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The DPDR I have been experiencing since 2015 got better at the end of 2016. However I still have anxiety issues and feel light headed.

However, a couple of days ago I woke with a full pressure sensation in my ears and head and a low pitched constant hum that got worse when the kettle was boiling on the air condition fan was on in the bathroom. Anyway by the afternoon it went away and I felt a lot better.

However, last night I was feeling tense and had a bad headache and a bit of toothache so I took a paracetamol and went to bed. The next morning I woke up and felt a lot better and I got up to feed the cat and go to the bathroom. I then went back to bed but when I turned over in bed I felt a dizzy sensation which freaked me out.

I opened my eyes and seen the room spinning like being on a boat cap sizing. I then closed my eyes and the dizzy sensation eased. It wasn't until I got up to go back to the bathroom that the whole room started spinning and I started panicking.

I then tried to walk to the bathroom but I was losing my balance because of the severe spinning dizziness I was experiencing. This lasted for about 5 minutes then it eased. I then tried to lie on the sofa but when I lay there th dizziness came back full force.

With this I am now starting to get the horrible DPDR effects back with everything not looking real and I am not in my body. I went to my Doctor who did tests and he thinks I could have vestibular problems with my inner ears.
 

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My friend has (very mild) vertigo and says that after episodes she starts to feel "spacey". She brought this up when I told her about my own DPDR. I also have mild ear problems (occasional tinnitus, ear pain - probably hyperacusis, and very infrequent dizziness spells that do temporarily worsen my DPDR). I've also read in a "causes" thread over here a long time ago that vestibular disorders can cause DPDR.
My DPDR is medication induced.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Interesting that you read that vestibular disorders can cause DPDR because I am sure that's what caused mine after having a bad panic attack in 2015.

I ended up going to my Doctors and he checked my ears but he told me he they looked fine. He then asked me to lie on a table and I was told to bend my head back and turn my head left then right but he didn't see any evidence of BPPV and I didn't feel dizzy while on the table doing the exercises so he suggested that it could be vestibular migraine instead because I have a long history of migraines and recently suffered an ocular migraine where I partially lost my sight temporary for about half an hour due to the migraines. He prescribed me 15mg of Cinnarizine to treat the dizziness.

@phantasm, thanks for the link it gave me reassurance that this can get better.
 

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When you say "lost my sight". Do you mean complete blackness or just overwhelming auras and colors? If it's the former, that's quite scary.
 

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When you say "lost my sight". Do you mean complete blackness or just overwhelming auras and colors? If it's the former, that's quite scary.
When I said I lost my sight I meant I seen auras and colours and temporarily lost my peripheral vision but I regained normal vision and my peripheral vision half an hour later. It was a scary experience. All this shit with migraines, dizziness, weird vision and hearing is certainly not doing my DPDR, anxiety and depression any good.
 

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This is one of the primary things that I wonder about. I have a history of BPPV-like symptoms as well as feelings that the floor is tilting as I walk, among some other symptoms, including relatively mind tinnitus...

However, my DR seems to be the strongest when I'm the least dizzy or off balance feeling.

I have seen others report tinnitus, but not so much vertigo.
 

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i believe DP has something to do with faulty connections from proprioceptors so yes, I definitely think vestibular issues could exacerbate dp
 
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