Discussions By Condition: Nerve conditions

Dizzy, Blurry Vision, Memory Issues, Etc.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 8, 2007
  • 03:49 AM

I know everyone says this, but I am posting here because I do not know where else to turn. I'm going to apologize in advance for the amount of information but I have been dealing with this for a little while.

I am a 25 year old female and for the past year and a half I have been having multiple ongoing symptoms. I have constant, bilateral blurry vision which has gotten worse in November and then again recently. I get floaters in both black and white, moving and unmoving a few times a day. In the past few months I have also noticed at night or in dark locations with bright lights there is a halo around the light. I also get dizzy looking at busy patterns or if I am unable to focus my eyes. In the past 4-5 months I have also been getting very dizzy when going from a sitting/laying position to standing, when crouching down and go to stand or sometimes just walking. I lose all vision, I feel like I am spinning, get a cloudy feeling in my head and have to grab/hold something in order to get my balance (this lasts usually 10-30 seconds but I will continue to be dizzy a few minutes after). I used to get this when I was younger (11-13 years old) and passed out completely twice but it did go away before. I also have been having memory problems in the past 10 months where I mix up or can not remember common words (I know what I want to say but can not think of the word), names, situations, what I was going to say, etc (it makes me feel very stupid and I have never had issues with memory before).

I have spoken to my doctor and have had the following tests: complete blood test, diabetes, thyroid, autoimmune test, MRI, sleep study (where I was diagnosed with sleep apnea - 12 apneas per hour only when sleeping on my back but wearing the CPAP does not change the symptoms at all). I eat right and log everything I eat, exercise about 5 times a week and drink approx 100 oz of water daily. When I first started having the symptoms I started taking a multivitamin and Super B vitamin but have since stopped. I am at my wits end and don't want to go to the doctor anymore because I'm sure he's thinking I'm a hypochondriac but I know myself and there is no way I would pretend to feel this way. I also posted in the eye forum because I am at a loss. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas I would really appreciate it, because my life has become a living ***l. Please feel free to email me at mstklangel82@hotmail.com or post with anything at all. Thank you.

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