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Nauseated/Dizzy Feeling all the time

sTeaLth

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This has come and gone for roughly a year and I went to the ER a few times just to have them tell me it was probably pressure with my ears and nasal passageways. It often does go away for months at a time, but seems to return if I use Q-tips or get a bad cold. I finally went to my general a week ago and he couldn’t find anything seriously wrong but wanted me to go see an ENT for further checking. I just had my ENT appointment yesterday and he looked in my ears quickly and said what I’m describing sounds like the nerve is getting weak in my ear and he wants me to go to another place to have it tested. They did do a hearing test and my hearing was excellent and he said that often rules out the scary stuff like tumors or the bad ear diseases.

I still can’t shake the feeling that it could be something serious like a brain tumor or an ear tumor or something like that. Has anyone else experience something like this? Usually when I take anti-inflammatories and allergy medication, it really helps a lot. The ENT didn’t say anything about my sinuses though. If the nerve test is positive, then that pretty much tells us what the issue is and there’s nothing to be done but let it heal and hope it goes away. If it’s not that then we have to pursue other avenues, which could include neurology, imaging, and all the other stuff. The what-it’s freak me out. Thanks.
 

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I think what you describe is the same thing most folks with HA experience at one time or another. The illness isn’t the same perhaps, but the anxiety it produces is the same. Nobody wants a bad diagnosis. Plain and simple. The only thing one can do is be patient and wait without jumping to conclusions before the tests are even conducted. By jumping to conclusions, you are setting yourself up for more anxiety and mental anguish. Acceptance is a fantastic tool for anxiety, research Dr Claire Weekes’ work on her method. It’s a life changing tool.
 

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Honestly, overall I’m not that anxious. I’m a little annoyed at having to wait though. It seems very sinus related to me. The dizziness almost always accompanies a stuffed nostril. If I get little sleep it’s much worse, which I know can have significant impact on your sinuses. I had a chiropractor a few days ago notice my jaw was very tight and out. After he adjusted it, it disappeared for the rest of the day. Using Flonase, Allegre, and an anti inflammatory essentially eliminates the issue for some time leading me to believe it is a sinus migraine or blood flow issues. The doctor didn’t listen to any of that though and wanted to do the ear nerve test. That just adds to my anxiety when I believe it is a much easier solution. I don’t know. I hate when the doctor causes the anxiety to worsen instead of listening and explaining their thought process. Being rushed and pushed really annoys me when I’m paying them good money.
 
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