I can't even believe I found this group! I just joined today! I'm 41 years old, used to be normal and healthy until I developed thyroid issues (noticeable ones) in 2009. Since then, I've been trying to take charge of my health, eating more healthily, but because of my sedentary job, I am in front of a computer about 10 hrs a day. I am hoping to begin exercising more regularly once the weather breaks. I bundle up and go walking with my mom as often as possible, but I have to hold on to her for MY sake. She's in better shape at 75 than I am!
Since last summer, I have started getting dizzy when standing and talking to people! It was the WEIRDEST thing! Now it happens when in stores, I feel like my head is blurry, I can't focus on really anything, and as of yesterday, I won't ever go in without a cart again or someone to hold onto. When the symptoms come on, I feel like I will lose my balance or pass out. I don't black out, but I feel like if it continues I will wake up to people standing over me asking me if I'm okay, then I get more anxiety! It's HORRIBLE.
I can't drive on the freeway anymore (since fall of 2013) because I get this weird feeling, almost like I'm floating, so I try to relax and then it's like my body relaxes TOO much and I'll fall asleep, though I'm not sleepy. Not sure if it's anxiety or what. It's HORRID. It has now started happening anywhere I drive, even back roads. I feel trapped in my body because I don't know what this is called or, more importantly, how to ever fix it.
This has also affected me riding a bike and then eventually now walking. It's as though I can't process what my eyes are seeing as fast as I'm going. I don't know if this could be as a result of staring at a 'still' screen all day.
I know this sounds so weird and that's why I haven't tried to explain it to a doctor yet. Been trying to self diagnose. I know this thread is in CFS, but CFS the symptoms don't fit me. This thread does, though.
ETA: I suppose I should note that I have six dc, work at home, homeschool, and have moved twice since spring of 2013, across the country each time. I have also had surgery last spring. I wonder if this kind of stress has worn me out beyond repair ?
Post Edited (JoyH) : 2/13/2015 3:20:43 PM (GMT-7)