Played tennis tonight

I played tennis tonight for the first time since this all started 8 weeks ago. Felt fine whilst playing but after I stopped the dizzyness was back to normal again, why does this dizzyness let me do things like run and play tennis but as soon as I stop it hits again :frowning:

I’ve wondered that a million times. I think the motion cancels out the motion. Did you feel worse after tennis? I always feel a bit worse for a little while after motion.

That’s exactly what happened to me after I tried to work out. I took a really hard Zumba class and felt great during but I paid for it later. I got really dizzy. I’m scared to work out again for that reason.

I miss working out more than anything. I’m hoping one Day it will be possible without paying the price. I think Elisha has it right about the motion canceling out the motion.

Good luck.

I seem to pay for it after I run but didn’t so much after tennis.
Funny thing is, when I walk or stand still
I feel more off balance then running or tennis. I would be more reluctant o play squash because of the confined space. I am much worse in confined spaces for sure

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I played tennis tonight for the first time since this all started 8 weeks ago. Felt fine whilst playing but after I stopped the dizzyness was back to normal again, why does this dizzyness let me do things like run and play tennis but as soon as I stop it hits again :frowning:

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Hi there - I have exactly the same experience, and also wondered why. Please see this thread which I posted some time ago - it contains a link which explains medically why this is possible:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2981&p=25124&hilit=better+off+moving+muppo#p25124

It’s really incredible, if a little hard going in terms of being difficult to understand. They discovered that a dog struggled with the same thing - falling over and walking around in circles, until they took it outside when it ran without too many problems. When it stopped running, it had trouble again, falling over and walking in circles, due to vestibular issues.

Here’s one of my responses in that thread:
“It’s quite difficult for me to understand entirely, but it seems that the vestibular system can be over-ridden by the somatosensory system when you’re doing activity like sport etc…? It’s amazing what the body can do, eh? For me, it was important to know something like this could happen because it helped take away another part of the ‘invisible/it’s all in your head’ inference that people can attach to this (you know, the “well, how bad can he really be if he can play football?!” thoughts that people might have). I always found it incredible that I can struggle to hold a straight line when walking around the office at work, etc, but on the football pitch I can sprint, twist, turn, all while watching a moving target (i.e. the football) and not feel half as bad!!”

Best wishes,
Tony

My answer: It is called the Distraction Method of Treatment.

When I am fishing, playing with kids, playing basketball, etc…I feel “normal”, because I am being distracted by this dreaded illness.

As soon as you stop, though, my ears are still ringing, I still feel foggy, drunken, fatigue, full ears , ringing, yada yada yada.

If only I could keep myself entertained 24/7 x 365 and never go to sleep, I technically would not have MAV 8)

todd

Thanks for the link.

Another question for you both. Do you feel better or worse when drinking alcohol ?

For me I feel much better! As if I am de-sensitised to the crappy symptoms