There are days when I feel like my balance is being thrown off, I feel generally lightheaded, or slightly dizzy. Sometimes, I getting a tingling sensation around my left arm and left foot, and the muscle around my left eye feels weak. Some days, I don't experience these issues at all. Sometimes, they occur in greater or lesser intensity. Anxiety seems to have nothing to do with it. It can occur on days when I feel perfectly calm, and be non-existent on days when I'm completely freaking out.
Sometimes, it feels like I can't shift my head a certain way, or turn my head too quickly. If I do, I fear I'll pass-out. A lot of my anxiety tends to result from these symptoms occurring on some days, and being really intense. By no means is my anxiety, in turn, causing them to become more intense. It just wouldn't make sense.
I kind of suspect some sort of ear problem, after reading about similar symptoms, and how they're usually linked to ear infections. There seems to be a lot of blockage in my left ear. If I just slightly press against the area around the ear, it becomes completely blocked off; I can't hear anything through it. It's just like inserting an ear-plug. I also have very bad allergies. My head usually stays stopped-up.
It's worth mentioning that I had a terrible ear infection a few years ago, which caused my left ear-drum to rupture. There is also generally more build-up in the left ear than there is the right ear. I've been used to this for some time; but I never suspected it could cause anything such as dizziness.
When I was a child, I had something placed in that ear to drain fluids. Since then, I've noticed that my left hear has more sensitive hearing. If I place my hand completely over my ear to block it, and then quickly remove my hand, it's quite painful. This doesn't occur in my right ear.
I'm considering seeing my family doctor and suggesting that my ear may be responsible for all the disorientation I'm experiencing lately. In fact, it's largely responsible for my anxiety. I freak out over this problem so much, because I fear passing out. (or I fear it's something more serious; like a neurological problem)
Any insight is appreciated. I'm wondering if anyone experiences dizziness similar to what I described, and if they're confident that it's related to their anxiety.