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Consistent dizziness,imbalance while eyes closed.

Dear Doctor,

I hope I am in the right section of the forum for this type of question.I hope that what I write will make some sense, as it is often a lot more complicated to describe exactly what one is feeling.
For multiple years now I have been suffering from some form of constant dizziness.
It manifests itself with the "world" constantly turning every so slightly.From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. It is like something is messing with my balance/view of the world, but its automatically corrected via my vision or another mean.

It started with an attack of some sort, after having a few cigarettes and few coffees with lots of sugar.
I started to feel "strange" and thought I was going to black out, I felt disorientated and had trouble speaking ( possibly because I was freaked out by what was happening to me at that moment,I didnt really feel like speaking, I felt more like dealing the attack) and my arms and legs felt light.I did not have any problems actually speaking once that "attack" had stopped though. After this experience I went to a neurologist,and had a EEG ,( German word for it, I think it is measuring brain activity possibly? ) a CT scan, and had the blood flow through my neck to my brain examined, all with no disease or defect found.
I went to a cardiologist and had a doppler test done, a fitness test, a 72hr heart monitor , again with no results explaining the feeling.I also consulted a Ear/Nose/Throat doctor who could not find anything out of the ordinary.I had some general blood tests done, also for my thyroid and also to check my blood sugar , again all with no results.
The symptoms are just that my world feels " out of whack " it just doesnt feel 100% right.
When I relax and concentrate on the feeling I see the world ever so slightly turning, and then it immediately gets reset.Something in me must be sending off faulty signals telling my brain something is going on, yet my vision or another sensor corrects that out.
Its most profound when in a airplane,or when I close my eyes, where I feel as if the plane is going "head over" with my eyes closed, but when I see the horizon I am "balanced out" again.
I must say the other profound effect it has had on me would be psychologically, as the loss in confidence in what I am seeing/doing/interpreting brought forth unpleasant behaviour like obsessive compulsiveness, shorter temper , anxiety, and seemingly significantly reduced my ability to deal with stress. It seems that this constant battle that my brain is having with itself also drains me out, and makes me perceivingly more tired, in comparison to before the "attack"
Right now I have been living with it for so long, I fear I wouldnt even know whatit would be liketo be "normal" again, but Im sure there must be some explanation for it.
I am hoping that you have possibly heard of a case like this, or recognise any of the symptoms
or the descriptions therefore.

Kind regards
David.
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Holy crap...you just described EVERYTHING I have been feeling! I can't even close my eyes while showering to rinse the shampoo out of my hair because I feel like I'll fall over. I have also had multiple tests done and have no answers. My friends tell me it's not right but it's all I know! I'm only 28 and have been this way for as long as I can remember.
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Seriously these are the exact symptoms i have been feeling for 4 years now, i have also gone through alot of tests, have u got any clue of what is this?
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