I had to comment on this post because both you, Kmj, and Toasted Butter, seem to be going through (or have gone through) what I'm also dealing with. I was just reading one of Toasted Butter's posts from last month about the off balance feeling, as that's the issue that is bothering me most right now. It's so weird & scary. I can't tell you how many times I've *almost* gone to the ER just because I can't take it anymore. I manage to talk myself out of it, telling myself it's either allergies or anxiety or both, and ride it out. Usually after a few hours I feel ok. But in the back of my mind I worry about it being something serious. If it continues much longer I feel like I have to have it checked out just in case.
BUT the fact that it seems to happen when other allergy symptoms are occurring seems like a pretty obvious answer. Example: the other day I had the windows closed most of the day because the house was cool. As it started to heat up a little towards late afternoon, I open the windows & within a half hour my nose starts running, my mouth, nose & eyes get itchy, and the off balance feeling starts up. I took some allergy meds & a few hours later, I'm fine. The day before that I went outside briefly & in no time all the allergy symptoms start up. Including the off balance feeling, which makes my eyes feel "off" for lack of a better way to describe it. Sometimes it feels like there's pressure behind them & looking up seems to make the off balance feeling worse. I find that when this is happening I have a hard time looking directly at people for very long, if that makes any sense. It's weird.
I've been taking sinus meds in a lose dose throughout the day & it does seem to help with the sinus pressure, but it obviously doesn't stop that off balance feeling from happening. And I just started taking a 24 hour allergy med to see if that helps at all. I hate taking anything, but I'm desperate to find something that works. Ugh. But I do wonder if the off balance feeling is anxiety, maybe brought on by my allergies? There's definitely a connection of some sort.
I hope you figure something out, Kmj. I know it sucks. At least you're not alone in this nightmare!