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   Posted 1/29/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been pretty out of it lately...
I feel like I've been having hallucinations or something, though I dont really know if you can call them hallucinations.
When I'm standing still or sitting down or even being active, I see things, or I think I see things happening....I could stand next to a box and see it start to fall so I quickly turn to catch it and it never once moved it was perfectly stable on the table.
Or I'll be walking and feel like I've halfway-tripped, and when I come to reality, I'm prefectly upright and stable and fine.
Even when I'm sleeping I've noticed sometimes I'll wake up in panic and immediatly reach for something to grab to catch myself...as if I'm falling or something.
What is wrong with me!?
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   Posted 1/29/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Not a doctor, obviously, but almost sounds like you are having an equalibrium thing going on. It can kind of make your vision warbled or dizzy without you actually feeling the dizziness...so you are trying to catch yourself, feel like you are off balance. (it is medically called dysequalibrium, vertigo, or sometimes labyrinthitis)

The first thing I would suggest is to have your earwax removed, or do it yourself with one of those at-home kits. Obviously, it doesn't hurt to talk with your doctor.
Mochiah/a.k.a. Sue
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   Posted 1/30/2008 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
Mochiah has given you some good advice there but im not completely convinced of disequilibrium. (But obviously I am not a doctor either! lol) Clearing your earwax is often a good place to start (and its worth doing anyway, even if its to improve your hearing!). The self cleaning kits are OK, but I have a nurse do mine (thats how we get it done in the UK) since it involves warm water. If you do it yourself, you run the risk of having the water too hot.
One thing I would say it almost definately is not is Labarynthitis. I had this about 4 months ago and I can honestly say its the worst I have EVER felt in my life. Imagine drinking 20 pints of strong beer within an hour. Its hard work to stand up straight, let alone catch anything.
Get your ears cleaned out and if its still a problem after a week, see a doctor. Thats my advice.
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   Posted 1/30/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   

It also could be the meds,I had very bad dizzy spells when I was changing meds,and would often have to stop walking and grab onto something because I could have sworn the floor was moving....

I would contact your doctor and just see if that might be a side effect of your new meds.

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