Should I Push for a Diagnosis (Tinnitus, Fullness in Ears, Dizziness)?

Discussion in 'Dr. Raymond Ancill (Psychiatrist)' started by Jof, Oct 21, 2015.

    1. Jof

      Jof Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2015
      Hi.

      I have tinnitus since May this year non stop. Ranges in volume and sound. Fullness in ears and gradual dizziness.

      I'm now feeling more lightheaded regularly. Given Sertraline by doctor. Then Nortriptyline by consultant. No benefit. Now given Serc.

      It appears consultant won't diagnose unless I collapse with vertigo regardless of fullness, severe tinnitus and constant dizziness.

      I've read others have been diagnosed with dizziness instead of vertigo.

      Should I push for a diagnosis?
       
    2. Dr. Ancill

      Dr. Ancill Member Clinician

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Of course you should demand a diagnosis. Talk to your GP about your frustration and insist that will not take treatment until a diagnosis that has been properly made (ie. not a guess).
       
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