Had a weird feeling yesterday, I was reversing the car into a space and just as I was almost in the car to my left drove out. THEN I HAD THIS SENSATION OF RUSHING BACKWARDS NO MATTER HOW HARD I BRAKED IT WOULD NOT STOP. It only lasted seconds but seemed longer, and was scared me silly, thank goodness I was not on my own never had anything like this happen before .any ideas , anyone please
my neuro (bless him) said that things like this could be sensory overload.
i was telling him how impossible i found busy shopping centres at christmas - lots of jostling, noise and children dashing about.
it feel better to have a way of explaining how i feel.
now you,ve told me I,m the same , if in a busy space I walk with my head down , if I look up I can loose my balance so easy .This was the first time it has happened when I,m sitting down . One thing about ms there is always something new to deal with , life is never dull
I know what you mean Eve! I don’t drive but I’ve been a passenger when the car I’m in is stationary, but the car beside me has started to move forward, it’s a strange feeling & a few times it’s made me grab something because I’ve felt as if I’m falling, even though I’m sitting down!
Spatial awareness could be to blame, when our senses are awry. Moving backwards can make our brains go funny…it does mine sometimes. X
It’s happened to me when I’ve just parked the car and the car next to me reverses, it seems as if I am still moving forward i slam on the brakes for a moment till I realise what’s happened. I don’t think its MS related, it’s just our brain being confused for a moment. Very odd feeling though.
Actually, Eve (and Jan), this is a very common optical illusion.
I used to see it quite a lot when going to school on the train many years ago.
You are on a train - stationary.
Another train on the next track pull away, and you think that the one you are on is going backward - even when you “know” it is stationary.
If you can look to the other side you can see that you are not moving.
Apparent motion can be a very powerful illusion.
It is not an effect of MS - as such.