Re: help- dizzy/unstable feeling
I've had very similar symptoms in the past. I had a vertigo attack followed by months of low-level dizziness, then trouble with motion such as elevators and escalators. I feel unstable and disoriented a moment after stepping off an elevator or escalator ot taking a car ride.
There are many things this could be...inner ear problems, neurological problems, and more. I saw a neuro. for a year to help me figure out where my dizziness was coming from, and one question they always ask is "Do you feel like you're being pulled toward the ground?" I don't know why that is signifigant, but since you feel that way I'd see a neuro. just to rule out serious things.
I've been diagnosed with two things, which may or may not have contributed to my dizziness. One is called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome ("POTS") and it causes rapid heart rate and low blood pressure upon standing. It's a fairly benign condition, but hard to handle at times, and you may feel dizzy when you stand up because of this. Does your heart rate increase for no reason upon standing? Your doctor may want to check for this condition by doing a tilt table test, which would monitor your BP and HR for a period of time while you remain standing, and see if you pass out during that test as well. This could provide a lot of answers. You can find more answers about that at a web site called pots place.
I also have an intestinal disease called Celiac Disease, which can manifest itself in may ways such as dizziness and also gastrointestinal symptoms. This is less likely your problem, but there's a site called celiac.com if you want to check it out.
At the very least, have a consultation with an ENT and a neurologist, and go from there. Good luck!