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   Posted 3/24/2010 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone ever get the feeling like you're falling for a second then it goes away? it's so weird and sometimes i feel a little off balance, kinda dizzy...

i've had a few doctors tell me it's allergy related and just prescribe me nasal spray and tell me to take allergy meds but i feel like maybe they're just trying to mask the symptom and hope i don't come back... haha... i spray the nasal spray and take the meds when i remember but i'm not fully convinced that it's helping so i just get discouraged and stop...

anyone feel what i'm feeling???

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   Posted 3/25/2010 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like vertigo which is caused by an inner ear problem. You should go see an ENT if the allergy meds don't resolve this issue. Sometimes allergy meds themselves can cause dizziness or increase dizziness btw.

But yes, I do get this but it's very very mild and I just have that sort of off kilter feel for no more then a half of a second especially when I stand up.
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   Posted 3/25/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I get it, too. My ears ring all of the time, also.
My doctor told me I had an irritation of my vegus nerve that runs behind my esophagus. It was irritated by my GERD. (go figure?)
Do you have acid reflux?


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   Posted 3/26/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
thx for replying!

red34: ya, that's what i thought also and i actually went to my ENT and he did all the hearing and balance tests and even an MRI and found nothing... =( so is there anything you do for yourself that helps when u feel it? i'd rather not take any meds if necessary...

couchtater: my ears ring too! and yes, i may have acid reflux... i am now on prevacid for a stomach ulcer and i have ulcerative colitis too and for that i am on prednisone... i am under chiropractic care right now and she seems to believe that it could be bc my spine is crooked and all the nerve endings in your vertebra control various parts of your body... so it could be that particular vertebra is affecting my head...

i sure hope we can all find a cure for this one day!

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   Posted 3/26/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Acid relux, stomach ulcers, ulceratice colitis.....There you go! All of these can irritated your esophagus vegus nerve.


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   Posted 8/4/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
ive been having ringing in my ears, muscle spasms, dizziness (chronic) and anxiety attacks for a year now.

Just today i felt better- trick: Iron supplement and B-complex.

after all the check ups, anxiety meds, muscle relaxants, all this time, all i needed were supplements.

try it, might relieve your symptoms too..

And of course, prayers. Im so happy! ;)

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   Posted 8/4/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Veritago possibly a side effect from medications. When you are feeling that way, lay down and get your feet above your heart. It rushes the blood back to your brain. Stay there til you feel all better, and then slowly sit up then slowly stand
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