constantly feel like I am "drunk"

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LisaCola
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   Posted 8/17/2014 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

I am 27 year old female and for the past 6 weeks I have been feeling a dizzy feeling that I can best describe as the feeling of being drunk. it is constant, it does not come and go it is all the time. I have no past medical history. I have been to my primary and an ophthalmologist and have had blood work and a chest xray which has been negative. I have an MRI this Thursday. I don't really have any other symptoms. I am very nervous and scared because it is constantly there and my nervousness has suppressed my appetite and I have lost about 8lbs. Has anyone else felt like this or knows what is causing this. Any input would really help.

Sunny13
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   Posted 8/17/2014 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say hi and I don't really have any advice for you, but I hope you get some answers soon!

You didn't mention anything about migraines or other headaches....do you have them?

As for the weight loss, do your best to eat several smaller meals and snacks throughout the day. The anxiety can definitely mess with your appetite, and you have to do things like eat even if you don't feel like it in order to stay healthy. And choose foods that are more nutrient dense, foods with lots of nutrients and things, like proteins. Don't think about how you don't feel like eating, just do it. And lots of water, stay well hydrated. Not eating enough or not drinking enough water will only make you feel worse and probably more out of it.

Also, make sure you are doing whatever you can to distract yourself from how you feel. You need to still be doing things that are enjoyable and try to keep life as "normal" as you can. Focusing on other things than your health will help keep the nervousness and fear at lower levels. Again, when you let the fear and anxiety get too intense, it will likely make you feel worse and add to the unpleasant feelings you already have going on.

Just curious, when you say you have the feeling of being drunk....what does that involve? Do you have trouble with motor functions, like walking or even things like writing/typing or feeding yourself? Or is it more like a perception thing? I know you use the word "dizzy", I guess I just don't really understand how you feel or what you are experiencing.

One last suggestion, maybe also try posting on the anxiety forum. People on there would be able to offer a lot of support and help for dealing with your fears and anxiety symptoms during all this!

Hope the MRI goes well on Thursday and that you find some answers soon. Now go grab yourself a big glass of water, a snack, and do something to help you relax or feel good, maybe a funny movie or a good book or calling a friend. Take Care.

Ashbee09
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   Posted 8/28/2014 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel this 24/7. With constant fatigue. Best of luck finding answer.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/29/2014 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you might you vertigo. If the MRI is clean. I would make an appointment with a well known ENT doc.

Feel better soon.
Peace
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Bocephus1
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   Posted 10/1/2014 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Lisa,
This sounds like what I am battling now, a vestibular migraine with vertigo. Physical Therapy is helping, but this episode of vertigo has already lasted 3 weeks. The migraine went away after 12 days, but the vertigo, the drunk feeling is still here.
Call your primary care and get a referral to a PT who has experience treating vertigo, I walked in with a cane and holding someone's arm, walked out on my own.

Audrianna
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   Posted 10/6/2014 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I started my journey to a diagnosis with this feeling. It lasted almost a year. First they sent me to an ENT and I got all kinds of crazy tests, and the ENT said he had a "hunch" it was an inner ear issue, even though the testing did not confirm that. Then he finally sent me to neurologist "just to be safe." I got a very experienced neurologist who specializes in vertigo (tho I did not have "spinning") and he could tell just by looking into my eyes with some weird goggles on and moving my head that the "drunk" feeling/dizziness was coming from my brain. Not my ears. Diagnosis: migraines. Without pain. He was the only one who got it right. Once I got put on migraine preventatives, it broke the cycle. Since I've been off, its coming back a little, so I'm going to have to do something. But the point is, SEE a GOOD neurologist! ;)

I feel for you greatly, that's why I wanted to share that! This was so hard to diagnose, so don't rule out migraines just because there is no pain!

Good luck to you!
It can't rain all the time.

Candy Dcosta
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   Posted 10/10/2014 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
You might have silent migraines.
Consider talking to the doctor about silent migraines.
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