Up until 7 weeks ago, I beleived I was a healthy 21 yo male. Then one day, while I was eating a muffin, I got real dizzy and didn't feel to good. LIke being on a ship thats rocking all over the place (not rotational vertigo). I spent a week in bed feeling real sick. It sort of went between being on a ship, and feeling like an earthquake. I also shake a lot, like a tremor. Laying down doesn't seem to help. I am very fatigued. I find reading very hard and have some nystagmus (confirmed). My inital GP thought it was hypertension, although this was false, im 21 and not over weight. The gp then suggested bppv, although the hall pike manoever was false. Then suggested an inner ear infection, although 7 weeks later, its just as bad as it was at the start. It really twists my mind, and my balance doesnt come back. I can only keep my eyes open for a few hours before they become really really sore. Long distance objects at night (light streetlights) are all blury. My neuroligst initally thought it was a hole in the inner ear, but a high res CT disproved this, and i'm not so sensitive to sound anymore.
A few symptoms i've experienced:
- Feeling of being totally lost when walking
- Feeling of walking on a tramperline
- Nausea (not so much now)
- Earthquake/ being on a boat
- Faint at some points
- severe balance problems
- shaking a lot of the time
- very sore eyes
- confusion in crowded places
little and ring finger have gone completely numb at different times on both arms. I have had bouches of pins and needles here and there. Ive had a fair few headaches.(I'd get a major one if I tried going back to university, there is just too many moving object/corridors and noise)
this has a profound impact on my life, i'm now bedridden 99% of the day and have left university. It seem no one wants to help, as i have no physical symptoms (besides some nystagmus). I'm yet to get an MRI
Before the day i became dizzy, i believe around a year before i got terrys nails (not confirmed, it just looks like it) , and i had some abdominal pain under the right rib, which still to this day, comes and goes, i'm not sure if its related tho.
this is totally screwing with my mind.