It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Brain & Nervous System Disorders Message Board

Brain & Nervous System Disorders Board Index

In all honesty, in over 13 or 14 years I have not felt "normal".

When I was 20 years old I led a life of smoking, drinking, doing drugs and so-called "partying" until one day I was getting high and something didn't feel right. Suddenly I wasn't high anymore, I just felt strange. Things didn't look right, I felt pressure in my head and just out of it. Anyways, the pot wore off but the strange feeling didn't. I lived with pressure in my head, ringing in my ears, blacking out of my vision in one eye when I bent over, inability to communicate with people or look people in the eyes, headaches, and so on until after my son was born in 1992 I was diagnosed with Pseudo Tumor Cerebri. This was after having a clean MRI, a lumbar puncture with a high pressure, and I also had papilladema. I never had the severe headaches that people talk about with Pseudo Tumor Cerebri. I just felt strange. Over the years I have learned to deal with a lot of the PTC symptoms. The pressure in my head and blacking out of my vision went away. But I have always felt different.

Now I am 35 years old and last month in January I began to feel dizzy and it has not gone away. It is not a vertigo/spinning type of dizziness, but a heavy-headed off balance type of dizziness. My hearing - everything sounds LOUD. My vision - I have trouble reading, driving and especially being in large open spaces or in the grocery store where I have to try to look at things on the shelves. Occasionally, I have tingling in my feet and lips. I have not worked in 5 weeks. I'm scared to go back to work because I don't know how I will deal with things feeling the way I do. At home I can always lay down or just sit when I am overwhelmed. At work I have to be alert and constantly moving around (I work in a very busy Police Department in Records).

I have been seeing my PCP and she thinks I have Vertigo. She has run blood tests and everything seems normal except I was anemic (not now since I have been taking iron supplements) and my throid function test is out of range (and has been since last August when I had a physical). She is not concerned with the thyroid results and told me to come back in two months and have the tests done again. I am scheduled for a no contrast MRI of my brain on March 1st.

Has anyone ever felt this constant dizziness? Also what about the strange vision problems? Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you, Heather

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:58 AM.

© 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!