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Dizziness misdiagnosed as “all in my head”

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I started suffering from dizziness four years ago. They thought I had MS, but ruled that out. I was sent to the best known hospital only to be told the dizziness was “all in my head” and to see a therapist. Last fall I found an eye doctor who not only diagnosed me with binocular vision dysfunction, but convergence insufficiency/convergence excess, and ocular motor dysfunction. I have to continuously needed to change my prisms, needed stronger ones about every 6 months. I have other neurological symptoms such as weakness and tremor. My eye issues have caused severe balance issues. Because my eye issues are invisible to others, they think it’s all just anxiety. I even went to a psychiatrist who confirmed it’s not all in my head and said it’s completely natural to consistently panic as a result of my eye issues that are causing this awful debilitating dizziness. The problem is finding out what’s causing this, why do my eyes continue to misalign? I was told by my eye doctor it has to be something neurological, but nobody will listen. 

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Binocular vision issues can make people feel really off balance and dizzy, can cause headaches and migraines and understandably can make people feel really anxious.  I am so sorry you are suffering with all this without answers.  Is your eye doctor a neuro-optometrist?  Have you done any vision therapy?  

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Dizziness can be a complex symptom with various underlying causes, and it's not uncommon for it to be misdiagnosed as being "all in your head." However, your experience of finding an eye doctor who diagnosed you with binocular vision dysfunction, convergence insufficiency/convergence excess, and ocular motor dysfunction suggests that there is a physical basis for your symptoms. It's important to continue seeking medical advice and exploring potential neurological causes for your ongoing eye misalignment issues.

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Given that you have other neurological symptoms, it may be wise to see a neurologist or neuro-optologist for further evaluation and treatment. It may also be worth seeking a second opinion or even contacting specialists at another medical institution for a more complete examination. Don't give up and keep searching for answers to your questions until a satisfactory explanation and effective treatment for your symptoms is found.