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Sudden loss of equilibrium

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  • Posted By: kakashi07
  • February 7, 2011
  • 01:12 PM

Hello. I'm a 18 year old male,I have started (about a month ago) to feel a sudden loss of equilibrium.What do I mean by this : I find myself reading some article on the Internet,in front of my computer,and all of a sudden,I start leaning to one side(happens on both sides). The sensation lasts for about 2 seconds.

I don't have any other noticeable symptoms,but I could mention that occasionally I feel some heart palpitations(I am very aware when they happen,I stop whatever I do,becouse it feels strange). I don't know if those things are related.

My diet is very balanced,I am also a very active person.

Please give me some advice.Thanks in advance.

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  • Equilibrium problems often comes from ear problems. You my have an inner ear infection.
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • February 8, 2011
    • 06:47 AM
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  • What would be the other symptoms then?
    kakashi07 2 Replies
    • February 8, 2011
    • 06:06 PM
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  • The most important question you can ask right now, even though it sounds quite serious is, have you ever had a family member diagnosed with MS?
    gregtfish 67 Replies
    • February 8, 2011
    • 11:53 PM
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  • Your probably right. An ear infection might include ear pain, ringing in the ears, maybe some hearing loss. From what you describe, that might not be it. Does your episode only happen when you are reading on the computer? http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/m/middle_ear_infection/symptoms.htmhttp://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/l/labrynthitis/symptoms.htm
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 06:40 AM
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  • Exactly,it happens only when I sit in my chair,in front of the computer. And no,I dont experience ringing in ears or hearing loss.@gregtfish If by MS you mean multiple sclerosis,then no.No one in my family had this.
    kakashi07 2 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 10:54 AM
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  • The most important question you can ask right now, even though it sounds quite serious is, have you ever had a family member diagnosed with MS?I have MS and this comment is a bit extreme....sense of equilibrium is based on several things--that's why people would like more information to narrow it down. There's also a bit more you can tell us about this "sudden loss of equilibrium". How sudden is it--does a physical feeling suddenly hit you or do you just suddenly mentally recognize that you are leaning? When you experience this "leaning" do you notice your head tilting (more likely with vision/eye muscle issues)? Does the room feel like it moves or jiggles (more likely with ear/neural issues)? Do you also notice a feeling of light-headedness (more likely with dietary/vascular issues)? The real question though is: if this is your only symptom, is it really so debilitating?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2011
    • 08:39 AM
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