Vestibular Balance Disorders - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of a balance disorder?

If your balance is impaired, you may feel as if the room is spinning. You may stagger when you try to walk or teeter or fall when you try to stand up. Some of the symptoms you might experience are:

  • Dizziness or vertigo (a spinning sensation)
  • Falling or feeling as if you are going to fall
  • Lightheadedness, faintness, or a floating sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion or disorientation

Other symptoms are nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, changes in heart rate and blood pressure, and fear, anxiety, or panic. Some people also feel tired, depressed, or unable to concentrate. Symptoms may come and go over short time periods or last for longer periods of time.

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Comment from: mugsy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

i have severe balance trouble, back weakness an upper back neck spasms an headache an visual trouble, a disoriented an tension in muscles from vision and autonomic malfunction an drs. dont know whats wrong. an its best described by me like m.s. hard to explain 12 yrs. like this at times worse than others, flare ups for months at a time. insomnia, ringing in the ears and heat an noise intolerant. I also have n stiff neck ect. painful muscles in upper back, it is disabling.

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