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Dec 18, 2012 · Chronic Subjective Dizziness-CSD in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

It’s good to hear from others suffering from the same problems. About 6 years ago I had a vertigo attack following an inner ear infection. Although the vertigo subsided quickly, chronic fatigue, brainfog, and “visual vertigo” have been present ever since. After multiple specialists and tests, everything came back negative and no clear diagnosis was found. The symptoms were extremely debilitating and had a signficant impact on my personal and professional life. Without a clear diagnosis, I resorted to identifying trigger factors and avoiding them. I also followed some physician advice and changed my diet to eating more bananas, fibers and other sources of potassium, as well as adding some supplements. I quit alcohol and tobacco altogether, reduced my caffeine intake and increased the amount of physical exercise. One of the physicians prescribed Serc 24mg which had a significant impact. All of these measures have helped me cope with this problem but I still felt that none of them addressed the real source of the problem, but rather its manifestation.

I have always had a history of anxiety. To that extent, some of the physicians recommended seeing a psychologist, which I have been doing for the past 8 months with limited results. Recently I have seen a psychosomatic specialist who suggested a Somatoform Disorder, a diagnosis that has shed some new light into the problem due to my nervous-system medical history with IBS and psoriasis since adolescence. This, together with CSD are the diagnoses that best describe my symptoms.

I would also like to hear from anyone else who has similar experiences.

PS: weather fronts are also tough for me!