I’m here because it seems like a really friendly and supportive atmosphere and I have been experiencing some things recently which are worrying me a bit so thought I would try and pick your brains!
About 10 -12 weeks ago my eyes went blurry suddenly and I thought nothing of it because it was early in the morning etc but they are still blurry and after getting an assessment from the optician apparently I have a weakness of the muscles in the eye which enable us to focus. Then I had an attack of vertigo where everything in my peripheral vision went black and my balance was horiffic and my legs were extremely heavy (lasting about an hour). Since then I have had recurrent dizziness.
Generally, I have also had headaches and neckaches since and what I can only explain as a bruised feeling along my spine. My balance and coordination has been getting worse and I have noticed specific weakness in my left hand and I have difficulty holding and gripping things. I have also been experiencing muscle twitches in my left side and the left side of my face. Also (bear with me I’m nearly done!) my eyes seem to have a mind of their own and they involuntarily dart backwards and forwards horizontally on occasion. I do get pins and needles in my hands and feet which I put down to low BP and occasional muscle tension and bone ache. My blood pressure is low but sometimes I can hear my heartbeat in my ear which makes me think that my BP is higher in my head (if that can happen?!)
I’m in my early 20s and according to my optician my eyes are functioning at the rate of someone twice my age which worries me a bit in combination with everything else I have been experiencing. I have a history of drop attacks where my legs just go from underneath me and I lose feeling, getting up from the floor with numb fingertips!
I’ve seen a few GPs and they are all near useless - focussing on the headaches as that is something that they can deal with more than any of the other stuff. Recently, I have pushed for a neuro consult due to the history of drop attacks so hopefully that pays off!
I would be grateful for any input you can all offer!