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Unbalanced when walking and when moving head and body

Hello.  I am new here and would like to see if anyone can help.

For the past 4 weeks I have been experiencing a spaced out feeling, a little unbalanced while walking,  a little dizzy when moving my body and head.    I never got severe vertigo though, no bad spinning where i couldn't stand up or walk, just mild dizzyness.  I also get the same sensation while laying in bed and turning over sometimes.  I have been to my GP and he says its Labyrinthitis and will eventually go away.  I even spoke to a family member about it who is a neurologist and he says the same thing and that what I am experiencing is positional vertigo which is nothing to worry about.  All of this has sent my anxiety through the roof.  I'm constantly worried that this is something else that is bad.  I was simply wondering if anyone elses has experienced this and how much more it might last.  Could the labs have turned into positional vertigo or is positional vertigo a symptom of labs?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
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My daughter suffers from vertigo/dizziness/balance problems.  She was diagnosed with vestibular damage due to a viral infection, not positional vertigo.  But the dizziness did not go away for months and now she also suffers from severe head pressure, nausea and other symptoms that they feel may be anxsiety related due to the unresolved vertigo.  She was doing vestibular rehabilitation therapy to help overcome the vestibular damage in her ear and it was working, but then she had a relapse about 4 days ago.  Now the therapist says she will treat her also for right side positional vertigo, even though that was not her diagnosis.  She has been bedridden pretty much for the last 4 days due to this set  back.  It is a terrible thing to be told you are healthy when you feel lousy all the time.  And she is only 17.
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My advice is to use ear drops.  lie down on your side for an hour or two and clear your eustachian tubes.  once a day for 8 days or twice a day for 4 days.  just be patient.  maybe while watching tv put drops in your ears.  i did have a couple of vertigos.  just check out the rest of my postings and you'll know the rest of my story.  i really hope this will take care of your problem.  good luck!
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Positional vertigo (in full, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV) often occurs after some vestibular injury such as labyrinthitis.

However, your symptoms don't sound like labyrinthitis. It is typically a severe and sudden-onset dizziness that keeps you in bed for a few days. Also, I think the term "labyrinthitis" is supposed to be used when there is also hearing loss; otherwise they use "vestibular neuritis."

For tons of good info on different kinds of dizziness, testing, treatment, etc. see Dr. Tim Hain's site at www.dizziness-and-balance.com. He is a highly respected neurologist specializing in dizziness.

Sometimes (actually, often!) the cause of these symptoms cannot be determined for sure. If your symptoms don't resolve, see a NEURO-OTOLOGIST (also spelled neurotologist), which is an ENT who specializes in the inner ear. Lists at the American Neurotology Society Web site, and also try www.vestibular.org (but the latter are not always complete listings).

Good luck,
Nancy T.
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My name is Nathan. A little over a month ago I was hit with a bat in the back of the head and robbed and now find it impossible to walk straight or hear through the ringing in my ears which gets really bad and never ends. I had just started a new job and am without insurance. I'm not sure if I have any options or if this is now my life which I cant imagine could be much worse.
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Yes I have been experiencing same thing for 12 week now started of light but I have it most days now feels really weired feels like I'm going round room real slow feel unsteady on me feet feels like walking on matters sometimes but most of time it's like a rocking motion I'm never feel still.my anxiety has gone through roof too I've had bloods done and seen my dic 7times and had second opion but they all say same thing got labyrinths but I'm that concerned now and feel depressed about it I can't even take care of my kids proply I'm so destacted by this weirdness I'm so irritable and dressed think it's cos I'm worrying and my anxiety isn't great at best of times.I trust my doc and he says with me being 28and got small children he wouldn't put me at risk .he's booked me in to see ears nose and throat doc at end of jan so hopefully I will get some answers and be able to relax abit and play and unwind with my kids and future husband as I get married in may but can't even be bothered with it cos I'm worrying too much.hope you feel better soon
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Hello everyone IM 24 years old and had haved the same symptoms of dizzieness and i have been like this for almost 3 years and i have been trying to find something to make it stop but it seems when i would go to my doctor and she did blood work and had my blood presser checked but was good and i have gotten anxiety  as well and i cant drive to far place anymore because of my fear of something happening to me or me hurting someone else because of me feeling dizzy while i drive and its a scary feeling. I didnt have it so bad but now that i just had a baby it seem like it worser then before and it has put more anxiety for me because i have to watch my son and a new born. I really didnt think there was alot of people who feel the same ad me. It seems that people around me dont understand how it feels to have what i have. I cant stay standing long cuz i feel like the floor is moving and cant balances my self. Im trying to look for answer and something that will help me get better.
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I no how you feel it's not nice and it scares me.especially with the kids around it's hard.I've spoken to many people cos I thought I was going mad and lots of people have had it but just not for as long as me.but doctor thinks my anxiety and stress is making mine stay I notice it more when I'm thinking about it.and I'm always conscious of it always wake up thinking is this going to be a good day or bad day.have you been to specialist ??
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No i havent been to a specialist because i feel they wont do anything for me. I really want to get answers for my problem and be able to work again with out feel scared of falling or feeling dizzy. I really want to be normal like before with out the dizzieness and unbalance. I do want help so i can be able to drive and take care of my kids with out worries.
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It's very depressing isn't it I've cried my eyes out with it.infact I went doctors yesterday for the 10th time because I can't stop spinning round but I have got a cold so it's made mine worse.I go specialists mon ,I'm looking for answers at least I want to rule out owt bad ie syists or anything nasty.my friend had it and when she went they siringed her ears and gave her ear drops and now she's better everyone different and it's worth a try.
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Ya well i hope you get better and hope that they can do something for you. I really hope they find something that will help you. Good luck and hope to hear from you.
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I hope they help u
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thankyou i hope so too,good luck to you too,and just try to keep ya mind on ya kids thats what i try and do. x x
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Hi everyone! I have this problem for the past 2 years …. And I can tel u one thing its not fun at all sometimes I feel like running to the emergency do all the test in the world cuz I feel the worst happening like cancer shmancer and  other crap… and when I do see my MD and they do all the tests blood work CT scans and all comes back negative I feel so much better for a  week or so and somehow it comes back again . I can diagnose all you fox .. You are all depressed, its hard to accept it cuz we are all full of ourself and probably think Me depressed ????? No Fu****** way. But the in truth is that its all in you head …. When u don’t think about it its not there once u  start thinking about it its back and the more we get stressed about it the worse and worse it gets …. And the longer it goz the harder it is to get out of it …..  Don’t bee afraid to talk about it , its better if you talk about it cuz its hard to keep it inside of you  , seek help talk to a shrink … Fight it !!!!! Don’t let it kill u guyz . I will tel you a few thing that help me “Sometime”  #1 Gym #2 breathing exercises #3 talking to a shrink #4 being distracted .  
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hi I was just wondering if any one has experienced any of my symptoms
I woke up to find myself being sick after a cup of coffee feeling lightheaded and my head where wobbling everything that was stood still looked as if it was moving.I felt faint and unbalanced when moving around, bending ect all I wanted to do was sleep I was constantly yawning plus i sort of had double vision I've not been on any medication what so ever!.. so its not down to that. I went back to bed for many hours but woke up still feeling very dull,dizzy & tired even tho I had 11 hours sleep.
    
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