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Dizziness, Confusion, Disorientation, Visual problems, headaches, feeling of awkward.

Posted In: Nerve conditions 12 Replies
  • Posted By: raidenxl
  • July 2, 2010
  • 08:18 PM

So basically my symptoms are as described above, these are constant, 24/7.
It is mentally and physically exhausting trying to hold down a summer job while feeling messed up in the head every single day.

I also have only two months before I go back to university, and in this condition it will not be happening :(

The strange feeling in my head is difficult to describe, but headaches are frequent and my vision seems to be alot worse than it should be, finding it difficult to focus.

Going outside lights are too bright, I feel disorientated, awkward and my head hurts. I went out with friends a few weeks ago and I had to leave very early as I could not cope with the declining vision, bright lights and being severely confused/disorientated. I am finding it increasingly difficult to focus on anything also which means I am unable to study all summer..
Also possibly an unrelated symptom, I recently cannot look anyone in the face, I don't know if this is due to the fact I need to focus intently to actually see them or not.

It has been happening for around 1 / 2 months.
GP's at first told me to get some new glasses, so I did.. No change.
I was then told oh its migraines, and I am currently on propanolol (for 4 weeks now).
I went back because these aren't working either and I have been booked in to see a neurologist... In around 3 - 6 months which is no good for me!

Id like to add also I do have a history of depression, however I didn't feel depressed at first, I obviously do now that my life is slowly falling apart due to this.

I also don't smoke and haven't drank alcohol in months.

I really need some help and a possible proper diagnosis, I cannot wait 3 to 6 months, by then my second year of university will have started! Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Has anyone had similar symptoms or experiences?

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  • Sorry for double posting, I couldn't find any edit button.I'd also like to add, my vision is very blurred and I get a "feeling" at the front of my head behind my eyes, its not necessarily painful, just a twinge.My memory is also getting pretty terrible.. and I am finding social situations increasingly exhausting and awkward, which they have never been before! I used to enjoy socialising.Thanks again for anyone's inputs.
    raidenxl 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Did you find anything out yet? I have had dizziness for about 3 months and thought it was related to my ears, but come to find out it is not. I feel the same things that you described. It is hard to take in visual stimuli (and other information coming at me), my head is foggy, and I feel disoriented. I heard today from an ENT doc that it has to do with my brain having a difficult time integrating visual stimuli. She recommended vestibular rehabilitation therapy which I started and am going to continue. This will train my brain to deal with this and compensate. Anyway, hope things get better for both of us. Post what you end up finding out about your condition.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • i have the same thing...today is better...my gp wants thinks it maybe allerigies to some foods....i notice i ate pasta for 2 days..left overs.. and could not move for 3 days...i am single an afraid to drive and unable to walk...off balance im in a apt so i kinda of bounce or slide down the walls...lol...not really..so i did not eat yesterday and my head started clearing last night and my heads feels better today...been up since 7 am and just ate a frozen unbatter piece of fish with a little ice tea...maybe it is food related...now afraid to eat or drink anything...cof..soda....due to insurance problems i have not been able to check out another dr...hopefully soon i will be able to go back to the dr... good luck to all keep us posted if u find out anything....ps sun mon tue i would have been unable to write this....please also note i did cook the fish first...
    annellb1 1 Replies
    • October 7, 2010
    • 10:52 PM
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  • I would go to the emergency room if i were you. Have you recently experienced any heightened frequency in urination, and increased thirst? Severe dry mouth? If you are hyperglycemic, you are more than likely VERY hyperglycemic at this point, and a blood glucose test takes all of 10 seconds to perform.
    jessopher 3 Replies
    • October 23, 2010
    • 08:47 AM
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  • You need to get yourself checked. It could be associated with a heart problem or perhaps even a stroke. Consult a good doctor. A good one is essential because many symptoms may disappear with medication, then return only to make you feel worse. So consult a good medical center and see what the reports show. It is better to get diagnosed and treated early than wait for conditions to worsen. Look out for a good stroke center in NJ. I would recommend the Jersey Shore University Medical center. Check their website for more information on strokes. Take care.
    evaeli5252 3 Replies
    • October 29, 2010
    • 08:16 AM
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  • Hello, Experiencing the EXACT same symptoms as you raidenxl, including the weird "feeling" behind the eyes, trouble looking people in the eyes, dizziness, everything you mentioned. It has been gradual but noticed it at the beginning of January. I am also young (almost 22), so very unusual symptoms for someone our age.I have visited a GP, ophthalmologist and ENT specialist and will be pursuing this in the upcoming weeks. I agree they are very strange symptoms; they're subtle and difficult to describe. We'll see what comes of this. Please update on your current status. It would be great to keep in contact and share what we know with regards to medical tests etc...
    joezer3003 1 Replies
    • February 21, 2011
    • 03:56 PM
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  • Hello there. Listen write me back and let me know how you have been doing and if they have found out what is the matter with you...I may have some answers for you being that I have been feeling how you feel for over 3 years now and it gradually began to get worse...I want to know if you found anything out and if your condition has changed. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and I live in Jersey also. I have severe disorientation and a strange dizzy feeling balance problems walking issues, breathing difficulty etc. This thing has ravished me. Let me know how your feeling and if they found anything. Thanks
    dannyboy79 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • I also have all these feelings for almost 4 years Im only 22 years old, i havent been diagnosed with anything and ive done plenty of exams . Daniboy , what exam did you do for lyme ? I havent done it !
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree with the other poster about lyme disease. I've had all those symptoms and many more. You may have had the elisa test for lyme but it is so inaccurate. There's a test at a lab in CA that is accurate. If not for this lab I would have never found out what was wrong with me. I urge you to go to Lymenet.org and read there. They have a list of lyme symptoms and you may recognize yourself after reading them. Most of us have to diagnose ourselves as it is hard to diagnose and the drs don't really know much about it. There are lyme specialists though, thank goodness. They are few and far between. Also, they are very knowledgeable at lymenet and will answer any questions you might have. Please go to the site and do some reading. I know how helpless you feel. Yorkiemom
    yorkiemom 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I also have all these feelings for almost 4 years Im only 22 years old, i havent been diagnosed with anything and ive done plenty of exams . Daniboy , what exam did you do for lyme ? I havent done it !Hey unfortunately there are not a lot of lyme literate doctors out there. You need to find one who knows about lyme disease. Otherwise like myself you will be told all types of things...Like you don't have lyme disease...or you were treated already it's not that...your depressed...you have anxiety...you need pyschiatric help...Etc. So make sure you do your homework. Lyme does not always show up as a direct positive also because of the nature of the spirochete. Best wishes on your journey to wellnesss and if you have any other questions please ask.
    dannyboy79 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please advise. Has anyone found relief from these symptoms ? I've had them for a year now. I really need help. And doctors can't find anything.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 22, 2014
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  • Story of my life dude. It's horrible and ur maybe the only who pretty much described it the way I do.
    It's good to know ur not alone.

    I've done numerous tests and the only thing that came positive are my thyroid levels. So I am working on that now. Otherwise I usually get diagnosed with anxiety and derealization/depersonalization.

    Let me know what u think and if u have any updates.

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