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I have been experiencing dizziness and ear popping for about 11 months, it all started when i had the upper respritory flu. About 2 days before the congestion started is when I started feeling dizzy. I had the flu in january. Its been 10 months and the dizziness is still there along with ear popping, and occasional fullness in the ear, but that doesnt last very long, a few minutes or so. I have good days and bad days, my bad days out weigh the good days. I have had 3 ct's and been to 2 ent's, I have had blood work done. checked for bp, sugar, and white blood cell count.. everything seems normal. I feel like I am neglecting my son of all the fun things to do. I am scared that there is more to it than just my ears. recently my left hand and food have been getting a tingle sensation in them. I have been breaking out in hives for the past 10 months also. Are there any suggestions?


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replied November 29th, 2006
General Q&A Answer A1777
When all diagnostic procedures indicate that there is nothing wrong with you then the final explanation for your symptoms may be somatoform disorder. Somatoform is a kind of neurotic disorder wherein emotional conflicts are transformed into somatic symptoms without any actual, structural damage of the organs. You can consult a mental health doctor to learn more about somatoform and to look into the possibility of a diagnosis. About the hives, you can consult a dermatologist.
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