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sudden loss of imbalance, looking for help

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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sudden loss of imbalance, looking for help

Hi, I got up like any other day today, went to the bathroom and as I was washing my hands, I suddenly felt a big loss of balance.

I was standing upright and then my balance shifted over to my left side causing me to bend over to the left, I thought I was going to fall over but I managed to grab the wall with my other arm before doing so.

The experience lasted about five seconds, but it left me very concerned and worried and a bit disoriented (it could have been because I was so worried). It is kind of similar to if you get up instantly from a laying down or seated position to standing, which makes you lose your balance and can make you tip over.

I visited the doctor who told me these things are middle ear problems not brain problems, and look into my mouth and ears, he said my throat is somewhat red indicating infection which can go to the middle ear. He said when the infection is ok, it will stop too. Does anyone have experience with this kind of thing? For some reason, I want to believe him, but I keep thinking this could be wrong (something much more sinister). I told the doctor about my history of pulsatile tinnitus (had this checked by specialist like two years back, had mri, it was ok), the doctor said dont worry about that.

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