Can anyone comment on candida/intestinal bacterial over-growth and its relation, if any, to losing one's balance when standing up/moving around??
Or getting "the spins" (the room seeming visually to spin/getting a repeated visual image of the room spinning partly around) when executing turns, as in a dance exercise?
... does anyone else feel that part of the mechanism of this might somehow be hyperventilation? ... also, that said hyperventilation is caused by the bacterial situation somehow and also leads to anxiety (I'm thinking lots of symptoms are interrelated!)
I can comment alot on this.... Do you have a bad neck? it may not be candida at all. Have you ever been rear ended in a car accident? Heres just a few other things that may be doing this. Inner ear, bad neck condition, jaw, menieres, bp, and or **anxiety*** All are notorious for this.
My neck does this to me. fall right on the floor. I have researched this for years.cindy
About a month ago I started losing my balance doing things that ordinarily were uneventful, like taking a shower. I also had pressure/"fullness" on 1 side of my head, forcing me to chew on the other side. All the symptoms of Meniere's disease but episodes very short in duration. I've also had a chronic, low-grade sinusitis on that side, 99% of which, according to new studies, are fungal, so I was worried that the sinus bad guys had traveled up the eustachian tube to the inner ear. But all it took to solve it was a cheap otc ear wax remover. Which still puzzles me, b/c the wax remover can only go as far as the ear drum, which separates the inner from the outer ear, and my doc says loss of balance DEF. means that inner ear is involved....
Really cargoshort? it could be fungal but you sound like me. I have pressure on one side of my head, sinuses there(same side) all the symptoms of menieres. Fullness in ear,dizziness, sinuses, balance issues, tipping over, vertigo. You know what it is? bad neck(Atlas). A bad neck is the cause on me. Because the upper neck, is one quarter inch from the inner ear structure. That creates the fullness, and jaw and head issues on one side. It feels just like menieres. The sinus issues come from them not draining properly because the neck and head are off.
Its very complicated. Sometimes people get this from an old car wreck years back. It feels just like it is an ear problem. I went to THREE ent's before i found out what it was.
You sound exactly like me. Not fun. But maybe the piece of ear wax, had the entire area in an uproar, because i know that a piece of wax in my ear will reek havoc. cindy
You know--I'm open to the idea, you might be right. So it sounds like you just live with it. Ever tried a chiropractor? Any good links where I can read up on this?
The loss of balance and the pressure haven't returned, just a one time infection or something... I have 2 theories why I have sinus blockage mostly on the right side. 1) b/c when I'm not sleeping on my back, I sleep on my right side, and so mucous is produced evenly but gravity pulls it down to the right sinus. 2) one of my upper fillings is leaking/compromised, ever so slightly. Not a raging infection causing pain, but enough of a leak so that the immune system is constantly sending troops up there....
Hi cargoshort. Its something to think about if you get it again. I do have a good site with lots of info on it. called upcspine.com. I dont live with it very well! I do go to a chiro all the time for it, and know alot about it. Usually if someone has dizzy spells, after they check their ears and the ears check out fine. look close by. Many times, its a jaw( and an infected toothache could do this too) or a neck. sometimes blood pressure.
When I first came down with it,( a tooth started it all) I blamed my sinuses, I blamed my ears, almost everything. Until i found out it was the upper neck.
Get your tooth fixed!PLEASEEEEE for me. You dont want to end up like me. cindy
Hi cargoshort, I tried to post a few minutes ago, i wrote a long post. It didnt go thru. Yes i go to a chiro all the time for it. I do know of a good site on it. Called upcspine.com.
Many times, a person thinks the sinuses, or their ears are the cause. Sometimes its the neck and OR jaw.....which are very close to the ears. Now you have a tooth thing going on there? Thats could have the entire area messed up and creating the dizziness and sinus problems. PLEASEEEEEE get it fixed. For me? My problems started with a tooth gone haywire.
I loved the other persons thoughts to, on the low oxygen. could be that. cindy
This could be inner ear bacterial type stuff as the others have mentioned.
Need more information. Such as digestive symptoms at all?? constipation, foul stool/gas, bloating? It does not seem likely that you would not have ANY digestive symptoms and yet have some some degree of gut flora imbalance.
I am curious, do you have low blood oxygen levels as evidenced by flushing red/dark red/blueish color in hands and feet. Any discoloration of the hands/fingers at the same time as the faint/dizzy/panic spells happen? If so, get back to me, I can help but it's a long story.
Aside from that, dizziness upon rising is associated with weak adrenals/slugish thyroid function.