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Off balance

Ashleyspicer84

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I’m trying hard not to panic and run to the ER. I went to the doctor about three weeks ago because I felt like the ground was bouncing under me and I was extremely off balance. They said I had fluid in my ears and told me to take Flonase and Claritin. Well I’ve been doing that and I’m still WAY off balance. So I went back to the doctor on Saturday and she said the same thing again. It’s mainly noticeable when I’m looking at my phone or play like a PlayStation game but it’s there other times during the day as well. The thing is I don’t really feel congested in my ears. They are not clogged and I can hear just fine. I’m very scared something else is going on. The only way I can explain it is I feel like I’m moving when I’m sitting still. Like I’m on a boat or a rope bridge or something. I just want to run to the Er to get reassurance that it’s nothing. I’m very scared. Please if you have experienced this please let me know I’m going nuts here. It’s hard to believe allergies could be the culprit.
 

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I have had the exact same thing for years. I've had MRI of brain had my heart checked by ultrasound and Holter monitor and countless doctor visits and lab tests. It's anxiety. It sucks. I am currently struggling with the exact same symptoms and wondering what if they missed something. What if I have a disease and they just don't know. It is an endless loop. Hang in there. Of course, get checked by a doctor especially if that reassures you.
 

Ashleyspicer84

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I know my heart is good. Perfect blood pressure and I had a ekg last October as well as all the blood work on my heart as well. I’ve been to the doctor twice but I still wonder if they are wrong about fluid in my ear and something else is causing this. I don’t know what else would cause this swaying, bouncy, off balance feeling. Im too afraid to google. Im just really scared.
 

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I know my heart is good. Perfect blood pressure and I had a ekg last October as well as all the blood work on my heart as well. I’ve been to the doctor twice but I still wonder if they are wrong about fluid in my ear and something else is causing this. I don’t know what else would cause this swaying, bouncy, off balance feeling. Im too afraid to google. Im just really scared.
I'm sure it's anxiety. Or if anything something not life threatening. I am going to an ent to see if it is something to do with my vestibular system. Also, I have tmj and have been told that can cause balance issues.
 

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I used to get the same sensation all the time. Still do and like mentioned, after countless doctor visits and tests they found nothing. Said it was just vertigo but the anxiety can do many weird things to our bodies and once we focus on that one thing, we tend to make it slightly worse than it really is.
 

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This is an interesting symptom I haven’t really heard of this. I will say I used to take Flonase for some allergies I had really bad one year and that stuff is super good. It ended up helping me with symptoms I didn’t even know were related to allergies and really cleared my head, eyes, nose, throat up. But it did take a few weeks to really kick in so you might not give up if it didn’t help right away.
 

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Ashley, hello. That "off balance" thing used to be one of my earlier anxiety symptoms. It used to drive me crazy! Trust me, as most on this thread says...its an anxiety symptom. Weird how something like that could be anxiety...but i can tell u, I dealt with that for weeks with no explanation. After a while of worrying daily...it just faded away. I would bet that yours will do the same. It just sucks dealing with it until it stops! Pretty damn scary thing to feel, but it WILL get better :)
 
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