I wanted to respond to your post before now, but I’ve been too dizzy, lol. I truly hope you are feeling better today Gizzmoe. It must be really hard to go through this while caring for a 13 month old. I’ve actually been having a good bout of dizziness myself for most of the week, along with some other weirdness. Dizziness/vertigo is my most debilitating and unpleasant symptom, and I usually experience some form of it on a daily basis. My dizziness ranges from just a slight off-balance woozy feeling (baseline), to out of control spinning sensations, to the truly bizarre. For me, the “spins” are the absolute worst of my dizzy sensations, as they are totally incapacitating and can also make me really nauseous.
When I get the spins, I usually take antivert (motion sickness med), find something solid to lie on or lean against (i.e. the floor or braced against a wall with my head touching the solid surface as well), close my eyes and try not to move. While this does not fix the dizziness, feeling something solid like the floor or wall, while closing my eyes (which are telling me that everything is moving), and taking the antivert seem to take the edge off and reduce the nausea. I don’t know if any of the techniques above will help you, but it is how I deal with this situation. Anyone else have any good tips? I am always interested!
Denda, I sometimes get a shaking feeling too. This week, part of my dizziness was because my head felt like it was wobbling and continuously tipping from side to side. I actually checked with several people to make sure that I wasn’t moving my head J. I hope your dizziness is still better.
Buckeye, from what I’ve experienced/read (those of you with more experience, please let me know if this is wrong), dizziness can be an MS symptom caused by lesion placement, brought on by other MS symptoms such as eye and balance problems, and it can also be a side effect of commonly used MS symptom control meds. Dizziness can also be caused by a ton of other things that are unrelated to MS. My neuro (and also the one I went to that specializes in diagnostics) blame my vertigo on lesion location. That being said, I thought I had been officially diagnosed with MS, but now I am not so sure. I guess there is little question at this point that the little bugger that the neuros blame for the vertigo (and also some other stuff) is a demyelinating lesion though. I just wanted to mention this because I do not want to misrepresent myself.
Hoping we all have a spin-free week,