6 months ago, late Feb., I started getting a feeling of unsteadiness, not really vertigo, I don't think. Got worse until saw MD referred to neurologist. Also saw ENT because bilateral ear pain began before could see neurologist. After ear pain MD gave me allegra-D and nasal steroid, didn't do much. Unsteadiness is constant all day and much worse in stressful situations, crowds, and if I got too hot. Felt like what I would imagine social anxiety is. So bad in some social situations needed to sit down. Neurologist and ENT thought probable viral damage or stress or allergies but said may never know for sure. Diagnosis of atypical migraine. Went on tri-cyclic antidepressant for 6 weeks. Helped right away with unsteadiness feeling, about 80-90% better, still bad under big store lights. Still had ear pain. Then felt good for one month, rare ear pain and almost no unsteadiness even in social situations. Then I got shingles (herpes zoster) at 29. I recognized very early, confirmed with MD and took anti-virals very early. It was not as bad as many with shingles but still had pain on back for couple weeks. Then return of intense bilateral ear pain again and followed by return of unsteadiness especially in social situations. My thoughts, allergies at beginning of season and end, but allegra not help much so?. Herpes zoster attacking over and over, is that likely? I thought body built up immunity to it after attacks. Just stress of new job, started in Feb. similar time as all began. Going to try an NTi, an occlusal deprogrammer, to try to rule out TMD issues. Ear pain is close to condyles of mandible and usually chew gum almost all day. Going back to neurologist. Believe atypical migraine is correct diagnosis but would rather find out cause instead of treating symptoms.