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Old 08-25-2009, 05:47 PM   #106
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Re: Brain fog, dizziness, fullness in ears, pressure behind eyes, things moving: Base

Hi. I asked this question to the members/readers of this thread a while back, just trying to get another idea of who else may share this one symptom/sensation within all of these weird and winding stories we have shared.

When you fix your eyes on something (say look straight ahead) and keeping your eyes fixed, if you turn your head from left to right (the same motion you would do if you were saying 'no' or dissagreeing with someone) Do you encoutner a centrain pulling sensation within the back of your eyes or back of your head/neck? its a very strange sensation, one i cant describe to a tee but its almost as if you can feel the muscles going to work or working against each other?

any input is appreciated.

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Old 08-26-2009, 08:14 PM   #107
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Re: Brain fog, dizziness, fullness in ears, pressure behind eyes, things moving: Base

I'm a little lost at who is who,but I would like to give my comments.I became
dizzy about a year ago.I am a senior citizen,but think "I think young" I went to our local hospital,and got in their "new" program for "re-hab",and had several one hour exercises to help me.No medical person ever gave a diagnosis,but I received
a prescription to attend this new program.They gave me some test to determine if I had Vertigo.I don;'t remember the re-habbers ever asking me if it was ok to induce a vertigo condition,which I believed they did.I was apparently tested negative.This,I guess,allowed them to proceed with the "normal" Vestibular Inner
Ear Program.I would have never allowed them to induce a Vertigo condition.I
would have feared that I would be stuck with that disaster.At any rate,I did the
"look straight ahead" exercise,and was told to continue that after "graduation".
Also several exercises to improve my "balance",were to continue at home.I believe that our hearing and balance are closely allied within the same area in the head.
I believe that it is very complicated to treat an inner-ear problem,with our sense
of balance mechanism in the way.I take MECLIZINE for my dizziness,dropped the
"eyes straight ahead" caper.and have some balancing problems.I had zero trouble
with the ..."straight ahead " exercise.I have "permanent" depression,to go along
also, Good luck. Bill

 
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:30 PM   #108
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Re: Brain fog, dizziness, fullness in ears, pressure behind eyes, things moving: Base

Thanks for your input Bill. Yeah i definately know my condition is not inner ear related (had this confirmed via MRI brain and ENT specialist), I hope that you can sort out your symptoms. When you say you get "dizzy" what kind of symptoms are they (spinning/swaying/unbalanced/gait issues or sensations? etc). Yeah depression and anxiety are just something that we all have to deal with as we never seem to feel "normal", That is definately something that one has to learn to control in order to be looking in the right direction. Thanks once again for trying that little exercise out.

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Old 08-30-2009, 08:53 AM   #109
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i have d same problm

 
Old 08-31-2009, 04:53 PM   #110
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Hi Ruo, When you say you have the same problem, do you mean you have the same problem as everyone on this thread? or you have the same problem when doing the exercise i mentioned?

Thanks.

 
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i'm giving a migraine med a go, possibly think this might be MAV, trying to decide which one to take NORI, AMI, or TOPAMAX??

 
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hi all! I have read every entry on this board and have most if not all of the same symptoms. First off, I never took accutane, so I don't fit in that category with some of you. My symptoms started 1/08 after a bad cold. I was violently dizzy for 2 days than over the course of 3 weeks that went away. All through the symptom phase I had ear popping, fullness, foggy head, jittery eyes, sensation of sinus congestion, strange sounds in ears and head...I am sure I forgot something , anyway during that time I saw my gp, who dx me with veritgo. I went to an ent for a second opinion and she dx me with ETD, TMJ and chronic sinusitis. She treated me for a month with a steroid pack and nasonex and I eventually went somewhere else . The next ENT agreed with her dx but said it sounded like I had Labs after initial cold. After this my symptoms, besides ear popping all went away. 18 months later they came back. Not as severe, but all were there. 6 weeks ago I thought I was getting a cold and ached all over. 2 days later, I was dizzy, foggy headed, ear fullness and popping, eyes made me seem loopy. I couldn't read without feeling strange. Went back to last ENT and he gave me more nasonex for ear popping. Course it didn't help me. I just keep pushing myself to go on as normal and symptoms now are mild and intermittent. Someone suggested allergies to me since I was achy and weak but that wasn't all the time. In fact I feel pretty great at night. The only testing I ever had was hearing and typical ENT testing ( air in ears, looking in nose, ears etc) t does make sense to me that it is stress related, I was going through a tough time right before this last episode. I am SO GLAD I am not alone but discouraged that this has gone on so long for me and ALOT longer for some of you. I feel like directing my ENT to these boards so he can see I am not crazy, which is the way he looked at me when I handed him my list of symptoms a month ago. I'll be anxious to read future posts and hopefully someone will find out what this is soon!

 
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My husband has been having the same issues for over two years. He also experiences what he says fells like electrical shock waves going through his head. He has been dx with aniexty with aggession. He is on Lexapro which he says helps some but he is still have the symptoms but not quite as severe. Whenever he goes to the dr, they too look at him like he is crazy. He seems to be extremly tired at the end of the day. When he comes home from work, he'll sleep for about 2 hours and he says he feels much better. He does good to bed at about 10, sleeps all night and feels pretty good in morning for the most part. If anyone has an ideas as to what may be causing the electrical feeling, they would be a big accomplishment.

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Hello,

I'm a 25 yr old female. About 5 years ago I started to develop these rather serious issues. My brain is very foggy. I forget things all the time like numbers, names, words, conversation with people, things that happen in movies, etc. A lot of times I forget something that just happened not even 5 seconds ago. It seems as though the more I try to think of something, the quicker I'll forget about it.

To describe the brain fog, it feels like the brain is too big for my skull. There's a constant pressure in my head. I can feel this pressure behind my eyes as well. I don't physically see fog, but the feeling I get from it is like there's fog in my brain, and so everything I do I have to try harder to get through the fog. This foggy feeling is always there 24/7. I feel like there is not enough oxygen or blood getting to my brain. It is hard to think. It is hard to do anything. I feel stupid.


My speech skill is going down hill so fast it's not funny. Words just come out weird and confusing. Conversations are short and awkward, and they usually end when I say something that has nothing to do with the start of the conversation. I don't like being a quiet person, but a lot of times I have to keep my mouth shut, so I don't embarrass myself.

My reading skill is getting bad as well. My eyes try to skip ahead everytime I read, and I always have to read the same thing 2-3 times to get it, only to forget it about a minute later, of course.

I can't take it anymore. I don't know what's wrong with me. I want to kill myself because it hurts so bad and it is enabling me.

 
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I have no problems with dizziness. It is not an ear problem. Just the brain.

 
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I feel lightheaded. Like I'm not really here.

 
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Dear SES in GA - I am so very sorry you are feeling bad. I used to feel exactly like you describe. In fact, I don't think I've ever heard anyone describe that terrible feeling so accurately.

I am doing SOOOOO much better now! It is amazing. I never would have guessed I could have come out of that mess. I still have periodic dizzy spells, but nothing even close to what it used to be like.

My solution had many parts or steps to it. I had allergies, pre-diabetes and other common issues, but in seeking relief to those problems, I was prescribed many prescription drugs. I then took on the side effects and adverse reactions of all those drugs, and their interactions. Even when I asked doctors if those symptoms were caused by the drugs, they assured me not.

Over the years, all those adverse reactions mixed with my commonplace original allergy issues just spiraled out of control, leading to more diagnoses. The more drugs they put me on and then withdrew from, the sicker I became. It wasn't until I stopped that I began feeling better.

I am not a doctor nor a medical provider of any kind. It is unsafe to stop many prescription medications abruptly, especially psychiatric drugs. Do not even attempt it, please.

As my last ditch effort to hold on to life, I SLOWLY tapered off all the drugs I had been taking. This is not a 'comfortable' process! There are support groups on the internet that deal with withdrawal and protracted withdrawal from various drugs.

My nervous system was messed up from all the drugs, so my body over-reacted to every allergen and every neurological stimuli - good or bad. Bright lights, bright colors, loud music, loud people, fatigue, TV news - good news and bad news ----- any stimulus, good or bad, was too overwhelming for my nervous system. This eased up over time. It had been over a year since I've been recovering and I feel so much better it is unbelievable!!

Chemicals and natural ingredients in foods, drinks, lotions, cleansers, etc., have an outrageously strong effect on me still. As a trial, I ate only plain oatmeal in water for breakfast, boiled organic chicken with some sea salt and fresh parsely as soups for lunch and dinner. I felt so much better - albeit starved for some 'decent' foods -- I was used to the chemically flavored packaged foods. I've learned I can't eat any milk, or fruits due to allergies. I added one single ingredient back into my diet at a time and paid close attention to how I felt.

This is a multi-step process without any single easy answer. I don't think there is one diagnosis. It is a whole-life approach. Eat well, organic ingredients, exercise as much as you can, find something you enjoy doing such as a hobby, exercise your mind --not with searching medical sites or support groups on the net, and get on a schedule. Go to bed at the same time, get up at the same time, eat at the same time every day.

Some drugs can cause permanent damage, but generally their effects do wear off the longer you stay off of them. Many people feel much worse before they begin to feel any better. They fall into the trap of 'oh, the drugs/foods must have been helping me if I feel worse off of them'. When in fact, your body, neurotransmitters, hormones, etc., have become so used to being chemically controlled that it can send you into a tail spin.

That is why it is important to SLOWLY shift into a more healthy way of caring for your body. I wish you the best of luck and will keep you in my prayers. You just need to know that you can and will get through this!

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Old 09-06-2009, 10:03 AM   #118
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Thank you, Jane. I am glad you are feeling better!

 
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I'm still having same symptoms as always, just curious about scarykid and high on life if you guys have found something that helps or any idea what this could be?

thanks

 
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Hi beaches08

I had that 'electric shock' or buzzing feeling too. That happened with me the first time around. It started out bad than gradually lessened than went away. The weird feeling I get in my head now though, occasionally, is in the exact same spot. Now it is just a brief dull pulse-like ache. It lasts a second than goes away. Sometimes it's off and on all day, a few times a day or if I'm lucky not at all. What testing did your husband have?

 
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