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What could these symptoms be?

I feel off balance when walking. I have not fallen but it's very distracting. I feel like I have to focus to not fall over. I get a pressure behind my nose that comes and goes. I do not have a headache but my head feels like it has pressure and tingling that moves around to different areas. This has been going on for over a year. The symptoms come and go for about a month at a time; it's as if I get "attacks" where symptoms get worse and stay worse for about a month or so and then slowly improve. I've been to several ENT's, a neurologist, and a infectious disease specialist. I've had a brain MRI that was normal, and a normal nerve conduction study. The only abnormal test I've had was a positive indication for tularemia antibodies; indicating a past infection(not a current infection according to infectious disease specialist) I just moved to arkansas when these symptoms began and Arkansas is one of the few places you can get tularemia. The infectious disease doctor however seems to think this is unrelated. Any ideas what illness this could be?
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707563 tn?1626361905
I'm sorry this is happening.

It doesn't sound like tularemia causes any neuro issues - https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tularemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20378635

Since you've been to so many doctors, and had so many tests, I have to wonder if it's caused by something you're being exposed to, either willingly or unknowingly. Maybe you're going into a building with mold? Do you work in different locations from time to time, maybe? Visit a friend's house that might have mold?

Maybe you're eating something that you have an allergy to. When you feel it, track everything you've eaten (or better yet, start tracking all your food, so that when symptoms start, you have a record to look back through.) There are a bunch of apps that you can use on your phone to do this.

Do you alternate shampoos? Maybe use a clarifying shampoo or conditioner every now and then? Shower at the gym? Think of everything - all your patterns and variations from them.

This started when you moved to Arkansas. Are you in a house that's been flooded before? (Arkansas has had flooding, if I remember correctly.) Could your home have mold in it? You can buy a mold testing kit at the hardware store, or call someone in to test. I would google your area and flooding and see if you can find out if your area of Arkansas has had flooding.  If it hasn't, that doesn't mean you don't have mold - a leaky pipe can cause mold - but it's a place to start.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/vertigo/causes-risk-factors/

http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/factsheets/mold.htm


Good luck, and let us know what you find out.
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