dizzy with sense of numbness on feet hands and noseHi,
Since 1 May 2005 I have been dizzy. I feel like I have been all day on a boat and now I am back on land. It is that kind of dizziness. It has improved but not completely gone. The smallest movement can bring on the dizziness even just moving the eyes. I have been to a HNO and had a MRI done and they found nothing. I can ride a bike and drive a car. Actually movement is good. Dancing with lots of turns makes me dizzier than usual.
Since the dizziness started I have had strange sensations in the face. My nose feels like it is much bigger than it is or has the feeling that it is numb. The nose is not numb because I feel it when I touch it with my finger. Sometimes the nose is very cold.
My hand a feet are also very cold. Sometimes they tingle. Sometimes they feel very very large. Sometimes when I cross my feet I can't feel which foot is on top and which one is on the bottom. I feel like the feet are not part of me.
It is similar with the hands. The hands also tingle and are cold. The hands have a hard time sensing space. If I fold my hands I don't know which hand is on top just like with the feet. This strange sensation is experienced more on my left foot and left hand although I do experience it on the right too.
My allopath doctor thinks it is all psychologically related.
I am currently on an anti-candida diet because the candida count in the stool was too high. I started 1 august. I took 2 weeks of nystatin.
A blood test shows an old Epstein Barr virus.
EBV-EBNA-IgG-Ak >600 E/ml under 5.00
EBV-VCA-IgG-Ak > 750 E/ml under 20.0
EBV-IgM-Ak >10.0 E/ml under 20.0
The allopath doctor says thats nothing to worry about.
I am currently at a natural healer. SHe gave me EBV nosode D12. I take 10 drops per night. She says it will take several months to see a change. I don't really trust her because she has 3 other female patients with an old EBV that is showing some symptoms. That seems to be too many in this little town in my opinion.
In addition, I have a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck close to the jaw. I have had 3 MRI done and no tumor has been detected and no change in size. THe first MRI was done in December 2004.
I have TMJ which caused terrible headaches. AFter 3 months of accupuncture I was free of headaches and still am.
SO my questions are:
Should the EBV be treated?
If yes, how? and how long does it take?
Does the EBV even though an old virus does it cause the dizziness and numb sensation?
Does candida play a role here?
I am nervous and anxious. I fear a terrible illness. I read too much on the internet and think I have the start of some sort of diease.
I am not in pain. It is just very unsettling being dizzy all the time and having the feeling that my hands or feet are not there.
I look forward to any comments or ideas you may have.
nthaby on 2005-08-14
tamiano last decade
Role in disease
It was the first virus to be identified as an oncovirus and associated with the development of cancer.
It is now known to be associated with a variety of tumours that include lymphomas and leukemias, carcinomas and sarcomas. Associated lymphomas include B cell lymphomas, T cell lymphomas, and NK cell lymphomas. The B cell lymphomas are Burkitt's lymphoma, particularly the form that is endemic in equatorial Africa and appears to be associated with malaria. Other B cell lymphomas arise in immunocompromised patients such as those with AIDS or who have undergone organ transplantation with associated immunosuppression. Hodgkin's disease (also referred to as Hodgkin's lymphoma) is also often associated with EBV. Recently it is appreciated to be a B lineage lymphoma. Peripheral T cell lymphomas are sometimes associated with the virus and NK cell lymphomas, particularly the nasal form are consistently associated. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is virtually always EBV associated, while gastric carcinoma is associated approximately 10% of the time. Smooth muscle tumors are also associated with the virus in immunocompromised patients.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, EBV became the favoured explanation for chronic fatigue syndrome. It was noted that people complaining of characteristic exhaustion had EBV, although it was also noted EBV was present in almost everyone, even those not complaining of exhaustion. The debate lasted for several years. Recently the virus has been implicated in invasive breast cancer.
In Africa, it is associated with Burkitt's lymphoma, a type of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma  . It is suspected by some that malaria may be a cofactor.
Burkitt's lymphoma caused by the Epstein-Barr virus was also the cause of death for David Vetter, who had no immune system and thus could not suppress this usually harmless complication of infection with the virus.
BUT the symptoms you give seem not to relate to EBV.
In this condition antibiotics should be avoided, doubt if the Nystatin helped the overall condition.
When you are walking do feel as if you are " walking on air".?
How do you sleep .
Do you eat a lot but not put on weight.?
walkin last decade
nthaby last decade
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nthaby last decade
I got lots of sleep which seemed to help. I also spent lots of time with my husband. I laughed a lot and left any worries back home. day 3, 4 and 5 I felt much better - very little dizziness and no numbness.
NOw I am back home and all te symptoms have returned. What can I make of that?
nthaby last decade
sajjadakram635 last decade
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