I’ve not been diagnosed (awaiting blood test results) but am currently experiencing a prolonged period of dizziness. I’ve had bouts of dizziness before that have come and gone but this is worse. It’s been over a week now, although the sensation varies from hardly noticeable to ‘stop the world spinning, I’m feeling ill!’
It seems worse when I’m hot e.g. after a shower or washing up in hot water for any length of time. I seem very dizzy also when sleepy, going to the toilet during the night or having just woken up in the morning. Possibly also after eating rather than before - maybe that’s a body temperature thing?
It’s like my eyes aren’t keeping up with my head turning, there’s a small time lag. Nodding seems to cause a worse spin that shaking my head. It’s making me feel really unsteady. I also have tinnitus, which is getting more noticeable.
How do people cope with this? I feel slightly unsteady when walking though nobody has said I’m walking funny, even though it feels like it. The only thing I can think of is to give myself Reiki (it does help lessen the dizziness)…but usually that’s when I have the chance to get some peace and quiet for half an hour. Not often at the moment. What can I do during the day?
I see my GP again in a couple of weeks. He already mentioned the possibility of seeing an ENT specialist about this symptom. At the moment though I’m looking for ways to cope and some reassurance.