Posted 6/4/2018 3:26 AM (GMT -6)
I am a 35 y. o female who first developed neurological symptoms approximately 6 years ago. It started when I came home from work one day, had a shower, and was overcome with tiredness. I lay down on the couch and my entire vision went, I could barely see, and had right sided facial drooping. My partner took me to hospital and it resolved in the waiting room. They told me to come back if it ever happened again. From that day onwards, I had varying degrees of dizziness as my only symptom. Four years ago, I went out one night and hit the alcohol pretty hard. The next day I had extreme dizziness, couldn’t get out of bed the entire day, and when I stood up to go to the bathroom, I had a stroke and fell back down onto the bed. My entire right side went completely numb and I was taken to hospital. I had to learn to walk again, feed myself etc. The doctors didn’t know why it happened but found elevated levels of antiphospholupid syndrome. I was put on Clexane and my dizziness resolved. However, now four years later, my dizziness has returned despite Clexane and I am scared that I was misdiagnosed, and now I’m worried it is MS. I know I will need to go to see a neurologist and hopefully get an MRI, but I was hoping to see whether other people had similar presentations before their diagnosis, specifically the dizziness.