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What is the most effective treatment for unsteadiness and weaknes?

What is the most effective treatment for unsteadiness and weaknes?

Depends: The symptoms could be due to a variety of causes, including thyroid issues, anemia, hidden cancers, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, problems with brain, spinal cord, chronic fatigue, muscle disease, etc. One needs a diagnosis first in order to arrive at an effective therapy. ...Read more

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Unsteadiness (Definition)

Unsteadiness refers to a feeling of instability, or a feeling that one might fall, as he walks around. Any condition that affects a person's ability to walk, as well as problems with balance, may cause ...Read more


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What are the causes of unsteadiness of the hands 2 suggested treatment 3 can i see a Neurologist?

What are the causes of unsteadiness of the hands 2 suggested treatment 3 can i see a Neurologist?

Challenge: Shaking could be Parkinson's, essential senile tremor, cerebellar tremor from a stroke, hyperthyroidism, etc. Treatment is of course based upon cause. A neurologist could very well help, and perhaps an online Concierge visit could expedite. ...Read more

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Is there an effective cure for unsteadiness and weakness with age?

Is there an effective cure for unsteadiness and weakness with age?

Exercise: Muscle cells are replaced by fat as we age & nerve pathways that aren't being stimulated die out. Make sure that the weakness is not being caused by other conditions, however. It's too easy to say, "you're just getting old." conditions that affect muscles, nerves, and energy can be obstacles. See "strong women stay young" (book) and "23 and1/2 hours" (http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=auains6higo). ...Read more

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After a bronchitis, I've had neck tension/pain and a few days after my unsteadiness 24/7 started and fogginess at times. All tests clear. Any ideas?

After a bronchitis, I've had neck tension/pain and a few days after my unsteadiness 24/7 started and fogginess at times. All tests clear. Any ideas?

Did you see MD: Did you see your doctor? Sinus infection can sometimes cause disequilibrium or vertigo. We're early you can get something serious like a brain abscess or meningitis. For specific diagnosis and treatment you need to consult a primary care physician ...Read more

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Sudden, brief episodes unsteadiness - like for moment world starts spinning. V. disorienting. Slight cold, slight temperature, but nothing else. Why?

Sudden, brief episodes unsteadiness - like for moment world starts spinning. V. disorienting. Slight cold, slight temperature, but nothing else. Why?

Possibly infectious: It's possible that your cold symptoms represent a viral illness which is either directly or indirectly affecting your ear function either through the balance mechanism which we'd call a vestibular neuritis (caused by the virus) or perhaps your Eustachian tubes are a little inflamed or blocked which can also lead to feelings of dizziness or vertigo. ...Read more

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I have been told i have mephloquine poisoning from Larium i took over 3 years ago. I get anxiety and unsteadiness daily. What can i do?

I have been told i have mephloquine poisoning from Larium i took over 3 years ago. I get anxiety and unsteadiness daily. What can i do?

Treat symptoms: Recent data suggested that rare inner ear & psychiatric problems occuring while taking mefloquine (to prevent malaria) can (rarely) persist, sometimes for years (benefits > risks usually).All is NOT lost though: "Vestibular rehab" can help cope with inner ear problems (not cure the problem, though, if due to a med). Meds may help anxiety, but cognitive behavioral therapy can help anxiety long-term ...Read more

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Flew to NYC a week ago- since here I've feeling of unsteadiness, dizziness not lightheaded but like I may fall over throughout the day. Age 44 female ?

Flew to NYC a week ago- since here I've feeling of unsteadiness, dizziness not lightheaded but like I may fall over throughout the day. Age 44 female ?

Motion sickness?: Could be just motion sickness which will self-resolve but consider seeing an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor to rule out Barotrauma and other possible conditions if symptoms last longer than 1 week. ...Read more

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Feel swaying sensation and dizziness and 24/7 mild unsteadiness while walking more than 15 minutes or lying down or sittingfrom 8 years . Is it dangerous?

Feel swaying sensation and
dizziness and 24/7 mild
unsteadiness while walking
more than 15 minutes or lying
down or sittingfrom 8 years . Is it dangerous?

Is what dangerous?: There is no way to know whether "it" is dangerous without knowing what "it" is. The fact that you've had "it" from 8 years and are still alive suggests that "it" isn't dangerous in the sense of being fatal, but that is all that can be stated based on your post. The doctor who diagnoses "it" will be able to tell you if "it" is "dangerous." ...Read more

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Doctors what to do for balance/unsteadyness 24/7 for years if ENT apointment take months?:( worred :(

Doctors what to do for balance/unsteadyness 24/7 for years if ENT apointment take months?:( worred :(

See Neurologist: How about seeing a neurologist? Someone like myself could get an appointment for you within days of calling the office. I believe many large academic centers (such as Cleveland Clinic and others) advertise same day appointments. I'm not sure why anybody CHOOSES to wait MONTHS to see anybody nowadays. ...Read more

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I don't have vertigo, just unsteadiness. My doctor wants me to take trimetazidine 35mg twice a day. Any side effects?

I don't have vertigo, just unsteadiness. My doctor wants me to take trimetazidine 35mg twice a day. Any side effects?

Don't do it: This drug is not available in the USA. The European Medicines Agency specifically recommends against using it for vertigo because of the risk of Parkinson's symptoms. See: http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Press_release/2012/06/WC500129070.pdf ...Read more