Anyone get dizziness while driving

I get dizziness while driving but not when someone else is does anyone else ever have this happen?

Only when the car is stationary at lights or a junction. Otherwise I’m 100% fine in a car regardless of whether I’m driving or if someone else is.

just like Mup…my off balance starts AFTER the cars stops,not during the ride. It takes approximately an hour or two for me to get my bearings straight.

And me too.
I’m fine now, but when my problems were at their worst, I was fine driving, but had problems once I was stopped.
In fact that was regardless of whether I was a passenger or the driver. It seemed to be the cessation of the motion that caused my problems.

I also did have some times when I didn’t drive myself, as I was having spells of rotational vertigo, as I wouldn’t have felt I was safe to be in charge of the car if something unexpected/sudden happened.

Same here. OK driving and OK as a passenger, until the car stops, then, the road in front seems to be moving away. I have driven myself to town, got out, then been too dizzy to do shopping and had to get back in the car and drive home.

I am the same on my bike. While I am cycling I am fine, soon as I stop, dizzy.

Christine

mine seams to happen while im driving so i dont drive long distances anymore and it get bad if i go into a busy store i feel the dizziness

I’m fine when I drive or as the passenger unless if I’m at a point where I can’t drive, which rarely happens. the dizziness comes back when the car is at a complete stop.

this is interesting. I have the same problem. Although sometimes i’m dizzzy when the car is moving too. Back when i was diagnosed with possible inner ear problem and maybe meniere’s it sort of made sense. I figured the liquid was sloshing around in there and then when i stopped those really fine hairs in the inner ear got confused and things kept sloshing but this is strange that it happens with folks with MaV. nice to know i’m not alone

Chris

In the beginning of all this I found it really difficult to drive as my head just felt really weird and I would get dizzy. Sudden acceleration and deceleration also caused this. Even as a passenger I would feel weird if I focused on the road ahead. Now that I am feeling a bit better, I have been driving without any difficulty, although it has taken atleast 8 weeks to feel comfortable again. I never thought I would drive again…so here I am now back to work and driving! You will get there too!

ive felt like this since last year. My original neurologist thought it was a inner ear disorder but 2 ent doctors said it was nothing to do with inner ear at all. i started effexor about 3 days ago so hopefully that gives me some relief

Only when the car is stopped. I feel as if I’m slowly going backwards or the cars around me are slowly moving when they’re not. If I’m on the phone while driving, I don’t notice it at all. Everything feels normal. Same thing with walking around. If I’m thinking about it, I notice it more.

Greg

Like most here it comes on when I stop.this makes me really agitated at traffic lights and traffic queues as I can’t wait to get moving again. Same if I’m a passenger. I find the motion of the car soothing.

My symptoms dont change whether the car is moving or sitting still. With my symptoms, the only thing that ever makes me dizzy and nauseous is head motion and increased physical activity. So it makes no difference whether the car is moving or not.

When Im in the car, I do get nauseous and dizzy if I look at close objects out the side windows while the car is moving because I feel like my eyes and brain cant keep up with the images. However, I feel the exact same way when I am sitting still with things moving by me quickly. This sounds like visual dependency to me.

Keep in mind that I dont have a confirmed case of MAV. In my opinion, my symptoms actually sound more like a vestibular problem than a central problem.

When mine was bad, driving in bad conditions–fog, rain, . . .was daunting. I still avoid that challenge, even though I’ve been doing much better for quite a while.

Yes and I had to stop. I had a major panic attack on a freeway. I can’t stand the rush of cars around me. I don’t seem to be able to judge distance very well…Now I just drive around my suburb. Can’t go any further as I’ve developed a phobia due to the dizziness, focusing problems.

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Only when the car is stationary at lights or a junction. Otherwise I’m 100% fine in a car regardless of whether I’m driving or if someone else is.

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So do your symptoms vanish when you are in a moving car? Or do you just have the “baseline” dizziness when the car is moving?

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Only when the car is stationary at lights or a junction. Otherwise I’m 100% fine in a car regardless of whether I’m driving or if someone else is.

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So do your symptoms vanish when you are in a moving car? Or do you just have the “baseline” dizziness when the car is moving?

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Don’t know about Muppo but if I’m having a bad day then my symptoms will be negligible when moving - it’s the stopping that’s the hard part - a bit like giving up chocolate :lol:

That must be nice to at least get some relief when you are in the car. Thats not the case for me, my symptoms dont change when Im in the car. But I dont have the rocking like most MAV people do, I think being in the car helps people who have the rocking sensation.

I’m not a rocker, but yes I agree on a bad day it’s nice to be able to get in the car for a while to feel ‘normal’

Yes, I do and had to stop driving I seem to do ok while I’m in the passanger seat but as soon as I’m in the driver seat I get way too dizzy don’t understand it but yes I do get dizzy while driving.