Since March I have been off-balance every single day, at all times when upright. I am not dizzy and generally feel better when lying down but when I am upright I feel like I am leaning to the left. I cannot ‘walk a tight-rope’ line with one foot in front of the other without falling to the left.
Originally the GP said anxiety.
Two months later the GP agreed to refer me to an ENT.
Yesterday I had my ENT appointment and he said it seems Neurological.
I know it is going to be such a long wait now to see a Neurologist.
I feel do distressed being out of balance all the time. I am really struggling with my work and life and looking after my children.
My friend told me if I go to A&E and tell them the balance is worse then they will give me an MRI straight away.
I don’t know what to do. I don’t think what I have constitutes an emergency but if it’s something like MS or a Brain Tumour, I might be dead or seriously ill by the time I ever get to have an MRI on the NHS waiting lists for around here. Even the ENT said to expect a long wait
I’m really scared how long it’s all going on for with no hope of diagnosis.