I am a 67 year old woman. I enjoy good health and was fine Sunday, but woke up Monday with a strong imbalance problem in my head. When I sat up in bed, and leaned to stand, I kept falling forward. I was fairly unbalanced and unsteady as I walked. After sitting in a chair with a cup of coffee, I was better and able by mid-day to take a walk outside. I felt unsteady but was able to walk and drive my car to the store. This repeated the next day. No other symptoms except a very rare very slight nausea and maybe disturbance in my ear canals.
On day 3 I had the same thing, so I saw a doctor. She put me on 25 mg meclizine and said come back in 2 weeks if I still had the problem. The one meclizine pill early in the morning made me extremely sleepy and groggy all day and I could not go out. Next day I took 1/3 a pill and same problem that ruined the whole day and I went to bed at night around 7:30 p.m. Today no pill, and in the house I am better, but walking outside my head is very fuzzy like I am a bit drunk so I guess it will take a while for the pill to work it’s way out of my system.
Any comments on what might cause this sudden unbalanced feeling starting Sunday is appreciated.