This topic probably have been covered before but let me introduce myself and hopefully I can get some information and support.
I’m male, early 30s and live in Canada. Last year around Sept, I began experiencing floating sensations when lying down. This was after a week of very stressful time at work. The floating sensations and rocking would continue when I sit and stand still. Also suffer from head pressure. However it all alleviates when I drive or when there is passive motion. Few months later, I find that walking feels strange as if I have anchors attached to my legs, a weird gravitational pull towards the ground and I would sometimes ‘bob’ like as if I was walking on a boat. Also my balance is bad but not so much that I fall over.
I had one episode of spinning vertigo prior to this - not sure if it’s related.
Seen my GP and doesn’t know what’s going on. Had an MRI of the brain and IAC - normal.
Done EKG of my heart, echo and 48 hr Holter monitor - within normal limits.
Blood tests for thyroid problems - normal
Had been prescribed Bisoprolol - doesn’t stop the floating but gravitational pull is less, reduces palpitations.
I’ve been searching the symptoms online and it seems to point to MDDS which freaks me out.
I never been on a cruise in my life and the last time I was on a plane was 2 years ago prior to my first episode so it’s probably not motion induced.
I had flashing auras since I was a kid and blind spots. It doesn’t last long more like 30 mins and goes away and then I get a headache afterwards. They don’t happen a lot though.
Not really sensitive to light but I am to sounds. Like if someone slams the door, I “jump”.
I also have mild high frequency hearing loss and tinnitus in one ear.
One family doctor thinks I have anxiety which causes these symptoms. I don’t have anxiety/depression and it’s frustrating that I have to convince people including family members that it isn’t since tests so far has been “normal”.
Sorry for the long post…just been suffering for a year with no real answers.
Will see a neurologist in 2 months’ time due to our wonderful healthcare system… /sarcasm