my ears are threatening to clog or something... understand?Megan
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  • after a million doctors & tests, my life is still miserable due to awful dizzyness http://img.webmd.com/community/images/pbpt.gif i have vertually turned into an agoriphobic....i can't take this dizzyness anymore....it has ruined my life!!!......does anyone have any ideas?? This all started about 3 years ago. I went to a dentist and got a bottom partial "fixed". That dentist put a fake tooth on top of a decayed 1/2 tooth (root) in my mouth. Not a cap, he just added a fake tooth to the partial, and it sat on top of this decayed tooth. It felt odd & hurt, but he assured me that i was just not used to it. So....the first week it hurt like h*ll, but i was determined to "get used to it". Then i got a cold, just thought it was a regular cold. It went away, but then 2 days later i got a really weird "bug", just felt like i had a flu. Then my right ear started hurting pretty bad, and i got super dizzy......the dizzyness was so bad that it turned into an anxiety attack (never had one before, thought i was having a heart attack) & i ended up at the hospitol, staggering in the er. The er doc said it was just an anxiety attack, but i kept insisting that my ear hurt so he finally prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic worked "okay", but i still had the dizzyness & weird feeling in my ear, so went to my regular doc who prescribed another round of antibiotics. Still the dizzyness. I should also mention that i stopped wearing the partial 2 weeks after i got it. That was over 3 years ago, and since then i've been to 3 ent docs, another dentist who pulled the bad tooth, an eyedoctor, and have tried every herbal & dizzy med possible. The ent's all had different diagnosises........one said i had a rare brain stem virus that there was no cure for, another said it was tmj, the third wanted me to have a $600 test done that was going to make me more dizzy and i just can't go there. My regular doc keeps telling me it's anxiety, and prescribes ativan etc which i am scared to take, plus the times i did take it, it made me spacey. I am a single woman and have to keep my mortgage & bills paid, so feeling spacey is not an option. Because of this dizzyness, i already had to quit one job......my second job thank god i can deal with the dizzyness, plus i started a home computer business.....if it wasn't for this, i would have lost everything i own becuase of this awful dizzyness!! Plus, i keep telling everyone that i feel something in my ear.....anxiety is not going to cause this feeling!! The feeling is weird, it is not pain, and i wouldn't even call it pressure. It just is a constant feeling, like "something" is in my ear. Yet the ent's who were all highly reccommended, insist that my ear is fine. The dizzyness is more of a feeling like i am going to pass out (although i never have). It comes all of a sudden. I will be standing outside talking to the neighbor, or in a store checkout line, and all of a sudden feel like i am going to pass out. Or if i walk into a building with squares on the floor, immediately i feel dizzy. I can't excersize anymore, and just thinking about going to the tanning salon makes me sick (both things that i previously loved to do). And i used to go to the mall alot.....now when i go, i have to focus on a sign or something just to walk down the corridor. I can't even go to the grocery store anymore!! I'm 50 years old, previously great health, now i just feel like a 90 year old. I'm afraid to leave my house!! http://img.webmd.com/community/images/crying.gif antibiotics help for a short time.i've tried hot sauce, ginger, vicks vapo rub, halls cough drops......every other home remedy for dizziness, and the only thing that works even half way is 1-2 glasses of red wine....but i can't go through life drinking wine all day either!! I want a real solution!! Could the dental work have caused damage to a nerve or something? And would that cause the weird ear feeling? Or what else could it be? I have no health insurance, and i'm doctored out....they all think i'm crazy or exaggerating......but i'm not. Something is wrong!!not sure if i"m doing this right but had to try......i've just been looking for info because i'm having a weird wooshing sound in my right ear that's been coming and going every few minutes since last night....seems similar to an eye twitch in the way that it starts and stops, but the sound is like the woosh you hear when you yawn. Anyway, i read what you wrote here and it sounds extremely uncomfortable and sad. I feel for you. Have any of your doctors mentioned vertigo to you? I have had vertigo about three different times and was able to resolve it quickly with the vertigo exercises you can find by googling. It sounds like vertigo the way you describe it. I would recommend reading about it and trying the exercises. They are not hard to do and don't take much time. Is it possible you have two things going on at once....like vertigo and some sort of nerve issue? If i were you i would also be taking plenty of b complex and any other supplements that are associated with good nerve health. If your dental experience contributed to your problems you are unlikely to get any doctor to admit it to you. Good luck!!!!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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  • I understand completely! I'm 17, female, and have been experiencing some dizziness, "something" in my ears, on and off ringing, and, even at one point, I could only hear my heart beat in my right ear for a couple of seconds. All this has been going on for about 6 or more months, but the dizziness is becoming worse. One time, I was washing our kitchen cabinets and became so dizzy, that I felt nauseous and had to break. I don't like going to the doctor, so I haven't told anyone yet(plus, they over-react and I would cause them anxiety! ;-) ). Also, I don't have any anxiety. Though, I am a little concerned that I might have some hearing lose lately since I've noticed I've been confusing words (example: today mom said "brittle" and I heard something else; but, eh, miscommunication happens sometimes, huh?)I've, also, had pretty good hearing, even better than the rest of the family(I've always been able to hear cars before them).Plus, I've never been to any concerts, or do I blast loud music. SighI had been having allergies, only in the morning(runny nose), but it's all gone now.Oh! and before I forget, I have absolutely no pain in my ear, if I did, I would have thought it was an ear infection.You know, now that I think of it, it kinda feels like my ears are threatening to clog or something... understand?Megan(not sure if i'm posting this right or not) But Hello,I have been having similar issues for the past 3 years or so. They started one night, all of a sudden, randomly. I had been laying in bed, then suddenly my head felt like it could explode, my heart racing, my face numb and tingly. I felt as though I could fall over from this dizzy/faint feeling I had. It all started so suddenly, but it's been ongoing for the past 3 years. Some days are better than others, but the symptoms still remain to this day. i also feel a fullness/pressure in my ear, and get headaches in my neck quite a bit. i am very afraid. every doctor i've been to has blamed these symptoms on my anxiety. i've had an mri done of my head but nothing presented itself. I am really scared of dying, i just ant to feel normal again.
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