Hello. I am a newbie here and I am trying to find out what I can do to help me with my symptoms.
I am 65, pretty healthy, not overweight, and was happy going along, until about 5 weeks ago. That was the first time I had a weird sensation that something was not OK. It felt like I was drunk. Some brain fog or dizziness, a sort of spinning sensation (although spinning is the wrong word), and the feeling of being not in balance. It went away after a few minutes, but since then it has progressed so that the “weird state” is now almost the normal state with brief interruptions where I feel well. I am trying to find out what this could be and what I can do.
So, at the moment, when I feel weird, I have the following symptoms:
dizziness (the feeling as if I am not entirely awake)
brainfog (I have the impression my brain is slow)
vertigo (not the vertigo where everything is spinning). It is more like things around me are wobbly and need to stabilize after I move my head. Moving head up or down is more or less OK, moving sideways causes the most issues. When I walk, the path before me seems to move, probably from the steps moving my head).
imbalance (when I walk and turn, it feels like the floor is unstable)
mild headaches (mostly sides of head)
tinnitus (it is a constant whistle in my left ear. In the right ear I have sometimes a whooshing sound, like a washing machine). The whistle is sometimes very noticeable, sometimes almost gone. The whooshing sound seems to be coming and going)
I saw a doctor and she checked my eardrums, but couldn’t see anything. I told her that I had some shoulder/neck issues on the left side, and she thought that there could be strain on the neck causing the issues. I have an appointment with a physical therapist tomorrow .
I am not on any medications, except a low dose statin and a baby aspirin, but I take a range of supplements.
I am trying to cope with this and get back to a somewhat normal state, as this is interfering with my life.
Any suggestions are welcome