Increase symptoms when out of my element

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Gretchen1
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   Posted 2/20/2007 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Today I took my boys to one of those big aquariums that we are all so fond of.  I have noticed that whenever I am in a new situation (zoo, museum, mall etc.) that I am very loopy.  My main symptoms are vertigo and balance issues.  I get kind of paranoid when I move among people who are they themselves moving unpredictably.  Is this just me being over sensitive.  I have gotten used to it so it doesn't surprise me anymore.  My friend who came with us noticed my hesitation. It almost seems like a perception thing and not a true symptom.  Any experience with this?  Just trying to understand the nature of this MS. 
 
By the way, I had a great time anyway.  I love the fishies!!!!  I love to catch them (on a fly rod), I love to eat them and I love to look at them. 
 
Thanks all, 
Gretchen
 
diagnosed: MS  July 2006
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rhondab
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   Posted 2/20/2007 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Gretchen

I was thinking of posting something kinda like this tonight too! Mine is a bit different. I've noticed over and over again..and have hesitated to call it part of this due to being unsure if it was just me...but i can be in traffic and at a stop light. If cars around me are moving even slightly it makes me really dizzy. I try very hard to keep my van still and if i notice others moving around me i don't look! Also, if i look at something like my kitchen walls...they're stripped vertically...up close...it makes me dizzy. A crowd does have a similar effect. If people are moving around me in various directions it does the same thing...makes me dizzy. That's something that i've noticed only recently and, again, was unsure if it was only me. The feeling is that of losing u'r balance and placement. I'm so glad u posted this! I was unsure of posting something that i couldn't really explain, now i don't feel like it's odd...just another thing to deal with. There are many little things like the above, but suffice it to say they are odd and cause the same effects. Thanks for posting!
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Psoupa
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   Posted 2/20/2007 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I love your attitude, I was just diagnosed today with MS. I will live my life to its fullest!
Psoupa

rhondab
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   Posted 2/20/2007 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Psoupa!

Welcome to the board! Glad to see u found us, but sorry to hear about u'r diagnoses. U'r right...live life to the fullest and don't let ms or anything else get in u'r way!
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Denda
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   Posted 2/21/2007 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gretchen!

I get this too. Very odd, I just thought was something else (of course), and never thought about it being an MS thing. But I have stopped alot of my weekend shopping binges with my mom since I don't like the feeling at all, as well as the fatigue thing. The car thing is a real problem with me since I commute 45 minutes one way to work and by the time I'm to work, I'm stressed and dizzy, same as when I go home, better if it's dark. This just started for me about a year and 1/2 ago.

My family loves aquariums too, we only live 15 minutes from the Cabela's in Dundee, MI and go there quite often and everytime we have to see if any new fish have been added into the aquarium!
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mesea
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   Posted 2/21/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I've noticed something like this for years.  I have trouble going to parties or anyplace where there is a big crowd.  I get very confused and kinda afraid.  If I stop and concentrate on one person it's ok.  If I have a lot to do I get flustered and can't get anything done.  Like with crowds if I concentrate on one thing at a time and don't think about the rest I'm ok.  I never thought about it as being part of ms.  Maybe our drs can tell us. 
 
BYE!!!
 
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uppitycats
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   Posted 2/21/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   

It's pretty common for a lesion to affect your inner sense of balance -- the vertigo and unsteadiness on your feet are common outward manifestations of that, but so is the sense of movement around you -- what you are describing when in a crowd.  It's your brain trying to keep you upright and steady, and your eyes seeing the movement around you. There's a delay between eyes and brain, which causes the brain to work harder to keep you balanced...and back and forth.

It can be real disconcerting.  I find even things like the back-and-forth movement of a vacuum can cause me to be dizzy and disoriented, and sometimes even lead to nausea. Or the back-and-forth movement of a mop, or watching someone shovel snow with a repetitive movement.

I do my best to stay out of crowds :)

 

 


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smhiles
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   Posted 2/21/2007 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Uppitycats for that explaination! I too was unsure of what was going on, I knew it had to do with the MS, but I thought it was my vision, especially when seeing bright colors or stripes. My teen daughter was picking out some blouses and just had to show me. "They were stripes!" I told her it was too much for me, so she toned it down and got wider striped blouses. I get "that feeling" when getting off of an elevator, I have to stop for a few seconds after I get off and "stop moving" in my head. I would walk into a store like W--M---, and if it is a lot of people moving around, I turn around and go home. And the car movement, really gets me, I have bad depth perception (leftover from the ON) and think any car that comes towards me is going to hit me (that part is scary, I scare my dh and daughter too, when they are driving, and try not to say anything). When I have just parked in a space, and the person next to me begins to back out, I slam on the brakes! (I am already in park:o ??go figure??) This MS is a trip ;), anyone want to go for a ride? (just joking).

Smhiles:)
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 2/21/2007 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow!!!  It is so great to talk to others who are going through the same wierd things.  You all make me feel normal!!  We have our own 'normal' in this crazy world of MS.  Thanks for all the relplies.  U-Cat, yours especially was helpful.  MS would be so interesting if it weren't my own head we were talking about ;)  Smhiles, I will go for a drive with you anythime - sounds really fun LOL!!
Gretchen
 
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Treatment: copaxone, prayer, laughter, and positive thinking


MSBLESSED
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   Posted 2/22/2007 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Good evening all. Here's a solution for all of your problems. Hire a personal driver (extended limo of course) with tinted windows to drive you everywhere you need to go!! Wth the tinted windows you wont be dizzy anymore:-) Just a little late night humor. When I grow up (I'm only 36) that's my plan!

KAS1
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   Posted 2/22/2007 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
hi there,
 
the limo sounds great!!!
 
about the stripe thing....we have striped carpet in our home, and whenever I vacuum I feel extremely nauseas and unbalanced.....I thought I just hated vacuuming and it was all in my head....but maybe it does make sense.
 
Kas
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