Hi. I am diagnosed with MS (19 years, no meds with previous courses of avonex and copaxone, steroids with each episode of optic neuritis (4 total--last one >5yrs ago), lesions on MRI) as well as Diabetes (diagnosed 2 years, on Januvia/Metformin, but still working on better control). I have spent the last few weeks walking into walls---I think I am walking straight and then--wham--I hit the wall, almost always on the right side. This has happened to me infrequently in the past and I have always attributed it to my MS. Since it didn't get worse, I haven't worried about it. However, this past week I almost passed out at work---stood up, walked into the hallway, commented to a co-worker, turned around and suddenly the hallway took a tequila room spin, and I could literally feel my eyes rolling back in my head. I grabbed the wall and hung on. A co-worker grabbed a chair and in a few minutes I felt a bit better. I did go get something to eat (had eaten about four hours earlier). Wish I had checked my blood sugar or blood pressure at the time.
My questions are:
1) Do you think these two things are related (loss of coordination and dizzy spell)?
2) Which is the more likely cause--MS or diabetes?