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Re: Went to the ENT for my dizziness. Please respond.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 09:46:00 PM »
Would these symptoms be alot worse if it was something more serious than just anxiety? And would my ENT have sent me for more tests if he thought maybe this guy does have something more going on than just anxiety...?

I mean I sit here, and I can get every single physical symptom somehow. My arm will feel like its numb, my head will hurt in a spot, my eyes will get spots in it,  my fingers will tingle, my throat will feel like its closing, etc.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 12:09:33 PM »
Those are all classic symptoms of anxiety!
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Re: Went to the ENT for my dizziness. Please respond.
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 12:32:29 PM »
Agreed.. as you probably already know, those are all classic anxiety symptoms. Your ears must be in remarkably good condition, I went to the ENT for the same thing. Now, keep in mind I have a looong history of ear-related issues. I had tubes put in as a child, had my ear drum ruptured in a bad accident in 06', and had a follow up surgery and another set of tubes put in a few years later. So when I started having dizziness last year, they opted to do a dizziness test at my ENT's office.

They lay you down and subject your ears to alternating pressure differences. They then flow a steady stream of intense air into one ear, then the other. The test makes you purposely dizzy, and you're wearing a mask with cameras watching your eyes, so the technician can observe their reaction. After that there's another test where you stand and follow a series of red laser pointer dots on a wall. Can't remember all the specifics because, much to my surprise, I passed the test. The purpose of it is to determine if your ears are the cause of your dizziness.

Sounds like you can safely mark them off the list. I still get light headed and dizzy, with the arm/hand/finger tingles as well. I just write them off as anxiety, I've had every test I can think of and have passed them all.
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Re: Went to the ENT for my dizziness. Please respond.
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 12:56:43 PM »
Hi Valley,

I have not tried Prozac, but SSRI's can cause different start up side-effect that can go away in time.  Have you seen a Chiropractor?  You could have disc bulging pressing against a nerve, or something out of alignment that could be causing some of your tingling etc... My back/neck is really messed up and I get tingling and numbness in my feet, arms, fingers all the time, especially in bed when I'm laying down on my back.  I wake up with my fingers and some times arm feeing numb and I have to move them and shake them off to get them feeling better again.  So, it could just be something non-serious with your spine.  Also, carpal tunnel from using a computer, etc... can cause tingling numbness in your fingers etc.......Again, nothing serious.  You could just wait and see how you feel once the Prozac kicks in and your anxiety is calmed down. Then you can really evaluate what symptoms you truely have at that time.

I hope you feel great soon!

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Re: Went to the ENT for my dizziness. Please respond.
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014, 02:30:32 PM »
I appreciate all the responses. Clipper he did not give me that one test you are talking about laying down with air in your ears etc. just hearing test. He said nothing is going on neurologically..

Now with this tingling in my left pinky finger and part of Palm now that has been there almost four days (one day it was both hands)... Sometimes goes away for seconds or minutes... Has me worried it is MS.

I have been dizzy for 8 days off and on too so it makes perfect sense with that and tingling for me to have MS at 26 years old. If it isn't a brain tumor.
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2014, 02:43:35 PM »
Again, before you make any self-diagnostics, let's get your anxiety (worry, fear, panic) undercontrol and you will see things in a different light, and some if not all of your symptoms could go away.  You need to wait for the meds to kick in and the side-effect to wear off and your anxiety to be calmed.  Then you can go from there. I think MANY people on this web site who has had similar symptoms think they have MS or something similar.  It's a common fear. Yet, most likely anxiety.  And if you already seen a doctor who ruled it out, then have some peace about their decision.  And again, let's wait to see how you feel after your anxiety is calmed.

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2014, 03:10:56 PM »
The ENT said nothing neurologically going on... How would h know just from the simple tests for my hearing ? MS is neurological right? The thing that bothers me the most is that I got a dizzy spell 2 days before I even started prozac..... THAT is what keeps me thinking.
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Re: Went to the ENT for my dizziness. Please respond.
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2014, 03:23:29 PM »
I understand your concern, but dizziness can be from spinal issues, see a Chiro for an adjustment.  Or, it could be dehydrated.  You drink coffee?  That could dehydrate you.  Start drinking a LOT more water. Maybe use some sort of electrolyte product with it so you don't deplete too much sodium, postassium etc...  But, water could make a difference. You also stopped smoking? Could there be withdrawal from that?  There are lots of  minor things that could explain dizziness and not be MS.  You think MS because you are thinking the worse, due to your anxiety.  How much time have you spent on the internet looking up symptoms, etc...? Hours?  That's anxiety.  Now that my anxiety is gone, I rarely look anything up, I don't need to because that fear/panic feeling is gone and I feel fine.  I would just start out by doing some basic stuff like drink more water, maybe try some electrolytes as you might already be low in potassium or something.  Have you see a regular MD? Did they run a CBC?  Have some basic blood work done, get a physical, and see how it goes.  Also, as a Male, in his 20's? If you are sexually active, however that might look to you, loosing bodily fluids too often (as some men can over do it) can cause a lack of nutrients.  Your body needs certain nutrients to make that fluid. So, maybe back off on some of that for a while, let your body rest and repair. Could also be a cause of anxiety.  Sorry, maybe too much info, that's why I kept it descrete as possible.  Anyway, take it easy, the more you worry, the more you have anxiety, and the more it will cause bodily symptoms.  Once the meds kick in, you can re-evaluate your symptoms.

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