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Beau2006
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   Posted 2/27/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I waas first dx as having anxiety, but after several months and many hrdles, it has been determined that I have an inner ear disorder.
 
The symptoms were quite similar to that of anxiety, but what would happen is that I would get the symptoms first, which was scary, and then this was followed by anxiety....not the other way around.
Symptoms include:
Dizziness
Anxiety
Panicky at times
Nausea
Pressure back of head
Stiff and sore neck muscles
Vision problems
Head fog - spaced out feeling
Interupted Sleeps
Headache/ear aches
Pressure in the ears, popping, etc...
 
Has anyone had an inner ear disorder, and care to chat about it. I am trying to find out as much information as I can, so that I can continue on with my treck in fixing the inner ear thing instead of just focusing on the anxiety that comes with it.
 
Thanks,
Gary

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   Posted 2/27/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   

there would be lots of info about these problems on the net

they can cause anxiety like problems and severe dizzyness

if you already suffer anxiety, it may be completely missed

also a buildup of wax in the ears is often missed, docs being too busy to have a look eyes


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   Posted 2/27/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was a child I had bad inner ear infections. They were so bad I could not stand up. Ended up having my tonsils and adnoids removed. That helped for a few years then I started having chronic sinus infections and ended up having sinus surgery. That has helped me a lot.

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   Posted 2/27/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I, in the past have never had problems with anxiety, until all this happened.  I had a very difficult time convincing those who should be in the know, that there was something else going on other than anxiety. It took a year to finally get to where I am now.
 
I too have always had sinus problem, causing swelling and congestion and head pain - so this is what the good ol' doc is going after right now.  He is unsure if it the tube thing in my ears are plugged because of allergies, or sinuses.  But he suspects that it is the sinuses, due to my history.  I was a bit miffed last night when I seen him, as he advised he is aware of my sinus problem, and now, after I come back to him that my problem is not anxiety, but inner ear, and that he did not pick up on this a year ago...
So be it
Gary

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   Posted 2/27/2007 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I had labyrinthitis a few years ago which caused me to be ill for quite a few weeks. I suffered severe dizziness and every time I moved I was either sick or felt very nauseaous.

Have you seen your doctor about this? They can send you for balance tests to see if you have any probs with your inner ear.

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   Posted 2/27/2007 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Victoria, the short answer is yes.  I have to wait to see the ENT until July, so in the meanwhile, I went to see a Physiotherapist who specialises in inner ear disorders.  I was referred to her by the neurologist, knowing that I had such a long wait to see the ENT.  He did a quick test, and determined that I had BPPV, but after going to the physiotherapiost who took the time to do a complete series of dizzy tests, determined that I likely have plugged eustachian tubes caused by either sinuses or allergies. It was not BPPV as suggested by the neurologist, but to give him credit, he did steer me in the right direction.
 
This was the first time in one year, that I finally got someone to determine that I had an inner ear disorder, that it was not just anxiety.  She further stated that she has not yet seen anyone that had an inner ear disorder that did not have anxiety, due to the horrible feeling that you get when things go upside down on you.  I was so confused, and almost resigned to the fact that all of my problems were due to anxiety - I am glad that I did not give up the fight...
 
It was a bit maddening when I went to the Dr. last night, knowing full well that I have had an ongoing problem with sinuses, and did not pick up on the fact, until the physiotherapist pointed this out to him.  He fininshed his conversation with me stating that inner ear problems certainly will create the symptoms that I have, including the anxiety.  I grinded my teeth all the way home!!!!
 
thanks, for your post,
Gary

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   Posted 2/27/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Gary
Am sure glad this is getting straightened out I would have been doing more than grinding my teeth lol
Kep the faith it will get better now that the true culprit is known
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   Posted 2/28/2007 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I was referred to a specialist physio when I had labyrinthitis and they did all these balance tests and I had to do all these exercises to get my balance right again.

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   Posted 2/28/2007 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
HELLO . I AM A NEW MEMBER. NOT SURE HOW THIS ALL WORKS. I HAVE BEEN READING ALL OF YOUR POSTS NOW FOR APPROX 2 MONTHS, AND I AM SO UNDESTANDING OF ALLOF YOU AND HAVE COMPASSION AND SYMPATHY FOR ALL. I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU ALL FEEL. I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH PANIC, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION FOR about 13 YEARS.THIS SITE HAS HELPED ME WITH MY THOUGHTS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS. I HAVE GONE TO THERAPISTS AND SO FORTH, BUT READING THE POSTS REALLY HELPED. I KNOW THAT I AM NOT ALONE AND THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH THIS CONDITION AND THAT THEY ARE LIVING AND SURVIVING WITH THIS AWFUL CONDITION. cool JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO TO ALL AND WILL BE BACK ON TO FURTHER DISCUSS MY SITUATIONS, BUT FOR NOW I WANTED TO SAY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU AND TO CONTINUE TO BE STRONG.

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   Posted 2/28/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning Lyn and Victoria. Thanks. But you have to admit, dealing with this for a year + only to find out that what has created my dizziness, spaciness, etc, was due to an inner ear thing happening, not anxiety.  The anxiety was the by-product of all of the above.
To me, this should have been a given, to check this out in the beginning, before coming to the other conclusions.  It is very very frustrating, and nerve racking trying to figure this out.
Yes, I was very POed driving home that night, knowing that this could have beentaken care of a year ago. Gees, even a build up of wax in the ear can cause all of these symptoms. Learning experience to say the least.
Anyhow, I have now quit whining, and thanks to you guys, has made this fitful journey bareable...
Thanks and have a fantastic day....
Gary

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   Posted 2/28/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
HELLO GARY. I AM A NEW MEMEBER AS OF TODAY. READ YOUR POST ABOU THE INNER EAR. YES I HAVE THIS PROBLEM TO. THIS IS ME!!I HAVE SUFFERED WITH ANXIETY AND PANIC, DEPRESSION FOR 13 YEARS. UPUNTIL THIS SEPTEMBER, I STARTED TO FEEL DIZZINES LIGHT HEADED ALOT. I HAVE SINUS PROBLEMS WHICH I ALWAYS FEEL CONGESTED IN MY NOSE AND EARS. I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING WITH SINUS CONGESTION FOR about 13 YEARS ALSO, ONCE I HAD MY FIRST BABY I STARTED WITH ALL THESE PROBLEMS. BUT THIS SEPTEMEMBER THIS DIZZINESS STARTED. IT WAS VERY SCAREY FOR ME. NOW I AM ALOT MORE ANXIOUS FOR I ALWAYS THINK OF THE DIZZY SPELLS. I KNOW THE SPELLS ARE NOT STEMMING FROM ANXIETY. I JUST FEEL WIRED AND OFF BALANCE EVERYDAY. MY HEAD IS ALWAYS CONGESTED. I HAVE TERRIBLE HEADACHES, EAR PRESSURE, SORE THROATS, EAR POPPING, RINGING IN THE EARS, I HAD PHOTOPHOBIA WITH THE FIRST DIZZY ATTACK WHICH THEN LEAD TO A PANIC ATTACK. I HAD THE SAME SYMPTOMS YOU LISTED. I FEEL LOST. DONT KNOW WHAT KNIND OF TREATMENT TO GET. WHERE I LIVE THERE IS NO ENT SPECIALIST, I WOULD HAVE TO TRAVEL 70 MILES ONE WAY. WHAT WILL YOUR DR BE DOING FOR YOU. I FIND THIS RATHER AMAZING THAT WE ARE EXPIRIENCING THE SAME SYMPTOMS. I WOULD EXPLAIN THIS FEELING TO MY HUSBAND AND DRS BUT WOULD JUST ASSUME IT WAS ALL ANXIETY. WHICH COMES FIRST? ANXIETY OR THE EAR PROBLEM , OR EAR PROLBLEM THEN ANXIETY?DONT KNOW. JUST KNOW I FEEL TERRIBLE, CONFUSED, ANXIOUS, IN A DAZE AND PAIN EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT

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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Wannab,

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Beau2006
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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Good morning Wannabbetter.  Glad to see your post, and I hope that I can give you some suggestions as to what you should do.

To begin with, I have never had anxiety/panic problems until I felt like I described in the other posts.  The thing that got to me the most was the headfog feeling - it is hard to describe, as it is such an unusual feeling - a feeling that makes you feel that the world is around you, but you are not really part of it.  Spacey, head feels soupy, etc, etc.  Along with this, came neck problems, some dizziness, but I never get the spinning feeling. Off balanced. Sometimes I tremble a bit.For me it is worst in the morning, and better at night. Some days it is OK, other days it is terrible - frightening experience. I would get so upset when my head would get foggy, that I would become very anxious, panicky at times, etc.

I have had sinus problems since I was a teenager.  It would come and go, but in someway always there.

Anyhow to get to your questions - go to your doctor and tell him that you believe that you have an inner ear disorder. If you have a history of sinuses, it could be a Eustachian Tube Blockage. These tubes control the air pressure in your ears. Plugged up sinuses can cause these tubes to become blocked, and all of the symptoms that you and I have listed are consistant to this blockage.

Request that your doctor orders a head x-ray to check your sinuses - to determine the amount sinus blockage you do have.

Have your doctor make you an appointment with an ENT. If it is the same where you are as me, there has to be a doctor's referral to see one, and if it the same as here, you will have to wait a long time.  If you do have to wait a long time, determine if there is a physiotherapist near you that deals with inner ear disorders.

If you have had a history of sinuses, see if your doctor will give you a prescription to clear up the infection.  That is start.

Also, try to take something that will clear sinuses, and/or allergies (allergies can block these tubes as well).

I have been taking Reactine Allergy - Sinus tablets from the local drug store.  It seems to be helping.

One way to determine if you have plugged tubes is to plug your nose, close mouth, and blow gently - the pressure you generate may release the pressure (if there is any) that has built up in your ears.  When I do this, it helps - and it sounds like an air hose near your ear. Try it a few times until that air hose noise goes away.  My right ear clears a bit, but I have a real hard time clearing my left ear, that aches, and itches, lots of the time.

The physiotherapist that I seen, who confirmed the inner ear thing - guided me towards a web page, where people describe their symptoms of Inner ear disorder, and lots of personal info and symtoms and grief that people go thru when they have blocked Eustachian Tubes.

www.healthboards.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-65960.html

After reading the several pages of information, I felt much better and relieved to know that I was not alone with my feeling, fears, anxieties, etc.

Let me know if there is anything else that I can try to help you with. My heart goes out to you, cause if you have an inner ear thing going on, and it sure sounds like you might, I know exactly the terrible feelings that you get...especailly the associated anxiety and panic.

Gary


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   Posted 2/28/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
gary, hi and hope all is well with you and that you are feelingbetter. thank you so much for your advice. it makes me feel better that there is help out there.does the allergy medicine make you nervouse because i would hate to take anything that would make me have anxiety. i have heard that some allergy meds can make nervousness worse. have you ever tried claritin?how was it? how would you know you have an infection going on? i hope you are on the road to recovery. thanks for the info. i will let you know of any new info that i get on this. thanks again. have a good night....

wannabbetter
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   Posted 2/28/2007 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry for the capital letters. not meaning to be rude. my new posts and didnt realize caps are a no no. sorry again. have a good night all....

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   Posted 3/1/2007 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont think caps are rude ,but thats my opinion

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   Posted 3/1/2007 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning Wannabbetter.  You are welcome.  How do I know that Ihave an infection - I don't really, other than the fact that my sinuses in my opinion are plugged abit due to some presure, swelling and soreness to my forehead.  We are right now trying to determine if it is allergies, or if it is sinuses that is causing the problem for me.
I had my X ray so they could look at the sinus cavities, and the doctor started me off with Nasonex, in the event that it is allergies.  Will know more when the X ray results come in.
 
But I tried the Nasonex (I think that is what it is called) and I had to stop, as it really made the congestion worst. Felt like my head was going to explode. Not that the product is not good, just did not work for me.
What seems to be working, is Reactine Allergy and Sinus tabs. It seems to be helping a some, in fact, the last couple  of day I have not had any real head fog, just a bit unstable at times.
 
So I guess back to the drawing board for me, but at least I think that I am on the right track.  I have had to get a small humidifier for my office, as it is so dry, and this too causes me problems.
 
Question to you....whenyou are sleeping, and sleeping on one side or the other - do you feel like you are trembling abit?
 
Another question - do you smoke, this will really increase the symtpoms.
 
Anyhow, have a great day, and looking forward to your post.
Gary

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   Posted 3/1/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
hello Gary, hope you are feeling well now. i know what you mean about the head fog. it is driving me crazy. i cant seem to do anything right, very confused and slow, and off balance. im glad you had your xrays done. was it a cat scan or regular xrays? is your nose always congested? i seem to be always blowing my nose. my nose is always full.what can be causing allergies in the winter? we burn wood for heat. wonder if that can be causing some of it?biut i have this problem all year roung. you? yes yes, i don get that feeling of shaking when i am sleeping. i kind of wake up and then i feel this spasm, skaing or rapid movement in my head face area. yes and i do remember that i was lying on my side. this has happend to me more than once. i get nervouse when i feel it and just try to go back to sleep. the next day i try to rembmeber the feeling and it is vauge but i know it was a shaky kind of feeling. what is that!! i also notice when i squat down to pick something up, i feel weird, its like a lightheaded odd feeling. do you get that, or when i move my eyes to the left or right i knd of feel light headed. i also feel weird in my eyes, like there is pressure of a thin film on them, could this be part of this problem. any way whenever i feel something odd, i instantly get nervous.i just dont feel right.how about this. even in my dreams i get dizzy. in my dream i fall, then i get dizzy and i can feel it, or in my dream i am bending over, and i can feel that feeling of dizziness. whats up with that..i am really afraid to take meds.. i am afraid of side affects. i dont know what to take to at least take this pressure feeling away.do you get tired from this. i feel very drained. how long have you been dealing with this. will it ever go away, or is this something we have to deal with the rest of our lives. hope not.. we i guess i asked you alot. thanks for your help, and im glad you found the help you needed...talk soon. have a good night

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   Posted 3/1/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Gary, no i dont smoke. do you? i know when i smell a cigarette it makes me sick and i get an instant headache and feel nausea. hey sorry for all the misspells in my posts. told you i feel odd and backwards. i think i am typing alrught, guess not. i also noticed that i even talk backwards, likethinking of a word in my head that i want to say and another completly different word comes out instaed. very frustrating...okay talk later.

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   Posted 3/1/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Gary
Welcome to our little family here.
Inner Ear Disorders are VERY complex. They can be anything from an ear infection to rapid hearing loss issues.
I have posted about this situation before. I have Autoimmune Inner Ear Disorder. I was first diagnosed with Meniere's Disease. They are so close and mimic one another to the point they may be the same thing. AIED=Allergies. But don't be fooled. It can be devastating. I feel fullness, pressure, hearing loss, tinnitus and infrequently I have vertigo attacks. Nasty stuff.

I have already lost hearing in one ear. Moderate loss in the other.

Is it connected to anxiety? I can't see how you can't feel anxious. Even if it's just a simple infection. I go on Meniere's forums. Those people OFTEN suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. it's a frequent topic of discussion.

If things don't improve see a specialist. I pray your situation is a simple fix.

Best,
David

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   Posted 3/2/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning wannabbetter....
Feel free to ask me as many questions as you want. this is a scary and disturbing thing that is going on - who would have imagined that an inner ear thing could cause so much grief, and anxiety. Lots of anxiety..when your head is not working right, it really does make one very anxious, or as you have dscribed it, nervousness.
I will try to answer your questions based on my own personal experience and what I have learned from others.
 
Nose congestion - yes (sinuses for me)
 
Confusion - yes, especially when there is too much information coming at me at once - I loose cognitive thinking skills, brain does not seem to keep up with what I need to do sometimes.
 
Head Fog - yes, and had lots of it.  that is the part that is the most disturbing. Just makes you feel you are not really part of what is going on. Because of this feeling, I have dis-associated myself from friends, family, and things that I love to do. I am taking the afternoon off today from work to hang out with my wife, and I am nervous about this, cause I am constantly worrying if my head is going to feel foogy or not. When it is foggy, I am basically done, feel like I cannot function.
 
Balance off - lots of the time
 
Had an actual Xray, but I have had a CT Scan in the past
 
Allergies - there are many things that you could be allergic to in the winter. I am allergic to smoke, wood burning smoke, that will completely plug up my sinuses. So when you mentioned this, the bells and whistles went off - however this may or may not be the case for you.
 
Shaking upon awakening - not that I am glad to hear this from you, but it did solve a bit of a puzzle that I had not been able to figure out until now - seeing that you are experiencing the same. I am good through the day, and evening, and when I go to bed - but when I wake up in the morning, it is like a fast shaking thing going on - almost like a vibration. It seems to be worst f I am laying on my right side, and seems to go away when I lay on my back.  Why, I have no idea, other than that there is a bit of a brain wave disconnect going on. 
Also, if I have a nap sometimes, during the day, I will wake up feeling this vibration, shaking feeling then too.  It has something to do with sleeping, then waking up ???  Second to the headfog, I find this disturbing as well, and makes me quite anxious, as this is a weird feeling, an unexplained weird feeling.
 
Up and Down motion - a definate yes, will make me dizzy. I had to quit curling because of it.  I noticed a couple of years ago while working in the garden, that if I went from kneeling position to standing on my feet too many times in a row, I would get dizzy.  I guess this was the start of it, and should have gone in then to rectify the problem.
 
Eye Movement - yes, if there is too much stimulation, too much visual going on - it will make me feel foggy, nausious, and sometimes dizzy.  Watching TV is generally OK, but if they flash from one scene to the other rapidly and repeatedly, then I loose the ability to follow along.  Even scrolling fast on the computer will set me off.
 
Eye Fog - yes, in my right eye.  Again it is weird - I think that I can see OK, things are in focaus, but you described it to a T - like a film over your eye(s).  I get this too - which would lead me to think sinuses, as you do have a sinus pocket behind your eyes. So yes, this is part of it too.
 
Vivid, unusal dreams - yes, all the time. I have restless sleeps, not all the time - but when I do, I end up loosing a few hours sleep.
 
Medication - I really do not know what to tell youabout this, you need to talk to your doctor.  But with this, as David had suggested in the post after yours, anxiety is a big part of this - justthe fear of not knowing what the heck is going on - and the disturbing feeing all of this gives you would put anyone into an anxiety state.  I have never had problems with anxiety until this all happened - but I sure do now. Always in the morning - night time for me I am fine.  I am on Ativan, one - to help me settle down a bit, but also Ativan falls into the Benz family of drugs, that slow down the nervous system.  It is also gven to me to desensatize the nerves in the ears, and this has helped too.  Side effect - I have had none, but this does not say that you won't.  However, you may not, and if it helps - then what the heck.  You might want to try a small dose (.5) and if you do get a side effect, it will not last long, and besides, it could not be worst than what you have already put up with.
 
Iam so glad if this information is of any value to you.  If you want,you can email me - you will find my email address in my profile - that way we can communicate faster, etc. 
 
I have been dealing with this full force for a year now, and have searched for hours to find out solutions, and mostly find some support....which this forum has done for me.  With this, knowing how  youfeel, I will offer you as much support as I can - cause it sure does help.
 
Yes - you will get better, you just have to determine for sure what kind of inner ear thing is going on with you - and then determine the root cause - sinues, allergies, etc.  From all of your symtoms,which seems to copy mine, you might want your doctor to look at Eustachian Tube Blockage.  Also if you find a medication that will help you with your anxiety/nervousness - you are going to feel a whole lot better too!!!!
 
You have a great day,, and feel free to email me.
David - thanks for your post as well.  All information is appreciated...
 
Gary
 
 

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   Posted 3/2/2007 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Wannabbetter - just a question for you - do you have a sore neck and does it feel like you have joint problems in your neck...I do, ever since this inner ear thing kicked in....

See ya,  Gary


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   Posted 3/2/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Eye Fog - yes, in my right eye.  Again it is weird - I think that I can see OK, things are in focaus, but you described it to a T - like a film over your eye(s).  I get this too - which would lead me to think sinuses, as you do have a sinus pocket behind your eyes. So yes, this is part of it too.
 
 
Beau! I get that as well! Is it like...you are looking at things, and they are in focus( not blurry) but more of a HAZY, smokey look?? Like in the Summertime, when someone is bbqing and the air is filled with a THIN layer of smoke and just looks all hazy?? Is that what you are talking about??? I have been getting that A LOT lately. I have all the same symptoms as you do. The worst is the dizziness! It is CONSTANT offbalance, my head is spinning, feeling. My environment seems ok, but I am the one who is spinning.
 
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   Posted 3/2/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey guys,

When I had my first anxiety attack, I of course rushed to the ER where I was hooked up too and tested for everything possible.  After ruling out any heart related problems, thyroid problems, and any other problems i could think of to explain it, they said I had Vertigo. (an inner ear disorder).  I agreed with this for a while and had all the same symptoms as you all have listed..Including strangley enough the right eye thing... I would have an attack every time I left the house.  I am now having 1 or 2 panic attacks a day, and am being treated for panic disorder.  They never gave me anything to treat the inner ear thing, they only told me ways I could move my head to releave it.  ???


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   Posted 3/4/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Good evening Gary and friends. to answere your question about the neck problems, yes i do get neck pain. it can start in the back of head with pressure and pain, it then goes in my neck and then all the way up on top of head into forehead. i usually put an ice pack any lay down for a while. I am always congested in my nose and constantly blowing my nose all day and every day. my ears feel full and pressure. in the night i wake up with more pain in the ear, depends on what side i was lying down on. it feels full and swollen with pain.Today was a bad day. Went out to an auction, got very confused like every thing was coming at me, confused and got very anxious. i had to leave. i ended up with a PANIC attack. i got home and the confusion lasted all day. very very tired on top of it. felt off balance and lightheaded. i am fully convinced that i have an inner ear problem, that is causing more anxiety on top of my usual anxiety and panic problems. i dont usually leave my house either, when i do i usually feel sick, or get a panic attack. i have a question...do bright lights bother you. it seems to me when i do go into a store the flourescent lights make my eyes wired and i fell dizzy or lightheaded, then the panic kicks in and then i have to run out of the store. i feel like i am going to pass out or something... can the ear problem cause this or is it just an anxiety thing...don't know... hey greydays, i hope you are feeling better from the panic.. how are we suppose to move our heads? i try to move slowly, but what other way is there? gary i hope you are also feeling better. i am so thankful for your post. it explains alot. i did go on that site about the ears condtions. what another big help. seems that alot of people suffer from this problem. you were a blessing to me. thanks again. well all hope you have a good night sleep and a better day tomorrow. good night..god bless
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