Hi there. I was looking for some advice or input into my condition and whether how I am feeling is normal under my diagnosis. I was diagnosed with having Laby on the 18th March. My symptoms started about 2 weeks before that. I found it almost impossible to describe to the doctor how I was feeling. It wasnt lightheadedness, I told him that things are moving in my field of vision and I was foggy and couldnt tell if the item was moving or if it was me!
My case never had any severe vertigo attached to it but I did experience some motion sickness. When it first started I had numbness in my arms and legs for a few hours, I experienced shortness of breath when I got stressed and I had a couple of panic attacks while at work. I have not had one now for about 3 weeks. I had been having vivid dreams and sleeping alot, up to 11 hours a day. 2 weeks ago I experienced a run of about six days where I felt completely healthy, but then last Tuesday it came back, not as bad as before mind you. Since its return, I just feel.. off. Again the sensation is impossible to describe. Sometimes I feel a floaty and/or surreal view. Reading on the computer is not fun as words tend to bump into each other. I feel like Im rocking left to right and my head feels cloudy and dim. Im constantly consumed with the downwards feeling. I have a almost grinding noise in my left ear, like theres a little munchkin in there with a pestle and mortar. I have occasional popping sounds and feel like theres water in my ear. This goes away if I tilt my head to meet my shoulder. The only time I feel okay is when Im sitting down on the couch watching tv. As soon as I get up the fog and unbalancy feeling returns. Shadows on the wall seem like they are growing when you look at them, and waves of nauseousness hit.
Im normally a pretty perky person and despite this condition Ive been able to remain my usual self mentally(thus far), but Im getting to the point now where I wish it would stop. I was told it could take months to recover and I held this thought close but boy.. is it a pain in the butt. Its led me to believe that I have been miss-diagnosed or I worry that I have a more serious condition. Im basically posting here to share my thoughts and for re-assurance. Nobody around me knows what im going through and its hard. People soon forget you are sick when theres no physical ailments. If theres a lesson to be learnt from this its that you never know how people are suffering on the inside, and to be more attentive to those who are.
Thanks for reading.